Local Student Chapter
of the AMS/NWA
The WKU local student chapter of the American Meteorological Society/National Weather Association was originally established as an AMS chapter only in 2007. In 2012 we began a joint chapter of both the AMS & the NWA. The local chapter serves as the meteorological professional organization on campus. We hold monthly meetings and have had NWS employees, recent alumni, and regional broadcast meteorologists come speak to students. Recent activities for the chapter have included attending the AMS annual meeting, participating in the Relay for Life, & volunteering with the NWS Nashville office at the Nashville Severe Weather Awareness Day. During the summer of 2013, the chapter hosted its 1st annual Weather Camp for middle school students and has offered the camp each summer. The local chapter has also encouraged social engagement through bowling nights and going out for dinner with some of our professional guests. Finally, we have made recent visits to the NWS offices in Louisville and Nashville as well.
WKU Storm Team
The Storm Team is a University volunteer organization made up of students with a keen interest in the weather. Many of the members have a major in meteorology or geography. The mission is to provide responsible, accurate, precise severe weather information to the audience. The Storm Team broadcasts live severe weather information on WWHR-FM 91.7 and on Western's Cable Channel 12.
WKU StormTopper Network
Students in the StormTopper Network work with WKU Police and the EHS staff as spotters for severe weather. They also monitor radar and information from the White Squirrel weather-monitoring network.