018  
WHCA42 TJSJ 220820  
CFWSJU  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR  
420 AM AST THU FEB 22 2018  
 
PRZ001-002-005-008-012-VIZ001-002-222200-  
/O.CON.TJSJ.SU.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-180223T2200Z/  
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0015.000000T0000Z-180224T2200Z/  
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-CULEBRA-  
ST.THOMAS...ST. JOHN...AND ADJACENT ISLANDS-ST CROIX-  
420 AM AST THU FEB 22 2018  
   
..HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM AST FRIDAY
 
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...  
 
* WAVES AND SURF...SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET WITH BREAKING WAVES BETWEEN  
8 TO 14 FEET.  
 
* LOCATION...NORTHERN BEACHES OF PUERTO RICO AND THE BEACHES OF  
THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.  
 
* TIMING...HIGH SURF THROUGH 6 PM FRIDAY. HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK  
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
* IMPACTS...STRONG CURRENTS THAT CAN CARRY AWAY EVEN THE BEST OF  
SWIMMERS. LARGE BREAKING WAVES THAT CAN RESULT IN BEACH  
EROSION.  
 
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.  
 
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN  
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND  
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.  
 

 
 

 
 
PRZ003-222200-  
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0015.000000T0000Z-180224T1000Z/  
SOUTHEAST-  
420 AM AST THU FEB 22 2018  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...  
 
* LOCATION...SOUTHEASTERN BEACHES OF PUERTO RICO.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.  
 
* IMPACTS...STRONG CURRENTS THAT CAN CARRY AWAY EVEN THE BEST OF  
SWIMMERS.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
PRZ010-013-222200-  
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0015.000000T0000Z-180224T2200Z/  
MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-VIEQUES-  
420 AM AST THU FEB 22 2018  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...  
 
* LOCATION...MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY AND VIEQUES.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
* IMPACTS...STRONG CURRENTS THAT CAN CARRY AWAY EVEN THE BEST OF  
SWIMMERS.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
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