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Effective: 2023-02-07 16:10:00 ATLANTIC Expires: 2023-02-07 18:00:00 ATLANTIC Urgency: Expected Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely Instruction: 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. A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions. Target Area: Culebra; North Central; Northeast; Northwest; San Juan and Vicinity HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM AST THIS EVENING * WHAT...Life threatening rip currents expected due to breaking waves around 10 feet, increasing up to 14 feet by Thursday. * WHERE...North-facing beaches of Puerto Rico and Culebra. * WHEN...The High Surf Advisory through 6 PM AST this evening. High Rip Current Risk through Friday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Hazardous breaking waves. Dangerous swimming conditions and localized beach erosion. Breaking waves can knock people and pets off rocks and jetties, which could result in significant injury or drowning. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper waters.
Effective: 2023-02-09 07:00:00 EST Expires: 2023-02-09 19:00:00 EST Urgency: Future Severity: Severe Certainty: Possible Instruction: Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds. Target Area: Branch; Cass; Hillsdale; Northern Berrien; Southern Berrien; St. Joseph HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING * WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with frequent gusts of 45 to 55 mph. Isolated gusts up to 60 mph possible. * WHERE...Portions of northern Indiana, southwest Michigan and northwest Ohio. * WHEN...From Thursday morning through early Thursday evening. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.