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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Juan PR
314 AM AST Thu Dec 13 2018

...Increasing winds today through Friday will create hazardous
seas through the weekend...

.A ridge of high pressure will build behind a area of low pressure
which will cause wind to increase today through Friday. As a
result of strong winds and a northernly swell moving into the
Atlantic and Caribbean waters seas will become hazardous late
tonight and persist through the weekend.

AMZ712-722-741-131515-
/O.EXA.TJSJ.SC.Y.0051.181214T0600Z-181217T0600Z/
Coastal Waters of Northern Puerto Rico out 10 NM-
Anegada Passage Southward to 17N-Mona Passage Southward to 17N-
314 AM AST Thu Dec 13 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM FRIDAY TO 2 AM AST
MONDAY...

The National Weather Service in San Juan has issued a Small Craft
Advisory, which is in effect from 2 AM Friday to 2 AM AST Monday.

* WINDS...increasing to 15 to 25 kt.

* WAVES/SEAS...Increasing to 5 to 7 feet occasionally 9 feet by
  early Friday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
and/or seas of 7 feet or more 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
314 AM AST Thu Dec 13 2018

...Increasing winds today through Friday will create hazardous
seas through the weekend...

.A ridge of high pressure will build behind a area of low pressure
which will cause wind to increase today through Friday. As a
result of strong winds and a northernly swell moving into the
Atlantic and Caribbean waters seas will become hazardous late
tonight and persist through the weekend.

AMZ710-131515-
/O.CON.TJSJ.SC.Y.0051.181214T0600Z-181217T0600Z/
Atlantic Waters of Puerto Rico and USVI from 10 NM to 19.5N-
314 AM AST Thu Dec 13 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM FRIDAY TO
2 AM AST MONDAY...

* WINDS...increasing to 15 to 25 kt.

* WAVES/SEAS...Increasing to 5 to 7 feet occasionally 9 feet by
  early Friday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
and/or seas of 7 feet or more 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
315 AM AST Thu Dec 13 2018

PRZ001-002-005-008-131515-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0054.181213T1000Z-181214T2200Z/
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-North Central-Northwest-
315 AM AST Thu Dec 13 2018

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

* LOCATION...The northern coasts of Puerto Rico

* TIMING...Thursday through at least Friday.

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

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Juan PR
315 AM AST Thu Dec 13 2018

PRZ012-131515-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0054.181213T2200Z-181214T2200Z/
Culebra-
315 AM AST Thu Dec 13 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...The northern coast of Culebra.

* TIMING...Thursday night through at least Friday.

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

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
410 AM AST Thu Dec 13 2018

AMZ710>745-PRZ001>013-140815-
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-Southeast-Eastern Interior-
North Central-Central Interior-Ponce and Vicinity-Nortwest-
Western Interior-Mayaguez and Vicinity-Southwest-Culebra-Vieques-
The nearshore and off shore Atlantic and Caribbean Coastal Waters-
410 AM AST Thu Dec 13 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Puerto Rico and the adjacent
Atlantic Coastal Waters.

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Wind...Sustained winds in excess of 20 MPH/17 knots are expected
across portions of the nearshore and offshore Atlantic and Caribbean
waters and local passages.

.Waves...Choppy seas up to 6 feet expected across the Atlantic waters
and local passages.

.Rip Currents...There is a high risk of rip currents across most of
the northern beaches of Puerto Rico. A high risk of rip currents will
go into effect for the northern beaches of Culebra starting this
evening.

.Days Two through Seven...Friday through Wednesday

Fresh trade winds due to a strong surface high pressure moving across
the Atlantic will result in hazardous seas and a moderate to high
risk of rip currents across the area through the weekend.


.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.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
410 AM AST Thu Dec 13 2018

AMZ715-725-VIZ001-002-140815-
St. Thomas St. John adjacent Islands-St Croix-
Nearshore Atlantic and adjacent Caribbean Coastal Waters-
410 AM AST Thu Dec 13 2018

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

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Waves...Choppy seas up to 6 feet expected across the offshore
Atlantic waters.

.Rip Currents...There is a moderate risk of rip currents across the
north facing beaches of Saint Thomas and Saint Croix.

.Days Two through Seven...Friday through Wednesday

Fresh trade winds due to a strong surface high pressure moving across
the Atlantic will result in hazardous seas and a moderate to high
risk of rip currents across the area through the weekend.

.Spotter information statement...

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

$$

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