Active Weather Alerts
Marine Weather Statement
Issued: 7:24 AM May. 28, 2023 – National Weather Service
...National Weather Service Cold Water Safety Message... Air temperatures will rise into the 70s to around 80 across the Tri-State area into Memorial Day. However, water temperatures remain in the 50s. The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to anyone immersed in the water. 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 if recreating this weekend, and use extreme caution to avoid this threat. Several things to consider... * Always wear a life jacket. * Dress for the water temperatures, not air temperatures. Wear cold water protection, like a wetsuit or drysuit. * Carry an Emergency Position Indication Radio Device. * File a float plan with someone you trust. * Check the latest marine weather forecast, including water temperatures at www.weather.gov/okx/marine before you go out on the waters. Your ability to survive cold water immersion depends on your ability to stay afloat and stay warm until help arrives.