NOUS41 KWBC 291055 AAB
Service Change Notice 16-55, Updated
National Weather Service Headquarters, Washington, DC
655 AM EDT Wed Mar 29 2017
-NOAA Weather Wire Service
-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
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 or about April 24, 2017
Updated to change implementation date to on or about
Monday, April 24, 2017
On or about Monday, April 24 2017, the National Centers for
Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Central Operations (NCO) will implement a
major change to its Point Forecast application at:
The Public Information Statement (PNS) issued on October 17,
2016, to collect comments on this intended change is online at:
Comments on these changes were generally favorable so implementation of
the new Point Forecast application on or about April 24, 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 or about April 24 for certain key functions. Both before and after depictions are provided in each case.
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:
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:
NCEP Central Operations
Kansas City, MO 64153
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