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High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:43 PM AST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk remains in effect through late Friday
night...
... High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 PM AST Thursday...

* waves and surf... breaking waves increasing to 10-13 feet
starting tonight.

* Location... northern beaches of Puerto Rico and St. Thomas.

* Timing... through Friday night.

* Impacts... strong currents that can carry even the best of
swimmers out to sea. Dangerous surf conditions with large
breaking waves. Localized beach erosion is possible during
times of high tide.

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.






High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:43 PM AST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk remains in effect through late Friday
night...
... High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 PM AST Thursday...

* waves and surf... breaking waves increasing to 10-13 feet
starting tonight.

* Location... northern beaches of Puerto Rico and St. Thomas.

* Timing... through Friday night.

* Impacts... strong currents that can carry even the best of
swimmers out to sea. Dangerous surf conditions with large
breaking waves. Localized beach erosion is possible during
times of high tide.

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.






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