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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
410 AM AST Sat Dec 14 2019

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-
410 AM AST Sat Dec 14 2019

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

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Flooding...Heavy rains could lead to ponding of water in roads and
other low lying areas across western Puerto Rico.

.Wind...Sustained winds in excess of 20 MPH/17 knots are expected
across the regional waters and coastal areas of eastern, northern and
southern Puerto Rico.

.Waves...Rough seas between 6-8 feet are expected across the Atlantic
waters and local passages.

.Rip Currents...There is a high risk of rip currents for the northern
and eastern beaches of the islands.

.Days Two through Seven...Sunday through Friday

Choppy seas between 5-7 feet will continue through at least Sunday
across the regional waters, but they will increase once again between
6-8 feet by Monday and through much of next week due to wind driven
seas. A high risk of rip currents is expected to continue for the
north facing beaches of the islands through midweek. Afternoon
showers on Tuesday could lead to urban and small stream flooding over
western Puerto Rico and over the San Juan metro area.

.Spotter information statement...

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


Rip Current Statement

National Weather Service San Juan PR
1001 AM AST Sat Dec 14 2019

San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-North Central-Northwest-Culebra-
St Croix-
1001 AM AST Sat Dec 14 2019


* LOCATION...The northwest to northeast coasts of Puerto Rico,
  Culebra, and St. Croix.

* TIMING...Through late Sunday night.

* IMPACTS...Strong currents that can carry even the strongest of
  swimmers out to sea.


There is a high risk of rip currents.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.



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