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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
1015 PM CDT SUN JUL 17 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 Branch

Subject:   National Tropical Cyclone Watch Warning (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)
San Juan, PR (SJU)
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:

 ANDY PATRICK
 Meteorologist In Charge
 National Weather Service Office
 LAKE CHARLES, LA
 337-477-3422
 ANDY.PATRICK@NOAA.GOV

National Service Change Notices are online at:
http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

$$

K. KUYPER


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