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Recent National Weather Service XML service change notices are listed below.
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    NDFD-XML: For SSL security, instances of "http" changed to "https" where appropriate for the NDFD XML Web Service
For more information see the Details...

NDFD-XML: URL changes.
The Web Service's wsdl has been moved to https://preview.weather.gov/xml/wsdl/ndfdXML.wsdl (from https://preview.weather.gov/xml/DWMLgen/wsdl). The associated schemas have also been moved to the following directory: https://preview.weather.gov/xml/schema (i.e. https://preview.weather.gov/xml/schema/DWML.xsd). Details...

NDFD-XML: Increased precision for increased temporal elements (hourly data). eg, 76 deg now = 76.2 deg)
Due to increased temporal resolution for certain elements to hourly, data precision was increased for the NDFD Web Service for those elements. Details...

NDFD-XML: Add new hazard translations for SS.A, SS.W, BH.S, and RP.S
Four new Hazards Codes, beach hazards (BH.S), rip currents (RP.S), and storm surge (SS.A and SS.W) were added for the NDFD Web Service. Details...

NDFD-XML: Forecast of Reference Crop Evapotranspiration (FRET) added to NDFD Web Service
3 new FRET elements will be added for dissimination through the NDFD Web Service. They are Daily Reference Crop Evapotranspiration, Departure From Normal Daily Reference Crop Evapotranspiration, and Weekly Reference Crop Evapotranspiration. For more information see the Details...

NDFD-XML: Tropical Cyclone Threats added to NDFD Web Service
4 new Tropical Cyclone Threat elements will be added for dissimination through the NDFD Web Service. They are Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge Threat, Tropical Cyclone Rain Threat, Tropical Cyclone Wind Threat, and Tropical Cyclone Tornado Threat. For more information see the Details...

NDFD-XML: Outdated MapClick links changed in moreWeatherInformation XML tag
Outdated MapClick links changed for the NDFD Web Service. The moreWeatherInformation tag was previously in the form: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?textField1=38.99textField2=-77.01. It has been updated to: https://forecast.weather.gov/point/38.99,-77.01 Details...

NDFD-XML: Weather Prediction Center Day 4-7 Winter Weather Outlook added to NDFD Web Service
The new Weather Prediction Center Day 4-7 Winter Weather Outlook element will be added for dissimination through the NDFD Web Service. The Day 4-7 Winter Weather Outlook is a graphical probabilistic forecast depicting the probability of winter precipitation (snow/sleet) exceeding 0.25 inches (~6 mm) water equivalent over a 24-hour period. The product is comprised of 4 graphics showing the forecast for Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, and Day 7. The outlook is prepared twice daily by Weather Prediction Center (WPC) medium range forecasters. For more information see the Details...

NDFD-XML: Precipitation Potential Index added to NDFD Web Service
The new Precipitation Potential Index element will be added for dissimination through the NDFD Web Service. For more information see the Details...

NDFD-XML: Increased resolution of the NDFD Web Service to 2.5 kilometer spatial and 1 hourly temporal resolutions.
After this transition, the operational NDFD will be available at 2.5km spatial resolution for all forecast times and at 1 hour temporal resolution for the first 36 hours from NDFD issuance time. These are the finest spatial and temporal resolutions at which Weather Forecast Offices in the Conterminous United States (CONUS) provide forecasts. All instances of "preview.weather.gov" have been and/or will need to be changed to "digital.weather.gov". For more information see the Details...

NDFD-XML: Forecast of Reference Crop Evapotranspiration for Short Canopy Vegitation added to NDFD Web Service
Three new Forecast of Reference Crop Evapotranspiration elements, Daily FRET grids for the next 7 days, Total Weekly FRET grids for the 7-day period, and Daily FRET departure from normal grids, will be added for dissimination through the NDFD Web Service. For more information see the Details...

NDFD-XML: Tropical Cyclone Threats added to NDFD Web Service
Four new Tropical Cyclone Threats, from Storm Surge, Rain, Wind, and Tornadoes, will be added for dissimination through the NDFD Web Service. For more information see the Details...

NDFD-XML: Updated the degrib executable and ndfdXMLserver.php and the wsdl: ndfdXML.wsdl, for NDFD Web Service to address missing elements (maxrh, minrh, iceaccum, 6 Tropical wind threshold probabilities).
Mar 13, 2014 at 11AM Easter Time. A new deployment of the NDFD REST And SOAP Web Service will be implemented to address Maximum Relative Humidity, Minimum Relative Humidity, and Ice Accumulation not dissiminating via the Web Service. They have been added to the weatherParameters array in ndfdXMLserver.php file. Also, 2 defunct elements, the tstmprb and tstmcat, were removed from the ndfdXML.wsdl file. Also, there was a long standing issue with the 6 Tropical Wind Threshold Probability elements (incw34, incw50, incw64, cumw34, cumw50, cumw64) causing Seg Faults depending on list of point's in query, or a doubling up of the data. Details...

NDFD-XML: New NDFD SOAP/REST XML Web Service Install Tuesday June 19th, 2012
On Tuesday, June 19th, MDL will install a new version of the NDFD SOAP/REST XML Web Service. The release is for the addition of two new NDFD elements: Maximum and Minimum Daily Relative Humidity. This should not interrupt services, except for those who have scripts in which every parameter must be denoted: i.e., for a new SOAP Request, the following will need to be added: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- maxrh xsi:type="xsd:boolean">0 /maxrh> ------ minrh xsi:type="xsd:boolean">0 /minrh> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On Mon June 18th or Tuesday June 19th, as the time of the switchover becomes clear, we will send out another email, we will post the information on the NDFD Web Service yahoo list forum at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/NDFD_SOAP_Service/ and post the information here in xml_changes.xml (https://preview.weather.gov/xml/xml_changes.xml and https://preview.weather.gov/xml/xml_change_notices.php) Please use the following channels to let us know of any problems accessing the NDFD Web Service immediately after the switch: 1) Email the NIDS support crew at nids.support@noaa.gov ----------------------------------------------- 2) Open up a trouble ticket with the National Weather Service Telecommunication Gateway's TOC (Traffic Operations Center) at toc.nwstg@noaa.gov ------------------------------------------------- 3) Use the NDFD Web Service yahoo list forum to report issues: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/NDFD_SOAP_Service/ Details...

NDFD-XML: Maximum and Minimum Relative Humidity added to NDFD Web Service
Two new Fire Weather elements, Maximum and Minimum Relative Humidity, will be added for dissimination through the NDFD Web Service. For more information see the Details...

NDFD-XML: Ice Accumulation added to NDFD Web Service
Ice Accumulation has been added for dissimination through the NDFD Web Service. For more information see the Details...

NDFD-XML: Fire Weather elements added to NDFD Web Service
Two new Fire Weather elements - "Fire Weather Critical and Extremely Critical Areas (Days 1-7)" and "Fire Weather Critical Areas for Dry Thunderstorms (Days 1-3)" have been added for dissimination through the NDFD Web Service. For more information see the Details...

NDFD-XML: Updated .xsd and ndfdXML.wsdl file for NDFD Web Service
In response to the redirect from "http://http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/xml" URL to "https://preview.weather.gov/xml" (see below), the following files have had instances of "www.weather.gov/forecasts" changed to "preview.weather.gov": Details...

NDFD-XML: A new NDFD Web Service release was distributed last week with some unforeseen issues.
Firstly, a redirect issuing HTTP 301 errors (permanent redirects) from the "http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/xml" URL to "https://preview.weather.gov/xml" has caused some application compatibility issues. Secondly, new input parameters to the known functions (seen here: Details...

Discontinuance of the NDFD Web Feature Service.
Over the life of its experimental comment period, the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) Web Feature Service (WFS) received very few requests for data and did not develop a set of consistent users. NOTE!! This is not the popular NDFD SOAP and REST Service, but the WEB FEATURE SERVICE. As a consequence, effective March 01, 2011, at approximately 1500 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and in accordance Details...

NDFD-XML: Snow Amount measurements
As of February 9, 2011, Snow Amounts in inches are no longer rounded to whole inch, but displayed in decimal form. Details...

NDFD-XML: New RTMA conus grid resolution of 2.5km
As of October 2010, Real Time Mesoscale Analysis data are coming in on 2.5km grid. Updates to software are included to accommodate this change. Details...

RSS/CAP XML: Phase out of CAP 1.0 feeds
Effective December 31, 2009, the RSS/CAP version 1.0 feeds of active watch/warnings/advisories located at http://www.weather.gov/alerts/ have been phased out by the CAP version 1.1 feeds located at http://www.weather.gov/alerts-beta/. The CAP 1.0 feeds will remain active until about March 15, 2009, at which time redirects will be put in place to the CAP 1.1 feeds. At about this time, it is expected the CAP 1.1 feeds will migrate to the address http://alerts.weather.gov/ at which time they will be declared official and operational. Details...

Current Obs XML: Application of new schema
As of June 2, 2009, a new current observation schema is in place, as originally noted in April of 2008. The new schema allows fields that contain no data to not to have to appear in the xml data files. This was done to bring the actual XML into compliance with the schema and also to support a large number of new fields that would be empty for many observation stations. As a result of this change, xml files are now available for marine buoy observation sites. Details...

XML Alerts: Seeking comments on experimental CAP 1.1 messages
NWS is accepting comments through December 1, 2008 on experiemental enhanced feeds of NWS watch/warning and advisories in the CAP 1.1 format. These feeds feature more detailed pre-parsing of NWS products than previously available and also feature ATOM based index feeds. It is expected these feeds will replace the current feeds over the next 18 months. Details...

Current Obs XML: ZIP file collections of all observations available
Complete collections of the RSS and XML current observation files are now available. These files contain all current files of the two types for those who wish to download all files at once. These are updated hourly, normally about 10 minutes past the hour. Details...

Current Obs XML: Marine and Surf obervations elements added to schema
Effective April 16, 2008, the schema for the current observation feeds has been updated for to include marine and surf related items The updated XSD introduces 19 parameters related to marine and surf observations. These parameters will be included in XML observations when the data for each is available. The new parameters are: water temperature: water_temp_f (fahrenheit) and water_temp_c (celsius), wind and wind gusts (knots): wind_kt and wind_gust_kt, pressure tendency: pressure_tendency_mb (millibars) and pressure_tendency_in (inches of mercury), wave height: wave_height_m (meters) and wave_height_ft (feet), wave periods (seconds), dominant and average: dominant_period_sec and average_period_sec, mean wave direction: mean_wave_dir (16 point compass) and mean_wave_degrees (360 degrees), tide information (reported by some buoys): tide_ft (feet), wave steepness (ratio of wave height to wave length): steepness, water column height (reported by DART buoys): water_column_height (meters), surf height: surf_height_ft (feet), swell: swell_dir (16 point compass), swell_degrees (360 degrees) and swell_period (seconds) Details...

NDFD XML: National Digital Forecast Database Now Disseminates Real-time Mesoscale Analysis Data
Effective January 15, 2008, the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Web Feature Service (WFS) began disseminating Real-time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA) data. SOAP and WFS users can find out more information about the six new RTMA elements at http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/tin06-24rtma_grids.txt. Additional information on how to access the new data through the SOAP service and WFS can be found at https://preview.weather.gov/xml/ and https://preview.weather.gov/xml/OGC_services/. Details...

NDFD XML: National Weather Service Extends Comment Period for Experimental Web Feature Service
Effective November 23, 2007, NWS has extended the comment period for the experimental web feature servic e (WFS) access to the National Digital Forecast Database through April 30, 2008. The WFS will remain experimental through the comment period. After the comment period closes, on April 30, 2008, all feedback will be assessed and a technical analysis will be completed. Upon completion of those tasks, the NWS will determine whether to transsition this service to operational status, discontinue it or revise and retain it as experimental. Details...

NDFD XML: SOAP Service Oct 18 Upgrades Delayed until Monday Oct 22
Service enhancements scheduled for Oct 18th, have been delayed until Monday Oct 22. Technical problems prevented the deployment on Thursday the 18th. Unless there is an emergency policy is to not to deploy new operational code on Fridays. Details...

 

 

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