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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
944 AM EDT MON JUL 18 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 Division

Subject:   National Tropical Cyclone Watch Warning Product (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)
Shreveport, LA (SHV)
Tallahassee, FL (TAE)
Tampa Bay Area, FL (TBW)
Tulsa, OK (TSA)

NWS Eastern Region

Albany, NY (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:

Raymond O`Keefe
Meteorologist in Charge
National Weather Service Office
Albany, NY 12203
raymond.okeefe@noaa.gov
518-435-9580

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


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O`Keefe



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