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Service Change Notice 16-55, Updated

National Weather Service Headquarters, Washington, DC

842 AM EST Wed Mar 8 2016

 

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: Updated: Implementation of changes to the NWS Forecast

         website at forecast.weather.gov on April 4, 2017

 

Updated to change implementation date to Tuesday, April 4, 2017

 

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the National Centers for

Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Central Operations (NCO) will

implement a major change to its Point Forecast application at:

 

http://forecast.weather.gov

 

The Public Information Statement (PNS) issued on October 17,

2016, to collect comments on this intended change is online at:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns16-35forecastgov.htm

 

Comments on these changes were generally favorable so

implementation of the new Point Forecast application on 

April 4, 2017, is now planned. The purpose of these changes is

to create a more usable interface with no duplication of service

to users while providing a more modern service-oriented data

structure.

 

The October 17 PNS provided details on changes that will be made

to a variety of Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) in association

with this implementation. Partners and users are encouraged to

refer to this PNS for the specific technical details.

 

The following link provides partners and users with a series of

examples of how the user experience of the Point Forecast

application will change on April 4 for certain key functions.

Both before and after depictions are provided in each case.

 

https://forecast-v3.weather.gov/documentation?redirect=legacy

 

Partners and users who have bookmarked forecast.weather.gov to

access the Point Forecast pages will be taken to a page

indicating the new URL they should bookmark to access the new

page in the future.

 

In addition to the above changes, all URLs will be served only

on SSL per Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Directive M-15-13
online at:

 

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2015/m-15-13.pdf

 

All URLs for forecast.weather.gov and www.weather.gov will be

redirected to SSL and will be accessible only at https: domain

names.

 

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 Service Change Notices are available at

 

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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