National Weather Service Announces it will Discontinue Use of Instagram at 12 NWS Weather Forecast Offices

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The National Weather Service announced issued a statement Monday that they will discontinue the use of Instagram at 12 National Weather Services Weather Forecast Offices and 1 National Center.

Instead, they NWS will continue to use the existing national NWS Instagram account available since 2014. This means the NWS Bay Area account will close January 4, 2018.

Here is the announcement:

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Public Information Statement 17-128
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
1000 AM EST Mon Dec 4 2017

TO:  Subscribers:
  -NOAA Weather Wire Service
  -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
  -NOAAPORT
  Other NWS Partners, Users, and Employees

FROM:  Mark Tew
  Chief, Analysis and Mission Support Division

SUBJECT:  Discontinue the use of Instagram at NWS local Forecast
  Offices effective January 4, 2018

Effective January 4, 2018, NWS will discontinue Instagram
accounts at 12 NWS Weather Forecast Offices and 1 National
Center that participated in the prototyping effort from August
1, 2016 to November 2, 2016. NWS engaged in a prototype activity
at to explore the potential use of Instagram at these offices:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns16-28instragram.htm.

Upon evaluation, the NWS has decided not to pursue the use of
Instagram at individual NWS offices; however, the NWS will
continue to use the existing national NWS Instagram account
available since 2014

https://www.instagram.com/nws/

Disclaimers regarding NWS use of social media services can be
found at:

 http://www.weather.gov/disclaimer

Below is a list of the offices in the prototyping effort that
will discontinue Instagram accounts:

Western Region:
- WFO Sacramento
- WFO Missoula
- WFO Seattle
- WFO Monterey

NCEP:
- Ocean Prediction Center

Southern Region:
- WFO El Paso
- WFO Austin/San Antonio

Eastern Region:
- WFO Wakefield
- WFO Columbia

Central Region:
- WFO Hastings
- WFO Sioux Falls

Alaska Region:
- WFO Juneau
- WFO Fairbanks

If you have comments or questions regarding this public
information statement, please contact:

 Melinda Bailey
 NWS Southern Region Headquarters
 819 Taylor Street
 Fort Worth, TX 76102
 melinda.bailey@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm
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