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WHUS41 KGYX 151240  
CFWGYX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME  
840 AM EDT SUN JUL 15 2018  
 
MEZ027-028-160000-  
/O.CON.KGYX.BH.S.0019.000000T0000Z-180716T0000Z/  
KNOX-COASTAL WALDO-  
840 AM EDT SUN JUL 15 2018  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS  
EVENING...  
 
* LOCATION... THE MID COAST OF MAINE.  
 
* TIMING... THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* BEACH HAZARD...THE WARM AIR TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S MAY CAUSE  
PEOPLE TO UNDERESTIMATE THE DANGERS OF THE COLD WATER  
TEMPERATURES WHICH ARE CURRENTLY ONLY IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S.  
 
* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST ABOUT 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.  
 

 
 

 
 
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