Update #2: CWD has ended as scheduled for Central Region.

CWD will still be in effect for Southern Region until 1200Z Wed Sep 25 due to Tropical Storm Warnings for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands / expected impacts from Tropical Storm Karen.

Update #1: ** CWD added for Southern Region **

START: 1500Z Sun Sep 22 2019
END: 1200Z Wed Sep 25 2019
TYPE: Regional
REASON: Tropical Storm Watch for Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands - possible impacts from TS Karen

Topic: Critical Weather Day has been declared.

Date/Time Issued: September 23, 2019 1207Z

Date/Time of Initial Impact: September 21, 2019 1200Z

Date/Time of Expected End: September 23, 2019 1200Z

Length of Outage: 48 hours

Type: Regional

Who: NCEP, NWSTG, NCF, Central Region

Reason: Potential for heavy rainfall/significant flooding.

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