Update #1: Critical Weather Day is now Enhanced Caution with additional details provided in the Reason. 

Topic: Critical Weather Day Declared

Date/Time Issued: January 30, 2023 1555Z 

Date/Time of Initial Impact: January 30, 2023 1400Z    J/DAY 030
Date/Time of Expected End: February 02, 2023 1200Z    J/DAY 033

Length of Event: 70 Hours 

Who: NCEP, NCF, and NWS Southern Region
Enhanced caution has been declared from 14Z Mon Jan 30 to 12Z Thu Feb 02 in support of winter storm ops across the Southern Plains into the Mid-South. Pause all operational changes. Request Regional or Center management approval prior to moving forward with any operational change. Managers should consider the critical resources outlined in the NWS IT Playbooks prior to authorizing any operational system, data, or application changes.

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 

Web Site(s) for applicable informationhttps://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/status/cwd/  

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