353  
WWCA82 TJSJ 121848  
SPSSJU  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR  
248 PM AST FRI OCT 12 2018  
 
VIZ001-122015-  
ST.THOMAS...ST. JOHN.. AND ADJACENT ISLANDS-  
248 PM AST FRI OCT 12 2018  
 
...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT SAINT JOHN AND SAINT THOMAS  
ISLANDS...  
 
AT 244 PM AST, STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED OVER ST JOHN AND  
THE SURROUNDING WATERS. THE STORM WERE MOVING NORTHWEST AROUND 15  
MPH.  
 
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
ST JOHN, CHARLOTTE AMALIE WEST, CHARLOTTE AMALIE EAST, CHARLOTTE  
AMALIE, ANNA'S RETREAT AND CRUZ BAY.  
 
TORRENTIAL RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS ARE ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE  
STORM, AND WILL CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE  
THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. MUDSLIDES WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE IN SOME  
AREAS.  
 
FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS.  
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE  
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.  
 
IF YOU ARE ON OR NEAR THE COASTAL SHORELINES, GET OUT OF THE WATER  
AND MOVE INDOORS. REMEMBER, LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE OUT TO 10 MILES  
FROM THE PARENT THUNDERSTORM. IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER, YOU ARE CLOSE  
ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER NOW! DO NOT  
BE CAUGHT ON THE WATER IN A THUNDERSTORM.  
 
LAT...LON 1830 6470 1832 6485 1830 6482 1829 6482  
1832 6487 1828 6489 1827 6489 1834 6493  
1833 6493 1831 6496 1836 6506 1840 6497  
1836 6493 1841 6491 1837 6492 1836 6484  
1833 6484 1837 6475 1833 6465  
TIME...MOT...LOC 1844Z 240DEG 0KT 1833 6478  
 

 
 
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