Town Hall: Building a Weather-Ready Nation

August 21, 2013 | Leanne Avila

On Thursday, August 22, the Director of the National Weather Service, Louis Uccellini, will lead a Town Hall discussion titled “Building a Weather-Ready Nation” Sponsored by the Space Science and Engineering Center and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, the Town Hall will examine how we as a nation can prepare for extreme weather events. Find out what it means to be a weather-ready nation and learn how each of us can help to make that vision a reality.


The discussion will take place from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Hector DeLuca Forum in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, located at 330 N. Orchard St. on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

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Louis Uccellini, Ph.D.
Photo Credit: NOAA

Uccellini is a University of Wisconsin-Madison alumnus, who received his bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees here in the 1970s. He was appointed the 16th director of the National Weather Service in February 2013. Prior to this appointment, he led the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) for 14 years.

For more information, please visit the Town Hall Web site.