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

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WHCA42 TJSJ 301942
CFWSJU

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
342 PM AST THU MAR 30 2017

A NORTHEAST SWELL ENTERING THE AREA WILL CAUSE HIGHER SEAS ON
EXPOSED COASTS THAT WILL GENERATE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

PRZ010-012-VIZ001-310345-
/O.EXB.TJSJ.RP.S.0026.170330T2200Z-170331T2200Z/
MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-CULEBRA-
ST.THOMAS...ST. JOHN...AND ADJACENT ISLANDS-
342 PM AST THU MAR 30 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

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

* LOCATION...NORTHWEST ATLANTIC SHORELINE OF PUERTO RICO NEAR
  RINCON. THE NORTHERN SHORES OF CULEBRA, SAINT THOMAS AND SAINT
  JOHN.

* TIMING...THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY 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.

&&

$$

PRZ001-002-005-008-310345-
/O.EXT.TJSJ.RP.S.0026.000000T0000Z-170331T2200Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-
342 PM AST THU MAR 30 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK EXTENDED THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...NORTHWEST THROUGH NORTHEAST ATLANTIC SHORELINE OF
  PUERTO RICO.

* TIMING...THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY 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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