892  
WHUS41 KGYX 310659  
CFWGYX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME  
259 AM EDT SUN MAY 31 2020  
 
MEZ023>028-NHZ014-010000-  
/O.NEW.KGYX.BH.S.0003.200531T1200Z-200601T0000Z/  
COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-  
COASTAL WALDO-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-  
259 AM EDT SUN MAY 31 2020  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING  
THROUGH THIS EVENING...  
 
* WHAT...PLEASE CHECK WITH STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES REGARDING  
GUIDELINES FOR ALLOWED ACTIVITIES. THE WARM AIR TEMPERATURES IN  
THE UPPER 60S MAY CAUSE PEOPLE TO UNDERESTIMATE THE DANGERS OF  
THE COLD WATER TEMPERATURES WHICH ARE CURRENTLY ONLY IN THE  
LOWER 50S.  
 
* WHERE...IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, COASTAL ROCKINGHAM COUNTY. IN MAINE,  
COASTAL YORK, COASTAL CUMBERLAND, SAGADAHOC, LINCOLN, KNOX AND  
COASTAL WALDO 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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