Are you out this weekend? Wear orange, stay away from the ocean

If you’re going outside over the coming weekend, there are two tips: wear orange and don’t go into the ocean.

Hikers and hunters will share the woods as multiple hunting seasons are underway, including black bear, waterfowl, deer, fall turkey and small game, according to New Hampshire Fish & Game. Orange on people and pets will keep both of them safe, according to Josh Mackay, who coordinates the hunter education program at New Hampshire Fish and Game.

“Wearing fiery orange has been statistically shown to decrease hunting incidents across the country,” Mackay said.

Mackay also recommended sticking to established trails when hiking and reviewing safe hiking guidelines at

It’s also a good idea to take out the winter clothes. Wind gusts of up to 40 mph from the northwest will make it dangerous for hikers without it, according to the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine.

Projected track of Hurricane Fiona at 5 p.m. 9/23/22

Projected track of Hurricane Fiona at 5 p.m. 9/23/22 (National Hurricane Center)

Influence of Hurricane Fiona

Although temperatures are not ideal for a swim in the ocean with high temperatures, around 70 surfers could be tempted by the expected 5-7 foot waves generated by Hurricane Fiona to the east of the shoreline.

A high surf advisory is in effect Saturday and Sunday for dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and
localized beach erosion. Potentially fatal rip currents are possible.

An anticyclone will move causing a decrease in winds for Sunday.

Contact journalist Dan Alexander at [email protected] or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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