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Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Juan PR
904 PM AST Sun Apr 14 2024

AMZ711-150915-
/O.CON.TJSJ.SC.Y.0019.000000T0000Z-240416T2200Z/
Atlantic Waters of Puerto Rico and USVI from 10 NM to 19.5N-
904 PM AST Sun Apr 14 2024

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM AST
TUESDAY...

* WHAT...East winds 10 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots.
  Seas between 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet.

* WHERE...Offshore Atlantic Waters of Puerto Rico and USVI.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM AST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
and/or seas of 7 feet or greater are expected to produce
hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners,
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Juan PR
904 PM AST Sun Apr 14 2024

AMZ723-150915-
/O.CON.TJSJ.SC.Y.0019.000000T0000Z-240415T2200Z/
Anegada Passage east of Virgin Gorda and Saint Croix south to 17N-
904 PM AST Sun Apr 14 2024

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM AST MONDAY...

* WHAT...East winds 10 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Seas
  between 4 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet.

* WHERE...Anegada Passage east of Virgin Gorda and Saint Croix
  south to 17N.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM AST Monday.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
and/or seas of 7 feet or greater are expected to produce
hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners,
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.

&&

$$


Rip Current Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service San Juan PR
859 PM AST Sun Apr 14 2024

PRZ001-002-005-008-012-150900-
/O.EXT.TJSJ.RP.S.0016.000000T0000Z-240416T1000Z/
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-North Central-Northwest-Culebra-
859 PM AST Sun Apr 14 2024

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

* WHAT...Dangerous life-threatening rip currents due to breaking
  waves around 6 feet and higher at times.

* WHERE...Beaches along the northern coastline of Puerto Rico,
  from Aguadilla to Fajardo, and for Culebra.

* WHEN...Through late Monday night.

* IMPACTS...Rip currents that can sweep even the best swimmers
  away from shore into deeper water where it becomes difficult
  to return to safety.

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
National Weather Service San Juan PR
403 AM AST Sun Apr 14 2024

AMZ716-726-VIZ001-002-150815-
St. Thomas St. John adjacent Islands-St Croix-
Nearshore Atlantic and adjacent Caribbean Coastal Waters-
403 AM AST Sun Apr 14 2024

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of USVI.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

.Excessive Rainfall...Ponding of water in roads and poorly
drained areas is possible across all the islands tonight.

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

.Marine Conditions...Seas equal or greater than 7 feet across
the Atlantic waters and the Anegada Passage. Hazardous conditions
for small craft.

.Rip Currents...Life-threatening rip currents are possible across
all beaches of the islands.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Persistent breezy conditions will maintain choppy seas across the
regional waters through most of the period. Life-threatening rip
currents and hazardous seas will return by midweek. The proximity
of an upper-level trough and elevated moisture levels will likely
trigger an increase in showers, accompanied by isolated
thunderstorm activity, thereby increasing the risk of flooding
from Monday through Wednesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is encouraged. Please relay any information
about flooding, winds, waves, and rip currents to the National
Weather Service in San Juan.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
403 AM AST Sun Apr 14 2024

AMZ711>745-PRZ001>013-150815-
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-
403 AM AST Sun Apr 14 2024

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Puerto Rico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

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

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

.Marine Conditions...Seas equal or greater than 7 feet across
the Atlantic waters and the Anegada Passage. Hazardous conditions
for small craft.

.Rip Currents...Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the
surf zone particularly across the northern and eastern beaches of
Puerto Rico and Culebra.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Persistent breezy conditions will maintain choppy seas across the
regional waters through most of the period. Life-threatening rip
currents and hazardous seas will persist through midweek. The
proximity of an upper-level trough and elevated moisture levels
will likely trigger an increase in showers, accompanied by
isolated thunderstorm activity, thereby increasing the risk of
flooding from Monday through Wednesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is encouraged. Please relay any information
about flooding, winds, waves, and rip currents to the National
Weather Service in San Juan.

$$


Hydrologic Outlook


Hydrologic Outlook
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020-030-151500-

Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
1111 AM AST Sun Apr 14 2024

...A WET PERIOD EXPECTED FROM TODAY THROUGH MID-WEEK ACROSS THE
ISLANDS...
...THIS MARKS THE ONSET OF THE EARLY WET SEASON IN THE
NORTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN...

An unsettled and wet pattern is expected to prevail through the
middle of the workweek across Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Recent satellite imagery shows a robust area of enhanced moisture
approaching the region. Additionally, instability aloft will
increase as an upper level trough approaches from the northwest.

The interaction of these features will favor the development of
showers and thunderstorms across the region, starting today and
stretching into at least Wednesday. Periods of moderate to locally
heavy rainfall is expected, especially for the eastern, northern
and interior of Puerto Rico. Additionally, some pulses of showers
will move over the Virgin Islands and southern Puerto Rico at
times.

The risk for urban and small stream flooding, water surges along
rivers, and mudslides will also increase, while isolated flash
flooding cannot be ruled out. For now, the wettest period appears
to be Monday through Wednesday, with conditions improving by
Thursday.

Usually, the early wet season begins in the northeastern Caribbean
by mid-April, extending into the end of May. This year, the
climatological guidance (very long-range models) indicate that
rainfall should be above normal for Puerto Rico and for the Virgin
Islands through this period. While enhanced precipitation would
prevent drought from redeveloping, it would also mean that
flooding could become more frequent, and residents are encouraged
to review their flooding plans.

$$

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