Coastal Waldo Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement, Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 6:04 AM EDT Jul. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Areas of dense fog early this morning...

Clear and calm conditions overnight working in tandem with
increasing moisture has allowed for the development of areas of
dense fog. Visibilities may be reduced to less than an eighth of
a mile in spots early this morning. The fog will begin to thin out
between 7 and 8 am.


604 am EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

... Areas of dense fog early this morning...

Clear and calm conditions overnight working in tandem with
increasing moisture has allowed for the development of areas of
dense fog. Visibilities may be reduced to less than an eighth of
a mile in spots early this morning. The fog will begin to thin out
between 7 and 8 am.



316 am EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

... Beach hazards statement in effect from 8 am EDT this morning
through this evening...

The National Weather Service in gray has issued a beach hazards
statement, which is in effect from 8 am EDT this morning through
this evening.

* Location...

* beach hazard... the warm air temperatures around 70 may cause
people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water
temperatures which are currently only in the upper 50s to around
60.

* Timing... 8 am to 8 PM today.

* Winds... east to southeast 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.