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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Morristown TN
1218 PM EDT FRI Aug 3 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), the Ocean Prediction Center (OPC), the Weather Prediction
Center (WPC), and 21 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, August 6 and continue daily through Thursday, August 9,
2018.

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, August 10, 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)
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:

  Glenn Carrin
  Service Hydrologist
  National Weather Service Office
  Morristown, TN 37814

  Glenn.Carrin@noaa.gov

 423-586-3771

National Public Information Statements are online at:

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

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