Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Portland, ME
NOUS41 KGYX 261302
Public Information Statement...National Safe Boating Week
National Weather Service Gray ME
859 AM EDT The May 26 2005
...PLEASE JOIN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OBSERVING NATIONAL
SAFE BOATING WEEK...MAY 21ST THROUGH MAY 27TH...
When spring and summer roll around and boating activity increases,
the frequency of thunderstorms and other weather hazards increase.
Too often boaters are caught off guard by fast moving weather
systems. Having knowledge of the large weather picture and knowing
exactly what to do when sudden storms appear could help you enjoy a
safe and more pleasant journey.
Fortunately, people on boats equipped with NOAA Weather Radio will
be able to tune into the Special Marine Warnings and Weather
Statements being issued by the National Weather Service. These
statements will give you instructions on where the storms are
heading and how severe they are expected to become.
When out on the water, tune frequently to NOAA Weather Radio, the
official voice of the National Weather Service, for the latest
forecast and warnings throughout the boating season.
You can listen to NOAA Weather Radio on the following frequencies in
Maine and New Hampshire:
KDO95 162.550 MHZ Blackstrap Hill Falmouth ME
WSM60 162.475 MHZ Blinn Hill Dresden ME
KZZ41 162.500 MHZ Mount Washington NH
WXJ40 162.400 MHZ Plausawa Hill North Pembroke NH
WNG545 162.545 MHZ Mount Prospect Holderness NH
WNG546 162.525 MHZ Moose Mountain Hanover NH
KZZ40 162.450 MHZ Deerfield ME
WNG547 162.450 MHZ Sugarloaf Mt Carrabassett Valley ME
WNG544 162.400 MHZ Ben Young Hill Clarksville NH
If you have a VHF Transceiver with built-in NOAA Weather Radio
channels, use them. Keep in mind however, broadcast reception varies
with location, the quality of the radio and any obstructions. The
average range of the transmitter is 20 to 40 miles.