National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

     The NWS has made its Prototype Point Forecast Display available to users and partners and is asking that you take a look at this proposed new product and if you chose, provide feedback by May 15, 2020, through our short survey. This new tool provides design enhancements to the historically available point-and-click forecast page by adding intuitive graphics to illustrate forecast elements. (The product doesn’t work for parts of Alaska but an updated scheduled for early June should resolve the issue.)

     There are two ways to search for a forecast on the Prototype Point Forecast Display.  Either enter your location in the search box in the upper right portion of the page or click on a location in the U.S. base map.

     You can zoom into specific areas of the country before clicking to get a local forecast. The webpage offers more help on using this new tool. The page layout includes:

          ‹ Map for selecting the point forecast to display

          ‹ Links to forecast discussions and outlooks

          ‹ List of current weather hazards

          ‹ Summary of maximum and minimum values of selected weather elements for the week ahead.

The map may also display additional layers of weather information. You can bookmark your specific configuration for later reference. The NWS will evaluate all comments during this period and will decide what further changes to make to its web presence in the future. This will include an additional comment and review period.

Thank you!