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On April 19th, 2017, all Western Region (WR) NWS Weather Forecaast Offices (WFOs), and Center Weather Service Units (CWSUs) will migrate to a new layout on the front page of their web home pages. This change is in response to a required web infrastructure consolidation. The change will provide office-to-office consistency because the layout of the home page will be set across the Region. But where will everything be on this new site? We try to answer these and any other questions you may have about our new site here.

 

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Image above shows the initial differences you may see as you scroll down on the new site.  
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Question Answer
Will I need to update my bookmark? If you already have the site www.weather.gov/tfx (mso for Missoula, byz for Billings, and ggw for Glasgow) you should be alright, otherwise an update may be needed. 
Will the point and click forecast still work? Yes, however, the site it brings you to for the forecast may change in the future. Check back for updates.
Where can I find the Area Forecast Discussion (AFD)?

There are many ways to get the latest AFD. The easiest is clicking the Area Forecast Discussion Tile towards the bottom. You can also find it in the "Forecasts" Drop Down Menu and the Text Product Selector towards the bottom.

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Where can I find the Fire Weather Page?

The Fire Weather Page can be found on the Fire Tile towards the bottom. It can also be found by clicking "Fire Weather" under the "Forecasts" Drop Down Menu. 

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Where can I find climate information?

Hover over the "Climate and Past Weather" drop down menu for climate data. Note: Clicking "Local" will bring you to the familiar climate information site.

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Where can I find River and Lake level forecasts?

Hover over "Rivers and Lakes" to get all the latest hydro data. "Clicking River Observations (Map)" will take you to the familiar Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) page.

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Where can I find the Hourly Weather Roundup?

Hover over "Current Conditions" to find our observation pages including current observations, precipitation, satellite data, local storm reports and the Hourly Weather Roundup site. 

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Where can I find the Weather Reports and Summaries page?

Hover over "Current Conditions" to find our observation pages including current observations, precipitation, satellite data, local storm reports and the Weather Reports and Summaries site. 

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Where can I find weather observations?

Observations can be found at a couple different locations. The quickest is by clicking on the "Current Weather Tile" towards the bottom. Other options can also be found under the "Current Conditions" drop down menu towards the top of the site.

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Where can I find radar information?

Local radar can found at the "Radar" tile towards the bottom. Other radar options can also be found under the "Radar" drop down menu.

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Where can I find satellite information?

Local satellite can found at the "Satellite" tile towards the bottom. Other satellite options can also be found under the "Current Conditions" drop down menu.

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What content is under Local Programs?

Local Programs contain sites with valuable information to our area. Check back as new content may be added.

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Where can I find other text products?

All of our text products can be found using the Text Product Selector towards the bottom of the page.

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Where can I find Social Media Links?

Social Media links are now on the bottom of our webpage. 

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Where can I find the Webcam site?

Webcams can found at the "Webcam" tile towards the bottom. It can also be found under the "Current Conditions" drop down menu.

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Where can I find aviation forecasts?

Aviation forecasts can be found at the "Aviation" tile towards the bottom of the page. They can also be found under the "Forecasts" drop down menu.

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Where can I find the Weather Story?

Weather stories will be boldly featured right under the drop down menus on our site when they are issued. To get more details click "Show Caption."

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When a Weather Story is issued where is the Point and Click Forecast map?

When a Weather Story is issued it will be boldly featured at the top of our site. Scroll down further to find the point and click map along with current watches, warnings, and advisories. 

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What if I still can't find a site I am looking for? Check out the contact information for your local office in the More Information section below. 

 

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Check out the official Service Change Notice from the National Weather Service relating to the website change here.

Still have questions? Give your local NWS Office a call using the numbers above.