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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Charleston SC
816 PM EDT Thu May 18 2017

To:        Subscribers:
           -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:

Michael Emlaw
Meteorologist in Charge
National Weather Service
North Charleston, SC 29406

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