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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La

800 AM CDT Mon May 8 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), 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 1400 GMT and terminate
at 1800 GMT daily during scheduled test days. 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:

Mario Valverder
Meteorologist in Charge
National Weather Service Office
Shreveport, La. 71109

Mario.Valverde@noaa.gov
318-631-3669

National Service Change Notices are online at:
http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

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