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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Gray ME
930 AM EDT FRI May 5 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 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:

 Andrew Pohl
 Information Technology Officer
 National Weather Service Office
 Gray, ME  04021
 Andrew.Pohl@noaa.gov
 207-688-3216

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

$$



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