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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
630 AM EDT Mon June 26 2017

To:Subscribers:
  -NOAA Weather Wire Service
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
-NOAAPort
Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From:Allison Allen
Chief, Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch

Subject:National Tropical Cyclone Watch Warning Product (TCV)
           Product Collaboration Tests

The National Hurricane Center (NHC), Weather Prediction Center
(WPC), Ocean Prediction Center (OPC), along with two National
Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in Southern
Region, and three NWS WFOs in Eastern Region, will commence with
internal software and hardware testing of the new national TCV
product collaboration process for the Atlantic basin on Wednesday,
June 28th and Thursday, June 29th, 2017.

Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and terminate
at 1900 GMT daily during scheduled test days.

Internal TCV test products are not intended to be released
externally through NWS dissemination and communication systems.

NHC and WFO internal software and hardware testing will continue
periodically during the remainder of 2017. The new national TCV
product for the Atlantic basin will contain a summary of NHC/WFO
collaborated wind and/or storm surge watches and warnings, depicted
by NWS-defined geographic zones.

NWS WFOs participating in the national TCV product collaboration
tests are listed below by NWS Region:

NWS - Southern Region

Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
Melbourne, FL (MLB)

NWS - Eastern Region

Charleston, SC (CHS)
Newport/Morehead City, NC (MHX)
Wilmington, NC (ILM)

For more information, please contact:

Fred Johnson
  Meteorologist in Charge
  National Weather Service
  Melbourne, FL 32935
  fred.johnson@noaa.gov
  321-255-0212

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

$$

Ulrich



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