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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Memphis TN
219 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:


 Gary Woodall
 Warning Coordination Meteorologist
 National Weather Service Office
 Memphis, Tennessee 38120
 gary.woodall@noaa.gov
 901-544-0399


National Service Change Notices are online at:

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


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