Friday, April 4, 2008

More of the Same

Well the wind and sea advisory are still going strong. Sustainedwinds in the 15-25 range and gusts over 30. Not your typical Caribbean weather by a long shot. It has been almost cool in the evenings. Deb has taken to wearing her hooded long sleeve sweat shirt around the house in the mornings and evenings.

Here is the current wind advisory.


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High Surf Advisory
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1131 PM AST THU APR 3 2008

SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-SOUTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-
CULEBRA-VIEQUES-ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN/ADJACENT ISLANDS-ST CROIX-
1131 PM AST THU APR 3 2008
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM AST FRIDAY...
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM AST FRIDAY.
STRONG EAST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH WILL
CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH FRIDAY AND WILL GENERATE LARGE
EASTERLY WIND SWELLS WITH PERIOD OF 9 TO 10 SECONDS. THESE WIND
WAVES WILL BE SUFFICIENT TO CREATE BREAKERS OF 6 TO 10 FEET ON
BEACHES WITH NORTHEAST...EAST OR SOUTHEAST EXPOSURE. THEREFORE THE
HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS BEING CONTINUED.
THESE BREAKING WAVES AND STRONG WIND DRIVEN CURRENTS WILL GENERATE
STRONG AND DANGEROUS CURRENTS WITHIN THE SURF ZONE... CALLED RIP
CURRENTS. THESE NARROW OUTWARD FLOWING CURRENTS CAN CARRY PEOPLE AND
ANIMALS AWAY FROM THE COAST LINE AND OUT TO SEA. IF YOU BECOME
CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. CALMLY... REMAIN AFLOAT...
GATHER YOUR BEARINGS RELATIVE TO THE BEACH...AND SWIM PARALLEL TO
THE BEACH. YOU WILL EVENTUALLY LEAVE THE GRIP OF THIS NARROW
CURRENT...AND BE ABLE TO SAFELY SWIM TO SHORE.
LOCAL BEACH GOERS...AND INEXPERIENCED SURFERS AND SWIMMERS ARE URGED
TO STAY OUT OF THE WATER UNTIL THESE HAZARDOUS SURF CONDITIONS
SUBSIDE. PERSONS ON THE BEACH SHOULD BE VIGILANT FOR LARGE BREAKING
WAVES SURGING UPON THE SHORE...WHICH CAN CARRY PEOPLE OF ALL SIZES
INTO THE OCEAN. YOU SHOULD AVOID BEING NEAR THE SHORE LINE AND STAY
OFF OF ROCK FORMATIONS.
THESE SURGING WAVES WILL ALSO CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR BEACH EROSION
DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.
THE TIMES AND HEIGHTS OF THE HIGH TIDE FOR THE FOLLOWING
LOCATIONS ARE:
SAN JUAN HARBOR: 1.3 FEET AT 7:21 AM FRIDAY MORNING
MAGENS BAY ST THOMAS: 0.9 FEET AT 10:38 PM FRIDAY EVENING
CHRISTIANSTED ST CROIX: 0.4 FEET AT 3:44 AM FRIDAY MORNING
PLEASE STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION
ON THIS DANGEROUS MARINE SITUATION...FROM YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN SAN JUAN.
THIS PRODUCT...ALONG WITH OTHER WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL AND CLIMATE
INFORMATION...IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AT HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/SJU
OR AT HTTP://WEATHER.GOV.

1 comment:

Kim & Brad said...

We don't want to hear any whining about the rain. We have rain here too! =)

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