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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service SAN JUAN PR
327 PM AST Fri May 10 2019

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) 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, 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 (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:

  Ernesto Morales
  Warning Coordination Meteorologist
  National Weather Service Office
  San Juan, Puerto Rico 00979


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