30+ MPH Gusts and Heavy Showers to Continue for St. Thomas-St. John says NWS

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High Surf Advisory Issued for March 6 and 7

HIGH SURF ADVISORY

March 6, 2017
Issued by the National Weather Service San Juan (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
for the District of St. Thomas, St. John
 
A High Surf Advisory has been issued by the San Juan NWS on Monday, March 06 at 4:20AM and remains in effect through Tuesday, March 07 at 6:00PM AST for the islands in the St. Thomas-St. John District of the Virgin Islands.
 
The on-set of strong onshore winds will result in dangerous surf conditions along the Northwest, North And East Coast Beaches. Even the best swimmers can be carried out to sea in the strong currents the islands will experience!
 
HIGH RISK OF:
• Rip Currents
• 10 to 13 foot breaking waves and surf
 
Instructions: A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the Advisory Area producing Localized Beach Erosion and dangerous Swimming Conditions.
 
Rip Currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore and 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.

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Junior Spotted Eaglerays swim in formation in a Mangrove Lagoon

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