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Public Information Statement 17-25
National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD
325 PM EDT Mon May 22 2017

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

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

Subject:   National Tropical Cyclone Watch Warning Product (TCV)
   Collaboration Tests Starting May 23, 2017

The NWS National Hurricane Center (NHC), along with four (4) NWS
Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) in Southern Region, and two (2)
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 Tuesday, May 23,

Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and
terminate at 1900 GMT during the scheduled test day. The backup
date for any portion of the test that requires rescheduling will
be Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

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

Key West, FL (KEY)
Miami, FL (MFL)
New Orleans, LA (LIX)
Tampa Bay Area, FL (TBW)

NWS Eastern Region

Charleston, SC (CHS)
Wakefield, VA (AKQ)

For more information, please contact:

 Jessica Schauer
 NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch
 Miami, FL 33165
 Telephone: 305-229-4476

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