Issued: 8:32 AM May. 26, 2019 – National Weather Service
...National Weather Service Cold Water Safety Message... * Warm air temperatures ranging from the upper 60s in the mountains to the lower to mid 80s in southern New Hampshire may cause people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water today. Water temperatures on lakes and rivers are only in the 50s. * 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 this weekend and use extreme caution to avoid this threat. Paddle smart from the start and always wear your life jacket! * Gusty winds are also expected this afternoon with gusts up to 25 mph from the west. Gusty winds can increase the likelihood of overturning your boat, canoe or kayak due to increased wave heights.