NOUS41 KWBC 221929



Public Information Statement, Comment Request

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

230 PM EST Wed Jan 22 2014


To:      Subscribers:

         -Family of Services

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


         Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees


From:    Iftikhar Jamil

         NWS Chief Information Officer


Subject: Soliciting Comments until April 22, 2014, on the

         Adaptable NWS Forecast/Observation Widget


NWS is accepting user comments on the Adaptable NWS

Forecast/Observation Widget through April 22, 2014. The NWS is

testing a new widget and sdaptable web page service. The service

brings together NWS forecast and warning data in a package that

allows web developers to embed NWS information in their pages

quickly and easily as a widget. In addition, the same code, when

viewed in any web browser on any device (e.g., smartphones,

tablets, and desktop computers), will adapt to the screen’s size



A description of how to use the widget and a link to the stand-

alone adaptable web page version is online at:



Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental

product by using the brief survey and comment form online at:



The tool will be made available on the Southern Region webfarm

through the end of the comment period. At that point, a decision

will be made as to whether this the product will move from

experimental to operational. If NWS decides not to make this

product operational, it will be removed from the Southern Region

farm. If the decision is made to make this product operational,

it will be moved to the NWS Information Dissemination System

(NIDS) environment and removed from the Southern Region webfarm.


You may obtain more information on this product online at:



For more information on the widget, please contact:


    Corey Pieper

    Techniques Development Meteorologist

    NWS Southern Region Headquarters

    817-978-1100 x 122



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