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Public Information Notice

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

206 PM EDT Wed Apr 24 2013


To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS partners and NWS employees


From:     Dr. Louis W. Uccellini

          NOAA Assistant Administrator for Weather Services

          and Director, National Weather Service


Subject:  Release of The Weather-Ready Nation Roadmap 2.0

          on April 24, 2013


On April 24, 2013, NOAA’s National Weather Service, in

partnership with the NWS Employees Organization (NWSEO),

released The Weather-Ready Nation Roadmap 2.0.  The updated

Roadmap blends an understanding of social and physical sciences

and lends itself to building community resilience in the face

of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water



After achieving the goals of the Weather-Ready Nation Roadmap,

NWS will empower the entire weather enterprise to include

emergency managers, first responders, government officials, the

private sector, and the public to make faster, smarter decisions

to save lives and protect livelihoods.  We will be unable to

attain these goals without our key stakeholder and partner support. 


The WRN Roadmap 2.0 incorporates comments from the 2012

National Academy of Sciences study, NWS Employees Organization,

NOAA and NWS leadership, and the public.  The Roadmap

document can be found posted at the following link:


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