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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
121 PM EDT Fri Aug 10 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), 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 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)
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:

  Scott Spratt
  Warning Coordination Meteorologist
  National Weather Service Office
  Melbourne, FL  32935
  scott.spratt@noaa.gov
  321-255-0212 X223

National Public Information Statements are online at:

 https://www.weather.gov/notification/

$$

Smith



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