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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
900 AM EDT TUE Jul 19 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, will commence with internal software and hardware testing of
the new national TCV product collaboration process on Monday, July 18th
and continue daily through Thursday, July 21st, 2016.

The NWS WFO Philadelphia PA/Mount Holly NJ Office will participate in
this Test on Thursday, July 21.

Internal testing will begin at approximately 10 AM EDT or 1400 GMT
and terminate around 2 pm EDT or 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 22nd, 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:

Joe Miketta
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service Office
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
joseph.miketta@noaa.gov
609-261-6615

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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AMC


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