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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
1134 AM EDT Mon Jun 26 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 two National Weather Service
(NWS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in Southern Region, and three 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 Wednesday, June 28th and Thursday, June 29th,
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

Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
Melbourne, FL (MLB)

NWS - Eastern Region

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

For more information, please contact:

  Richard Bandy
  Meteorologist in Charge
  National Weather Service Office
  Newport, NC 28570
  richard.bandy@noaa.gov
  252-223-5122

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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DAG



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