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Public Information Statement 16-25

National Weather Service Washington DC

150 PM EDT Thu Jul 14 2016


To:        Subscribers:

           -NOAA Weather Wire Service

           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


           Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees


From:      Eli Jacks

           Chief, Forecast Services Division


Subject:   National Tropical Cyclone Watch Warning Product (TCV)

           Product Collaboration Tests, July 18-21, 2016


The NWS National Hurricane Center (NHC), along with 31 NWS

Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) in Southern Region, and 11 NWS

WFOs in Eastern Region, will commence with internal software and

hardware testing of the new national TCV product collaboration

process on Monday, July 18 and continue daily through Thursday,

July 21, 2016.


Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and

terminate at 1800 GMT daily during scheduled test days. In the

event of inclement weather, a backup date for a portion of the

test has been reserved for July 22, 2016.


Internal TCV test products are not intended to be released

externally through NWS dissemination and communication systems.


NHC and WFO internal software and hardware testing will continue

periodically during the remainder of 2016 in developmental

support of the new national TCV product, projected for

operational implementation in 2017. The new national TCV product

will contain a summary of NHC/WFO collaborated Wind and/or Storm

Surge Watches and Warnings, depicted by geographic zones and

communication points.


NWS WFOs participating in the national TCV product collaboration

tests are listed below by NWS Region:


NWS Southern Region


Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)

Amarillo, TX (AMA)

Atlanta, GA (FFC)

Austin-San Antonio, TX (EWX)

Birmingham, AL (BMX)

Brownsville, TX (BRO)

Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)

El Paso, TX (EPZ)

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)

Lubbock, TX (LUB)

Melbourne, FL (MLB)

Memphis, TN (MEG)

Miami, FL (MFL)

Midland, TX (MAF)

Mobile, AL (MOB)

Morristown, TN (MRX)

Nashville, TN (OHX)

New Orleans, LA (LIX)

Oklahoma City, OK (OUN)

San Angelo, TX (SJT)

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)


For more information, please contact:


Mark DeMaria

National Hurricane Center

Miami, Florida 33165



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