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Service Change Notice 15-51

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1110 AM EST Fri Nov 6 2015

 

To:         Subscribers:

          - Family of Services

          - NOAA Weather Wire Service

          - Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          - NOAAPORT

           Other NWS partners, users and employees

 

From:      Michelle Hawkins,

           Acting Chief, Marine, Tropical, and

             Tsunami Services Branch

 

Subject:  The National Hurricane Center will upgrade its public

          website (www.hurricanes.gov) on November 9, 2015

 

Effective Monday November 9, 2015, the NWS National Hurricane

Center (NHC) website

 

www.nhc.noaa.gov or hurricanes.gov

 

will be upgraded to the new formatting currently available at

 

http://www.nhcpara.noaa.gov

 

This change represents the first major website upgrade to the

NHC website since 2005.

 

On July 8 2015, the proposed new formatting for hurricanes.gov

was made available to the public. The parallel page included a

form for submitting comments. During the subsequent 4-month

period, NHC received feedback and comments from hundreds of

users. Based on these responses, the new format provides an

improvement of service over the current website format. In

particular, users commented that the new website is easier to

navigate, has a cleaner look and feel, and projects better on

mobile devices than the current website. The new format will

also bring the NHC website in line with other recent NWS web

formatting upgrades.

 

Please note that only the formatting of the website will change

on November 9.  No changes have been made to any operational

products. In addition, no changes will be made to any URLs and

the location of all operational products will remain the same. 

 

Beginning November 9, 2015, users who go to the old site will be

redirected to the regular NHC website.  Users do not need to

take any actions.

 

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact:

 

NHC Public Affairs

National Hurricane Center

Miami, FL 33165

305-229-4404

nhc.public.affairs@noaa.gov

 

For technical questions, contact the NHC Webmaster at the

following email address:

 

nhcwebmaster@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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