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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1025 AM EDT FRI JUL 28 2017

...INCREASED RISK FOR HYPOTHERMIA TODAY...

.WARM TEMPERATURES AND FAIR WEATHER ARE EXPECTED TODAY. WITH
PEOPLE OUT ENJOYING THE WATER AND WATER TEMPERATURES REMAINING
ONLY IN THE UPPER 50S...THERE WILL BE A HEIGHTENED RISK FOR
HYPOTHERMIA FOR THOSE NOT PROPERLY PREPARED FOR COLD WATER.

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COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-
COASTAL WALDO-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-
1025 AM EDT FRI JUL 28 2017

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

* LOCATION...SEACOAST OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE SOUTHWEST AND
  MIDCOAST OF MAINE.

* BEACH HAZARD...THE WARM AIR TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S TO NEAR 80
  MAY CAUSE PEOPLE TO UNDERESTIMATE THE DANGERS OF THE COLD WATER
  TEMPERATURES WHICH ARE CURRENTLY ONLY IN THE UPPER 50S TO NEAR
  60 DEGREES.

* TIMING...THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

* 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 LIFEJACKET. BE AWARE OF WIND CONDITIONS,
TIDES AND LOCALIZED CURRENTS.

&&

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