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Service Change Notice 16-55, Updated

National Weather Service Headquarters, Washington, DC

655 AM EDT Wed Mar 29 2017


To:      Subscribers:

         -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 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 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 and will be

redirected to SSL and will be accessible only at https: domain names.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact:


Kolly Mars

NCEP Central Operations

Internet Dissemination

Kansas City, MO 64153


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