Coastal Washington Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 2:48 PM EDT Aug. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

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

* location... Acadia National Park... Schoodic Point... Lamoine
State Park... Castine... Roque Bluffs State Park... Quoddy Head
State Park.

* Beach hazard... the warm air temperatures in the mid 70s may
cause people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water
temperatures which are currently only in the mid to upper 50s.

* Impacts... anyone on boats or paddlecraft should use caution
and be prepared for immersion. Dress for water temperatures
and know how to perform rescues.

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 lifejacket. Be aware of wind conditions,
tides and localized currents.