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Public Information Statement 17-25 Updated

National Weather Service Silver Spring MD

956 AM EDT Tue Jul 25 2017


To:        Subscribers:

           -NOAA Weather Wire Service

           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


           Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees


From:      Allison Allen

           Chief, Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch


Subject:   Updated: National Tropical Cyclone Watch Warning

           Product (TCV) Product Collaboration Tests Starting

           July 26, 2017


Updated testing dates to Wednesday, July 26 through Thursday,

July 27, 2017 and updated WFOs participating in the test


The National Hurricane Center (NHC) along with six National

Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in Southern

Region will commence with internal software and hardware testing

of the new national TCV product collaboration process for the

Atlantic basin on Wednesday, July 26th and Thursday, July 27th,



Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and

terminate at 1900 GMT daily during scheduled test days.


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 2017. The new 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


Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)

Houston, TX (HGX)

Lake Charles, LA (LCH)

Austin-San Antonio, TX (EWX)

Fort Worth/Dallas, TX (FWD)

Shreveport, LA (SHV)


For more information, please contact:


  Jessica Schauer

  NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch

  Miami, FL 33165

  Telephone: 305-229-4476



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