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Public Information Statement...National Safe Boating Week
National Weather Service Gray ME
859 AM EDT The May 26 2005


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.

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