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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
434 AM AST Fri Feb 22 2019

AMZ710>745-PRZ001>013-230845-
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-
434 AM AST Fri Feb 22 2019

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

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Wind...Sustained winds between 20 and 25 mph (17-22 knots) are
expected across most of the regional waters and coastal portions of
northern and southern PR.

.Waves...Choppy and hazardous wind driven seas between 5 and 8 feet
are expected across most of the regional waters.

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

.Fire...Elevated Fire Danger risk expected across the south coastal
plains of Puerto Rico.

.Days Two through Seven...Saturday through Thursday

Choppy and hazardous wind driven seas along with a moderate to high
rip current risk are expected to continue through the upcoming
weekend.

.Spotter information statement...

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

$$



Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Juan PR
342 AM AST Fri Feb 22 2019

PRZ001-002-005-012-222200-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0010.190222T1000Z-190224T1000Z/
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-North Central-Culebra-
342 AM AST Fri Feb 22 2019

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY
NIGHT...

* LOCATION...Beaches along the north central to northeast coast of
  Puerto Rico and Culebra.

* TIMING...Through late Saturday night.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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