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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
814 PM AST WED MAR 29 2017

PRZ001-002-005-008-300815-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.RP.S.0026.170330T1000Z-170331T1000Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-
814 PM AST WED MAR 29 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM AST THURSDAY THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

* LOCATION...NORTHWEST THROUGH NORTHEAST ATLANTIC SHORELINE OF
  PUERTO RICO.

* TIMING...6AM AST THURSDAY THROUGH AT LEAST LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...STRONG CURRENTS THAT CAN CARRY EVEN THE BEST
  SWIMMERS OUT TO SEA.

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.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook...CORRECTED
National Weather Service San Juan PR
1251 PM AST Wed Mar 29 2017

AMZ710>745-PRZ001>013-300500-
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-
1251 PM AST Wed Mar 29 2017

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

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Thunderstorms...There is a chance of thunderstorms with heavy
rainfall and brief gusty winds this afternoon along and to the
south of the Cordillera Central.

.Flooding...Heavy rains could lead to ponding of water in roads
and poorly drained areas, as well as urban and small stream
flooding mainly across the eastern interior.

.Rip Currents...There is a moderate risk of rip currents across most
of the local beaches.

.Days Two through Seven...Thursday through Tuesday

A moderate risk of rip currents will continue to prevail across
most of the local beaches during the next few days.

.Spotter information statement...

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

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook...CORRECTED
National Weather Service San Juan PR
1251 PM AST Wed Mar 29 2017

AMZ715-725-VIZ001-002-300500-
St. Thomas St. John adjacent Islands-St Croix-
Nearshore Atlantic and adjacent Caribbean Coastal Waters-
1251 PM AST Wed Mar 29 2017

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

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Rip Currents...There is low risk of rip currents along the local
beaches of all islands.

.Days Two through Seven...Thursday through Tuesday

A moderate risk of rip currents is expected across some areas
during the next few days.

.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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