378  
WHCA42 TJSJ 170142  
CFWSJU  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR  
942 PM AST WED JAN 16 2019  
 
PRZ001-005-170945-  
/O.NEW.TJSJ.RP.S.0004.190117T1000Z-190118T1000Z/  
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTH CENTRAL-  
942 PM AST WED JAN 16 2019  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM AST THURSDAY THROUGH  
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP  
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM AST THURSDAY THROUGH  
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.  
 
* LOCATION...FROM THE COASTLINE OF ARECIBO TO CAROLINA.  
 
* TIMING...FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.  
 
* 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.  
 

 
 

 
 
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