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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
1006 AM AST Thu Jan 18 2018

AMZ710>745-PRZ001>013-191000-
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-
1006 AM AST Thu Jan 18 2018

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

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Flooding...Moderate to locally heavy rainfall is possible across the
interior and western portions of the island this afternoon. This will
result in at least ponding of water in roads and in poor drainage
areas.

.Waves...Choppy seas up to 6 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 from the
northwest coast to the San Juan area beaches.

.Days Two through Seven...Friday through Wednesday

A long period swell from the northwest will create hazardous seas
across the regional waters through the weekend. This swell will create
large breaking waves along the Atlantic beaches of the islands along
with a high risk of rip currents. Choppy seas will continue through
early next week across the regional waters.

.Spotter information statement...

Widespread spotter activation is not anticipated, however individual
spotter are encouraged to report flooding, waterspout and rip
currents to the National Weather Service in San Juan.

$$



Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Juan PR
922 AM AST Thu Jan 18 2018

PRZ001-005-008-182200-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.RP.S.0007.180118T1322Z-180118T2200Z/
San Juan and Vicinity-North Central-Northwest-
922 AM AST Thu Jan 18 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM AST THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in SAN JUAN has issued a High Rip
Current Risk, which is in effect until 6 PM AST this evening.

* LOCATION...northwest to northeastern beaches of Puerto Rico.

* TIMING...through this evening.

* 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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