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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Caribou ME
912 AM EDT Sat Jun 15 2019

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Northwest Aroostook-Northeast Aroostook-Northern Somerset-
Northern Piscataquis-Northern Penobscot-Southeast Aroostook-
Central Piscataquis-Central Penobscot-Southern Penobscot-
Interior Hancock-Central Washington-Coastal Hancock-
Coastal Washington-Southern Piscataquis-Northern Washington-
Including the cities of Allagash, Clayton Lake, Madawaska,
Fort Kent, Frenchville, Presque Isle, Caribou, Van Buren, Mars Hill,
Baker Lake, Billy-Jack Depot, Baxter St Park, Chamberlain Lake,
Churchill Dam, Mount Katahdin, Millinocket, East Millinocket,
Patten, Medway, Houlton, Hodgdon, Sherman, Smyrna Mills, Greenville,
Monson, Blanchard, Lincoln, Howland, Springfield, Bangor, Brewer,
Orono, Old Town, Amherst, Aurora, Dedham, Eastbrook, Great Pond,
Orland, Calais, Grand Lake Stream, Wesley, Perry, Princeton,
Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Bucksport, Castine, Eastport, Machias,
Cherryfield, Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, Guilford, Danforth, Vanceboro,
and Topsfield
912 AM EDT Sat Jun 15 2019

...National Weather Service Cold Water Safety Message...

* The warm air temperatures this weekend in the low to mid 70s may
  cause people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water
  temperatures which are currently only in the mid 50s on the lakes
  and in the upper 50s on the rivers.

* The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to
  anyone immersed in the water. According to the Maine Warden
  Service, when the water temperature is below 60 degrees, the
  average submerged person could lose dexterity within minutes and
  be unable to accomplish simple tasks. Anyone on small boats,
  canoes or kayaks should plan accordingly if recreating this
  weekend and use extreme caution to avoid this threat. Paddle
  smart from the start and always wear your life jacket!

* Strong winds are also expected this weekend with gusts up to 23
  mph from the southwest. If boating on large bodies of water,
  these strong winds can increase the likelihood of overturning
  your boat,canoe or kayak due to increased wave heights.


$$



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