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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
957 AM CDT MON JUL 18 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)


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. Internal testing
will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and terminate at 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.

NWS WFOs participating in the national TCV product collaboration tests
are listed below by NWS Region:

NWS Southern Region
Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)
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)
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:

Larry Vannozzi
Meteorologist in Charge
National Weather Service Office
Old Hickory, TN (OHX)
larry.vannozzi@noaa.gov
615-754-8500 ext. 222

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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