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Public Information Statement (PNS)

Issued by Boston / Norton, MA (BOX)

NOUS41 KBOX 241307

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
907 AM EDT Thu May 24 2018

To: Subscribers:
           -NOAA Weather Wire Service
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
           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 26 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 today, 
Thursday, May 24, 2018. NHC will also request test runs of the 
Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) and Hurricanes in a
Multi-scale Ocean-coupled Non-hydrostatic (HMON) models. 

Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and terminate
at 1900 GMT. In the event of inclement weather, Friday, May 25, 
2018 has been reserved to serve as a 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)
Norman, OK (OUN)
San Juan, PR (SJU)
Shreveport, LA (SHV)
Tallahassee, FL (TAE)
Tampa Bay Area, FL (TBW)
Tulsa, OK (TSA)

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:
 Joe DelliCarpini
 Acting Meteorologist-in-Charge
 National Weather Service Boston/Norton, MA

 Glenn Field
 Warning Coordination Meteorologist
 National Weather Service Boston/Norton, MA 

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