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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
800 AM EDT TUE MAY 19 2015

...SAFE BOATING WEEK CONTINUES...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS PARTNERED WITH THE NATIONAL SAFE
BOATING COUNCIL TO HELP PROMOTE SAFE BOATING PRACTICES.

...SAFE NAVIGATION IN DENSE FOG...

DONT BE CAUGHT IN A FOG, ESPECIALLY ON THE WATER. YOU JUST MAY LOSE
YOUR LIFE. FOG CAN CREATE VERY LOW VISIBILITY MAKING SAFE NAVIGATION
DIFFICULT FOR BOATERS. FOG IS FORMED WHEN MOIST AIR CHANGES FORM
CREATING A CLOUD AT THE EARTHS SURFACE. IN DENSE FOG THE
VISIBILITY CAN BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN A BOAT LENGTH, SIGNIFICANTLY
INCREASING THE RISK OF COLLISION OR GROUNDING YOUR BOAT.

IF YOUR BOAT IS SHROUDED IN FOG, REDUCE YOUR BOAT SPEED. REMEMBER
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKET WHETHER IT IS FOGGY OR NOT,
BUT DOUBLE-CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IS WEARING A UNITED
STATES COAST GUARD APPROVED LIFE JACKET IN SITUATIONS WITH FOG.
DISPLAY LIGHTS AND SOUND WARNING SIGNALS FOR LIMITED VISIBILITY
FOLLOWING NAVIGATION SAFETY RULES.

YOU CAN ALWAYS ANCHOR IN A SAFE LOCATION UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE.
OTHER PRECAUTIONS BOATERS TAKE IN LOW VISIBILITY INCLUDE POSTING
LOOKOUTS TO SEE AND LISTEN FOR SIGNALS OR SOUNDS FROM OTHER VESSELS,
OR TO JUST LISTEN FOR THE SOUND OF BREAKING WAVES.

REMEMBER THAT SAFE BOATING IS NO ACCIDENT. CONSIDER STAYING IN PORT
WHEN DENSE FOG IS OCCURRING OR IS EXPECTED. LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO ALL HAZARDS FOR THE LATEST FORECAST AND OBSERVATION INFORMATION
BEFORE SETTING SAIL.  ON THE OPEN WATERS, SET YOUR RADIO FREQUENCY
TO THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS FOR ALERTS ON SUDDEN SEVERE
STORMS THAT MIGHT CROSS YOUR PATH. BE PREPARED, NOT SORRY.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SAFE BOATING WEEK VISIT
WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OS/MARINE/SAFEBOATING/WEEK.SHTML.

BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE SHORE AND WHILE BOATING CHECK WWW.WEATHER.GOV
OR LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS FOR THE LATEST MARINE
FORECASTS AND WARNINGS.

THIS MESSAGE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING COUNCIL
AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, REMINDING YOU THAT NATIONAL SAFE
BOATING WEEK IS MAY 16 THROUGH 22.

$$

LEVAN



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