Coastal Waldo Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 8:40 AM EDT Jul. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this

* 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.