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Rip Current Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service San Juan PR
950 PM AST Tue Sep 27 2022

PRZ001-002-005-008-012-VIZ001-281000-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0069.000000T0000Z-220928T1000Z/
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-North Central-Northwest-Culebra-
St.Thomas...St. John...and Adjacent Islands-
950 PM AST Tue Sep 27 2022

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM AST
WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Breaking wave heights around 6 foot may cause strong
  sweeping currents along coastlines.

* WHERE...Northwest to northeast facing beaches in Puerto Rico,
  Culebra, and the northern US Virgin Islands.

* WHEN...Through late tonight.

* IMPACTS...Inexperienced swimmers may become in danger if
  caught in these currents.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
signs.

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.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook...CORRECTED
National Weather Service San Juan PR
431 AM AST Tue Sep 27 2022

AMZ710>745-PRZ001>013-280830-
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-Southeast-Eastern Interior-
North Central-Central Interior-Ponce and Vicinity-Northwest-
Western Interior-Mayaguez and Vicinity-Southwest-Culebra-Vieques-
The nearshore and off shore Atlantic and Caribbean Coastal Waters-
431 AM AST Tue Sep 27 2022

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Puerto Rico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

.Lightning...Isolated to scattered thunderstorms possible, mainly
across the east, interior and western Puerto Rico and over the
local waters. Be aware of thunderstorms in your area and be
prepared to take shelter.

.Excessive Rainfall...Flooding of urban areas, roads, small
streams, and washes. Isolated flash floods possible.

.Excessive Heat...Heat index 102-107 degrees across coastal
municipalities of north and east Puerto Rico and Culebra. Heat
exhaustion possible with prolonged exposure.

.Marine Conditions...Small craft should exercise caution across
the Atlantic waters.

.Rip Currents...Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the
surf zone particularly the north coast and Culebra.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

A wet pattern will prevail through Monday, increasing the risk of
flooding, mudslides and river rises. Thunderstorms are also
expected. The risk of rip currents will remain moderate through
early next week. Heat indices of 102 to 107 degrees will be
possible each day along northern Puerto Rico.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook...CORRECTED
National Weather Service San Juan PR
431 AM AST Tue Sep 27 2022

AMZ715-725-VIZ001-002-280830-
St. Thomas St. John adjacent Islands-St Croix-
Nearshore Atlantic and adjacent Caribbean Coastal Waters-
431 AM AST Tue Sep 27 2022

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of USVI.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

.Lightning...Isolated thunderstorms possible across the local
waters and islands. Be aware of thunderstorms in your area and be
prepared to take shelter.

.Excessive Rainfall...Ponding of water in roads and poorly
drained areas across St. Thomas and St. John.

.Excessive Heat...Heat indices of 102 degrees across St. Croix.
Heat exhaustion possible with prolonged exposure.

.Marine Conditions...Small craft should exercise caution across
the Atlantic waters.

.Rip Currents...Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the
surf zone particularly northern St Thomas.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

A wet pattern will prevail through Monday, increasing the risk of
flooding, mudslides and river rises. Thunderstorms are also
expected. The risk of rip currents will remain moderate through
early next week.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

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