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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington, NC
845 AM EDT Tue June 27 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), Weather Prediction Center (WPC),
Ocean Prediction Center (OPC), along with three National Weather
Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in Eastern Region,
and two NWS 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,
June 28th and Thursday, June 29th, 2017.

Internal testing will begin at approximately 10 AM EDT (1400 GMT)
and terminate at 3 PM EDT (1900 GMT) daily during scheduled test

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 - Eastern Region
    Wilmington, NC (ILM)
    Charleston, SC (CHS)
    Newport/Morehead City, NC (MHX)

NWS- Southern Region
    Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
    Melbourne, FL (MLB)

For more information, please contact:
    Michael Caropolo Meteorologist-in-Charge
    National Weather Service Office
    Wilmington, NC 28405
    910-762-4289 ext. 222

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