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Heavy Freezing Spray Warning
Issued: 8:16 AM Feb. 3, 2023 – National Weather Service
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 AM
EST SATURDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS
MORNING TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...For the Gale Warning, northwest winds 20 to 30 kt with
gusts up to 40 kt and seas 2 to 5 ft expected. For the Heavy
Freezing Spray Warning, heavy freezing spray at a rate of 2 cm
per hour or greater expected, and may rapidly accumulate on
vessels.

* WHERE...Casco Bay.

* WHEN...For the Gale Warning, from 7 AM this morning to 7 AM
EST Saturday. For the Heavy Freezing Spray Warning, from 7 AM
this morning to 1 PM EST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Operating a vessel in heavy freezing spray is
hazardous. Freezing spray may render mechanical and electronic
components inoperative. Rapid ice accretion on decks and
superstructures may result in a catastrophic loss of
stability. Strong winds will cause hazardous seas which could
capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Mariners should prepare for dangerous accumulation of ice on
their vessel. If possible, remain in port, avoid the warning area
or conduct mitigation. During freezing spray conditions the U.S.
Coast Guard advises that you ensure all lifesaving equipment
remains free of ice.

Mariners should alter plans to avoid these hazardous conditions.
Remain in port, seek safe harbor, alter course, and/or secure the
vessel for severe conditions.

&&

Gale Warning
Issued: 8:16 AM Feb. 3, 2023 – National Weather Service
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 AM
EST SATURDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS
MORNING TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...For the Gale Warning, northwest winds 20 to 30 kt with
gusts up to 40 kt and seas 2 to 5 ft expected. For the Heavy
Freezing Spray Warning, heavy freezing spray at a rate of 2 cm
per hour or greater expected, and may rapidly accumulate on
vessels.

* WHERE...Casco Bay.

* WHEN...For the Gale Warning, from 7 AM this morning to 7 AM
EST Saturday. For the Heavy Freezing Spray Warning, from 7 AM
this morning to 1 PM EST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Operating a vessel in heavy freezing spray is
hazardous. Freezing spray may render mechanical and electronic
components inoperative. Rapid ice accretion on decks and
superstructures may result in a catastrophic loss of
stability. Strong winds will cause hazardous seas which could
capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Mariners should prepare for dangerous accumulation of ice on
their vessel. If possible, remain in port, avoid the warning area
or conduct mitigation. During freezing spray conditions the U.S.
Coast Guard advises that you ensure all lifesaving equipment
remains free of ice.

Mariners should alter plans to avoid these hazardous conditions.
Remain in port, seek safe harbor, alter course, and/or secure the
vessel for severe conditions.

&&

Wind Chill Warning
Issued: 8:23 AM Feb. 3, 2023 – National Weather Service
...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 1
PM EST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low
as 40 below zero.

* WHERE...Portions of south central, southwest, and western Maine.
Portions of central, northern, and southern New Hampshire.

* WHEN...From 10 AM this morning to 1 PM EST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Frostbite and hypothermia are likely if precautions are
not taken. Wind chill values may fall to extremely dangerous
levels. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on
exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Persons are urged to stay indoors until conditions improve. If you
must go outside, dress in layers. Several layers of clothes will
keep you warmer than a single heavy coat. Cover exposed skin to
reduce your risk of frostbite or hypothermia. Gloves, a scarf, and a
hat will keep you from losing your body heat.

Keep pets indoors as much as possible.

Make frequent checks on older family, friends, and neighbors. Ensure
portable heaters are used correctly. Do not use generators or grills
inside.

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