NWS Fort Worth/Dallas Experimental RSS Feeds

RSS and XML (from usa.gov)

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It's an easy way for you to keep up with news and information that's important to you, and helps you avoid the conventional methods of browsing or searching for information on websites. Now the content you want an be delivered directly to you without cluttering your inbox with e-mail messages. This content is called a "feed."

RSS is written in the Internet coding language known as XML (eXtensible Markup Language), which is why you see RSS buttons commonly labeled with this icon: .

RSS Readers

An RSS reader is a small software program that collects and displays RSS feeds. It allows you to scan headlines from a number of news sources in a central location.

Some browsers, such as the current versions of Firefox and Safari have built in RSS readers. If you're using a browser that doesn't currently support RSS, there are a variety of RSS readers available on the web; some are free to download and others are available for purchase. Visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/rss/ for a list of readers.

Using RSS Feeds

The first step is to choose an RSS reader. Each reader has a slightly different way of adding a new feed, also called a "channel." Follow the directions for your reader but, in most cases, here's how it works:

  • Click on the link or small XML button near the feed you want. For example, USA.gov Updates: News and Features. You'll see a page displaying XML code.
  • From your web browser's address bar, copy the URL (web address). For example, the URL you would copy for USA.gov Updates: News and Features is: http://www.usa.gov/rss/updates.xml.
  • Paste that URL into the "Add New Channel" section of the reader. The RSS feed will start to display and regularly update the headlines for you.

 


 

NWS Fort Worth RSS Feeds

Active Watches/Warnings/Statements by County (select county from dropdown box to the right).

Area Forecast Discussion

Provides an in depth discussion of thoughts that support forecast descisions. Updated several times a day.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Issued at least twice a day (4am and 4pm) and more frequently as needed. Provides a local outlook for potential hazardous weather that may affect North Texas.

Special Weather Statement/Significant Weather Advisory

During the warm season, provides the public with information regarding strong thunderstorms. In the cool season, provides information regarding potential winter storms and any frost or freeze impacts expected for North Texas.

Local Storm Report

Issued when a storm report is relayed to the NWS Fort Worth office. This may be the impact of convective storms (hail, damaging winds, etc) or winter weather impacts (snowfall or ice accumulations).

Fire Weather Forecast

Issued twice a day (4am and 4pm) and provides a county by county forecast matrix for fire weather conditions. Includes a brief discussion summarizing the fire weather forecast and expected impacts.

Public Information Statement

Issued when the NWS in Fort Worth has special information that may be important for the public (weather radio outages, information regarding new services, etc).

Grass Fire Danger Statement

Issued when fire weather conditions will support rapid grass fire development.

Short Term Forecast

Issued to highlight ongoing or expected weather conditions within the first few hours of the forecast. Frequently issued and updated when precipitation is falling across North Texas.

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