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Service Change Notice 17-74

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD

825 AM EDT Thu Jun 15 2017

 

To:         Subscribers:

            - NOAA Weather Wire Service

            - Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

            - NOAAPORT

            Other NWS partners, users and employees

 

From:       Darin Figurskey

            Operations Branch Chief

            Ocean Prediction Center

 

Subject:    The Ocean Prediction Center is upgrading its website

            effective August 30, 2017

 

Effective Wednesday, August 30, 2017, the NWS Ocean Prediction

Center (OPC) website

 

http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov

 

will be upgraded to new formatting currently available for

review at:

 

https://para.ocean.weather.gov

 

This change represents the first major upgrade to the OPC

website since 2002. 

 

Additionally, the URL will change from

 

http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov

 

to the currently available:

 

https://ocean.weather.gov

 

This change provides content through a more secure connection. 

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directive describing

the requirement to only provide service through https can be

found at:

 

https://https.cio.gov/

 

The new format provides an improvement of service over the

current website format, including easier navigation and a

cleaner look and feel with better support for mobile devices.

The new format will also bring the OPC website in line with

other recent NWS web formatting upgrades.

 

Please note that mainly the formatting of the website will

change on August 30. No changes have been made to any

operational products. In addition, the old URL,

www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov, will automatically redirect to

ocean.weather.gov for a period of approximately 6 months.  Users

do not need to take any action now, but should update their

bookmarks after the August 30 transition.

 

Please send comments or requests for more information to OPC

Operations Branch Chief Darin Figurskey at:

 

  darin.figurskey@noaa.gov

  301-683-1497

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

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

 

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