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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
441 PM CHST MON FEB 17 2020

...LARGE TRADE-WIND SWELL WILL MAINTAIN HAZARDOUS SURF...

.RESIDUAL EAST-NORTHEAST TRADE-WIND SWELL AND LONG-PERIOD NORTH
SWELL WILL MAINTAIN HAZARDOUS SURF THROUGH TONIGHT AND A HIGH
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING.

GUZ001>004-171900-
/O.CON.PGUM.SU.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-200217T2000Z/
/O.CON.PGUM.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-200219T2000Z/
GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-
441 PM CHST MON FEB 17 2020

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM TUESDAY...
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED UNTIL 6AM THURSDAY...

* NORTH FACING REEFS...SURF WILL REMAIN BELOW HAZARDOUS LEVELS.
  HOWEVER A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS EXPECTED ALONG SOME NORTH
  FACING EXPOSURES...SUCH AS RITIDIAN BEACH ON GUAM...MOCHONG
  BEACH ON ROTA AND BANZAI CLIFF ON SAIPAN.

* EAST FACING REEFS...HAZARDOUS SURF OF 10 TO 12 FEET WILL LINGER
  THROUGH TONIGHT...THEN SUBSIDE TO BELOW HAZARDOUS LEVELS AT 8 TO
  10 FEET BY TUESDAY MORNING. HOWEVER THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
  WILL REMAIN HIGH UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID VENTURING OUT NEAR REEF LINES AND EXPOSED SHORES ALONG EAST
FACING REEFS. LARGE BREAKING WAVES CAN KNOCK YOU DOWN AND CAUSE
SERIOUS INJURIES. STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING
ALONG BOTH NORTH AND EAST FACING REEFS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...REMAIN CALM. SWIM OUT OF
A RIP CURRENT BY SWIMMING PARALLEL TO SHORE...THEN BACK TOWARD
THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A
RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

$$

CHAN

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service San Juan PR
855 PM AST Sun Feb 16 2020

PRZ001-002-005-008-010-012-171000-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0013.200217T1000Z-200219T2200Z/
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-North Central-Northwest-
Mayaguez and Vicinity-Culebra-
855 PM AST Sun Feb 16 2020

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM AST MONDAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Dangerous rip currents expected.

* WHERE...From the northwest to northeast coast of Puerto Rico,
  including Culebra.

* WHEN...From Monday morning 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.

&&

$$

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service San Juan PR
855 PM AST Sun Feb 16 2020

VIZ001-171000-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0013.200217T2200Z-200219T2200Z/
St.Thomas...St. John...and Adjacent Islands-
855 PM AST Sun Feb 16 2020

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Dangerous rip currents expected.

* WHERE...Beaches of northern St. Thomas.

* WHEN...From Monday 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.

&&

$$

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Miami FL
952 AM EST Sun Feb 16 2020

FLZ168-172-173-162300-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0013.000000T0000Z-200218T0000Z/
Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade-
952 AM EST Sun Feb 16 2020

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

* WHAT...Dangerous rip currents.

* WHERE...Coastal Broward, Coastal Palm Beach and Coastal Miami-
  Dade Counties.

* WHEN...Through Monday evening.

* 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.

&&

$$

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