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

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WHCA42 TJSJ 171646
CFWSJU

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1246 PM AST TUE JAN 17 2017

PRZ001-002-005-008-010-VIZ002-180200-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0003.000000T0000Z-170118T1000Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-
MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-ST CROIX-
1246 PM AST TUE JAN 17 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* BREAKING WAVES...BETWEEN 5 TO 7 FEET AND DECREASING.

* LOCATION...NORTHWEST THROUGH NORTHEAST FACING BEACHES OF
  PUERTO RICO AND SAINT CROIX.

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...STRONG CURRENTS THAT CAN CARRY EVEN THE STRONGEST
  SWIMMERS OUT TO SEA.

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.

&&

$$

PRZ012-180200-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0004.000000T0000Z-170118T1000Z/
CULEBRA-
1246 PM AST TUE JAN 17 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* BREAKING WAVES...5 TO 7 FEET.

* LOCATION...NORTH FACING BEACHES OF CULEBRA AND CULEBRITA BEACH.

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...STRONG CURRENTS THAT CAN CARRY EVEN THE STRONGEST
  SWIMMERS OUT TO SEA. HIGH SURF CAN KNOCK SPECTATORS OFF OF
  EXPOSED ROCKS AND JETTIES.

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.

&&

$$


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