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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Gray ME
306 PM EDT Sun May 2 2021

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Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-Coastal Rockingham-
306 PM EDT Sun May 2 2021

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

* WHAT... The warm air temperatures in the 60s early this evening
  may cause people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water
  temperatures which are currently only in the mid 40s.

* WHERE...In New Hampshire, Coastal Rockingham County. In Maine,
  Coastal Cumberland and Coastal York Counties.

* WHEN...From 8 AM EDT this morning through this evening.

* IMPACTS...The cold water temperatures can quickly cause
  hypothermia to anyone immersed in the water. According to the US
  Coast Guard, when the water temperatures are below 50 degrees,
  the chance of immediate incapacitation due to cold shock is
  extremely high. 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.

&&

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