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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
423 AM AST Fri Nov 22 2019

AMZ715-725-VIZ001-002-230830-
St. Thomas St. John adjacent Islands-St Croix-
Nearshore Atlantic and adjacent Caribbean Coastal Waters-
423 AM AST Fri Nov 22 2019

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

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Wind...Sustained winds between 20-24 MPH expected across portions of
Atlantic and Caribbean waters.

.Waves...Choppy seas between 6-8 feet expected across the Atlantic
waters and local passages.
.Rip Currents...There is a high risk of rip currents for the northwest
coast of St. Thomas.

.Days Two through Seven...Saturday through Thursday

Wind driven choppy seas will continue across the Atlantic waters and
passages through the weekend. A high risk of rip currents will also
continue through the weekend for the northwestern beaches of St.
Thomas. Elsewhere, a moderate risk will prevail.

.Spotter information statement...

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

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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Juan PR
1015 AM AST Fri Nov 22 2019

VIZ001-222215-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0047.000000T0000Z-191123T2200Z/
St.Thomas...St. John...and Adjacent Islands-
1015 AM AST Fri Nov 22 2019

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...Northern beaches of St. Thomas.

* TIMING...This evening through Saturday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Strong currents that can carry even the strongest 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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