Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
651 AM AST WED AUG 24 2016

...THE RISK OF FLASH FLOODING WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE U.S.
VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO AS THE STRONG TROPICAL WAVE MOVES
OVER THE LOCAL REGION TODAY...

PRZ001>013-VIZ001-002-241900-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-SOUTHEAST-EASTERN INTERIOR-
NORTH CENTRAL-CENTRAL INTERIOR-PONCE AND VICINITY-NORTHWEST-
WESTERN INTERIOR-MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-SOUTHWEST-CULEBRA-VIEQUES-
ST.THOMAS...ST. JOHN.. AND ADJACENT ISLANDS-ST CROIX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SAN JUAN...CAROLINA...FAJARDO...
HUMACAO...RIO GRANDE...GUAYAMA...ARROYO...YABUCOA...SALINAS...
COCO...CAGUAS...ARECIBO...VEGA BAJA...MANATI...DORADO...COAMO...
COROZAL...AIBONITO...VILLALBA...JAYUYA...PONCE...AGUADILLA...
ISABELA...HATILLO...QUEBRADILLAS...SAN SEBASTIAN...UTUADO...
SABANA GRANDE...LARES...ADJUNTAS...MAYAGUEZ...HORMIGUEROS...
MOCA...AGUADA...LUYANDO...CABO ROJO...GUANICA...LAJAS...CULEBRA...
ESPERANZA...ANNA`S RETREAT...CHARLOTTE AMALIE...
CHARLOTTE AMALIE EAST...CHARLOTTE AMALIE WEST...CRUZ BAY...
CHRISTIANSTED...FREDERIKSTED...FREDERIKSTED SOUTHEAST...
GROVE PLACE
651 AM AST WED AUG 24 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* ALL OF PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.

* THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

* A STRONG TROPICAL WAVE IS FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS THE REGION TODAY
  FROM ITS POSITION OVER THE LEEWARD ISLANDS THIS
  MORNING...INCREASING SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ACROSS THE
  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO. ALL INTERESTS SHOULD
  MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THE EVOLUTION OF THIS WEATHER SCENARIO.

* THE POTENTIAL OF FLOODING RAINS IS HIGH FOR PUERTO RICO AND
  THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. RAINFALL TOTALS BETWEEN 2 AND 4
  INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS
  STRONG TROPICAL WAVE. LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING...LANDSLIDES
  AND ROCKFALL IN AREAS OF STEEP TERRAIN ARE LIKELY IN AREAS OF
  HEAVY RAINFALL. AT THIS TIME...THE AREAS MORE PRONE TO FLASH
  FLOODING ARE THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND THE EASTERN HALF OF
  PUERTO RICO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

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