Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
339 AM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN FORECAST...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THIS MORNING...BECOMING
NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 20 KNOTS BY MID-DAY. WAVES 1 FOOT OR
LESS...BUILDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES.
VISIBILITY UNRESTRICTED.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS. WAVES
BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST AT 10
TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

LATEST LEVEL AND TEMPERATURE DATA FROM AROUND LAKE CHAMPLAIN
                                LEVEL           TEMPERATURE
USGS GAGE AT ROUSES POINT NY    96.82 FEET
USGS GAGE AT BURLINGTON VT      96.89 FEET      53 DEGREES
KING STREET FERRY DOCK          96.92 FEET      52 DEGREES
USGS GAGE AT PORT HENRY NY      96.94 FEET
COLCHESTER REEF                                 48 DEGREES
DIAMOND ISLAND                                  50 DEGREES

EARLY IN THE BOATING SEASON...WATER TEMPERATURES ON RIVERS...PONDS
AND LAKES REMAIN RATHER COLD. IMMERSION IN COLD WATER CAN BE LIFE
THREATENING VERY QUICKLY DUE TO HYPOTHERMIA AND THE BODIES INABILITY
TO WORK EFFICIENTLY IN THE COLD WATER. THEREFORE...IT IS RECOMMENDED
TO CONSIDER POSTPONING SMALL CRAFT BOATING ACTIVITIES UNTIL WATER
TEMPERATURES BECOME WARMER. HOWEVER...IF YOU CHOOSE TO VENTURE
OUT...WEAR ALL RECOMMENDED COLD WATER PROTECTIVE GEAR...INCLUDING
A LIFE JACKET...IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT.

&&

.THE HIGHER SUMMITS FORECAST FOR VERMONT AND NORTHERN NEW YORK...

.TODAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SPRINKLES. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S TO LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO
40 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO.
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. WEST WINDS
20 TO 35 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO IN
THE MORNING.

$$

LAHIFF



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