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Special Weather Statement
...National Weather Service Cold Water ...

Severe Weather Alerts - Lewiston , ME

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement in effect until 5:30 PM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...National Weather Service Cold Water Safety Message...

* The warm air temperature in the 70s on Saturday may cause people
to underestimate the dangers of the cold water. Water
temperatures on lakes and rivers are in the low 50s.

* The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to
anyone immersed in the water. According to the Maine Warden
Service, when the water temperature is below 60 degrees, the
average submerged person could lose dexterity within minutes and
be unable to accomplish simple tasks. Anyone on small boats,
canoes or kayaks should plan accordingly this weekend and use
extreme caution to avoid this threat. Paddle smart from the
start and always wear your life jacket!