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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Caribou ME
1212 PM EDT Mon May 8 2017

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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 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 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:

Donald Dumont
  Warning Coordination Meteorologist
  National Weather Service Office
  Caribou, ME, 04736
  donald.dumont@noaa.gov

  207-492-0180

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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