Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1155 PM AST TUE SEP 19 2017

...EYE OF POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE MARIA
NEARING ST. CROIX...

...CORE EXPECTED TO REACH SOUTHEASTERN PUERTO RICO WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

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ATLANTIC WATERS OF PUERTO RICO AND USVI FROM 10 NM TO 19.5N-
COASTAL WATERS OF NORTHERN PUERTO RICO OUT 10 NM-
COASTAL WATERS OF NORTHERN USVI AND CULEBRA OUT 10 NM-
ANEGADA PASSAGE SOUTHWARD TO 17N-
COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN USVI VIEQUES AND EASTERN PUERTO RICO
OUT 10 NM-CARIBBEAN WATERS OF PUERTO RICO FROM 10 NM TO 17N-
COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN PUERTO RICO OUT 10 NM-
MONA PASSAGE SOUTHWARD TO 17N-
COASTAL WATERS OF NORTHWESTERN PUERTO RICO OUT 10 NM-
COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHWESTERN PUERTO RICO OUT 10 NM-
1155 PM AST TUE SEP 19 2017

...HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* WINDS...MAJOR HURRICANE FORCE WINDS NOW THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

* WAVES/SEAS...SEAS OVER 20 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 40
  FEET NOW THROUGH THURSDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS SUSTAINED WINDS OF 64 KTS OR HIGHER
ASSOCIATED WITH A HURRICANE ARE EXPECTED WITHIN 36 HOURS. A
HURRICANE WARNING CAN REMAIN IN EFFECT WHEN DANGEROUSLY HIGH
WATER OR A COMBINATION OF DANGEROUSLY HIGH WATER AND
EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH WAVES CONTINUE...EVEN THOUGH WINDS MAY BE LESS
THAN HURRICANE FORCE.

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