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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1031 AM CDT Tue Jul 25 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) and six National Weather Service
(NWS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in Southern Region, will
commence with internal software and hardware testing of the new
national TCV product collaboration process for the Atlantic basin on
Wednesday, July 26th and Thursday, July 27th, 2017.

Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT or 0900 CDT and
terminate at 1900 GMT or 1400 CDT daily during scheduled test days.

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

Periodic NHC and WFO internal software and hardware testing will
continue 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

Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)
Houston, TX (HGX)
Lake Charles, LA (LCH)
Austin-San Antonio, TX (EWX)
Fort Worth/Dallas, TX (FWD)
Shreveport, LA (SHV)

For more information, please contact:

Jeffry Evans
Meteorologist in Charge
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Office
Dickinson TX 77539
Jeffry.Evans@noaa.gov

281-534-2157 x222

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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