Evans, Clark


Personal website
Atmospheric Science Program website


Educational Degrees

  • PhD, Meteorology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2009
  • MS, Meteorology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2006
  • BS, Meteorology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2004

Research Positions

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Advanced Study Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, 2009-2011

Research Areas

My research group uses numerical models to better understand and improve our ability to predict high-impact weather events like hurricanes and severe thunderstorms. Current research emphases include tropical-midlatitude flow interactions, tropical storm intensity change over land, southeast United States severe weather forecast sensitivity to sea-surface temperatures, and thunderstorm environment classifications. Other research emphases include explicit severe thunderstorm prediction, thunderstorm forecast sensitivities, and mesoscale convective system morphology. Our group conducts both fundamental and applied research, with the latter often completed in collaboration with operational forecast groups. Please contact me to learn more our work, including openings for prospective students to conduct research in our group!

Selected Service and Projects

  • Editor, Monthly Weather Review, 2019-present
  • Chair, AMS Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, 2021-present
  • Chair, AMS Annual Meeting Oversight Committee, 2020-present
  • Invited Participant, Inaugural AMS Early Career Leadership Academy, 2018
  • Invited Participant, NOAA HWT Spring Forecasting Experiment, 2011-2013, 2015, and 2017-2021

Selected Publications

Schaffer, Jesse D., Roebber, Paul J., and Evans, Clark. “Development and evaluation of an evolutionary programming-based tropical cyclone intensity model.” Monthly Weather Review 148.5 (2020): 1951-1970.
Prince, Kevin C., and Evans, Clark. “A climatology of indirect tropical cyclone interactions in the North Atlantic and western North Pacific basins.” Monthly Weather Review 148.10 (2020): 4035-4059.
Evans, Clark, Weiss, Steven J., Jirak, Israel L., Dean, Andrew R., and Nevius, David S. “An evaluation of paired regional/convection-allowing model-forecast vertical profiles in warm-season, thunderstorm-supporting environments.” Weather and Forecasting 33.6 (2018): 1547-1566.
Prince, Kevin C., and Evans, Clark. “A climatology of extreme South American Andean cold surges.” Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 57.10 (2018): 2297-2315.
Evans, Clark, Wood, Kimberly, Aberson, Sim, Archambault, Heather, Milrad, Shawn, Bosart, Lance, Corbosiero, Kristen, Dias Pinto, Joao, Davis, Christopher, Doyle, James, Fogarty, Chris, Galarneau, Thomas, Grams, Christian M., Griffin, Kyle, Gyakum, John R., Hart, Robert, Kitabatake, Naoko, Lentink, Hilke, McTaggart-Cowan, Ron, Perrie, William, Quinting, Julian, Reynolds, Carolyn, Riemer, Michael, Ritchie, Elizabeth, Sun, Yujuan, and Zhang, Fuqing. “The extratropical transition of tropical cyclones. Part I: cyclone evolution and direct impacts.” Monthly Weather Review 145.11 (2017): 4317-4344.