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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
805 AM EDT Wed May 31 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 NWS Weather
Service (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 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 - Eastern Region

Wilmington, NC (ILM)
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)

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)

For more information, please contact:

Michael Caropolo
Meteorologist-in-Charge
National Weather Service Office
Wilmington, NC 28405
michael.caropolo@noaa.gov
910-762-4289 ext. 222

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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