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Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement, Special Statement
Issued: 3:25 AM EDT Jun. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement in effect from 8 am EDT this morning
through this evening...

The National Weather Service in gray has issued a beach hazards
statement, which is in effect from 8 am EDT this morning through
this evening.

* Location... ocean beaches of Maine and New Hampshire.

* Beach hazard... the mild air temperatures in the lower 70s may
cause people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water
temperatures which are currently only in the 50s.

* Timing... today.

* Winds... southeast 5 to 10 mph.

* Impacts... the cold water temperatures can quickly cause
hypothermia to anyone immersed in the water. 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.




321 am EDT Fri Jun 22 2018

... National Weather Service cold water safety message...

* the mild air temperatures today in the 70s may cause people to
underestimate the dangers of the cold water. Water temperatures
which are currently only in the upper 60s across Sebago Lake and
Lake Winnipesaukee, as well as many of the inland smaller lakes and
rivers.

* The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to
anyone immersed in the water. Even when the water temperature is
below 70 degrees, hypothermia and loss of dexterity can occur in
45 minutes or less. 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!



321 am EDT Fri Jun 22 2018

... National Weather Service cold water safety message...

* the mild air temperatures today in the 70s may cause people to
underestimate the dangers of the cold water. Water temperatures
which are currently only in the upper 60s across Sebago Lake and
Lake Winnipesaukee, as well as many of the inland smaller lakes and
rivers.

* The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to
anyone immersed in the water. Even when the water temperature is
below 70 degrees, hypothermia and loss of dexterity can occur in
45 minutes or less. 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!