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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR PUERTO RICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
426 PM AST FRI APR 18 2014

MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES BECAME VARIABLY CLOUDY DURING THE AFTERNOON
AS OVERALL CLOUDINESS AND SHOWERS ACROSS THE ISLANDS DIMINISHED.
THE EXCEPTION WAS IN THE WEST AND CENTRAL INTERIOR SECTIONS OF THE
ISLANDS WHERE SHOWERS BEGAN TO REDEVELOP DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON
AND WAS PRODUCING PERIODS OF MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS.
THE SHOWER ACTIVITY WAS HOWEVER SHORT LIVED AND FAST MOVING LEAVING
NO SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS. WINDS OVER LAND WERE MAINLY
FROM THE EAST AT 15 TO 20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS UP TO AS MUCH AS
30 MPH IN SOME AREAS.

AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO INFLUENCE THE LOCAL WEATHER
PATTERN THROUGH THE WEEKEND...BUT IS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY WEAKEN
BY LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. THE STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE NORTH
OF THE REGION WILL ALSO ENHANCE THE EASTERLY TRADE WINDS WHICH
WILL CONTINUE TO TRANSPORT PATCHES OF LOW LEVEL CLOUDINESS AND
QUICK SURGES OF EMBEDDED SHOWERS ACROSS THE ISLANDS AND SURROUNDING
WATERS FROM TIME TO TIME. AS A RESULT OF THE LOCAL WEATHER PATTERN...
BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL FOR MOST OF THE WEEKEND. AN EVEN
WETTER AND MORE UNSTABLE WEATHER SCENARIO IS EXPECTED DURING THE
EARLY NEXT WEEK AS UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WEAKENS AND THE EASTERLY
TRADE WINDS DIMINISH. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR EVEN MORE EARLY MORNING
PASSING SHOWERS...FOLLOWED BY LOCAL TERRAIN AND DIURNALLY INDUCED
AFTERNOON CONVECTION.

ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS...EASTERLY WINDS UP TO 22 KNOTS AND SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET ARE EXPECTED ACROSS PARTS OF THE LOCAL WATERS THROUGH
SATURDAY....MAINLY DUE TO THE INCREASING TRADE WINDS. SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES CONTINUE IN EFFECT FOR ALL THE WATERS EXCEPT THE COASTAL
WATERS OF WESTERN PUERTO RICO. PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST COASTAL
WATERS FORECAST.

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THIS PRODUCT IS ISSUED AROUND 5 AM AND 5 PM EACH DAY AND WEATHER
CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE BETWEEN ISSUANCES. PLEASE VERIFY THE STATUS
OF ANY WATCHES...WARNINGS OR ADVISORIES MENTIONED IN THIS PRODUCT.







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