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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA  
1257 PM EDT FRI MAY 10 2019  
 
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 NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE (NWS) WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES (WFOS) IN THE NWS SOUTHERN  
REGION AND 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, MAY 13 AND CONTINUE DAILY THROUGH  
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019.  
 
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, MAY 17, 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.  
THE TEXT PRODUCTS AFFECTED BY COLLABORATION TESTING ARE THE  
NATIONAL TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING (TCV) PRODUCTS ISSUED  
UNDER THE FOLLOWING AWIPS PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS (PIL) AND WORLD  
METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION (WMO) IDENTIFIERS (ID):  
 
TCV PRODUCT AWIPS PIL WMO ID  
------------ --------- -------  
PRELIMINARY TCV PTCAT/1-5/ WTNT/81-85/ KNHC  
NATIONAL TCV TCVAT/1-5/ WTNT/81-85/ KNHC  
 
IN ADDITION, THE FOLLOWING NATIONAL DIGITAL FORECAST DATABASE  
(NDFD) ELEMENTS WILL BE CREATED FOR THIS TEST:  
- TROPICAL CYCLONE WIND PROBABILITIES (INCREMENTAL AND  
CUMULATIVE) FOR 34 KT, 50 KT, AND 64 KT  
- HAZARD GRID (INCLUDING TROPICAL STORM, HURRICANE, AND  
STORM SURGE HAZARDS)  
 
PERIODIC NHC AND WFO INTERNAL SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE TESTING WILL  
CONTINUE DURING THE REMAINDER OF 2019. 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:  
 
MATTHEW BELK  
METEOROLOGIST/TROPICAL PROGRAM LEADER  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE  
NORTON, MA 02766  
MATTHEW.BELK@NOAA.GOV  
 
508-622-3250 EXT. 299  
 
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HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/NOTIFICATION/  
 

 
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