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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
528 AM AST Sun Apr 2 2023

St. Thomas St. John adjacent Islands-St Croix-
Nearshore Atlantic and adjacent Caribbean Coastal Waters-
528 AM AST Sun Apr 2 2023

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of USVI.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

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

.Marine Conditions...Seas equal or greater than 7 feet across
most local waters, persisting for the offshore Atlantic and
Anegada passage after late morning. Hazardous conditions for small

.Rip Currents...Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the
surf zone particularly across beaches of St. Thomas and St. John
and across eastern beaches of St. Croix.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Breezy conditions and hazardous seas will continue through at
least early this week. The moderate to high risk of rip currents
will persist over the next several days. A wetter and more
unstable pattern is forecast for the second half of the week as a
deep upper level trough develops over the islands.


Spotter activation will not be needed.


Rip Current Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service San Juan PR
404 AM AST Sun Apr 2 2023

St.Thomas...St. John...and Adjacent Islands-
404 AM AST Sun Apr 2 2023


* WHAT...Life-threatening rip currents due to breaking waves
  around 6 feet and occasionally higher.

* WHERE...Beaches of the north coast of St. Thomas.

* WHEN...Through at least Monday afternoon.

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


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.



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