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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
432 AM AST Sat Mar 28 2020

AMZ710>745-PRZ001>013-290845-
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-
432 AM AST Sat Mar 28 2020

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 urban and small stream
flooding and or ponding of water on roadways and in poor drainage
areas...especially over parts of central and the west sections of
Puerto Rico .

.Wind...Sustained winds up to 20 MPH (17 Knots) are expected across
across portions of the local waters and along coastal areas of PR
during the afternoon.

.Waves...Choppy seas up to 6 feet expected mainly over the local
Atlantic waters and local passages.

.Rip Currents...There is a moderate risk of rip currents for the
northern and some of the southern beaches of Puerto Rico, as well as
the beaches of Culebra and some north and east beaches of Vieques.

.Days Two through Seven...Sunday through Friday

Winds and seas will increase through the weekend, causing the local
seas to become choppy starting late Saturday night into Sunday. There
will also be a high rip current risk starting early Sunday for most of
the northern beaches of Puerto Rico.

.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

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service San Juan PR
1000 AM AST Sat Mar 28 2020

PRZ001-002-005-008-012-282200-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.RP.S.0021.200328T2200Z-200330T1000Z/
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-North Central-Northwest-Culebra-
1000 AM AST Sat Mar 28 2020

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM AST THIS EVENING
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Dangerous rip currents expected.

* WHERE...From the northwest to the northeast coast of Puerto Rico
  and Culebra.

* WHEN...From 6 PM AST this evening through late Sunday night.

* IMPACTS...Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away
  from shore into deeper water.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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