Correction: Start time for Alaska and Western Regions is 1/15 1430Z end time is 1/16 0200Z.
Update #5: CWD updated to add Alaska and Western Regions due to a Tsunami Advisory that may have unknown impacts due to the previous underwater Volcanic Eruption near Tonga from 1430Z to 0200Z.
Update #4: Critical Weather Day ended at 12Z 1/15 for OPC. Critical Weather Day remains in effect until 00Z Tues Jan 18 for Eastern Region and expanded to include Southern Region due to a winter storm impacting the eastern half of the country this weekend.
Update #3: As of 0800Z, Critical Weather Day for the Pacific Region has been canceled. The tsunami warning for American Samoa has been discontinued.
CORRECTION: The earthquake that created the tsunami was a magnitude 4.0 earthquake.
: 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.
Critical Weather Day has been declared. Date/Time Issued:
January 16, 2022 0214Z 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:
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