Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
320 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN FORECAST...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...DECREASING TO AROUND 5
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
VISIBILITY 3 TO 5 MILES AT TIMES IN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES NEARLY CALM...BUILDING TO AROUND 1 FOOT IN
THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. VISIBILITY GENERALLY
UNRESTRICTED.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 1 FOOT OR
LESS...BUILDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET.

THE ULTRAVIOLET INDEX FOR THURSDAY WILL BE A 3. THIS IS IN THE MODERATE
CATEGORY.

LATEST LEVEL AND TEMPERATURE DATA FROM AROUND LAKE CHAMPLAIN
                                LEVEL           TEMPERATURE
USGS GAGE AT ROUSES POINT NY    97.14 FEET
USGS GAGE AT BURLINGTON VT      97.23 FEET      43 DEGREES
KING STREET FERRY DOCK          97.20 FEET      44 DEGREES
USGS GAGE AT PORT HENRY NY      97.30 FEET
COLCHESTER REEF                                 41 DEGREES
DIAMOND ISLAND                                  40 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...

.TONIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED IN CLOUDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL
MIDNIGHT...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. EAST WINDS 10 TO 25 MPH.
.THURSDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED IN CLOUDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SUMMITS IN AND OUT OF CLOUDS UNTIL MIDNIGHT...THEN
BECOMING CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
25 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. EAST WINDS 10 TO
25 MPH.

$$



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