Tools for the Public

How will NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation initiative benefit society? Download and share these factsheets. Help us build a Weather-Ready Nation!

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 is transforming its operations to work more closely with its public and private sector partners with a series of pilot projects.

NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors (PDF)
Learn how your organization can help build a Weather-Ready Nation.

For Kids: Be a Force of Nature (PDF)
A handout for children on being weather-ready.

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?