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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Key West FL
535 AM EDT SAT JUL 16 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
WeatherForecast Offices (WFO) in Southern Region, and 11 NWS WFOs
inEastern Region, will commence with internal software and
hardwaretesting of the new national TCV product collaboration process
onMonday, July 18th and continue daily through Thursday, July
21st, 2016.

Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and
terminateat 1800 GMT daily during scheduled test days. In the event
ofinclement weather, a backup date for a portion of the test has
beenreserved 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.

NWS WFO`s participating in the national TCV product collaboration
tests are listed below by NWS region:

NWS - Southern Region

Amarillo, TX (AMA)
Atlanta, GA (FFC)
Austin-San Antonio, TX (EWX)
Birmingham, AL (BMX)
Brownsville, TX (BRO)
Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)
El Paso, TX (EPZ)
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)
Lubbock, TX (LUB)
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 Angelo, TX (SJT)
San Juan, PR (SJU)
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:

  Matthew Moreland
  Meteorologist-In-Charge
  National Weather Service Office
  Key West, FL, 33040
  matthew.moreland@noaa.gov

  305-295-1316

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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