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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Jackson MS
639 AM CDT Tue May 22 2018

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 26 National Weather
Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in Southern Region and
15 WFOs in Eastern Re gion, 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 c ontain 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:
Bill Parker  MIC
National Weather Service Office  Jackson, MS 39232
bill.parker@noaa.gov

601-936-2189

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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


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