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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR PUERTO RICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
432 PM AST THU APR 17 2014

SKIES BECAME VARIABLY CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY DURING THE AFTERNOON
HOURS AS A SURGE OF LOW TO MID LEVEL MOISTURE ACCOMPANYING A WEAK
EASTERLY PERTURBATION MOVED ACROSS THE AREA. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
SHOWERS PRODUCING PERIODS OF MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL
AFFECTED PARTS OF THE ISLANDS...ALONG WITH BRIEF SURFACE WIND GUSTS
UP TO 30 MPH IN SOME AREAS. THE DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATED HOURLY RAINFALL
AMOUNTS TO BE LESS THAN AN INCH...WITH NO SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS
SO FAR...AS THE SHOWER ACTIVITY CONTINUED TO MOVE QUICKLY WESTWARD.
WINDS WERE MAINLY FROM THE EAST AT 15 MPH OR SO WITH HIGHER GUSTS
ACCOMPANYING THE PASSING SHOWERS AND ALONG THE COASTAL AREAS.

AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL REMAIN IN PLACE OVER THE REGION THROUGH
FRIDAY WHILE AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL LINGER ACROSS THE LESSER
ANTILLES WHILE SLOWLY WEAKENING. STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL
CONTINUE NORTH OF THE AREA THROUGH AT LEAST SATURDAY...THEN SLOWLY
PULL FURTHER NORTHEAST OF THE AREA BY SUNDAY. THIS SCENARIO WILL
CREATE A FAIRLY TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS THE REGION UNTIL
SATURDAY AND THEREFORE MAINTAIN MODERATE TO STRONG EASTERLY TRADE
WINDS. AS A RESULT...SUFFICIENT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE TRANSPORT CAN
BE EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. EARLY MORNING PASSING SHOWERS
WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT MAINLY THE EAST COASTAL SECTIONS OF THE
ISLANDS...FOLLOWED PERIODS OF AFTERNOON CONVECTION ENHANCED BY
DIURNAL AND LOCAL EFFECTS EACH DAY.

ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS...EASTERLY WINDS UP TO 22 KNOTS AND SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET ARE EXPECTED ACROSS PARTS OF THE LOCAL WATERS OVERNIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY....MAINLY DUE TO THE INCREASING TRADE WINDS. SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORIES WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR MOST OF THE LOCAL WATERS.
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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