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Service Change Notice 14-27: Amended

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1105 AM EDT Thu Jun 5 2014


TO:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS Partners and NWS Users


FROM:     Christopher Vaccaro

          Acting Director, NWS Office of Communications


SUBJECT:  Amended: Implementation of Responsive Web Design

          Enhancements To Website, Effective Date

          To Be Determined (TBD)


Amended to delay implementation of the enhancements

from May 13, 2014, to a future TBD date to revise requirements

for the responsive web design enhancements. An opportunity to

preview and provide comments will be provided. A new

implementation date will be announced once a deployment schedule

has been established.


Effective date TBD, the NWS will implement responsive

web design enhancements to the NWS website and its related and

linked point forecast pages.


These enhancements improve the usability of these sites on

devices with reduced size displays and touchscreen interfaces,

such as smartphones and tablets.


Using web page techniques known as responsive and progressive

enhancement, users of a broad range of devices such as

smartphones, tablets and desktops, will be able to use our pages

more easily.


NWS will preserve basic content and functionality  across these

platforms, while features requiring more display area are

progressively introduced for larger displays. A live preview

of these enhancements, viewable on mobile and tablet devices,

is online at:


For example, access to local forecasts is provided via an easily

usable city, state or ZIP code lookup box. In addition, these

allow users to navigate navigation menus on touch screen



For more information, please contact:


 Bradley Akamine

 National Weather Service

 Silver Spring Maryland 20910

 (301) 427-6946


or submit comments to the following link:


National Service Change Notices are online at: