YMP and WRN – The BEST of Friends!
The National Weather Service and its local forecast offices – the WFOs – are hard at work to get the word out about seasonal weather safety but in a year-round approach! And THE YOUNG METEROLOGOSIT GAME and YMP WEATHERFEST RALLIES are a family-focused way to reinforce that bad weather can indeed occur any time of the year, but people of all ages can actively work toward weather preparedness and a Weather-Ready Nation.
The rallies gather citizens, Emergency Managers, First Responders, local and regional government officials, local TV and radio Broadcast Meteorologists, NGOs, local businesses, local universities, libraries and others together under the leadership of the Weather Forecast Offices to take steps together to learn with Owlie how to make smart decisions before severe weather occurs.
The rally events feature the YMP game modules (loaded with NWS-sanctioned information on how to prepare for hurricanes, winter storms, lightning, flash flood and tornadoes and all hazardous weather), and an abundance of fun activities! Tour emergency vehicles, meet your local broadcast weather persons, play the game, win prizes, get your face painted owl-style and hang with the owl himself, Owlie Skywarn!
It’s all a part of building a Weather-Ready Nation!