456  
FZUS71 KPHI 211504  
MWSPHI  
 
MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ  
1004 AM EST WED FEB 21 2018  
 
ANZ430-431-450>455-470>473-475-212300-  
DELAWARE BAY WATERS NORTH OF EAST POINT NJ TO SLAUGHTER BEACH DE-  
DELAWARE BAY WATERS SOUTH OF EAST POINT NJ TO SLAUGHTER BEACH DE-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK TO MANASQUAN INLET NJ OUT 20 NM-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM MANASQUAN INLET TO LITTLE EGG INLET NJ OUT  
20 NM-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE EGG INLET TO GREAT EGG INLET NJ OUT  
20 NM-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM GREAT EGG INLET TO CAPE MAY NJ OUT 20 NM-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE MAY NJ TO CAPE HENLOPEN DE OUT 20 NM-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE HENLOPEN TO FENWICK ISLAND DE OUT 20 NM-  
WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO MANASQUAN INLET NJ OUT 20 TO 40 NM-  
WATERS FROM MANASQUAN INLET NJ TO LITTLE EGG INLET NJ OUT 20 TO  
40 NM-  
WATERS FROM LITTLE EGG INLET NJ TO GREAT EGG INLET NJ OUT 20 TO  
40 NMY FROM 20 TO 40 NM-  
WATERS FROM GREAT EGG INLET NJ TO CAPE MAY NJ OUT 20 TO 40 NM-  
WATERS FROM CAPE MAY NJ TO FENWICK ISLAND DE OUT 20 TO 40 NM-  
1004 AM EST WED FEB 21 2018  
 
ALTHOUGH TEMPERATURES ON LAND WILL BE IN THE 70S TODAY, WATER  
TEMPERATURES ARE STILL AROUND 40 DEGREES. IN ADDITION, THE WARM  
AIR PASSING OVER THE COLDER WATERS WILL CONTINUE TO RESULT IN  
THE FORMATION OF FOG, AND THIS FOG WILL RESTRICT VISIBILITIES  
ONE TO THREE NAUTICAL MILES THROUGH THIS EVENING, ESPECIALLY  
AWAY FROM LAND.  
 
BOATERS, INCLUDING KAYAKERS, SHOULD REMEMBER TO DRESS FOR THE WATER  
TEMPERATURE, NOT THE AIR TEMPERATURE, AND ESPECIALLY NOT THE INLAND  
AIR TEMPERATURE. THIS IS BECAUSE THE SUDDEN IMMERSION IN COLD WATER  
CAN RESULT IN HYPOTHERMIA AND DEATH. HYPOTHERMIA OCCURS WHEN THE  
BODY'S CORE TEMPERATURE FALLS TO 95 DEGREES F OR COLDER.  
 
HYPOTHERMIA AFFECTS THE BRAIN, HEART, LUNGS, AND OTHER VITAL ORGANS.  
SEVERE HYPOTHERMIA CAUSES LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND MAY RESULT IN  
DEATH. COLD WATER IS ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS BECAUSE LOSS OF BODY HEAT  
OCCURS 25 TIMES FASTER IN COLD WATER THAN IN COLD AIR.  
 
THE U.S. COAST GUARD STRONGLY URGES THE PUBLIC TO WEAR LIFE JACKETS  
ANYTIME WHILE OUT ON THE WATER AND TO CHECK WEATHER CONDITIONS  
BEFORE HEADING OUT. HAVING PROPER SURVIVAL GEAR WHILE UNDERWAY AND  
AND FILING A FLOAT PLAN WITH A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND IS STRONGLY  
RECOMMENDED.  
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SAFE BOATING, PLEASE VISIT:  
 
HTTP://WWW.USCGBOATING.ORG  
 

 
 
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