Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Portland, ME

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
117 PM EDT SUN MAY 21 2017

...VERY COLD WATER WILL RESULT IN HYPOTHERMIA RISK TO PADDLERS...

.WATER TEMPERATURES IN THE GULF OF MAINE REMAIN IN THE UPPER 40S
TO LOWER 50S. ANYONE VENTURING ONTO THE WATER SHOULD BE PREPARED
FOR COLD WATER IMMERSION. PADDLE SMART...ALWAYS WEAR YOUR LIFE
JACKET.

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COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-
COASTAL WALDO-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-
117 PM EDT SUN MAY 21 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...COASTAL NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE.

* BEACH HAZARD...THE WARM AIR TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER
  60S MAY CAUSE PEOPLE TO UNDERESTIMATE THE DANGERS OF THE COLD
  WATER TEMPERATURES WHICH ARE CURRENTLY ONLY IN THE UPPER 40S
  TO LOWER 50S.

* TIMING...THROUGH TODAY.

* WINDS...LIGHT VARIABLE WINDS THIS MORNING WILL BECOME SOUTH 5
  TO 15 MPH THIS 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.

&&

$$

LEGRO


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