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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
458 AM AST Sat Jan 20 2018

AMZ710>745-PRZ001>013-210900-
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-Southeast-Eastern Interior-
North Central-Central Interior-Ponce and Vicinity-Nortwest-
Western Interior-Mayaguez and Vicinity-Southwest-Culebra-Vieques-
The nearshore and off shore Atlantic and Caribbean Coastal Waters-
458 AM AST Sat Jan 20 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Puerto Rico and the adjacent
Atlantic Coastal Waters.

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Wind...Sustained winds between 15 and 20 knots and gusts up to 25
knots are expected mainly across the surrounding waters of the
islands.

.Waves...Choppy seas up to 7 feet are expected mainly across the
Atlantic waters and portions of the Anegada and Mona Passages.

.Rip Currents...There is a high risk of rip currents across the
northern beaches of Puerto Rico, Culebra and Vieques.

.Days Two through Seven...Sunday through Friday

A long period swell from the northwest will continue to create
hazardous seas across the coastal waters through at least mid week.
This swell will create high rip currents risk and choppy seas for the
Atlantic beaches and most of the north facing beaches of Puerto Rico.

.Spotter information statement...
Widespread spotter activation is not anticipated, however individual
spotter are encouraged to report Rip Currents to the National Weather
Service in San Juan.

$$



Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Juan PR
1035 AM AST Sat Jan 20 2018

Increasing trade winds and a long period northwest to north swell
is expected to create dangerous rip currents along the north facing
beaches of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

PRZ001-002-005-008-010-012-VIZ001-202245-
/O.EXT.TJSJ.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-180121T2200Z/
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-North Central-Northwest-
Mayaguez and Vicinity-Culebra-
St.Thomas...St. John...and Adjacent Islands-
1035 AM AST Sat Jan 20 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...along the northwest to north facing beaches of Puerto
  Rico and Saint Thomas.

* TIMING...until at least Sunday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Strong currents that can carry away even the best of
  swimmers.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.

&&

$$



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