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000 NOUS42 KCHS 231216 PNSCHS GAZ087-088-099>101-114>119-137>141-SCZ040-042>045-047>052-232300- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Charleston SC 815 AM EDT Wed May 23 2018 ...TROPICAL TESTING TODAY... 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 24 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. Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT (10 AM EDT) and terminate at 1900 GMT (3 PM EDT) daily during scheduled test days. In the event of inclement weather, 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) San Juan, PR (SJU) Shreveport, LA (SHV) Tallahassee, FL (TAE) Tampa Bay Area, FL (TBW) 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: Michael Emlaw Meteorologist In Charge National Weather Service Office Charleston SC 29406 Michael.Emlaw@noaa.gov 843-747-5860 National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$

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