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

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR MAINE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
258 AM EDT FRI JUL 21 2017

MEZ029-030-211500-
/O.CON.KCAR.BH.S.0008.170721T1200Z-170722T0000Z/
COASTAL HANCOCK-COASTAL WASHINGTON-
258 AM EDT FRI JUL 21 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS 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 IN THE UPPER 70S TO
  LOWER 80S MAY CAUSE PEOPLE TO UNDERESTIMATE THE DANGERS OF THE
  COLD WATER TEMPERATURES WHICH ARE CURRENTLY ONLY IN THE MID TO
  UPPER 50S.

* TIMING...THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* 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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