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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
436 AM AST SAT MAR 25 2017

NORTHERLY SWELL WILL CREATE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH
THE WEEKEND ACROSS THE NORTH FACING BEACHES OF PUERTO RICO,
CULEBRA AND ST. THOMAS.

PRZ001-002-005-008-010-252000-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.SU.Y.0009.170325T1000Z-170326T1000Z/
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0025.170325T1000Z-170326T2200Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-
MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-
436 AM AST SAT MAR 25 2017

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM AST SUNDAY.

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES UP TO 10 FEET ALONG THE NORTH
  FACING BEACHES OF PUERTO RICO.

* LOCATION...THE NORTHWEST THROUGH NORTHEAST COAST OF PUERTO RICO.

* TIMING...HIGH SURF THROUGH 6 AM SUNDAY. HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK THROUGH
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES WILL CREATE DANGEROUS SURF
  CONDITIONS AND 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.

&&

$$

PRZ012-VIZ001-252000-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0025.170325T1000Z-170326T2200Z/
CULEBRA-ST.THOMAS...ST. JOHN...AND ADJACENT ISLANDS-
436 AM AST SAT MAR 25 2017

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

* LOCATION...THE NORTHWEST THROUGH NORTHEAST COAST OF CULEBRA.
  THE NORTHWEST COAST OF SAINT THOMAS.

* 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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