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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA  
521 AM CDT SAT AUG 4 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 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)  
NORMAN, OK (OUN)  
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:  
 
ANDY PATRICK  
MANAGER IN CHARGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE  
LAKE CHARLES, LA 70607  
ANDY.PATRICK@NOAA.GOV  
 
337-477-5285  
 
NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT:  
 
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/NOTIFICATION/  
 

 
 
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