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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
908 AM CDT Fri May 10 2019

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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 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, 2019 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 (WFO) 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:

  Joshua Schroeder
  Science and Operations Officer
  National Weather Service Office
  Brownsville, TX 78521
  Joshua.Schroeder@noaa.gov

  (956) 504-1432, Ext. 224

National Public Information Statements are online at:

  https://www.weather.gov/notification/


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