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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
112 PM CDT 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 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:

  Lance Wood
  Science and Operations Officer
  National Weather Service Office
  Houston/Galveston TX
  Lance.Wood@noaa.gov

  281-337-5074

National Service Change Notices are online at:

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

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