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Service Change Notice 16-55, Updated
National Weather Service Headquarters, Washington, DC
115 PM EDT Wed Apr 26 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 or about
 June 19, 2017

Updated to change implementation date to on or about Monday,
June 19, 2017

On or about Monday, June 19 2017, the National Centers for
Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Central Operations (NCO) will
implement a major change to its Point Forecast application at:

http://forecast.weather.gov

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 on or about
June 19, 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 June 19 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/mem
oranda/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:

Kolly Mars
NCEP Central Operations
Internet Dissemination
Kansas City, MO 64153
kolly.mars@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are available at

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



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