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024 NOUS41 KBOX 182308 PNSBOX CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-202300- ...National Tropical Cyclone Watch Warning Product (TCV)Product Collaboration Tests... 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. The NWS WFO Taunton, MA Office will participate in this test on Thursday, July 21. Internal testing will begin at approximately 10 am EDT or 1400 GMT and terminate around 2 pm EDT or 1800 GMT. 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. For more information, please contact Glenn Field Warning Coordination Meteorologist National Weather Service Office Taunton, MA National Service Change Notices are online at: $$ GAF is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.