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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX
421 PM CDT Mon Jul 24 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)
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 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.

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:

  Paul Yura
  Warning Coordination Meteorologist
  National Weather Service Office Austin-San Antonio

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