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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
405 AM AST SUN FEB 19 2017

...A MODERATE NORTHERLY SWELL MOVING ACROSS THE LOCAL ATLANTIC
WATERS HAVE INCREASED THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS...

PRZ001-002-005-008-191615-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.RP.S.0014.170219T1000Z-170220T1000Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-
405 AM AST SUN FEB 19 2017

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

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

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

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...STRONG CURRENTS THAT CAN CARRY AWAY EVEN THE BEST
  SWIMMERS.

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.

&&

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