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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New York NY
605 AM EDT Thu May 23 2019

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

Weather can make your time on the water wonderful or deadly. It is
vital to know how to respond to fog, thunderstorms, rapid wind
shifts and other dangerous weather.

Rapid Wind Shifts:

A sudden change in wind speed and/or direction will have a
significant impact on boaters. Wind speed and direction are the
primary forces creating waves. When are rapid changes in wind speed
and direction most likely?

Sudden changes in wind speed and direction often occur near
thunderstorms and fast moving rain/snow showers.

Wind shifts in direction and speed usually occur near cold fronts
and warm fronts.

This concludes today`s topic on wind shifts. Tomorrow will focus on
inland boating.

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