961  
WHCA42 TJSJ 300802  
CFWSJU  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR  
402 AM AST MON JAN 30 2023  
 
PRZ001-002-005-008-012-301615-  
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0007.000000T0000Z-230201T1000Z/  
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-CULEBRA-  
402 AM AST MON JAN 30 2023  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY  
NIGHT...  
 
* WHAT...LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED DUE TO BREAKING  
WAVES OF UP TO AROUND 7 FEET.  
 
* WHERE...NORTHWEST TO NORTHEAST BEACHES OF PUERTO RICO  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF SAN JUAN AND VICINITY AND CULEBRA.  
 
* WHEN...THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.  
 
* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS CAN SWEEP EVEN THE BEST SWIMMERS AWAY  
FROM SHORE INTO DEEPER WATERS.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
VIZ002-301615-  
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-230201T1000Z/  
ST CROIX-  
402 AM AST MON JAN 30 2023  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY  
NIGHT...  
 
* WHAT...LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED DUE TO BREAKING  
WAVES OF UP TO AROUND 6 FEET.  
 
* WHERE...BEACHES OF ST. CROIX.  
 
* WHEN...THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.  
 
* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS CAN SWEEP EVEN THE BEST SWIMMERS AWAY  
FROM SHORE INTO DEEPER WATERS.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
VIZ001-301615-  
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0008.230130T1000Z-230131T1000Z/  
ST.THOMAS...ST. JOHN...AND ADJACENT ISLANDS-  
402 AM AST MON JAN 30 2023  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
 
 
* WHAT...LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED DUE TO BREAKING  
WAVES OF UP TO AROUND 6 FEET.  
 
* WHERE...BEACHES OF ST. THOMAS, ST. JOHN AND ADJACENT ISLANDS.  
 
* WHEN...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.  
 
* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS CAN SWEEP EVEN THE BEST SWIMMERS AWAY  
FROM SHORE INTO DEEPER WATERS.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
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