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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
930 AM CDT Mon May 22 2017

-NOAA Weather Wire Service
-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
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 four (4) National
Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in Southern
Region, and two (2) 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 Tuesday, May
23, 2017.  Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT
and terminate at 1900 GMT during the scheduled test day. The backup
date for any portion of the test that requires rescheduling will be
Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

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

Key West, FL (KEY)
Miami, FL (MFL)
New Orleans, LA (LIX)
Tampa Bay Area, FL (TBW)

NWS  Eastern Region

Charleston, SC (CHS)
Wakefield, VA (AKQ)

For more information, please contact:

Kenneth Graham
Meteorologist in Charge
National Weather Service Office
Slidell LA 70460

985-649-0357 phone

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