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Soliciting Comments on Experimental Beach Forecast Website and Rip Current Risk Graphic Through April 1, 2020

Published 2019-11-13

The NWS is accepting public comments until April 1, 2020, on the Experimental Beach Forecast Webpages and Experimental Rip Current Risk Graphics from participating Weather ForecastOffices (WFO).

Transition to new NWS Marine Weather Services website is incomplete but the links from the old version are working properly. Click here to go to the home page of the Marine Forecasts website.

Published 2019-10-01

New website transition is incomplete, old version remains operational.

NWS Hazard Simplification Project: Implementation of Consolidation and Re-formatting of NWS Marine Products On December 3, 2019

Published 2019-09-20

Effective on or about December 3, 2019, the NWS will consolidate the four Small Craft Advisory products into a single "Small Craft Advisory. The NWS will also reformat marine watch, warning, advisory and statement products into a "What,""Where," "When," "Impacts" format, except for High Seas forecasts and Special Marine Warnings.

Notifying users of the opportunity to submit comments on the proposed termination of U.S. Coast Guard medium frequency broadcast of NAVTEX and shift to satellite through November 12, 2019

Published 2019-09-17

The NWS is notifying users of the opportunity to submit comments through November 12, 2019, on the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) proposal to terminate medium frequency broadcasts of Navigation Telex (NAVTEX) and provide the same information over satellite. The Federal Register Notice, released by the USCG, can be found at the link below.

Proposed Termination of U.S. Coast Guard Medium Frequency (MF) Broadcast of Navigational Telex (NAVTEX) and Shift to Satellite

Published 2019-09-17

The U.S. Coast Guard may cease broadcasting Navigational Telex (NAVTEX) over Medium Frequency (MF) after first ensuring the information contained in NAVTEX broadcasts is available via International Maritime Organization (IMO) recognized satellite services. This notice requests public comment on the possibility of terminating the MF NAVTEX broadcast.

Tropical Storm Dorian likely to affect the Southeast coast this weekend and early next week

Published 2019-08-27

Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to move just south of Puerto Rico, west of the Dominican Republic and through the Bahamas into the east coast of Florida by the end of the weekend. Dorian's remnants could affect the southeastern US heavy rains next week.

Marine Forecasts Website will be updated on or around September 17, 2019

Published 2019-08-16

Effective on or around September 17, 2019, the NWS will update its marine forecasts website with a new look and URL change.

Adjusting Issuance Times for Oceanic Gridded Marine Offshore and High Seas Forecasts in NDFD Effective on or about September 10, 2019

Published 2019-08-14

Effective on or about Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 1610 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) will increase the frequency of issuance times for gridded forecasts of marine elements over Atlantic and Pacific offshore waters and high seas forecast areas.

Converting Legacy Ocean Prediction Center (OPC).shtml Webpages to .php Format Effective July 9, 2019

Published 2019-07-23

Effective Tuesday, July 9, 2019, the NWS Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) in College Park, MD, will convert legacy .shtml webpages to .php format.

Help file for using FTPMail

Published 2019-07-09

This is a help file for using the NWS FTPMail System.