The Indiana Storm Chasers were accepted into the NOAA NWS WRN Ambassador program this week after a 2 week long application process.
"The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ initiative is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a WRN Ambassador, partners commit to working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather. In effect, the WRN Ambassador initiative helps unify the efforts across government, non-profits, academia, and private industry toward making the nation more ready, responsive, and resilient against extreme environmental hazards. Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) is a strategic outcome where society’s response should be equal to the risk from all extreme weather, water, and climate hazards," from the NWS WRN website.
The Indiana Storm Chasers plan on using this certification for educational purposes while touring the state giving lectures on severe weather safety. Learn more about WRN Ambassadors at https://www.weather.gov/wrn/ambassadors