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NOUS44 KLIX 031455  
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW OLREAN LA  
1000 AM CDT 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 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, 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:  
 
FRANK REVITTE  
ACTING METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE  
SLIDELL, LA 70460  
FRANK.REVITTE@NOAA.GOV  
 
985-649-0357  
 
NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT:  
 
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/NOTIFICATION/  
 

 
 
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