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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mobile AL
1218 PM CDT Fri May 5 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 27 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
Monday, May 8th and continue daily through Thursday, May 11th, 2017.

Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and terminate at 1800 GMT
daily during scheduled test days. In the event of inclement weather, the week of
May 22nd, 2017 has been reserved to serve as backup dates for any portion of the
test that was delayed.

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:

Jason Beaman
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service Office
Mobile, AL  36608
251-633-6443 (Phone)

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