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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
838 PM AST SUN FEB 19 2017

...A SLOWLY FADING NORTHERLY SWELL ACROSS THE LOCAL ATLANTIC
WATERS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ...

PRZ001-002-005-008-200900-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0014.000000T0000Z-170220T1000Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-
838 PM AST SUN FEB 19 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM AST
MONDAY...

* LOCATION...BEACHES ALONG THE NORTH COAST OF PUERTO RICO.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG CURRENTS THAT CAN CARRY AWAY EVEN THE BEST
  SWIMMERS.

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.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
430 AM AST Sun Feb 19 2017

AMZ715-725-VIZ001-002-200830-
St. Thomas St. John adjacent Islands-St Croix-
Nearshore Atlantic and adjacent Caribbean Coastal Waters-
430 AM AST Sun Feb 19 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the U.S. Virgin Islands and the
ADJACENT Coastal Waters.

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Waves...Choppy seas up to 6 feet expected across the offshore
Atlantic waters.

.Rip Currents...There is a moderate risk of rip currents for
the northwestern beaches of St. Thomas and St. Croix.

.Days Two through Seven...Monday through Saturday

A moderate risk of rip currents will continue across the northwestern
beaches of St. Thomas.

.Spotter information statement...

Widespread spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
430 AM AST Sun Feb 19 2017

AMZ710>745-PRZ001>013-200830-
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-
430 AM AST Sun Feb 19 2017

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

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Flooding...Moderate to brief locally heavy rain could cause ponding
of water on roadways and poor drainage areas this afternoon across
sections of northwestern Puerto Rico.

.Waves...Choppy seas up to 6 feet expected across the offshore
Atlantic waters.

.Rip Currents...There is a high risk of rip currents for the northern
beaches of Puerto Rico. A moderate risk continues for the northwestern
and eastern coasts of PR including Culebra and Vieques.

.Days Two through Seven...Monday through Saturday

Moderate risk of rip currents will continue through the work week
across the Atlantic coastline of the islands.

.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.

$$

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