NOUS41 KWBC 181340



Public Information Statement 18-12

National Weather Service Silver Spring MD

940 AM EDT Fri May 18 2018


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 May 21-24, 2018


The National Hurricane Center (NHC), along with 26 National

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

Southern Region and 15 WFOs in Eastern Region will begin

internal software and hardware testing of the national TCV

product collaboration process for the Atlantic basin on Monday,

May 21 and continue daily through Thursday, May 24, 2018. 

During this period, NHC will also request test runs of the

Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) and Hurricanes in

a Multi-scale Ocean-coupled Non-hydrostatic (HMON) models. 


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 25, 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.


Periodic NHC and WFO internal software and hardware testing will

continue during the remainder of 2018. 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 taking part 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)

Mobile, AL (MOB)

Morristown, TN (MRX)

Nashville, TN (OHX)

New Orleans, LA (LIX)

Norman, OK (OUN)

San Juan, PR (SJU)

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)

Columbia, SC (CAE)

Greenville-Spartanburg, SC (GSP)

Raleigh-Durham, NC (RAH)

Blacksburg/Roanoke, VA (RNK)

For more information, please contact:


  Jessica Schauer

  NWS Tropical Services Program Leader   

  Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch

  Miami, FL



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