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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Burlington VT
1120 AM EDT Mon May 15 2023

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 15-19, 2023

The NWS National Hurricane Center (NHC), Weather Prediction
Center (WPC), Ocean Prediction Center (OPC), and Weather Forecast
Offices (WFOs) in Eastern Region and Southern Region will perform
internal testing of the National Tropical Cyclone Watch/Warning
(TCV) product collaboration process for the Atlantic Basin daily
from Monday, May 15, 2023 through Thursday, May 18, 2023. Friday,
May 19 is a designated backup day.

Internal testing will begin at approximately 12:00 PM EDT and
terminate at 3:00 PM EDT 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
------------                   ---------   -------
Preliminary TCV                PTCAT/1-5/  WTNT/81-85/ KNHC
National TCV                   TCVAT/1-5/  WTNT/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 2023. The national TCV product for the
Atlantic Basin 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 – 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)
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)

For more information, please contact:

  Scott Whittier
  Warning Coordination Meteorologist
  National Weather Service Office
  Burlington, VT 05403

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