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000 NOUS41 KBOX 241307 PNSBOX CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-250000- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 907 AM EDT Thu May 24 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 today, Thursday, May 24, 2018. 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. In the event of inclement weather, Friday, May 25, 2018 has been reserved to serve as a 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: Joe DelliCarpini Acting Meteorologist-in-Charge National Weather Service Boston/Norton, MA joseph.dellicarpini@noaa.gov Glenn Field Warning Coordination Meteorologist National Weather Service Boston/Norton, MA glenn.field@noaa.gov 508-622-3250 National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ For the latest updates, please visit our webpage at www.weather.gov/boston You can follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NWSBoston You can follow us on Twitter at @NWSBoston

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