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Rip Current Statement

National Weather Service San Juan PR
424 PM AST Mon Feb 19 2018

San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-Southeast-North Central-
Ponce and Vicinity-Northwest-Southwest-Culebra-Vieques-St Croix-
424 PM AST Mon Feb 19 2018


* LOCATION...For the north, east and southeast facing beaches of
  Puerto Rico,Ponce and Vicinity as well as southwest Puerto
  Rico. Vieques, Culebra and Saint Croix.

* TIMING...through at least Wednesday morning.

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


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.



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook...CORRECTED
National Weather Service San Juan PR
527 AM AST Mon Feb 19 2018

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-
527 AM AST Mon Feb 19 2018

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

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Wind...Sustained winds of 25 MPH or higher expected across the
coastal waters, local passages and across Puerto Rico. As a result
a Wind Advisory is in effect from 8 AM this morning to 6 PM this

.Waves...Choppy/Rough seas up to 8 feet occasionally up to 10 feet
expected across most local waters and passages.

.Rip Currents...There is a high risk of rip currents for Vieques,
Culebra, Mona Island and for most of the beaches of Puerto Rico except
the west and southwest beaches.

.Fire...Elevated Fire Danger expected across the south coastal plains
of Puerto Rico today. As a result a Red Flag Warning is in effect
from 8 AM this morning through 6 PM this evening for that area.

.Days Two through Seven...Tuesday through Sunday

Breezy and Hazardous marine conditions expected to continue across
the regional waters until at least mid week. A moderate to high rip
current risk is expected to continue also until mid week for most
beaches of Puerto Rico.

.Spotter information statement...

Widespread spotter activation is not anticipated, however individual
spotter are encouraged to report any areas of high winds and dangerous
rip currents to the National Weather Service in San Juan.


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