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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1019 AM AST MON DEC 5 2016

MODERATE LONG PERIOD NORTHERLY SWELL WILL CREATE DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS ALONG THE ATLANTIC COASTLINE OF PUERTO RICO...CULEBRA AND
ST. THOMAS ON TUESDAY.

PRZ001-002-005-008-012-VIZ001-060200-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.RP.S.0051.161206T0600Z-161207T1000Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-CULEBRA-
ST.THOMAS...ST. JOHN.. AND ADJACENT ISLANDS-
1019 AM AST MON DEC 5 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATION...THE ATLANTIC COASTLINE OF PUERTO RICO...CULEBRA AND
  ST. THOMAS.

* TIMING...OVERNIGHT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...BREAKING WAVES BETWEEN 5 TO 7 FEET THAT WILL CREATE
  STRONG CURRENTS THAT CAN CARRY EVEN THE STRONGEST 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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