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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1107 PM CDT Mon May 21 2018

To:
 Subscribers:
NOAA Weather Wire Service
Emergency Managers Weather Information
Network NOAA
Port 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 26 National Weather
Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in Southern Region and
15 WFOs in Eastern Region, will commence with internal software and
hardware testing of the national TCV product collaboration process
for the Atlantic basin on Monday, May 21 and continue daily through
Thursday, May 24, 2018. During this period, NHC will also request
test runs of the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF)
and Hurricanes in a Multi-scale Ocean-coupled Non-hydrostatic
(HMON) models.

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 25, 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.

Periodic NHC and WFO internal software and hardware testing will
continue during the remainder of 2018. 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)
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)
Mobile, AL (MOB)
Morristown, TN (MRX)
Nashville, TN (OHX)
New Orleans, LA (LIX)
Norman, OK (OUN)
San Juan, PR (SJU)
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)
Columbia, SC (CAE)
Greenville-Spartanburg, SC (GSP)
Raleigh-Durham, NC (RAH)
Blacksburg/Roanoke, VA (RNK)

For more information, please contact:

  Andy Patrick
 Meteorologist in Charge
     National Weather Service Office
  Lake Charles LA
  andy.patrick@noaa.gov

     337-477-5285

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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