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Public Information Statement 17-21

National Weather Service Silver Spring MD

725 AM EDT Fri May 5 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: National Tropical Cyclone Watch Warning Product (TCV)

Product Collaboration Tests starting May 8, 2017

Starting Monday, May 8 and continuing daily through Thursday, May

11, 2017, the NWS National Hurricane Center (NHC), along with 27

Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in Southern Region, and 11 WFOs

in Eastern Region, will start internal software and hardware

testing of the new national TCV product collaboration process

for the Atlantic basin.


Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and end at

1800 GMT daily during scheduled test days. In the event of

inclement weather, the week of May 22, 2017 has been reserved to

serve as backup dates for any portion of the test that was



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 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


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)

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:

Jessica Schauer

NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch

Miami, FL 33165

Telephone: 305-229-4476



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