Update #4: Critical Weather Day has been extended and expanded.

Eastern Region has been added to the CWD due to a NSSE in Charlotte, NC. Details listed below...

NWS Eastern Region
-STARTING: 00Z Mon Aug 24 2020
-ENDING: 06Z Fri Aug 28 2020
-REASON: National Special Security Event in Charlotte, NC.

NWS Southern Region
-ENDING: 12Z Thu Aug 27 2020
-REASON: Impacts from Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura to the Gulf Coast. 
Correction: Critical Weather Day for Southern Region is scheduled to end at 1200Z Thu Aug 27.

Update #3: Critical Weather Day has been extended...starting Saturday, August 22, 2020 @2200Z until Wednesday September 02, 2020 @ 0000Z. The reason is Tropical storm warnings remain posted for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tropical Storm and Hurricane watches are posted for the Central Gulf Coast and the FL Keys due to threats from Tropical Storms Marco and Laura.

Update #2: EXTENSION: Critical Weather Day has been extended until Sun August 23, 2020 0000Z, now monitoring Tropical storm watches posted for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from NCEP, NCF, and Southern Region. per SDM.

Update #1: Critical Weather Day earlier scheduled has commenced.

Correction: Date/Time of Initial Impact:  Mon Aug 17 2020 0000Z J/DAY 230

Topic:  Critical Weather Day has been declared.

Date/Time Issued:  August 25, 2020 0030Z

Date/Time of Initial Impact:  Sun Aug 17 2020 0000Z J/DAY 230

Date/Time of Expected End:   Fri Aug 21 2020  1200Z  J/DAY 234 (Wednesday September 02, 2020 0000Z J/day 246)


Length of Outage: 144 hours   ( Approximately 242 hours)

Who: NCEP, NWSTG, NCF, and Central Region  (NCEP, NCF, and Southern Region)

Reason:  National Special Security Event (NSSE) in Milwaukee, WI. 

Users can get CWD status on the NCEP Web page: http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/cwd/ 

Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov at 301-817-3880 or Senior Duty Meteorologist at Sdm@noaa.gov at 301-683-1500 

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