687  
WHUS41 KGYX 160701  
CFWGYX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME  
301 AM EDT SUN JUN 16 2024  
 
MEZ024>028-161515-  
/O.CON.KGYX.BH.S.0008.240616T1200Z-240617T0000Z/  
COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-COASTAL WALDO-  
301 AM EDT SUN JUN 16 2024  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS  
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...  
 
* WHAT...WARM AIR TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S MAY CAUSE PEOPLE TO  
UNDERESTIMATE THE DANGERS OF THE COLD WATER TEMPERATURES, WHICH  
ARE CURRENTLY ONLY IN THE 50S.  
 
* WHERE...COASTAL CUMBERLAND, SAGADAHOC, LINCOLN, KNOX AND  
COASTAL WALDO COUNTIES.  
 
* WHEN...FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...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 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.  
 
ALL BOATERS AND PADDLERS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE  
U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY OR U.S. POWER SQUADRONS AT  
WWW.WOW.USCGAUX/I_WANT_A_USC/INDEX.PHP TO RECEIVE A FREE VESSEL  
CHECK. THIS IS A CONVENIENT, NO CONSEQUENCE WAY TO ENSURE YOUR  
VESSEL IS OUTFITTED WITH ALL REQUIRED SAFETY EQUIPMENT.  
ADDITIONALLY, PLEASE LABEL YOUR PADDLECRAFT WITH YOUR CONTACT  
INFORMATION (IF FOUND STICKER) IN THE EVENT IT IS FOUND ADRIFT ON  
THE WATER.  
 

 
 

 
 
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