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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1054 PM AST THU SEP 29 2016

...HAZARDOUS MARINE AND SURF ZONE CONDITIONS CONTINUE
OVERNIGHT...

PRZ003-007-011-300800-
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SOUTHEAST-PONCE AND VICINITY-SOUTHWEST-
1054 PM AST THU SEP 29 2016

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM AST FRIDAY...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM AST FRIDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

* COASTAL FLOODING...SOUTHEAST SWELLS AND ROUGH AND VERY DANGEROUS
  MARINE CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE MATTHEW...MAY STILL
  PRODUCE COASTAL FLOODING ALONG THE SOUTHERN FACING BEACHES IN
  PUERTO RICO OVERNIGHT. BEACH EROSION ALSO POSSIBLE.

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES BETWEEN 10 AND 15 FEET BUT SUBSIDING.

* LOCATION...ALONG THE SOUTHERN FACING BEACHES

* TIMING...THROUGH FRIDAY

* IMPACTS...COASTAL FLOODING AND BEACH EROSION POSSIBLE.

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.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

$$

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/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0040.000000T0000Z-160930T2200Z/
NORTHEAST-VIEQUES-ST CROIX-
1054 PM AST THU SEP 29 2016

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM AST FRIDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES BETWEEN 10 AND 13 FEET BUT SUBSIDING.

* LOCATION...ALONG THE EAST AND SOUTHERN FACING BEACHES

* TIMING...THROUGH FRIDAY

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WITHIN THE SURF ZONE

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.

&&

$$

PRZ001-005-010-VIZ001-300800-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0040.000000T0000Z-160930T1000Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTH CENTRAL-MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-
ST.THOMAS...ST. JOHN.. AND ADJACENT ISLANDS-
1054 PM AST THU SEP 29 2016

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

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES BETWEEN 6 AND 9 FEET BUT SUBSIDING.

* LOCATION...ALONG THE NORTH AND EAST FACING BEACHES

* TIMING...THROUGH FRIDAY

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WITHIN THE SURF ZONE

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.

&&

$$

PRZ008-012-300800-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0040.000000T0000Z-160930T2200Z/
NORTHWEST-CULEBRA-
1054 PM AST THU SEP 29 2016

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

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES BETWEEN 6 AND 9 FEET AND
  SUBSIDING

* LOCATION...ALONG THE NORTH FACING BEACHES

* TIMING...THROUGH FRIDAY

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WITHIN THE SURF ZONE

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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