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NOUS42 KTAE 032114  
PNSTAE  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
514 PM EDT FRI AUGUST 3 2018  
 
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), THE OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER  
(OPC), THE WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER (WPC), AND 21 NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE (NWS) WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES (WFOS) IN THE NWS SOUTHERN  
REGION AND 15 WFOS IN THE NWS EASTERN REGION, WILL COMMENCE WITH  
INTERNAL SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE TESTING OF THE NATIONAL TROPICAL  
CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING (TCV) PRODUCT COLLABORATION PROCESS FOR THE  
ATLANTIC BASIN ON MONDAY, AUGUST 6 AND CONTINUE DAILY THROUGH  
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018.  
 
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, AUGUST 10, 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)  
JACKSON, MS (JAN)  
JACKSONVILLE, FL (JAX)  
KEY WEST, FL (KEY)  
LAKE CHARLES, LA (LCH)  
LITTLE ROCK, AR (LZK)  
MELBOURNE, FL (MLB)  
MIAMI, FL (MFL)  
MOBILE, AL (MOB)  
MORRISTOWN, TN (MRX)  
NEW ORLEANS, LA (LIX)  
SAN JUAN, PR (SJU)  
SHREVEPORT, LA (SHV)  
TALLAHASSEE, FL (TAE)  
TAMPA BAY AREA, FL (TBW)  
 
NWS EASTERN REGION  
 
ALBANY, NY (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:  
 
MARK WOOL  
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE  
TALLAHASSEE, FL 32312  
MARK.WOOL@NOAA.GOV  
850-942-8833 EXT 223  
 
NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT:  
 
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/NOTIFICATION/  
 

 
 
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