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Service Change Notice 16-55, Updated

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD

725 AM EDT Mon Aug 7 2017

 

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 hold

 

The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Central

Operations (NCO) had planned to implement a major change to its Point

Forecast application (http://forecast.weather.gov) on Monday, August 14,

2017, however this implementation has been postponed. A new implementation

date has not yet been set.

 

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 is 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 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:

 

Paul Iwugo

NCEP Central Operations

Software Development Branch

College Park, MD 20740

paul.iwugo@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are available at

 

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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