NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PROGRAMS
Click the links below for detailed information about each day of Severe Weather Awareness Week 2021 (April 12-16):
Monday: Alerts and Warnings
Tuesday: Severe Weather-Lightning-Hail
Friday: Extreme Heat
The National Weather Service - Chanhassen is offering virtual Skywarn Weather Spotter training sessions in 2021. Click this link for available times: Skywarn Virtual Training.
In 2017, Renville County Emergency Management became a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador. "This 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... Weather Ready Nation is a strategic outcome where society's response should be equal to the risk from all extreme weather, water, and climate hazards." -NWS
In 2019, Renville County officially became a Storm Ready County. "Storm Ready is a National Weather Service program that recognizes communities that have reached a high level of severe weather preparedness. To be recognized as Storm Ready, a community must meet criteria established jointly between the NWS and state/local emergency management officials... The program ensures the entire warning system performs as it should when severe weather strikes... The system is made up of the NWS, local emergency management, and you [who respond properly to the warnings]. No community is storm proof, but Storm Ready can help communities save lives." -NWS