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

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WHCA42 TJSJ 252232
CFWSJU

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
632 PM AST SAT MAR 25 2017

PRZ001-002-005-008-010-012-VIZ001-261000-
/O.COR.TJSJ.SU.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-170326T1000Z/
/O.COR.TJSJ.RP.S.0025.000000T0000Z-170326T2200Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-
MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-CULEBRA-
ST.THOMAS...ST. JOHN...AND ADJACENT ISLANDS-
632 PM AST SAT MAR 25 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM AST SUNDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES UP TO 15 FEET ALONG THE NORTH
  AND NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES OF PUERTO RICO.

* LOCATION...THE NORTHWEST THROUGH NORTHEAST COAST OF PUERTO RICO.
  NORTH COAST OF CULEBRA AND THE NORTH COASTS OF SAINT THOMAS AND
  SAINT JOHN.

* TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR RIP CURRENTS AND THROUGH 6
  AM AST SUNDAY MORNING FOR HIGH SURF.

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES WILL CREATE DANGEROUS SURF
  CONDITIONS THAT CAN SWEEP PEOPLE AND PETS INTO THE OCEAN OR
  AGAINST ROCKS AND JETTIES. STRONG CURRENTS THAT CAN CARRY EVEN
  THE BEST SWIMMERS OUT TO SEA.

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.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

&&

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PRZ013-261000-
/O.COR.TJSJ.RP.S.0025.000000T0000Z-170326T1000Z/
VIEQUES-
632 PM AST SAT MAR 25 2017

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

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES OF 4 TO 6 FEET.

* LOCATION...THE NORTHERN COASTS OF VIEQUES.

* TIMING...THROUGH 6 AM AST SUNDAY MORNING.

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

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.

&&

$$

PRZ011-261000-
/O.COR.TJSJ.RP.S.0025.000000T0000Z-170326T2200Z/
SOUTHWEST-
632 PM AST SAT MAR 25 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES OF 7 TO 9 FEET.

* LOCATION...THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST COASTS OF PUERTO RICO.

* TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

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

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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