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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Charleston SC
414 PM EST TUE JUL 19 2016

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

From:      Eli Jacks
           Chief, Forecast Services Division

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

The NWS`s National Hurricane Center (NHC), along with 31 NWS Weather
Forecast Offices (WFO) in Southern Region, and 11 NWS WFOs in Eastern
Region, including NWS Charleston SC, will commence with internal
software and hardware testing of the new national TCV product collaboration
process on Monday, July 18 and continue daily through Thursday, July 21,
2016.

NWS Charleston SC will participate in the national TCV product collaboration
tests Wednesday, July 20.

Internal testing will begin at approximately 9 AM and terminate at 2
PM daily during scheduled test days. In the event of inclement
weather, a backup date for a portion of the test has been reserved
for July 22, 2016.

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 2016 in developmental support of
the new national TCV product, projected for operational implementation
in 2017. The new national TCV product will contain a summary of NHC/WFO
collaborated Wind and/or Storm Surge Watches and Warnings, depicted by
geographic zones and communication points.

For more information, please contact:

  Ron Morales
  Warning Coordination Meteorologist
  National Weather Service Office
  Charleston SC 29406
  Ron.Morales@noaa.gov

  843-744-1436

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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