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687 NOUS42 KCHS 192015 PNSCHS GAZ087-088-099>101-114>119-137>141-SCZ040-042>045-047>052-201800- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Charleston SC 414 PM EST TUE JUL 19 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, including NWS Charleston SC, will commence with internal software and hardware testing of the new national TCV product collaboration process on Monday, July 18 and continue daily through Thursday, July 21, 2016. NWS Charleston SC will participate in the national TCV product collaboration tests Wednesday, July 20. Internal testing will begin at approximately 9 AM and terminate at 2 PM 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 22, 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: Ron Morales Warning Coordination Meteorologist National Weather Service Office Charleston SC 29406 Ron.Morales@noaa.gov 843-744-1436 National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$

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