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Rip Current Statement

Coastal Hazard Message...CORRECTED
National Weather Service San Juan PR
1032 AM AST Fri Jan 17 2020

PRZ010-013-VIZ001-172230-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0004.200119T1000Z-200119T2200Z/
Mayaguez and Vicinity-Vieques-
St.Thomas...St. John...and Adjacent Islands-
1032 AM AST Fri Jan 17 2020

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Dangerous rip currents expected.

* WHERE...Beaches along the Rincon and Aguada coast in western
  Puerto Rico.

* WHEN...From Sunday morning through Sunday 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
National Weather Service San Juan PR
527 AM AST Fri Jan 17 2020

AMZ715-725-VIZ001-002-181000-
St. Thomas St. John adjacent Islands-St Croix-
Nearshore Atlantic and adjacent Caribbean Coastal Waters-
527 AM AST Fri Jan 17 2020

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

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Rip Currents...There is a moderate risk of rip currents for
north and eastern beaches of Saint Croix, the beaches of the western
half of Saint Thomas and some of the beaches of north central and
south central Saint John.

.Days Two through Seven...Saturday through Thursday

Winds and seas will increase once again on Saturday, causing hazardous
marine conditions. There is a small craft advisory that will go into
effect on Saturday morning. There is also a high risk of rip currents
that will start on Saturday across many of the local beaches.

.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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