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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Albany NY
930 AM EDT Fri May 24 2024

To:        Subscribers:
           -NOAA Weather Wire Service
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
           Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From:  Greg Schoor, Chief
           Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch

Subject: National Tropical Cyclone Watch Warning Product
           (TCV) Collaboration Testing May 20-24, 2024 (backup
           week: June 3-7)

The NWS National Hurricane Center (NHC), Ocean Prediction Center (OPC), and
Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in the NWS Eastern Region,
Southern Region, and Western Region will perform internal testing
of the National Tropical Cyclone Watch/Warning (TCV) product
collaboration process daily from Monday, May 20, 2024, through
Friday, May 24, 2024. Monday, June 3, through Friday, June 7, is
the designated backup week.

Internal testing will begin at approximately 1600 GMT and terminate at 1900 GMT
daily during the scheduled test days.

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
------------                   ---------   -------
Atlantic National TCV          TCVAT/1-5/  WTNT/81-85/ KNHC
East Pacific National TCV      TCVEP/1-5/  WTPZ/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)

The NWS will continue periodic internal tropical software testing during the remainder of 2024.
The national TCV product will contain a summary of 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  Eastern Region

Albany, NY (ALY)
Boston, MA (BOX)
Binghamton, NY (BGM)
Burlington, VT (BTV)
Caribou, ME (CAR)
Charleston, SC (CHS)
Gray/Portland, ME (GYX)
Mount Holly, NJ (PHI)
Newport/Morehead City, NC (MHX)
New York, NY (OKX)
State College, PA (CTP)
Sterling, VA (LWX)
Wakefield, VA (AKQ)
Wilmington, NC (ILM)
Columbia, SC (CAE)
Greenville-Spartanburg, SC (GSP)
Raleigh-Durham, NC (RAH)
Blacksburg/Roanoke, VA (RNK)

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  Western Region

Los Angeles, CA (LOX)
San Diego, CA (SGX)

For more information, please contact:

  Vasil Koleci
  Information Technology Officer
  National Weather Service Office
  Albany, NY

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