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Special Statement, Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:27 AM EDT Jun. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

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

* the warm air temperatures today in the 70s may cause people to
underestimate the dangers of the cold water temperatures which
are currently only in the upper 50s to mid 60s on the lakes and
rivers.

* The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to
anyone immersed in the water. When the water temperature is
below 70 degrees, hypothermia and loss of dexterity can occur in
45 minutes or less. Anyone on small boats, canoes or kayaks
should plan accordingly if recreating today and use extreme
caution to avoid this threat. Paddle smart from the start and
always wear your life jacket!




327 am EDT Fri Jun 22 2018

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

* the warm air temperatures today in the 70s may cause people to
underestimate the dangers of the cold water temperatures which
are currently only in the upper 50s to mid 60s on the lakes and
rivers.

* The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to
anyone immersed in the water. When the water temperature is
below 70 degrees, hypothermia and loss of dexterity can occur in
45 minutes or less. Anyone on small boats, canoes or kayaks
should plan accordingly if recreating today and use extreme
caution to avoid this threat. Paddle smart from the start and
always wear your life jacket!



317 am EDT Fri Jun 22 2018

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

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

* Location... Acadia National Park... Schoodic Point peninsula...
Lamoine Beach... Castine... Roque Bluffs State Park... Quoddy Head
State Park

* beach hazard... the warm air temperatures around 70 degrees may
cause people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water
temperatures which are currently only in the lower 50s.

* Impacts... anyone on boats or paddlecraft should use caution
and be prepared for immersion. Dress for water temperatures
and know how to perform rescues.

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 lifejacket. Be aware of wind conditions,
tides and localized currents.





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