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000 NOUS41 KOKX 091742 PNSOKX 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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