National Weather Service RSS Feeds



  • Hydrology

About RSS

RSS is an XML based document format for syndicating news and other timely news-like information. It provides headlines, URLs to the source document and brief description information in an easy to understand and use format. RSS based "News Readers" and "News Aggregators" allow the display of RSS headlines on workstation desktops. Software libraries exist to read the RSS format and present RSS headlines on webpages and other online applications.

These NWS supplied RSS documents use the RSS 2.0 format. Each RSS item links to the html/web documents described above. Additional technical information is available from the following non-US Government website:

RSS 2.0 Specification

A non-US Government maintained list of RSS readers, aggregators and related software:

RSS Software

RSS/XML products for the entire country can be found at

Data and information on experimental XML/CAP 1.1 feeds and web displays of watches, warnings and advisories can be found at

For additional information on these RSS feeds please contact Des Moines Information Technology Officer Shane Searcy ( or Senior Meteorologist Brad Small ( is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.