The National Weather Service in Melbourne's web site has transitioned over to a Content Management System (CMS). The benefits from this transition include allowing Melbourne staff to update web site content more frequently and efficiently, providing a more standardized look and feel to National Weather Service pages for standard content, and providing a backup of web site pages across multiple servers for redundancy, load-balancing and increased availability.

The main change for users will be that most of the links on our web site have changed. Users will want to re-navigate to their favorite pages from the front page and update their bookmarks.

Most pages will now be using this format (with a ?n=page_name after the /mlb/):

OLD: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mlb/marineweather.html

to

NEW: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mlb/?n=marine

Other frequently accessed pages that will also be changing -

The Graphical Hazardous Weather Outlook link will be changing to:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mlb/ghwo/ghwomain.php

The ADAS Analysis pages will be changing to:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mlb/adas/ADAS_temp.php

The local WRF model pages will be changing to:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mlb/?n=localmesoscalemodels

With the migration to the new CMS, we have made every effort to transition the majority of our web content over to the new system. However, there may some previous older content that is initially unavailable. If there are pages that you deem critical for your needs that are missing from the new web site we would like to hear from you. Email the webmaster at SR-MLB.Webmaster@noaa.gov with the old URL address, after trying to locate the page by clicking on one of the links on our left hand menu. Remember almost all page addresses will be changing with the migration to the CMS and the page you are looking for may already be available.

Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding as we transition to the new server structure. We hope you will find these changes an improvement and we welcome your continued feedback about our web site.


posted by MRV: Nov 5 2009


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