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Be a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador!Ambassador Weather Ready Nation

The National Weather Service office in Duluth, Minnesota is inviting all community Organizations, Agencies and Businesses to become Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassadors. 


Many organizations are ALREADY Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, they just haven't registered!  Do you or are you willing to...

  • Promoting Weather-Ready Nation messages​ 

    • Share our weather safety materials (some are below!)

  • Collaborate with NOAA/NWS

    • We can talk about it  😉

  • Sharing your success stories

    • Amazing weather stories welcome!

  • Serving as an example

    • You’re prepared for extreme weather, right? Right?

Any time you advise customers, visitors, employees, and partners on the weather,  what to expect and what they should do to prepare, you are acting as a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador!  

Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors are leaders in their communities who serve to amplify and expand the reach of National Weather Service messages, including weather safety, seasonal weather information, climatology information, service changes, and other similar information.  The Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors program is also a collaboration between the National Weather Service and community organizations to collaborate on building community resilience to extreme weather by providing information for better decision making. 

We do not send daily weather or hazardous weather updates as part of our Weather Ready Nation Ambassador Program, instead we send information you can use and share with your partners, customers and stakeholders to help them in their extreme weather planning.  Information we distribute through this program can be used in news stories, broadcasts, and other media you produce.  

You want the bragging rights about how you help the National Weather Service? Visit: for more information and to register.


Who are the Northland's Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors?

A word cloud including the names of all our Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors

Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors of Excellence

NOAA and the National Weather Service are proud to recognize “Ambassadors of Excellence” -- a select number of WRN Ambassador organizations that have made significant contributions to building a Weather-Ready Nation. By serving as change agents and leaders in their communities, Ambassadors of Excellence have:

  • Inspired others to take action and become ready, responsive, and resilient
  • Created innovative ways to engage their community, their workforce, and/or their social network
  • Formed unique collaborations with NOAA and/or other ambassador organizations to achieve goals they alone could not meet
  • Embraced building “a Weather-Ready Nation for All” by addressing vulnerable populations’ needs.

Our local Weather Ready Nation Ambassador of Excellence have been:

  • 2023: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
  • 2021: Madeline Island Ferry Line 
  • 2020: Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • 2017: Mille Lacs Tribal Police Department

For more information on the Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors of Excellence program, visit:


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Who can become an ambassador? Any organization can become an ambassador, from government agencies to faith-based organizations to privately owned resorts, restaurants, stores and outfitters. Anyone who wants to help others become better prepared for dangerous weather is welcome to apply.

What does my organization get out of it? As an ambassador, we'll work with you to find how we can best work together to build a weather-ready nation. Every organization is unique, so whether you're a small library serving your local community or a large private business that caters to those who spend time outdoors, we'll share weather preparedness information with you to help us amplify our message and create resilient communities.

What are the duties of a WRN Ambassador?
WRN Ambassadors are expected to maintain active dialog with NOAA (e.g., maintain current point-of-contact and contact information), use where appropriate NOAA-generated information such as preparedness messages, and identify opportunities for collaboration including research initiatives and outreach events.

Who can I contact for more information?
Any organization that is interested in becoming a WRN Ambassador can submit the required information from our online application form. To contact the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation team directly, email us at



Important Weather Safety information you can share!