Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Upton, NY

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New York NY
612 AM EDT Sat May 18 2019

...This is National Safe Boating Week...

National Safe Boating Week is May 18 through May 24.

The National Weather Service has partnered with the National Safe
Boating Council, a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador to help
promote safe boating practices. The Council offers a wealth of
free resources such as infographics, videos, audio clips, fact
sheets, social media and much more. These resources can be found
at: https://safeboatingcampaign.com/resources/

During Safe Boating Week, NWS will send a Public Information
Statement and broadcast public service announcements on NOAA
Weather Radio All Hazards. Tomorrow will focus on National
Weather Service watches, warnings and forecasts. Monday will focus
on what to do before you go out. Tuesday will focus on fog,
Wednesday on thunderstorms, and Thursday on rapid wind shifts.
Friday will focus on inland boating.

In addition to these Public Information Statements and public
service announcements, links on our homepage http://weather.gov/okx
will take you to various videos and web sites each day,
highlighting additional weather and safe boating information.

Finally, if you, or someone you know, have been in a weather-
related boating accident, please share your story so we can
prevent others from becoming a victim. When you write, please note
that NWS has permission to use your story and, if possible, let
us know the town and state you were in and the year the event took
place.

Tomorrows topic covers marine watches, warnings and forecasts
from the National Weather Service.

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