Tools for the Public

Get basic information about NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation initiative and how it will benefit society.

What is a Weather-Ready Nation? (PDF)
Learn how NOAA is working to build a Weather-Ready Nation - and how you can help.

Pilot Projects Help Build a Weather-Ready Nation (PDF)
NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) is transforming its operations to work more closely with its public and private sector partners with a series of pilot projects.

Visions and Strategies for a Weather-Ready Nation
NOAA Deputy Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan discusses what a Weather-Ready Nation will mean for the country, in remarks before the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting.

Weather-Ready Nation Roadmap 2.0 (PDF)
The Roadmap outlines key concepts toward making the vision of a Weather-Ready Nation a reality.

Weather-Ready Nation Press Release (PDF)
In 2011, NOAA launched a comprehensive initiative to build a Weather-Ready Nation to make America safer.

Value of a Weather-Ready Nation (PDF)
What are the economic costs of severe weather?