Young Meteorologist WeatherFest: Teaching Young Students About Severe Weather

Click the link below to view an article about the Young Meteorologist Program that was featured in the FEMA Children and Disasters Newsletter.


NOAA’s National Weather Service

Welcome to meteorological summer and right on time is the launch of the WRN Summer Seasonal Safety Campaign.  Safety content, stories, blogs, social media posts, and infographics are now available for your use.
  • Engage your employees and increase your organization’s resilience.
  • Reach out to your stakeholders via social media.
  • Use the content provided over the course of the next three months.
  • Certain hazards not relevant in your area?  Summer travel increases the need for awareness in areas that aren’t familiar.

Here is our seasonal campaign landing page and included below is the “coin” for your use.

We invite you to surf around the new-look Weather-Ready Nation homepage.

The website refresh really has our WRN Ambassadors in mind–better content relevant to your needs, easier navigation, and more hazard preparedness sites.

National Weather Service Director, Dr. Louis Uccellini, invites you to join him for a discussion on the NWS FY2017 President’s Budget on Wednesday, March 23, from 10:00-11:00 AM EDT. Q&A will follow Dr. Uccellini’s remarks.

We offer two options for you to join us. First, for those of you in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, we will be hosting the briefing at the NOAA Auditorium on the NOAA HQ campus in Silver Spring. If you would like to join us in person, please RSVP to

A second option is to join us via webinar. Please register at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Doug.

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NWS National Seasonal Safety Campaign: Preparing the public for hazardous weather year-round > NWS National Seasonal Safety Campaign: Preparing the public for hazardous weather year-round

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NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) wants you to be prepared for hazardous weather year-round. The aim of the National Seasonal Safety Campaign is to build a Weather-Ready Nation, one that is prepared for extreme weather, water, and climate events.

Each campaign includes seasonal resources that provide information that is vital to keeping you and your loved ones safe. These materials include websites, articles, social media, infographics, videos and other content around the weather hazards most common during the current season.

Materials for each campaign can be found by clicking the buttons at the top of the page. All content can be shared – we encourage it!

A New, More Timely Approach to Weather Preparedness

NWS chose to replace national safety awareness weeks with a year-round approach for a simple reason: bad weather happens year-round. For example, severe weather can occur anytime – it does not wait for a single week in March. With the National Seasonal Safety Campaign, we seek to inform the public about seasonal weather hazards during the time they are most common. This is a 365-day a year effort and can’t be confined to a single week.

Partner Support

While NWS will no longer lead national weather awareness/preparedness weeks (with the exception of Hurricane Preparedness Week), it will continue to support pre-existing awareness/preparedness weeks such as Rip Current Awareness Week and Lightning Safety Awareness Week.

In addition, NWS actively works with partners such as FEMA to provide consistent messaging on weather preparedness. Together with Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors, NWS strives to communicate the importance of being prepared for extreme weather. We can’t do it alone! It takes all of us, working together, to build a Weather-Ready Nation.