As you see we have a new left hand menu on our web page. Links that have been removed from the menu are now available on a Links and Information page http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mqt/?n=additional_links.
This change is motivated by the desire to respond to concerns raised by our users and, ultimately, to better serve the public.
The NWS Central Region has received a substantial number of requests to reorganize the menu into a design that is more streamlined and one that is uniform across office boundaries. The most common user concern raised is associated with difficulty finding the information a visitor is seeking because the home page menu choices are too numerous. Therefore, our first step in responding to that concern will be a common, simplified left hand menu.
For those users who frequent a particular office’s web site and are already accustomed to its choices, we understand this may represent a significant change requiring renewed familiarization. Your local office will be glad to help you if you need assistance during the transition. We are confident the more streamlined design will ultimately serve your needs more effectively. At this time, these changes should not affect any bookmarks directed to our website.
The National Weather Service is comprised of dedicated professionals committed to providing the best environmental information available anywhere. We are on duty nationwide 24/7/365; and we’re dedicated to our mission because we know there are days when lives depend on us. We appreciate your continued support as we explore ways to improve our service to you.