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

Update #1: CWD will be expanded/extended for Space Weather concerns from 3/31/2022 1200z to 04/02/2022 0000Z with a G3 level geomagnetic storm and potential for higher (G4/G5) forecasted later this week.

Topic: Critical Weather Day has been declared.
Date/Time Issued: March 30, 2022 1210Z
Date/Time of Initial Impact:  March 29, 2022 1200Z  J/DAY 088
Date/Time of Expected End:  March 31, 2022 1200Z J/DAY 090
Length of Outage: 48 hours
Who: NCEP, NCF, Central and Southern Region
Reason: Central and Southern Region from 29/12Z-30/12Z for extremely critical fire weather conditions in the central/southern Plains today. Southern Region will continue until 31/12Z for significant severe thunderstorm threats with tornadoes and wind in the Southeast.

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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