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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
108 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 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), ALONG WITH FOUR (4) NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES (WFOS) IN SOUTHERN
REGION, AND TWO (2) 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 TUESDAY, MAY
23, 2017.  INTERNAL TESTING WILL BEGIN AT APPROXIMATELY 1400 GMT
AND TERMINATE AT 1900 GMT DURING THE SCHEDULED TEST DAY. THE BACKUP
DATE FOR ANY PORTION OF THE TEST THAT REQUIRES RESCHEDULING WILL BE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017.

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

KEY WEST, FL (KEY)
MIAMI, FL (MFL)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (LIX)
TAMPA BAY AREA, FL (TBW)

NWS  EASTERN REGION

CHARLESTON, SC (CHS)
WAKEFIELD, VA (AKQ)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

MATTHEW MORELAND
METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE
1315 WHITE STREET
KEY WEST, FL  33040
MATTHEW.MORELAND@NOAA.GOV

305-295-1316

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT:

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM

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