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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
211 PM EDT Fri May 5 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 27 NWS Weather Service
(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
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:

  Richard Bandy
  Meteorologist-in-Charge
  National Weather Service Office
  Newport, NC 28570
  richard.bandy@noaa.gov
  252-223-5122 ext. 222

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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