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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
1130 PM EDT Fri May 5 2017

...Public Information Statement...

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:

  Chris Strong
  Warning Coordination Meteorologist
  National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington Office
  Sterling, VA 20166
  christopher.strong@noaa.gov

  703-996-2223

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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