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February 21, 2018 12:10 pm EST
Location: 33.436N 77.743W
Wind Dir: S (180°)
Wind Speed: 8 knots
Wind Gust: 10 knots
AT Ps: 30.48 in (1032.2 mb)
Air Temp: 72°F (22.2°C)
Dew Point: 68°F (20.0°C)
Water Temp: 70°F (21.3°C)

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With unseasonably warm weather forecast for the holidays, the Coast Guard is reminding boaters, anglers, kayakers and hunters that even though the air temperature feels warm, the water temperature is still cold.

Whether you’re trying to get in one last day on the water or trying out some new toys, don’t let your guard down.

Always wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket while underway and dress appropriately for the water temperature — not for the air temperature. Check the weather conditions and water temperature for your local area.

File a float plan and stick to it. Consider establishing a prearranged communication schedule to provide updates on your whereabouts.

Survival time is greatly diminished for someone immersed in water below 70 degrees. Cold water reduces a body’s heat up to 25 times faster than cold air. In addition to a life jacket, the Coast Guard recommends wearing a drysuit or other hypothermia protective clothing in a cold water environment to increase the chances of surviving a fall into the water.

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