WeatherReady Fest

What is WeatherReady Fest?

Learn how to be better prepared for a disaster with the Virtual WeatherReady Fest!

Billion-dollar weather disasters are a regular occurrence today. The devastating impacts of extreme events like tornado outbreaks, widespread floods, destructive hurricanes, crippling droughts, deadly wildfires, and earthquakes can be reduced by teaching people useful preparedness and resilience techniques.

For the past four consecutive years, WeatherReady Fest has been an opening event to the National Weather Association’s annual meeting. Thousands of eager learners of all ages have attended in-person to learn about those disasters and how to prepare for them. Unfortunately, with the ongoing global pandemic, we have had to go to a virtual platform and have the 2020 WeatherReady Fest completely online.

We will have plenty of videos on a plethora of weather and disaster subjects from the National Weather Service forecast offices, TV meteorologists, scientific research facilities, authors, and more. We will also have plenty of articles and links for many weather phenomena that occur across the world… ranging from tornadoes and hurricanes to floods and droughts to wildfires and blizzards.

Charles Dudley Warner is quoted as saying, “Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” But here you will find all kinds of people who are doing something: experts who study hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, and more—to help keep people safe.

Whether you are a teacher looking for videos and links to help teach your students about weather events, to adults who just want to brush up on your weather knowledge, the 2020 Virtual WeatherReady Fest website is right for you!

WRF 2019 Information

When the National Weather Association comes to Huntsville, Alabama for their 44th Annual Meeting in September 2019, the focus will be on learning. The fun will be doubled on Saturday, September 7th, when the festivities kick off with the WeatherReady Fest from 10 am to 4 pm. WeatherReady Fest provides an opportunity for kids and adults alike to experience weather first-hand and learn how to prepare for nature’s worst disasters. Everyone will love playing games, hearing from experts, and seeing vehicles and equipment used by emergency managers and weather broadcasters. There is something for everyone, including:
  • Over 50 exhibitors
  • Hands-on activities
  • Fun games for learning
  • WAFF-48 First Alert Storm Tracker
  • Large emergency response vehicles
  • SKYWARN storm spotter training
  • Weather balloon launches
  • Owlie Skywarn
  • Prizes
  • And much more!
More information can be found at To get your FREE timed tickets for WeatherReady Fest 2019, please click on this link:
If you would like to sponsor WeatherReady Fest, please contact: Bill Murray WeatherReady Fest Chair 205.206.6820

The National Weather Association WeatherReady Fest will take place in St. Louis, MO on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

2018 WeatherReady Fest Sponsors: