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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
215 PM AST SAT FEB 6 2016

NEAR SHORE BUOYS NORTH OF THE ISLANDS ARE INDICATING WAVE HEIGHTS 0F
4-5 FEET AT 10-11 SECONDS...THIS WILL KEEP THE RISK OF RIP
CURRENTS HIGH THROUGH AT LEAST THIS AFTERNOON.

PRZ001-002-005-008-010-012-VIZ001-062100-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0010.000000T0000Z-160206T2100Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-
MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-CULEBRA-
ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN/ADJACENT ISLANDS-
215 PM AST SAT FEB 6 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM AST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...ATLANTIC BEACHES OF PUERTO RICO...CULEBRA AND
  NORTHERN U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS CURRENTS MAKING HAZARDOUS SWIMMING
  CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
450 AM AST SAT FEB 6 2016

AMZ710>745-PRZ001>013-071100-
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-SOUTHEAST-EASTERN INTERIOR-
NORTH CENTRAL-CENTRAL INTERIOR-PONCE AND VICINITY-NORTHWEST-
WESTERN INTERIOR-MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-SOUTHWEST-CULEBRA-VIEQUES-
THE NEARSHORE AND OFF SHORE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN COASTAL WATERS-
450 AM AST SAT FEB 6 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PUERTO RICO AND THE ADJACENT
ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

.RIP CURRENTS...THERE IS A MODERATE TO HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
FOR VIEQUES...CULEBRA AND THE NORTH COAST OF PUERTO RICO.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS LIKELY ACROSS THE NORTH COAST
OF PUERTO RICO AS WELL AS THE COASTS OF VIEQUES AND CULEBRA FOR
THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WIDESPREAD SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED...HOWEVER
INDIVIDUAL SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT RIP CURRENTS TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN.

$$



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