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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX
339 PM CDT FRI JUL 15 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, will commence with internal software and hardware testing of
the new national TCV product collaboration process on Monday, July 18th
and continue daily through Thursday, July 21st, 2016.

Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and terminate at
1800 GMT 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 22nd, 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.

NWS WFOs participating in the national TCV product collaboration tests
are listed below by NWS Region:

NWS - Southern Region

Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)
Amarillo, TX (AMA)
Atlanta, GA (FFC)
Austin-San Antonio, TX (EWX)
Birmingham, AL (BMX)
Brownsville, TX (BRO)
Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)
El Paso, TX (EPZ)
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)
Lubbock, TX (LUB)
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 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:

 Joe Arellano
 Meteorologist-In-Charge
 National Weather Service Office
 New Braunfels, TX 78130
 joe.arellano@noaa.gov

 830-629-0130

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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