Weather Alerts for Bangor Maine

Issued by the National Weather Service

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement

Areas Affected:
Northwest Aroostook - Northeast Aroostook - Northern Somerset - Northern Piscataquis - Northern Penobscot - Southeast Aroostook - Central Piscataquis - Central Penobscot - Southern Penobscot - Interior Hancock - Central Washington - Coastal Hancock - Coastal Washington - Southern Piscataquis - Northern Washington
Effective: Sun, 5/26 6:53pm Updated: Mon, 5/27 6:30am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 5/27 7:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Observed

* People may underestimate the dangers of the cold water
temperatures which are currently only in the mid 50s on the lakes
and in the mid 60s on the rivers.

* 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 if recreating this
weekend and use extreme caution to avoid this threat. Paddle
smart from the start and always wear your life jacket!

* Strong winds are also expected Memorial Day with gusts up to 25
mph from the southeast. If boating on large bodies of water, these
strong winds can increase the likelihood of overturning your
boat,canoe or kayak due to increased wave heights.