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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
420 AM AST TUE FEB 9 2016

A LARGE LONG PERIOD NORTHWEST SWELL WILL ARRIVE ACROSS THE
ATLANTIC WATERS AND LOCAL PASSAGES THIS MORNING AND CONTINUE TO
INCREASE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. THIS WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS SEAS
WITH DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS AND A HIGH RISK OF RIP-
CURRENTS...MAINLY ALONG THE NORTHERN BEACHES OF THE LOCAL ISLANDS
OF PUERTO RICO...CULEBRA AND THE NORTHERN U.S.VIRGIN ISLANDS.

PRZ001-002-005-008-092300-
/O.CON.TJSJ.SU.Y.0008.160209T1800Z-160210T0900Z/
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0011.160209T0900Z-160210T0900Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-
420 AM AST TUE FEB 9 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 5 AM AST
WEDNESDAY... ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM
THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM AST WEDNESDAY...

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES OF 10 TO 13 FEET.

* LOCATION...ALONG THE NORTH FACING BEACHES OF PUERTO RICO.

* TIMING...THROUGH AT LEAST EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

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

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.

&&

$$

PRZ010-012-VIZ001-092300-
/O.CON.TJSJ.SU.Y.0008.160209T1800Z-160210T0900Z/
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0011.160209T1800Z-160210T0900Z/
MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-CULEBRA-
ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN/ADJACENT ISLANDS-
420 AM AST TUE FEB 9 2016

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
5 AM AST WEDNESDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM AST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH 5 AM AST WEDNESDAY...

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES OF 8 TO 10 FEET.

* LOCATION...ALONG BEACHES OF WESTERN PUERTO RICO AND ATLANTIC
  COASTLINE OF CULEBRA AND NORTHERN U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.

* TIMING...THROUGH AT LEAST EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

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

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.

&&

$$

PRZ011-013-VIZ002-092300-
/O.EXA.TJSJ.RP.S.0011.160209T1800Z-160210T0900Z/
SOUTHWEST-VIEQUES-ST CROIX-
420 AM AST TUE FEB 9 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM AST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH 5 AM AST WEDNESDAY....

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES OF 6 TO 8 FEET.

* LOCATION...ALONG BEACHES OF SOUTHWEST PUERTO RICO...VIEQUES AND
  SAINT CROIX.

* TIMING...THROUGH AT LEAST EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

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

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.

&&

$$


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