039  
WHUS41 KGYX 021906  
CFWGYX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME  
306 PM EDT SUN MAY 2 2021  
 
MEZ023-024-NHZ014-030000-  
/O.CON.KGYX.BH.S.0001.000000T0000Z-210503T0000Z/  
COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-  
306 PM EDT SUN MAY 2 2021  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS  
EVENING...  
 
* WHAT... THE WARM AIR TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S EARLY THIS EVENING  
MAY CAUSE PEOPLE TO UNDERESTIMATE THE DANGERS OF THE COLD WATER  
TEMPERATURES WHICH ARE CURRENTLY ONLY IN THE MID 40S.  
 
* WHERE...IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, COASTAL ROCKINGHAM COUNTY. IN MAINE,  
COASTAL CUMBERLAND AND COASTAL YORK COUNTIES.  
 
* WHEN...FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...THE COLD WATER TEMPERATURES CAN QUICKLY CAUSE  
HYPOTHERMIA TO ANYONE IMMERSED IN THE WATER. ACCORDING TO THE US  
COAST GUARD, WHEN THE WATER TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW 50 DEGREES,  
THE CHANCE OF IMMEDIATE INCAPACITATION DUE TO COLD SHOCK IS  
EXTREMELY HIGH. 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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