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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Taunton MA
208 PM EDT MON JUN 6 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 32 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, June 6th and continue daily through Thursday,
June 9th, 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 June 10th, 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:

  Matthew Belk
  Meteorologist
  National Weather Service Office
  Taunton, MA 02769
  matthew.belk@noaa.gov

  508-823-1900 x 405

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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