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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service NEW YORK NY
140 PM EDT Tue May 9 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)
      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 10 AM EDT and terminate at 2 PM
EDT daily during scheduled test days. Your local and surrounding offices will
be conducting the test on Thursday, May 11, 2017. 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:

Gary Conte
 Warning Coordination Meteorologist
 Gary.Conte@noaa.gov

 or

 David Wally
 Local Tropical Program Leader
David.Wally@noaa.gov

 National Weather Service Office
Upton, NY 11973

631-924-0517

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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