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000 NOUS41 KBOX 101657 PNSBOX CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-110500- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 1257 PM EDT Fri May 10 2019 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 National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in the NWS Southern Region and in the NWS Eastern Region, will commence with internal software and hardware testing of the national tropical cyclone watch/warning (TCV) product collaboration process for the Atlantic basin on Monday, May 13 and continue daily through Thursday, May 16, 2019. 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 17, 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. 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) Periodic NHC and WFO internal software and hardware testing will continue during the remainder of 2019. 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: Matthew Belk Meteorologist/Tropical Program Leader National Weather Service Office Norton, MA 02766 508-622-3250 ext. 299 National Public Information Statements are online at: $$ For the latest updates, please visit our webpage at You can follow us on Facebook at You can follow us on Twitter at @NWSBoston is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.