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Service Change Notice 17-13

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD

1225 PM Tue Feb 7 2017

 

To:      Subscribers:

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

         -NOAAPORT

         Other NWS partners and NWS employees

 

From:    Ben Kyger

         Director, NCEP Central Operations

 

Subject: Planned Decomissioning of cell.weather.gov

         Effective March 7, 2017

 

Effective March 7, 2017, the National Centers for Environmental

Prediction Central Operations (NCO) will discontinue the URL

cell.weather.gov. Users can continue to access mobile services

at the following links:

 

http://mobile.weather.gov

 and

https://forecast.weather.gov

 

A temporary redirect will be put in place which will redirect

users from

http://cell.weather.gov

 to

http://mobile.weather.gov

 

for 60 days to allow users to make a smooth transition to the

new service. 

 

The URL to be discontinued hosts a legacy application designed

for use before 2004 that is no longer maintainable. Site usage

has significantly decreased in the last several years as well.

The URL's main use was to provide weather data to low bandwidth

users on older technology cell phones. Users of this service

will need to update any bookmarks to properly view their

information at the equivalent service on mobile.weather.gov or

forecast.weather.gov

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact:

 

Kolly Mars

NCEP Central Operations

Internet Dissemination

Kansas City, MO 64153

kolly.mars@noaa.gov

 

National NWS Service change Notices are available at

 

www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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