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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
300 PM EDT Fri May 18 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 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:
Mark Wool
  Acting Meteorologist in Charge
  National Weather Service Office
  Tallahassee, FL  32306
  mark.wool@noaa.gov

  850-942-8833

National Service Change Notices are online at:
http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

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