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Service Change Notice 17-74
National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD
825 AM EDT Thu Jun 15 2017
- NOAA Weather Wire Service
- Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
Other NWS partners, users and employees
From: Darin Figurskey
Operations Branch Chief
Ocean Prediction Center
Subject: The Ocean Prediction Center is upgrading its website
effective August 30, 2017
Effective Wednesday, August 30, 2017, the NWS Ocean Prediction
Center (OPC) website
will be upgraded to new formatting currently available for
This change represents the first major upgrade to the OPC
website since 2002.
Additionally, the URL will change from
to the currently available:
This change provides content through a more secure connection.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directive describing
the requirement to only provide service through https can be
The new format provides an improvement of service over the
current website format, including easier navigation and a
cleaner look and feel with better support for mobile devices.
The new format will also bring the OPC website in line with
other recent NWS web formatting upgrades.
Please note that mainly the formatting of the website will
change on August 30. No changes have been made to any
operational products. In addition, the old URL,
www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov, will automatically redirect to
ocean.weather.gov for a period of approximately 6 months. Users
do not need to take any action now, but should update their
bookmarks after the August 30 transition.
Please send comments or requests for more information to OPC
Operations Branch Chief Darin Figurskey at:
National Service Change Notices are online at: