Southeast Aroostook Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 3:27 AM EDT Jun. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... National Weather Service cold water safety message...

* the warm air temperatures today in the 70s may cause people to
underestimate the dangers of the cold water temperatures which
are currently only in the upper 50s to mid 60s on the lakes and
rivers.

* The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to
anyone immersed in the water. When the water temperature is
below 70 degrees, hypothermia and loss of dexterity can occur in
45 minutes or less. Anyone on small boats, canoes or kayaks
should plan accordingly if recreating today and use extreme
caution to avoid this threat. Paddle smart from the start and
always wear your life jacket!




327 am EDT Fri Jun 22 2018

... National Weather Service cold water safety message...

* the warm air temperatures today in the 70s may cause people to
underestimate the dangers of the cold water temperatures which
are currently only in the upper 50s to mid 60s on the lakes and
rivers.

* The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to
anyone immersed in the water. When the water temperature is
below 70 degrees, hypothermia and loss of dexterity can occur in
45 minutes or less. Anyone on small boats, canoes or kayaks
should plan accordingly if recreating today and use extreme
caution to avoid this threat. Paddle smart from the start and
always wear your life jacket!