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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
1257 PM EDT Fri May 10 2019

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), the Ocean Prediction Center
(OPC), the Weather Prediction Center (WPC), and National Weather
Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in the NWS Southern
Region and in the NWS Eastern Region, will commence with internal
software and hardware testing of the national tropical cyclone
watch/warning (TCV) product collaboration process for the
Atlantic basin on Monday, May 13 and continue daily through
Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and
terminate at 1900 GMT daily during scheduled test days. In the
event of inclement weather, Friday, May 17, 2018 has been
reserved to serve as backup date for any portion of testing that
was delayed.

Internal TCV test products are not intended to be released
externally through NWS dissemination and communication systems.
The text products affected by collaboration testing are the
National Tropical Cyclone Watch/Warning (TCV) products issued
under the following AWIPS Product Identifiers (PIL) and World
Meteorological Organization (WMO) Identifiers (ID):


TCV Product                    AWIPS PIL   WMO ID
------------                   ---------   -------
Preliminary TCV                PTCAT/1-5/  WTNT/81-85/ KNHC
National TCV                   TCVAT/1-5/  WTNT/81-85/ KNHC

In addition, the following National Digital Forecast Database
(NDFD) elements will be created for this test:
     - tropical cyclone wind probabilities (incremental and
          cumulative) for 34 kt, 50 kt, and 64 kt
     - hazard grid (including tropical storm, hurricane, and
          storm surge hazards)

Periodic NHC and WFO internal software and hardware testing will
continue during the remainder of 2019. The 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)
Jackson, MS (JAN)
Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
Key West, FL (KEY)
Lake Charles, LA (LCH)
Little Rock, AR (LZK)
Melbourne, FL (MLB)
Miami, FL (MFL)
Mobile, AL (MOB)
Morristown, TN (MRX)
New Orleans, LA (LIX)
San Juan, PR (SJU)
Shreveport, LA (SHV)
Tallahassee, FL (TAE)
Tampa Bay Area, FL (TBW)

NWS - Eastern Region

Albany, NY (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)
Columbia, SC (CAE)
Greenville-Spartanburg, SC (GSP)
Raleigh-Durham, NC (RAH)
Blacksburg/Roanoke, VA (RNK)

For more information, please contact:

  Matthew Belk
  Meteorologist/Tropical Program Leader
  National Weather Service Office
  Norton, MA 02766
  matthew.belk@noaa.gov

  508-622-3250 ext. 299

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