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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service baltimore MD/Washington DC
410 PM EDT Fri Jul 15 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 NWS`s National Hurricane Center (NHC), along with 31 NWS Weather
Forecast Offices (WFO) in Southern Region, and 11 NWS WFOs in
Eastern Region, including NWS Baltiore/Washington, will commence
with internal software and hardware testing of the new national TCV
product collaboration process on Monday, July 18 and continue daily
through Thursday, July 21, 2016.

NWS Baltimore/Washington will participate in the national TCV
product collaboration tests Wednesday, July 20.

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 22, 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.

For more information, please contact:

  Christopher Strong    Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service Forecast 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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