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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1210 PM AST SUN FEB 19 2017

...A MODERATE NORTHERLY SWELL MOVING ACROSS THE LOCAL ATLANTIC
WATERS HAVE INCREASED THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS...

PRZ001-002-005-008-200200-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0014.000000T0000Z-170220T1000Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-
1210 PM AST SUN FEB 19 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY MONDAY
MORNING...

* 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.

&&

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