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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
346 AM AST MON APR 24 2017

A DECAYING NORTHERLY SWELL WILL CREATE STRONG RIP CURRENTS ACROSS
THE ATLANTIC BEACHES OF PUERTO RICO AND CULEBRA THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

PRZ001-002-005-008-012-241800-
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SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-CULEBRA-
346 AM AST MON APR 24 2017

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

* SURF...BREAKING WAVES BETWEEN 8 AND 11 FEET.

* LOCATION...NORTHWEST TO NORTHEAST BEACHES OF PUERTO RICO.

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

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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MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-ST CROIX-
346 AM AST MON APR 24 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS CANCELLED THE HIGH
RIP CURRENT RISK. HOWEVER...A MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK WILL
PREVAIL THROUGH TONIGHT.

&&

$$

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ST.THOMAS...ST. JOHN...AND ADJACENT ISLANDS-
346 AM AST MON APR 24 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS CANCELLED THE
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK. HOWEVER...A MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK WILL
PREVAIL THROUGH TONIGHT.

&&

$$


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