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000 NOUS41 KGYX 211439 PNSGYX Public Information Statement National Weather Service Gray ME 1040 AM EDT Thu Jul 21 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 NWSs 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. 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 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. 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) 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: John Jensenius Warning Coordination Meteorologist National Weather Service Office Gray Maine 04039 John.Jensenius@noaa.gov 207-688-3216 (Phone) National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$

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