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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
1137 PM EDT Sun May 7 2017

To:Subscribers:
  -NOAA Weather Wire Service
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
-NOAAPort
Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From:Allison Allen
Chief, Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch

Subject:National Tropical Cyclone Watch Warning Product (TCV)
           Product Collaboration Tests

The National Hurricane Center (NHC), along with 27 National Weather
Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) 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 for the Atlantic basin on Monday, May 8th and continue daily
through Thursday, May 11th, 2017.

Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and terminate
at 1800 GMT daily during scheduled test days. In the event of
inclement weather, the week of May 22nd, 2017 has been reserved to
serve as backup dates for any portion of the test that was delayed.

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

Atlanta, GA (FFC)
Austin-San Antonio, TX (EWX)
Birmingham, AL (BMX)
Brownsville, TX (BRO)
Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)
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)
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 Juan, PR (SJU)
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:

Fred Johnson
  Meteorologist in Charge
  National Weather Service
  Melbourne, FL 32935
  fred.johnson@noaa.gov
  321-255-0212

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

$$

Ulrich



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