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Rip Current Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service San Juan PR
1031 AM AST Mon Feb 17 2020

VIZ001-180215-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0013.200217T2200Z-200219T2200Z/
St.Thomas...St. John...and Adjacent Islands-
1031 AM AST Mon Feb 17 2020

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM AST THIS
EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Dangerous rip currents expected.

* WHERE...Beaches of northwestern St. Thomas.

* WHEN...From this evening through Wednesday afternoon.

* 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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook...CORRECTED
National Weather Service San Juan PR
629 AM AST Mon Feb 17 2020

AMZ715-725-VIZ001-002-180915-
St. Thomas St. John adjacent Islands-St Croix-
Nearshore Atlantic and adjacent Caribbean Coastal Waters-
629 AM AST Mon Feb 17 2020

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the U.S. Virgin Islands and the
adjacent Coastal Waters.

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Wind...Sustained winds in excess of 20 MPH/17 knots are expected
across the local Atlantic and Caribbean waters.

.Waves...Choppy/Rough seas of up to 5-7 feet are expected across the
local waters.

.Rip Currents...There is a moderate risk of rip currents for most
of the beaches of the USVI.

.Days Two through Seven...Tuesday through Sunday

A moderate to high risk for rip currents and rough seas will continue
for the next several days due to a northerly swell and windier than
normal conditions. The waves will begin to come down on Wednesday,
with the rip currents on Thursday.

.Spotter information statement...

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

$$



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