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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Caribou ME
318 AM EDT Fri Aug 14 2020

MEZ029-030-150000-
/O.CON.KCAR.BH.S.0023.200814T1200Z-200815T0000Z/
Coastal Hancock-Coastal Washington-
318 AM EDT Fri Aug 14 2020

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...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 to upper 50s.

* WHERE...Coastal Washington and Coastal Hancock Counties.

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

* 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 life jacket. Be aware of wind conditions,
tides, and localized currents.

&&

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