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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
314 PM CDT Tue May 30 2017

-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)
           Product Collaboration Tests

The National Hurricane Center (NHC), along with 28 National Weather Service (NWS)
Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in Southern Region, and 11 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, May 31st through
Friday, June 2nd and resume on Monday, June 5th, 2017.

Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and terminate at 1900 GMT daily
during scheduled test days. In the event of inclement weather, June 6-9, 2017 has been
reserved to serve as backup dates for any portion of delayed testing.

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

Atlanta, GA (FFC)
Austin-San Antonio, TX (EWX)
Birmingham, AL (BMX)
Brownsville, TX (BRO)
Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)
Fort Worth, TX (FWD)
Houston, TX (HGX)
Huntsville, AL (HUN)
Jackson, MS (JAN)
Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
Key West, FL (KEY)
Lake Charles, LA (LCH)
Little Rock, AR (LZK)
Melbourne, FL (MLB)
Memphis, TN (MEG)
Miami, FL (MFL)
Midland, TX (MAF)
Mobile, AL (MOB)
Morristown, TN (MRX)
Nashville, TN (OHX)
New Orleans, LA (LIX)
Oklahoma City, OK (OUN)
San Juan, PR (SJU)
San Angelo, TX (SJT)
Shreveport, LA (SHV)
Tallahassee, FL (TAE)
Tampa Bay Area, FL (TBW)
Tulsa, OK (TSA)

NWS Eastern Region

Albany, NW (ALY)
Boston, MA (BOX)
Caribou, ME (CAR)
Charleston, SC (CHS)
Gray/Portland, ME (GYX)
Mount Holly, NJ (PHI)
Newport/Morehead City, NC (MHX)
New York, NY (OKX)
Sterling, VA (LWX)
Wakefield, VA (AKQ)
Wilmington, NC (ILM)

For more information, please contact:

James Reynolds
  Meteorologist in Charge
  National Weather Service Office
  Brownsville, TX 78521
  956-504-1432 ext. 222

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