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Become a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador! 

The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Paducah, Kentucky, invites all community Organizations, Agencies and Businesses to become Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassadors. 

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. As an added bonus of being a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, those Ambassadors in the NWS Paducah service area receive a seasonal newsletter, heads up notifications when hazardous weather is expected in the coming days, and recognition on NWS Paducah's Twitter and Facebook pages upon joining the program. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can become an Ambassador? Any organization can become an Ambassador, from government agencies to faith-based organizations to media groups to privately-owned businesses. Anyone who wants to help others become better prepared for dangerous weather is welcome to apply. We do request that weather spotter organizations complete NWS Paducah's basic SKYWARN spotter course before applying. Learn more about our spotter training courses here

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 guidelines of the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Program? As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, we expect you to be a positive force in the communities you serve. Additionally, we encourage you to share forecasts and safety information produced by the National Weather Service with attribution. 

How do I learn more about the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador program? The Weather-Ready Ambassador is a national initiative designed to prepare communities to respond to extreme weather, weather, and climate events. The devastating impacts of extreme events like record breaking snowfall, violent tornadoes, destructive hurricanes, widespread flooding, and devastating drought can be reduced by taking advanced action, which is why the Weather–Ready Nation initiative is so important. Visit the National Weather-Ready Ambassador website to learn more! 

How does my organization become a Weather-Ready Ambassador? Becoming a WRN Ambassador is easy! Click here to complete a short application form. You will be notified via email once your application to become an Ambassador is approved. 


Who Are Our Local Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors?


Doc Weather

Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois Weather Observatory

Franklin County (IL) Emergency Management Agency

Weather Hunter Central Storm Chasers

Jackson (MO) R-2 Schools

Webster County (KY) Emergency Management Agency

Owensboro (KY) Community and Technical College


Carbondale (IL) Office of Emergency Management

News 24 Southern Illinois

Start Now and Prepare

Marshall County (KY) Emergency Management Agency

Lynx Service 

Get Ready Now! Preparedness

Faith Church of the Nazarene (IN)

Todd County (KY) Emergency Management Agency

Hopkins County (KY) Emergency Management Agency

C3 Media Enterprise LLC

Todd County (KY) EMS

Ballard County (KY) Emergency Management Agency

Medxcel - St. Mary's Hospitals (IN)

Hamilton County (IL) Emergency Management Agency 

Evansville/Vanderburgh County (IN) Emergency Management Agency

Purdue University Extension - Warrick County (IN)

Tri-State Wx

Vanderburgh County (IN) Emergency Management Agency

Purdue University Extension - Posey County (IN)


Jefferson County (IL) Emergency Management Agency

Guthrie Utilities 

Fulton County (KY) Local Emergency Planning Committee

KC0RNP Weather Operations (IL)

City of Mayfield (KY)

Spurgeon (IN) Police Department

ARRL/ARES District 11

SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence, Inc. 

Daviess County (KY) VOAD

Quad Tracker Spotter Network

Department of Veterans Affairs - Marion, IL Medical Center

Corpus Christi School (IN)


Dubois County (IN) Airport Authority - Huntingburg Airport

Green River Area Development District

Rural Crisis

Green River Area Skywarn Spotters 

Petersburg (IN) Fire Department

Mississippi River Radio

Illinois Emergency Services Association 

Hiking with Shawn, LLC

Tennyson (IN) Community Observer 

City of Carbondale (IL) - Public Works 

Indiana State Climate Office 

Daviess County (KY) Emergency Management Agency

Kentucky Silver Jackets 

Murray (KY) Electric 

First Works 

L0 Skywarn

Sikeston (MO) Department of Public Safety

Hopkinsville (KY) Fire Department

Princeton (IN) Community Primary School

SIU Credit Union

Clark Security

Purdue University Extension - Gibson County (IN)

Western Kentucky Skywarn

 City of Murphysboro

Wesley Living 

Williamson County Emergency Management Agency

Muhlenberg County (KY) Emergency Management Agency

Catholic Diocese of Evansville (IN)

Hopkinsville (KY) Community College 

WTIL-DB Radio "98 Easy"​


Third Baptist Church

(Owensboro, KY)

Typical Tropics

Cape Girardeau County (MO)

SEMO Storm Chasers

Caldwell County (KY) Office of Emergency Management

Wabash County (IL) Emergency Management Agency

AMG Aluminum North America, Robards, Kentucky

Certified Community Weather Reporting Team


Professional Storm Responders

City of Carbondale (IL)

Henderson County Kentucky Public Library

Pittsburg Tank and Tower Group

Pike County (IN)
Emergency Management Agency

Jefferson Elementary School

Matthew 25

Henderson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Redbanks Nursing Home

Dana Incorporated

Henderson First United Methodist Church

Massac County Emergency Management Agency

Joppa Fire Department

Massac County Sheriff Office

Sikeston Department of Public Safety

Lyon County Emergency Management Agency

Cape Girardeau County Office of Emergency Management

Jackson County Emergency Management Agency

Brenntag Mid-South

Murray Ledger Sports 

McCracken County Office of Emergency Management

Calloway County Office of Emergency Management

Ripley County Emergency Management Agency

Bally's Evansville

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church - Henderson, KY

Deaconess Women's Hospital

First Baptist Church Grayville (IL)

Trigg County, KY

Life with Beth and Court
Content Creators and Full-Time RVers

Storm Chaser Robert Ratliff

Ohio Valley Weather Watch

Butler County Emergency Management Agency

Deaconess Henderson Children’s Enrichment Center, Henderson Kentucky

Livingston County Emergency Management

University of Evansville

Murray State University Police Department


Graves County Emergency Management

Gibson County Indiana EMA

Harold E. Loge Elementary School

John H. Castle Elementary School

Tecumseh High School - Lynnville, Indiana

Boonville, Indiana, High School

WSJD Radio

Silver Hill Farms

Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center

Spencer County Emergency Management Agency



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