Update #3: As of 0800Z, Critical Weather Day for the Pacific Region
has been canceled. The tsunami warning for American Samoa has been
CORRECTION: The earthquake that created the tsunami was a magnitude 4.0 earthquake.
Update #2: CWD updated to add Pacific Region due to a Tsunami Warning for American Samoa starting from 0630Z to 1430Z due to a magnitude 7.6 earthquake.
Update #1: Critical Weather Day has been extended to 00Z Tuesday January 18 for Eastern Region and expanded to include Southern Region due to a winter storm impacting the eastern half of the country this weekend. CWD will still end at 12Z Saturday January 15 for OPC.
Topic: Critical Weather Day has been declared.
Date/Time Issued: January 15, 2022 0809Z
Date/Time of Initial Impact: January 15, 2022 0000Z J/DAY 015
Date/Time of Expected End: January 15, 2022 1200Z J/DAY 015
Length of Outage: 12 hours
Who: NCEP, NCF, Eastern Region and OPC (Ocean Prediction Center)
Reason: Due to hurricane-force wind warnings for Ocean Prediction Center's offshore Atlantic Waters.
Users can get CWD status on the NCEP web page: https://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/status/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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