National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a service providing the public, government agencies, and commercial enterprises with data from the National Weather Service’s (NWS) digital forecast database. This service, which is defined in a Service Description Document, provides NWS customers and partners the ability to request NDFD data over the internet and receive the information back in an XML format. The request/response process is made possible by the NDFD XML Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) server. To see the details of the NDFD XML SOAP service, go to the following URL and click on the NDFDgen link:

This is a fantastic service that seems like just the thing governmental agencies should be pushing for. I can’t wait to try to use this somehow.