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Cold Water Safety Message from the NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement regarding Cold Water Safety for New Hampshire.
 

  • The warm air temperatures today in the upper 60's to mid 70's may cause people to underestimate the dangers of cold water. Water temperatures are currently only in the lower 50's across Lake Winnipesaukee and in the lower 50's in the regions smaller lakes and rivers.
     
  • The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to anyone immersed in the water. When the water temperature is below 60 degrees, the average submerged person could loose dexterity within minutes and be unable to accomplish simple tasks. Anyone on small boats, canoes, or kayaks should plan accordingly if recreating this weekend and use extreme caution to avoid this threat. Paddle smart from the start and always wear your life jacket!
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