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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New Olrean LA
1000 AM CDT Fri August 3 2018

To:        Subscribers:
           -NOAA Weather Wire Service
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
           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

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:

  Frank Revitte
  Acting Meteorologist in Charge
  National Weather Service Office
  Slidell, LA 70460


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