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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1138 PM AST WED SEP 28 2016

DANGEROUS BREAKING WAVE HEIGHTS ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM
MATTHEW ARE EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE EXPOSE BEACHES ALONG THE
EAST AND SOUTH FACING BEACHES OF PUERTO RICO AND ST CROIX.

PRZ002-003-013-VIZ002-291145-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.SU.Y.0016.160929T0600Z-160930T0600Z/
/O.NEW.TJSJ.RP.S.0040.160929T0338Z-160930T1000Z/
NORTHEAST-SOUTHEAST-VIEQUES-ST CROIX-
1138 PM AST WED SEP 28 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM AST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM AST FRIDAY. A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IS
IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES BETWEEN 10 AND 15 FEET

* LOCATION...ALONG THE EAST AND SOUTHERN FACING BEACHES

* TIMING...EARLY THURSDAY THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WITHIN THE SURF ZONE

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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.

&&

$$

PRZ007-011-291145-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.SU.Y.0016.160929T1200Z-160930T0600Z/
/O.NEW.TJSJ.RP.S.0040.160929T1000Z-160930T1000Z/
PONCE AND VICINITY-SOUTHWEST-
1138 PM AST WED SEP 28 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM AST THURSDAY THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THURSDAY TO 2 AM AST
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THURSDAY TO 2 AM AST
FRIDAY. A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS HIGH
RIP CURRENT RISK IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM AST THURSDAY THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT.

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES BETWEEN 8 AND 12 FEET

* LOCATION...ALONG THE SOUTHERN FACING BEACHES

* TIMING...THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WITHIN THE SURF ZONE

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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.

&&

$$

PRZ001-005-008-012-VIZ001-291145-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.RP.S.0040.160929T0338Z-160930T1000Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-CULEBRA-
ST.THOMAS...ST. JOHN.. AND ADJACENT ISLANDS-
1138 PM AST WED SEP 28 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES BETWEEN 6 AND 9 FEET

* LOCATION...ALONG THE NORTH, SOUTH AND EAST FACING BEACHES

* TIMING...THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WITHIN THE SURF ZONE

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.

&&

$$

PRZ010-291145-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.RP.S.0040.160929T1000Z-160930T1000Z/
MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-
1138 PM AST WED SEP 28 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM AST THURSDAY THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM AST THURSDAY THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATION...ACROSS THE VICINITY OF RINCON

* TIMING...THROUGH THURSDAY

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS

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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