Statement as of 4:31 AM EDT on September 24, 2017
Expires 8:00 PM EDT on September 24, 2017
... Beach hazards statement remains in effect from 8 am EDT this
morning through this evening...
* timing... today.
* Location... Acadia National Park... Schoodic Point peninsula...
Lamoine Beach... Castine... Roque Bluffs State Park... Quoddy
Head State Park
* beach hazard... the warm air temperatures around 80 degrees may
cause people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water
temperatures which are currently only 55 to 58 degrees.
* Impacts... anyone on boats or paddlecraft should use caution
and be prepared for immersion. Dress for water temperatures
and know how to perform rescues.
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.