The Improved NWS Mobile Web Site

The National Weather Service has improved its web site for mobile devices. It now looks like an app. To see it, go to mobile.weather.gov on any smart phone browser. Once you are there, open up the browser's menu and select "Add to homescreen" or something similar. Now, the web site will work just like an app, but there is no need to download or install anything.

Below are some screen shots showing how this site works. First, the site comes up showing the current conditions and a simple forecast for a default location. You can change the default location and add other locations by zip codes, city name, or by touching a point on a map:


 

By touching the forecast period, one can see a more detailed hourly forecast:

Also, you can see area maps of different weather parameters. Below is a map showing forecast maximum temperatures:

Below on the main screen are several useful additional links including the latest radar loop, satellite photos, forecast discussion, rivers/lakes, etc:

Of special interest in the Kentucky and Indiana region is the rivers/lake link. Touch this, and you will see a summary of the current river conditions. Also, on that page is a link to a map. Touch this and you will see a map similar to the AHPS map:

If you zoom in and touch McAlpine Upper you will see the observed and forecast hydrograph:

We hope that this new mobile web site will prove useful to our customers. On the site, there is a feedback link so you can send your ideas for further enhancement.



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