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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Taunton MA
1144 PM EDT Sun Jun 4 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 28 National
Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) 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 Wednesday,
May 31st through Friday, June 2nd and resume on Monday, June 5th,
2017.

Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and
terminate at 1900 GMT daily during scheduled test days. In the
event of inclement weather, June 6-9, 2017 has been reserved to
serve as backup dates for any portion of delayed testing.

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)
Norman, 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:

  Matthew Belk
  Meteorologist
  National Weather Service Office
  Taunton, MA 02780
  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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