Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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090 WHUS41 KGYX 160704 CFWGYX COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 304 AM EDT SUN JUL 16 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 50S...THERE WILL BE A HEIGHTENED RISK FOR HYPOTHERMIA FOR THOSE NOT PROPERLY PREPARED FOR COLD WATER. MEZ027-028-170000- /O.CON.KGYX.BH.S.0010.170716T1200Z-170717T0000Z/ KNOX-COASTAL WALDO- 304 AM EDT SUN JUL 16 2017 ...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING... * LOCATION...WATERS OF THE MID COAST OF MAINE AND PENOBSCOT BAY. * BEACH HAZARD...THE WARM AIR TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S MAY CAUSE PEOPLE TO UNDERESTIMATE THE DANGERS OF THE COLD WATER TEMPERATURES WHICH ARE CURRENTLY ONLY IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. * TIMING...DURING THE DAY TODAY. * WINDS...SOUTHWEST AROUND 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 LIFE JACKET. BE AWARE OF WIND CONDITIONS, TIDES AND LOCALIZED CURRENTS. && $$ ES

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