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

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WHCA42 TJSJ 251749
CFWSJU

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
149 PM AST SAT FEB 25 2017

PRZ001-002-005-008-010-012-VIZ001-252200-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0017.000000T0000Z-170225T2200Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-
MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-CULEBRA-
ST.THOMAS...ST. JOHN.. AND ADJACENT ISLANDS-
149 PM AST SAT FEB 25 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM AST...

* LOCATION...NORTHWEST TO NORTHEAST FACING BEACHES OF PUERTO
  RICO AND NORTHERN FACING BEACHES OF CULEBRA AND THE NORTHERN
  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE THIS 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.

&&

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