AHPS URLS To Change March 16th

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1250 PM EST THU MAR 4 2010
 
TO:      SUBSCRIBERS:
         -FAMILY OF SERVICES
         -NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE
        -EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK
         -NOAAPORT 
         OTHER NWS PARTNERS...USERS AND EMPLOYEES
 
FROM:    DR. THOMAS GRAZIANO
         HYDROLOGIC SERVICES DIVISION CHIEF
         OFFICE OF CLIMATE WATER AND WEATHER SERVICES
 
SUBJECT: CORRECTED: NEW URLS FOR HYDROLOGIC INFORMATION
         WEB PAGES
 
CORRECTED TO BETTER EXPLAIN THE FORMAT OF NEW URLS FOR HYDROGRAPHS.
 
EFFECTIVE MARCH 16 2010 AT 1800 UTC...THE URLS USED FOR THE NWS HYDROLOGIC SERVICES WEB PAGES...SOMETIMES CALLED THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICES /AHPS/ WEB PAGES...WILL CHANGE AS FOLLOWS:
 
NATIONAL RIVER CONDITIONS POINT MAP:
 
 OLD URL: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS
 
 NEW URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV
 
NATIONAL PRECIPITATION ANALYSIS MAP:
 
 OLD URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV
 
 NEW URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/PRECIP
 
NATIONAL RIVER CONDITION REAL SIMPLE SYNDICATION FEEDS:
 
 OLD URL: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/RSS
 
 NEW URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/RSS
 
 
HYDROGRAPH PAGES...XML PAGES...AND RIVER GAGE TABULAR PAGES WILL ALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING NEW DOMAIN NAME:
 
  HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV
 
AFTER THE NEW DOMAIN NAME...THE REST OF THE HYDROGRAPH PAGE ADDRESSES WILL NOT CHANGE...THAT IS...BOTH THE OLD AND NEW ADDRESSES USE:
 
 /AHPS2/HYDROGRAPH.PHP?WFO=XXX&GAGE=YYYYY&VIEW=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1
 
XML PAGES WILL CHANGE AS FOLLOWS:
 
 OLD: /AHPS2/XML/YYYYY_HGIRG.XML
 
 NEW: /AHPS2/HYDROGRAPH_TO_XML.PHP?GAGE=YYYYY&OUTPUT=XML
 
TABULAR PAGES WILL CHANGE AS FOLLOWS:
 
 OLD: /AHPS2/TABULAR.PHP?WFO=XXX&GAGE=YYYYY
 
 NEW: /AHPS2/HYDROGRAPH_TO_XML.PHP?GAGE=YYYYY&OUTPUT=TABULAR
 
IN THE ABOVE EXAMPLES...XXX IS THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE IDENTIFIER AND YYYYY IS THE NWS LOCATION IDENTIFIER FOR A POINT ALONG A RIVER OR STREAM.
 
OTHER PAGES FOLLOW THE PATTERN IN THE EXAMPLES ABOVE WHERE THE SECTION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING HTTP:// IS REPLACED WITH WATER.WEATHER.GOV.
 
FOR MORE EXAMPLES OF PRODUCTS AND PRODUCT NAMES...GO TO:
 
 www.crh.noaa.gov/ahps2/url_changes_for_web_page_updated.pdf
 
THESE CHANGES ARE BEING MADE IN CONJUNCTION WITH INFRASTRUCTURE CHANGES TO INCREASE THE RELIABILITY FOR THE NWS WEB-BASED HYDROLOGIC SERVICES.
 
THESE URL CHANGES WILL NOT AFFECT USERS WHO ACCESS NWS WEB-BASED HYDROLOGIC SERVICES THROUGH THE TABS ON THE NWS MAIN PAGE AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV. USERS WHO ACCESS EITHER THE NATIONAL RIVER FORECAST POINT MAP OR OTHER AHPS PAGES THROUGH BOOKMARKS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REDIRECTED TO THE NEW URLS AND CAN UPDATE THEIR BOOKMARKS AFTER THE REDIRECTION.
 
USERS WHO CURRENTLY BOOKMARK THE NATIONAL PRECIPITATION MAP AT WATER.WEATHER.GOV WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE AHPS MAIN PAGE. THE NATIONAL PRECIPITATION MAP WILL BE ACCESSIBLE FROM A TAB ON THE MAIN PAGE AND THE BOOKMARK CAN BE UPDATED AT THAT TIME.
 
USERS WHO AUTOMATICALLY INTERROGATE THE NWS HYDROLOGIC SERVICES WEB PAGES TO OBTAIN HYDROLOGIC FORECASTS AND DATA WILL HAVE TO CHANGE THE URL IN THEIR PROCEDURES SO THEY ACCESS THE CORRECT WEB LOCATION.
 
THIS CHANGE WILL BE POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE AND TIME IF MARCH 16 2010 IS DESIGNATED A CRITICAL WEATHER DAY. FURTHER INFORMATION ON A NEW DATE AND TIME WILL THEN BE PROVIDED.
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...PLEASE CONTACT:
 
DONNA PAGE
OFFICE OF HYDROLOGIC DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
DONNA.PAGE@NOAA.GOV
 
TIM HELBLE
OFFICE OF CLIMATE, WATER, AND WEATHER SERVICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
TIMOTHY.HELBLE@NOAA.GOV
 
NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT:
 
 http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm
 
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