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Public Information Notice

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

325 PM EST Tue Feb 28 2012


To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS partners, users and NWS employees


From:     Robert Bunge

          Software Branch Chief

          Telecommunications Operations Center


Subject:  Redirection of Select Internet Aviation Data

          Services Starting on or About April 4, 2012


NWS will start to redirect legacy Web pages that contain coded aviation oriented weather data to alternative Web pages containing the same information starting on or about April 4, 2012. This change eliminates duplication and reduces operational costs.


These changes will focus on data available from this page:


METAR data will be redirected to:


TAF data will be redirected to:


Announcements will be placed on these pages starting the first week of March.  This announcement will explain the purpose of the redirect. 


Once in place, the redirection will send an http response code of 301 Moved Permanently.


Users of aviation data are encouraged to use the Aviation Weather site, maintained by the NWS Aviation Weather Center. This site is the central location for aviation weather data and is the only NWS Website certified as a Qualified Internet Communications Provider (QICP) by the Federal Aviation Administration.


For more information or to provide comments, contact:


Robert Bunge

Software Branch Chief

Telecommunications Operations Center


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