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NOUS42 KCHS 231216  
PNSCHS  
GAZ087-088-099>101-114>119-137>141-SCZ040-042>045-047>052-232300-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC  
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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