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934 NOUS41 KGYX 310240 PNSGYX Public Information Statement National Weather Service Gray ME 1040 PM EDT Tue May 30 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: Hendricus Lulofs Meteorologist-In-Charge National Weather Service Office Gray ME 04039 Hendricus.Lulofs@noaa.gov 207-688-3216 National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$

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