If you’re going to be outdoors this coming weekend, there are two pieces of advice: wear orange and stay out of the ocean.
Hikers and hunters will share the woods as several hunting seasons begin, including black bear, waterfowl, deer, fall turkey and small game, according to New Hampshire Fish & Game. The color orange on both people and pets will keep them both safe, according to Josh Mackay, who coordinates the Hunter Education Program at New Hampshire Fish and Game.
“Wearing a bright orange color has been statistically shown to reduce hunting incidents across the country,” Mackay said.
Mackay also recommended sticking to established trails when hiking and reviewing safe hiking guidelines at hikingsafe.com.
It’s also a good idea to take out winter gear. 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.
The influence of Hurricane Fiona
While temperatures won’t be ideal for ocean swimming, with hot temperatures around 70 surfers may be tempted by the expected 5-7 foot swells generated by Hurricane Fiona off the east coast.
A high surf advisory is in effect Saturday and Sunday for hazardous swimming and surfing conditions and
localized beach erosion. Life-threatening rip currents are possible.
An area of high pressure will move causing the winds to die down by Sunday.