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Special Statement, Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 7:08 AM EDT May. 27, 2019 – National Weather Service

... National Weather Service cold water safety message...

* warm and sunny weather today may cause people to underestimate
the dangers of cold water. Water temperatures on lakes and
rivers are only in the 40s and 50s.

* The cold water can quickly cause hypothermia to anyone immersed
in the water. According to the Maine Warden service, when the
water temperature is below 60 degrees, the average submerged
person could lose dexterity within minutes and be unable to
accomplish simple tasks. Anyone on small boats, canoes or kayaks
should plan accordingly this weekend and use extreme caution to
avoid this threat. Paddle smart from the start and always wear
your life jacket!



708 am EDT Mon may 27 2019

... National Weather Service cold water safety message...

* warm and sunny weather today may cause people to underestimate
the dangers of cold water. Water temperatures on lakes and
rivers are only in the 40s and 50s.

* The cold water can quickly cause hypothermia to anyone immersed
in the water. According to the Maine Warden service, when the
water temperature is below 60 degrees, the average submerged
person could lose dexterity within minutes and be unable to
accomplish simple tasks. Anyone on small boats, canoes or kayaks
should plan accordingly this weekend and use extreme caution to
avoid this threat. Paddle smart from the start and always wear
your life jacket!


300 am EDT Mon may 27 2019

... Beach hazards statement in effect from 8 am EDT this morning
through this evening...

The National Weather Service in gray has issued a beach hazards
statement, which is in effect from 8 am EDT this morning through
this evening.

* Timing... from 8 am EDT this morning through this evening.

* Location... the coast of New Hampshire and western Maine.

* Beach hazard... the warm air temperature near 70 degrees may
cause people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water
temperatures which are currently only in the mid 40s.

* Winds... light northerly becoming locally onshore during the
afternoon.

* Impacts... the cold water temperatures can quickly cause
hypothermia to anyone immersed in the water. Anyone on boats
or paddlecraft should use extreme caution to avoid this threat.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued on days when a significant
number of boats and paddlecraft are expected to be out on the
water and when warm air temperatures may cause people to
underestimate the danger of the cold water. Paddle smart from the
start. Always wear your life jacket. Be aware of wind conditions,
tides, and localized currents.





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