The National Weather Service email subscription service through GovDelivery has been discontinued as announced in this
Service Change Notice.
GovDelivery discontinues disseminating NWS weather alerts
GovDelivery announced that it will discontinue disseminating National Weather Service
(NWS) weather alerts effective July 31, 2013.
GovDelivery is a self-subscription service used to deliver e-mail and SMS/text
notifications to the general public. It has contracts with many government agencies. The
NWS began using GovDelivery in 2008. It discontinued/terminated its contract with
GovDelivery on November 8, 2012, due to budget constraints.
At the time of the NWS termination of service, GovDelivery continued disseminating
weather alert information using a similar e-subscription service. NWS subscribers were
notified about the change in service and offered the opportunity to subscribe to
GovDelivery's free service as well as to other third party weather alert services.
However, due to the substantial costs of providing a messaging service at this scale
with high reliability, GovDelivery cannot continue the free service.
NWS products, including alerts of hazardous weather, are available directly from NWS
through the following channels: NOAA Weather Radio, Web/Internet, Internet
RSS/XML/REST formats and NOAA Weather Wire (satellite-based delivery system of
Tropical cyclone products issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) are located
on the NHC website at www.hurricanes.gov. Complete advisories are issued every six
hours for an active tropical cyclone at 5 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. EDT.
Automatic alerts are available directly from NHC when a new tropical cyclone advisory
is issued by following NHC on Twitter:
for additional sources of tropical storm & hurricane information.
for information on other weather alerting services provided by other government agencies
and our partners in the private sector.
with any questions about weather information from the National Weather Service.