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

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WHCA42 TJSJ 251724
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
124 PM AST TUE AUG 25 2015

...RIP CURRENTS CONTINUE ON THE SOUTH COAST FROM PONCE WEST...

.WINDS AND SEAS ON THE SOUTH COAST OF PUERTO RICO FROM PONCE WEST
ARE FAVORABLE FOR RIP CURRENTS DUE TO THE ACTIVE REMNANTS OF
FORMER TROPICAL STORM DANNY.

PRZ002-003-013-VIZ001-002-251830-
/O.CAN.TJSJ.RP.S.0007.000000T0000Z-150826T0000Z/
NORTHEAST-SOUTHEAST-VIEQUES-ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN/ADJACENT ISLANDS-
ST CROIX-
124 PM AST TUE AUG 25 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS CANCELLED THE HIGH
RIP CURRENT RISK.

SEAS HAVE ABATED. RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS GENERALLY MODERATE.

$$

PRZ007-011-260000-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0007.000000T0000Z-150826T0000Z/
PONCE AND VICINITY-SOUTHWEST-
124 PM AST TUE AUG 25 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM AST THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...THE SOUTH FACING BEACHES OF PUERTO RICO...FROM PONCE
  WEST.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...ROUGH SEAS AND FREQUENT GUSTY WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH
  REMNANTS OF DANNY WILL LEAD TO NUMEROUS RIP CURRENTS.
  DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED MOST OF THE DAY.

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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