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Why become a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador?

In order to truly build communities that are prepared for hazardous weather events, it takes the effort of the entire community. That is why your National Weather Service (NWS) is looking for Ambassadors within organizations to promote awareness of and preparedness for hazardous weather within your sphere of influence. We want to formally acknowledge the efforts of those that are helping to build a Weather-Ready Nation. Together, we can build communities that are resilient to all types of weather hazards.  


Who Can Become a WRN Ambassador?

Any organization across all levels of government

Businesses large and small

TV, Radio, and Print media

Non-profit and non-governmental organizations


Home Owner Associations


Anyone who shares critical weather information


Benefits of Becoming an Ambassador:

  • Use your local NWS office in Goodland, Kansas as a resource to enhance weather safety plans. Periodic emails to WRN Ambassadors will provide information such as links to newly posted outreach material on relevant hazards, as well as updates on experimental or newly operational NOAA/NWS products, services, or data. 
  • Introduction to a complete array of NOAA/NWS products and services
  • Permission to use the WRN logo allows organizations to identify themselves as steadfast partners in this initiative
  • Ambassadors are part of a unified effort to increase consistency in messaging
  • Work on collaborative projects to better protect our partners and the general public from extreme weather
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Tim Lynch working with the Prairie Museum of Art and History, presenting information on flooding at Water Ways Grand Opening Dave Floyd working with Thomas County Emergency Management and Jay Prater, KAKE News, to program NOAA weather radios Ryan Husted working with Norton County Emergency Management and Prairie Dog State Park on a lightning plan Jesse Lundquist working with the Kansas Travel Information Center in Goodland, KS to inform passing travelers of severe weather dangers Ryan Husted working with the High Plains Museum in Goodland, KS to educate the public on the new GOES-R series of satellites
How to become an Ambassador:
For more information on how to become a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador, please contact the NWS Goodland Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Ryan Husted, email NWS Goodland meteorologists by email at or phone, 785-899-7119.
To learn more about this national initiative, visit the Weather-Ready Nation website:
To join us in this exciting program, click here.
Here are our Tri-State Region Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors as of May 10th, 2019:
  • Washington-Yuma Combined Communications (CO)
  • K-State NWREC (Northwest Research Extension Center) (KS)
  • Burlington Conservation District (CO)
  • Decatur County (KS) Emergency Management
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture
  • McCook Community College (NE)
  • Red Willow County (NE)
  • Greeley County (KS) Emergency Management
  • Wichita County (KS) Emergency Services
  • Heartland Christian School
  • Rawlins County (KS)
  • Sheridan County Emergency Management (KS)
  • Kit Carson County Emergency Management (CO)
  • Graham County Emergency Services
  • Colby Community College
  • Brewster USD 314 (KS)
  • USD 274 Oakley Public Schools (KS)
  • Burlington RE-6J School District
  • Gove County (KS) Emergency Management
  • Logan County (KS) Emergency Management
  • Cheyenne County Hospital
  • Prairie Dog State Park
  • Sherman County 911 Communications
  • Norton County (KS) Emergency Management
  • High Plains Radio
  • Hometown Family Radio - KIOD/KSWN/KZMC
  • Dundy County Emergency Management
  • Goodland Housing Authority
  • Mountain West Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center
  • Kansas Travel Information Center - Goodland, KS
  • Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control
  • KADL Radio
  • Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center
  • High Plains Regional Climate Center
  • Nebraska Department of Roads
  • High Plains Museum - Goodland, KS
  • Prairie Museum of Art and History - Colby, KS
  • Kansas Division of Emergency Management
  • High Plains Chapter of the AMS/NWA
  • Yuma County (CO) Office of Emergency Management
  • Thomas County (KS) Emergency Management
  • Cheyenne County (KS) Emergency Management
  • Rocking M Media, LLC
  • Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
  • Nebraska Emergency Management Agency



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