Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
236 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN FORECAST...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH AT 10 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 1 FOOT...BUILDING TO 1 TO
2 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET.

LATEST LEVEL AND TEMPERATURE DATA FROM AROUND LAKE CHAMPLAIN
                                LEVEL           TEMPERATURE
USGS GAGE AT ROUSES POINT NY    96.74 FEET
USGS GAGE AT BURLINGTON VT      96.82 FEET      48 DEGREES
KING STREET FERRY DOCK          96.88 FEET      54 DEGREES
USGS GAGE AT PORT HENRY NY      96.88 FEET
COLCHESTER REEF                                 45 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...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S. WEST WINDS 15 TO
25 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURES STEADY OR SLOWLY RISING
THROUGH THE 40S. WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH...INCREASING
TO 30 TO 45 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS FROM THE MID 50S TO LOWER 60S. WEST
WINDS 30 TO 45 MPH...DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

JMG


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