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Public Information Statement PNS16-42

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

208 PM EST Tue Dec 6 2016


To:         Subscribers:

            -NOAA Weather Wire Service

            -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


            Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees


From:        Tim Oram

             Acting Chief, Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services



Subject:    Soliciting comments on the operational 

            implementation of the Hurricane Local Watch/Warning

            Product (TCV) at Weather Forecast Office (WFO)

            Honolulu (HNL) Through January 6, 2017


Effective immediately and continuing through January 6, 2017,

NWS is seeking user feedback on the proposal to implement the

TCV at WFO HNL for the 2017 hurricane season. This product was

operationally implemented at WFOs in the Atlantic hurricane

basin during the 2015 hurricane season.


The TCV is a segmented, automated product with each segment

being a discrete forecast zone. Each segment contains land-based

tropical cyclone watches/warnings in effect, meteorological

information, threats (rain, storm surge, wind, tornadoes) and

their potential impacts, and local preparedness information.


This product is intended for parsing by the weather enterprise,

and is paired with the WFO Hurricane Local Statement (HLS)(see

Service Change Notice 14-66 for changes made to the HLS from

2015) to provide a complete, localized tropical forecast.


The TCV will contain a Universal Geographic Code (UGC) and the

following Valid Time Event Codes (VTEC):


TR.A - Tropical Storm Watch

TR.W - Tropical Storm Warning

HU.A - Hurricane Watch

HU.W - Hurricane Warning


Additional information on UGC and VTEC can be found in NWS

Instructions (NWSI) 10-1701 and NWSI 10-1703, respectively at:


It is proposed that the TCV will replace the HLS as the

dissemination mechanism for land-based WFO tropical cyclone

watches and warnings for WFO HNL. Tropical cyclone watches and

warnings for WFO HNL marine zones are issued via the Marine

Weather Message (MWW) product. See


The national TCV product (TCVCP(1-5)) issued by the Central

Pacific Hurricane Center is not affected by the addition of the

Local TCV at WFO HNL and will continue unchanged.


An example of the TCV can be found at:


Feedback will be accepted via electronic survey at the following



If you have any questions on the proposed changes, please



Jessica Schauer

NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch

National Hurricane Center

Miami, FL 33165

Telephone: 305-229-4476



Wayne Presnell

NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch

Silver Spring, MD  20910

Telephone: 301-427-9390



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