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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Gray ME
738 AM EDT Sat May 14 2022

MEZ023>028-NHZ014-150000-
/O.CON.KGYX.BH.S.0001.220514T1200Z-220515T0000Z/
Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-
Coastal Waldo-Coastal Rockingham-
738 AM EDT Sat May 14 2022

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

* WHAT...Please check with state and local authorities regarding
  guidelines for allowed activities. The warm air temperatures in
  the upper 70s 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 York, Coastal Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and
  Coastal Waldo 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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