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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1047 AM EDT SUN JUL 5 2015

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY AT ST GEORGE ISLAND...

.OUTSIDE OF SOME GUSTY WINDS IN THUNDERSTORMS TODAY...ONSHORE WINDS
WILL BE FAIRLY LIGHT. HOWEVER...THE PERSISTENCE OF THIS ONSHORE
WIND OVER THE PAST WEEK OR SO HAS BEEN CAUSING MORE FREQUENT RIP
CURRENTS THAN NORMAL. THIS TREND MAY CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY.

FLZ115-060400-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0047.150705T1447Z-150706T0400Z/
COASTAL FRANKLIN-
1047 AM EDT SUN JUL 5 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT

* IMPACTS...MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS

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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
549 AM AST SUN JUL 5 2015

...BREEZY CONDITIONS AND CHOPPY SEAS WILL LEAD TO A HIGH RISK OF
RIP CURRENTS ON ISABELA...GUANICA...PINONES AND SAINT CROIX`S
EAST END...

.BREAKING WAVE HEIGHT AND MODERATE TO FRESH EAST WINDS WILL BRING
A HIGH RISK OF LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS TO THE BEACHES OF
JOBOS AT ISABELA...PINONES AT LOIZA...BALLENA AT GUANICA AND
CRAMER PARK AT SAINT CROIX.

PRZ001-007-008-VIZ002-051800-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.RP.S.0003.150705T0949Z-150706T0000Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-PONCE AND VICINITY-NORTHWEST-ST CROIX-
549 AM AST SUN JUL 5 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* LOCATION...JOBOS BEACH AT ISABELA...BALLENA BEACH AT
  GUANICA...PINONES AT LOIZA AND CRAMER PARK AT SAINT CROIX.

* TIMING...TODAY UNTIL AT LEAST 8 PM AST.

* IMPACTS...STRONG CURRENTS WILL FORM MAKING SWIMMING BACK TO
  SHORE DIFFICULT IN LOCAL AREAS.

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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