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CWC Recognized as a weather-ready ambassador

February 17, 2017

Dave Hockett campus security, Willie Noseep vice president of administrative service and Lori Ridgway marketing director accept a certificate from Tim Troutman from the National Ocieanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration formally accepted Central Wyoming College as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ on Jan. 30.

Tim Troutman, who is the National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist and has been with the national preparedness program for about five years, has been working with CWC on projects to make it a WRN Ambassador.

CWC was a natural fit as a Weather-Ready Ambassador. We recognize CWC for their efforts. And we want everyone to be as weather ready as possible. ”

Tim Troutman, National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist

WRN works with any organization that have done some sort of weather ready preparedness. CWC has implemented several projects to become an ambassador some of those have included hosting weather spotter classes, expanding an alert system for students and employees and receiving warnings from the weather service.

"The Weather Ready Nation Ambassador program is an initiative that 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,” Troutman said.

WRN Ambassadors serve an important role in affecting societal change by helping to build a nation that is ready, responsive and resilient to the impacts of extreme weather and water events. 

Currently there are more than 50 weather ready ambassadors in the Riverton service area.

CWC will host the next storm spotting class April 11, it is available to the public and people are encouraged to attend.

“Being recognized as a WRN Ambassador is an important first step toward ensuring we are doing our part to contribute to safety communication and we are collaborating with our local partners to increase national resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events,” said Dr. Brad Tyndall, CWC president. “The safety of our students, staff and community is of utmost importance to CWC.”