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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:15 AM EDT on May 23, 2018

Expires 7:00 PM EDT on May 23, 2018


... Tropical testing today...

To: subscribers:
           -NOAA weather wire service
           -emergency managers weather information network
           -noaaport
           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

the National Hurricane Center (nhc), along with 24 National Weather
Service (nws) weather forecast offices (wfos) in southern region and
15 wfos in eastern region, will commence with 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.

Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 gmt (10 am edt)
and terminate at 1900 gmt (3 PM edt) daily during scheduled test
days. In the event of inclement weather, 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 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)
Mobile, al (mob)
Morristown, TN (mrx)
Nashville, TN (ohx)
New Orleans, la (lix)
San Juan, PR (sju)
Shreveport, la (shv)
Tallahassee, FL (tae)
Tampa Bay area, FL (tbw)


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:

Michael emlaw
meteorologist in charge
National Weather Service office
Charleston SC 29406
Michael.Emlaw@noaa.Gov

843-747-5860

National service change notices are online at:

http://www.Weather.Gov/os/notif.Htm


815 am EDT Wed may 23 2018

... Tropical testing today...

To: subscribers:
           -NOAA weather wire service
           -emergency managers weather information network
           -noaaport
           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

the National Hurricane Center (nhc), along with 24 National Weather
Service (nws) weather forecast offices (wfos) in southern region and
15 wfos in eastern region, will commence with 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.

Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 gmt (10 am edt)
and terminate at 1900 gmt (3 PM edt) daily during scheduled test
days. In the event of inclement weather, 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 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)
Mobile, al (mob)
Morristown, TN (mrx)
Nashville, TN (ohx)
New Orleans, la (lix)
San Juan, PR (sju)
Shreveport, la (shv)
Tallahassee, FL (tae)
Tampa Bay area, FL (tbw)


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:

Michael emlaw
meteorologist in charge
National Weather Service office
Charleston SC 29406
Michael.Emlaw@noaa.Gov

843-747-5860

National service change notices are online at:

http://www.Weather.Gov/os/notif.Htm



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