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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
730 PM AST THU DEC 1 2016

PRZ012-020030-
/O.CAN.TJSJ.RP.S.0050.000000T0000Z-161202T0000Z/
CULEBRA-
730 PM AST THU DEC 1 2016

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS CANCELLED THE HIGH
RIP CURRENT RISK...SURF CONDITIONS IMPROVING ACROSS THIS AREA.

$$

PRZ001-002-005-008-021000-
/O.EXT.TJSJ.RP.S.0050.000000T0000Z-161202T1000Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-
730 PM AST THU DEC 1 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM AST FRIDAY...

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

* TIMING...THROUGH 6 AM AST FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...STRONG CURRENTS THAT CAN CARRY EVEN THE STRONGEST
  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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