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Service Change Notice 14-27

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

935 AM EDT Fri Apr 18 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:  Implementation of Responsive Web Design Enhancements to

 Website, Effective May 13, 2014


Effective Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 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 devices.


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: