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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New York NY
1133 AM EDT MON JUL 18 2016

...National Tropical Cyclone Watch Warning Product (TCV)Product
Collaboration Tests...

To: Subscribers:
    -Family of Services
    -NOAA Weather Wire Service
    -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
     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,

The NWS WFO New York, NY 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. 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

Gary Conte
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service Office
New York, NY  11973

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