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Seasonal Safety Campaigns

Winter Safety Campaign

The winter safety campaign runs annually from December 1st to March 1st. See below for outreach resources.


Spring Safety Campaign

The spring safety campaign runs annually from March 1st to June 1st. See below for outreach resources.


Summer Safety Campaign

The summer safety campaign runs annually from June 1st to September 1st. See below for outreach resources.


Fall Safety Campaign

The fall safety campaign runs annually from September 1st to December 1st. See below for outreach resources.


Weather-Ready Nation Lectures are virtual classes that present a variety of weather-related and safety topics to our Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors, core partners, and the general public. We will update this page when lectures are scheduled! You can review recordings of past lectures below.

Upcoming Lectures:



Past Lectures:

NWS 101 Course:

Flood Safety Course:

Severe Weather Safety Course:

Radar Basics Course:


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.

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. 

For more information about WRN Ambassadors, click here.

For information on how to apply to become a WRN Ambassador, click here


The StormReady program helps arm Pennsylvania communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property -- before, during and after the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs and StormReady communities, counties, universities, military bases, tribal nations, commercial enterprises and other groups are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness.  No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.

For more information on the StormReady program for Pennsylvania, contact us at 814-954-6440 or email


StormReady Sites in Pennsylvania (click on the map for complete listing of sites)

ALL 67 Counties in PA are StormReady!




NWS State College, PA recognizes that we have a special mission responsibility to our core partners, including the emergency management community and other local, state and federal government agencies, to provide Impact-Based Decision Support Services leading up to, during, and following high-impact events.  

Our Decision Support Services begin with severe weather preparedness and education through outreach activities and internal and external training and exercises.  This includes involvement in local, state and federal exercises and simulations. 

When public safety in the event of hazardous weather is a concern, NWS State College personnel will provide Decision Support Services at the request of Emergency Management and government core partners.  This support can include:

  • Direct, interactive support to ensure safety and protection of property, provided on-site or remotely. 
  • Coordination activities supporting high impact events.  This can include pre-decision conference calls with the primary purpose of enhancing weather situational awareness..
  • Assistance with the routine provision of NWS data and products including alerts of hazardous weather conditions that are provided uniformly to everyone.

Finally, after the conclusion of the event, NWS State College will review our performance and actions taken in a collaborative fashion, with core partners and/or entities directly involved with or affected by the event, and revise action plans accordingly.


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