Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
918 PM AST THU FEB 11 2016

SWELL FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE LARGE BREAKING
WAVES THROUGH SATURDAY ON MANY NORTH FACING COASTS.

PRZ001-002-005-008-012-120930-
/O.EXT.TJSJ.RP.S.0011.000000T0000Z-160213T0900Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-CULEBRA-
918 PM AST THU FEB 11 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT...

* LOCATION...NORTH FACING BEACHES OF PUERTO RICO...CULEBRA AND
  THE NORTHERN U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES WILL CREATE STRONG RIP CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

$$

VIZ001-120900-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0011.000000T0000Z-160212T0900Z/
ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN/ADJACENT ISLANDS-
918 PM AST THU FEB 11 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM AST
FRIDAY...

* LOCATION...NORTH FACING BEACHES OF THE NORTHERN U.S. VIRGIN
  ISLANDS.

* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES WILL CREATE STRONG RIP CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

$$



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