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000 NOUS42 KMHX 261534 PNSMHX NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>095-098-103-104-261945- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 1134 AM EDT Mon Jun 26 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), Weather Prediction Center (WPC), Ocean Prediction Center (OPC), along with two National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in Southern Region, and three 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, June 28th and Thursday, June 29th, 2017. Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and terminate at 1900 GMT daily during scheduled test days. Internal TCV test products are not intended to be released externally through NWS dissemination and communication systems. Periodic NHC and WFO internal software and hardware testing will continue 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 Jacksonville, FL (JAX) Melbourne, FL (MLB) NWS - Eastern Region Charleston, SC (CHS) Newport/Morehead City, NC (MHX) Wilmington, NC (ILM) For more information, please contact: Richard Bandy Meteorologist in Charge National Weather Service Office Newport, NC 28570 richard.bandy@noaa.gov 252-223-5122 National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ DAG

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