Where Did the Old Links on the Left Side Go?

The NWS Des Moines has changed the left-hand menu structure, as have all NWS Central Region websites.  This will allow for easier navigation between sites.   We've already had a few questions as to the location of a few of our old links.

Here's where some of them can be found:

  • Regional Weather Summary:  Formerly found under Current Conditions.  It's still there, just click on Observations and use the Table of Contents on that new page to quickly jump down to the Regional Weather Summary.
  • Regional Radar:  Formerly found under the Radar heading.  Now, click on Radar under Current Conditions and scroll down on the new page that displays.  Underneath the Des Moines radar display, you'll see a bunch of thumbnails of radar sectors.  The old link pointed to the 4th sector in the top row. 
  • Graphical:  The graphical images are available at the bottom of the point-n-click forecast pages.  You get to the point-n-click pages anytime you click on the map of Iowa on our homepage.  Once the point specific forecast displays, scroll to the bottom of the page.  There, you'll see the regional forecast graphics at the bottom-left of the page.
  • 6 to 10 Day and 8 to 14 Day Outlooks:  Please see the Local Area link underneath Forecasts in the new left-hand menu.  Once the page displays, there's a table with various links, including the extended outlooks, State Forecast text and tables, etc. underneath the map of Iowa.
  • Local Storm Reports (LSR's):  Since these are observed phenonema, they are found in the Observations page (under Current Conditions).   Once the page displays, click on Local Storm Report in the table of contents at the top and you'll be taken to our LSR's.
  • Miscellaneous links:  Please see the Items-of-Interest link near the bottom of the left-hand menu for miscellaneous links like our FAQ, WxCoder, etc.

We'll continue to add information to this page as questions come into the office.  Hopefully, it'll help our users quickly find the information that's important to them.

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