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NOUS41 KWBC 181334
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-27
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
935 AM EDT Fri Apr 18 2014

TO:       Subscribers:
          -Family of Services
          -NOAA Weather Wire Service
          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
          -NOAAPORT
          Other NWS Partners and NWS Users

FROM:     Christopher Vaccaro
          Acting Director, NWS Office of Communications

SUBJECT:  Implementation of Responsive Web Design Enhancements to
          weather.gov Website, Effective May 13, 2014

Effective Tuesday, May 13, 2014, the NWS will implement responsive
web design enhancements to the NWS website and its related and
linked point forecast pages.

http://weather.gov

These enhancements improve the usability of these sites on devices
with reduced size displays and touchscreen interfaces, such as
smartphones and tablets.

Using web page techniques known as responsive and progressive
enhancement, users of a broad range of devices such as smartphones,
tablets and desktops, will be able to use our pages more easily.
NWS will preserve basic content and functionality  across these
platforms, while features requiring more display area are
progressively introduced for larger displays. A live preview
of these enhancements, viewable on mobile and tablet devices,
is online at:

 http://preview.weather.gov

For example, access to local forecasts is provided via an easily
usable city, state or ZIP code lookup box. In addition, these
allow users to navigate navigation menus on touch screen devices.

For more information, please contact:

 Bradley Akamine
 National Weather Service
 Silver Spring Maryland 20910
 (301) 427-6946
 bradley.akamine@noaa.gov

or submit comments to the following link:

 http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=responsiveweb

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

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000
NOUS41 KWBC 181334
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-26
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
935 AM EDT Fri Apr 18 2014

To:      Subscribers:
         -Family of Services
         -NOAA Weather Wire Service
         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
         -NOAAPORT
         Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From:    Eli Jacks
         Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch

Subject: Discontinuance of the Experimental Cold Advisory for
         Newborn Livestock (CANL) Grid Element in the National
         Digital Forecast Database (NDFD), Effective May 27, 2014

Effective Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 1200 Coordinated Universal
Time (UTC), the NWS will discontinue the experimental CANL grids
as an element in the NDFD. The original operational CANL for the
eight individual NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) will still
be available from January to May from the WFOs listed below.

The review period for the experimental NDFD CANL grid element
ended May 31, 2013. The feedback did not provide justification
for continuing the experimental NDFD CANL grid. Further, research
is insufficient to confirm NWS can apply the existing algorithms
to sites across the continental United States.

NWS WFOs Providing Operational CANL Product

WFO Aberdeen, SD
    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/abr/canl/forecast.php

WFO Billings, MT
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/byz/canl/forecasts.php?wfo=byz

WFO Bismarck, ND
    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/bis/?n=canl

WFO Glasgow, MT
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/ggw/canl/canl.html

WFO Great Falls, MT
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/tfx/canl/canl.php?wfo=tfx

WFO Pocatello, ID
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pih/canl/

WFO Pendleton, OR
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pdt/canl/canl.php?wfo=pdt

WFO Cheyenne, WY
    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/cys/?n=canl

For more information, please contact:

    Jannie Ferrell
    National Weather Service
    Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
    301-713-1867 x135
    jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

    http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

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000
NOUS41 KWBC 181114
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-25
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
715 AM EDT Fri Apr 18 2014

TO:      Subscribers:
         -Family of Services
         -NOAA Weather Wire Service
         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
         -NOAAPORT
         Other NWS Partners and NWS employees

From:    John Murphy
         Director, NWS Office of Science and Technology

Subject: Termination of USRCRN Observation Data on or about
         June 1, 2014

Funding for the U.S. Regional Climate Reference Network (USRCRN)
was terminated as part of the FY14 Omnibus budget law. As a
result, preparations are underway to begin decommissioning the
network. The first step in this process will be to deactivate the
data feed to NWS websites. Site data from USRCRN sites in
Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona will cease to be ingested
and recorded by NWS. This deactivation is expected to occur on,
or about June 1, 2014.

This action is the first step in the decommissioning process.
Additional steps are being planned for the eventual removal of
these USRCRN sites. Information on the USRCRN program can be
found at:

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/crn/usrcrn/

For questions concerning these changes, please contact:

Bobby Martinez
NOAA/NWS/OST
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-713-3391 ext 166
bobby.martinez@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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