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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Caribou ME
245 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

MEZ029-030-190900-
/O.NEW.KCAR.BH.S.0031.180819T1200Z-180820T0000Z/
Coastal Hancock-Coastal Washington-
Including the cities of Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Bucksport,
Castine, Eastport, Machias, and Cherryfield
245 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a Beach
Hazards Statement, which is in effect from Sunday morning through
Sunday evening.

* Location...Acadia National Park...Schoodic Point...Lamoine State
  Park...Castine...Roque Bluffs State Park...Quoddy Head State
  Park.

* Beach Hazard...The warm air temperatures in the upper 60s and
  low 70s may cause people to underestimate the dangers of the
  cold water temperatures which are currently only in the mid 50s.

* Timing...Sunday.

* Impacts...Anyone on boats or paddlecraft should use caution
  and be prepared for immersion. Dress for water temperatures
  and know how to perform rescues.

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 lifejacket. Be aware of wind conditions,
tides and localized currents.

&&

$$

CB

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