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Public Information Statement 17-128

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1000 AM EST Mon Dec 4 2017

 

TO:       Subscribers:

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          -NOAAPORT

          Other NWS Partners, Users, and Employees

 

FROM:     Mark Tew

          Chief, Analysis and Mission Support Division

 

SUBJECT:  Discontinue the use of Instagram at NWS local Forecast

          Offices effective January 4, 2018

 

Effective January 4, 2018, NWS will discontinue Instagram

accounts at 12 NWS Weather Forecast Offices and 1 National

Center that participated in the prototyping effort from August

1, 2016 to November 2, 2016. NWS engaged in a prototype activity

at to explore the potential use of Instagram at these offices:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns16-28instragram.htm

 

Upon evaluation, the NWS has decided not to pursue the use of

Instagram at individual NWS offices; however, the NWS will

continue to use the existing national NWS Instagram account

available since 2014 

 

https://www.instagram.com/nws/

 

Disclaimers regarding NWS use of social media services can be

found at:

 

  http://www.weather.gov/disclaimer

 

Below is a list of the offices in the prototyping effort that

will discontinue Instagram accounts:

 

Western Region:

- WFO Sacramento

- WFO Missoula

- WFO Seattle

- WFO Monterey

 

NCEP:

- Ocean Prediction Center

 

Southern Region:

- WFO El Paso

- WFO Austin/San Antonio

 

Eastern Region:

- WFO Wakefield

- WFO Columbia

 

Central Region:

- WFO Hastings

- WFO Sioux Falls

 

Alaska Region:

- WFO Juneau

- WFO Fairbanks

 

If you have comments or questions regarding this public

information statement, please contact:

 

  Melinda Bailey

  NWS Southern Region Headquarters

  819 Taylor Street

  Fort Worth, TX 76102

  melinda.bailey@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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