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Weather.gov Design Refresh

What We’re Doing

The National Weather Service is proposing a design refresh of the NWS website http://www.weather.gov. The proposed design was developed based on:

  • Ongoing web survey for Weather.gov
  • Ongoing user feedback
  • Search query analysis
  • Survey of NWS local offices
  • Usability testing
  • Best practices

The proposed design refresh is the beginning of a phased effort to update the National Weather Service web presence and improve customer access to information and services. The goal of this first phase is to improve content organization, navigation, look and feel, functionality, and usability of Weather.gov.

Subsequent phases will support advancement in the delivery of information and decision support services from Weather.gov. Integration of an interactive watch and warning map is also under consideration.

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Open through September 12th, 2011

Submit comments on the proposed design

Proposed Design

The proposed design organizes the current website left navigation into six categories: Forecasts, Past Weather, Weather Safety, Information Center, NWS News, and About. As with the current design, these sections will provide access to national level weather information and services as well as weather-related headlines of national importance.

Local weather information will continue to be available via click-through from the central map as well as from the city, state / zip code forecast look up box. New in this proposed design is the inclusion of the My Forecast feature, which will allow users to specify a forecast area to be set as a default for future visits to Weather.gov and automatically displayed from the home page.

Proposed Design - Home Page

Weather.gov Design Refresh Sample Home Page

 


Proposed Design - Forecast Page

Weather.gov Design Refresh Samples Forecast Page

 

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