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Weather Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassadors

The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events.  Any organization across all levels of government, businesses large and small, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, and academia can become a WRN Ambassador.

WRN Ambassadors serve a pivotal role in affecting societal change — helping to build a nation that is ready, responsive, and resilient to the impacts of extreme weather and water events. To be officially recognized as a WRN Ambassador, an organization must commit to:

  • Promoting Weather-Ready Nation messages and themes to their stakeholders;
  • Engaging with NOAA personnel on potential collaboration opportunities;
  • Sharing their success stories of preparedness and resiliency;
  • Serving as an example by educating employees on workplace preparedness

As a WRN Ambassador, the National Weather Service will formally recognize your organization.  You will be able to prominently display the WRN Ambassador logo and use your local NWS office as a resource to enhance your weather safety plans.  Periodic emails to WRN Ambassadors will provide information such as links to newly posted outreach material on relevant hazards, content you can use for social media posts, organizational newsletters and websites, as well as updates on new NOAA products, services, and/or data. 


What is Impact Decision Support Services (IDSS)

For more information and to apply to become a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador, click here.

For Summer Safety tips and information, click here.

Check out the WRN Youtube channel focusing on the initiative, highlighting current advances, and identifying the role we all must play to accomplish the goal of a WRN.

Twitter: @WRNAmbassadors


Current WRN Ambassadors in Eastern New York and Western New England

(Click here to view a map of our current WRN Ambassadors)


  1. Albany County Assistance (NY)
  2. American Red Cross - Eastern New York Region
  3. BuildAPrep Preparedness Outfitters
  4. Capital Region AMS Chapter SUNY Albany
  5. Center for Disability Services, Inc.
  6. Classmaster (NY)
  7. Cohoes Fire Department (NY)
  8. Cornell Cooperative Extension
  9. Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation (NY)
  10. Dutchess County Skywarn
  11. Fulton County Weather and Storms
  12. GIANT Solutions, Inc.
  13. Glens Falls Hospital (NY)
  14. Greenfield Fire District (NY)
  15. John Bulmer Photography
  16. Lee Premium Outlets (MA)
  17. Manchester Police Department
  18. Novick Dairy Farm (VT)
  19. NY State Department of Environmental Conservation
  20. Pine Hill Community Center
  21. Saratoga Hospital and Nursing Home (NY)
  22. Schoharie County (NY) Office of Emergency Services 
  23. Search and Rescue Response Team
  24. Shade Tree Meteorology, LLC
  25. SUNY System Administration
  26. The Angry Weather Network
  27. The Salvation Army Eastern Territory
  28. Town of Sharon (CT)
  29. University of Albany Police
  30. Upstate Meteorology
  31. Vermont Severe Storm Intercept Team
  32. Village of Philmont, NY
  33. Voorheesville Central School District (NY)
  34. Warren County (NY) Office of Emergency Services
  35. Washington County (NY) Department of Public Safety
  36. Weather - Amsterdam NY - Mohawk Valley
  37. WSPD Digital Broadcast
  39. Clamor por New York
  40. NY State Department of Agriculture and Markets
  41. NY State DOT
  42. NY State OEM Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications
  43. NY State Office of Children and Family Services
  44. Albany County Citizen Corps
  45. Friends of the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway
  46. Montgomery County Emergency Services
  47. Wallkill Public Library
  48. Town of Wilmington Wastewater Treatment Plant
  49. Pawling High School (NY)
  50. Marlborough Emergency Management (MA)
  51. New Milford Hospital
  52. Village of Millerton
  53. Wassaic Fire Department
  54. Dutchess County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
  55. Albany Area Amateur Association (KD2NSA)
  56. WRGB Albany
  57. Spectrum News - Albany
  58. Storm Ridge
  59. Fulton County Emergency Management and Fire
  60. Kingston Snows 
  61. D. R. Gealt Consulting Services
  62. Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services 
  63. Bennington County Regional Commission 
  64. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation


Click here for a complete listing of Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors


 Celebrating our WRN Ambassadors


We thank our WeatherReady Nation Ambassadors for a great Open House back on October 28th, 2017! Our WeatherReady Nation Ambassador wall proudly displays all of our Ambassadors in our forecast office! There is always room for more as an online application is available. More information about this valuable program can be viewed from this brochure.



  Celebrating WRN Ambassador Partners