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Rip Current Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service San Juan PR
410 AM AST Thu Feb 2 2023

San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-
410 AM AST Thu Feb 2 2023


* WHAT...Life threatening rip currents expected due to breaking
  waves of up to around 6 feet.

* WHERE...San Juan and Vicinity and northeast local beaches.

* WHEN...Through this afternoon.

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


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

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.



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
522 AM AST Thu Feb 2 2023

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-
522 AM AST Thu Feb 2 2023

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Puerto Rico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

.Wind...Breezy conditions. Unsecured items could blow around.

.Marine Conditions...Small craft should exercise caution across
most of the local waters.

.Rip Currents...Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the
surf zone particularly along the north and east facing beaches.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Choppy seas will continue through the end of the week across the
Atlantic waters, and portions of the local passages. Breezy
conditions expected to continue across sections of southern Puerto
Rico through the weekend. Life-threatening rip currents will
continue along the north and east facing beaches, increasing by
the weekend onward. Variable weather conditions will persist
across the local islands until early next week. Showery weather
expected Saturday and Sunday.


Spotter activation is encouraged. Please relay any information
about flooding, winds, waves, and rip currents to the National
Weather Service in San Juan.


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