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Offline inkspotrdk

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« on: August 12, 2019, 10:12:05 PM »
Read this today on the Local WFO Jackson, Kentucky Facebook page.

...NWS website to be replaced spring of next year to provide new features and support newer technology...

The NWS website has been the face of NWS radar data since 2003. The site routinely receives around 1.75 million hits on an average day, and hundreds of millions of hits per day during active weather. The face of technology has changed dramatically throughout the last decade. By 2018 more than 81% of Americans 13 years and over owned a smartphone and mobile devices generated more than half of all website traffic worldwide. The website is not mobile-friendly in its current form. It also utilizes technology (Flash) that will be obsolete in 2020 when Adobe stops updating and distributing Flash.

In April/May 2020, in response to these dramatic changes, NWS will replace the existing site and features with the following:

Radar data and warnings presented on a dynamic map that allows zooming and scrolling
Radar data will include MRMS Level 2 in Quality Controlled and non-Quality Controlled form, including rain/snow delineation of radar data
24x7 support with the system moving to Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP)
Individual and CONUS and OCONUS-level consumable GIS Services
Saving animations out for use elsewhere (e.g. social media)

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Middlesboro, Kentucky

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Re: News report on
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 10:23:40 PM »
That'll be nice  :D  Let's hope they don't contract it out to IBM  :wink: