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000 NOUS41 KOKX 181639 PNSOKX CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179- 182045- Public Information Statement National Weather Service New York NY 1239 PM EDT Fri May 18 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 on Monday, May 21 and continue daily through Thursday, May 24, 2018. During this period, 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 daily during scheduled test days. 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: Ross Dickman Meteorologist-in-Charge National Weather Service New York Upton, NY 11973 i.ross.dickman@noaa.gov David Wally Tropical Program Lead National Weather Service New York Upton, NY 11973 david.wally@noaa.gov 631-924-0517 National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$

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