Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
302 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN FORECAST...

.A LAKE WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 5 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO AROUND
1 FOOT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH
5 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 1 FOOT...BUILDING TO 1 TO
2 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

THE ULTRAVIOLET INDEX FOR SATURDAY WILL BE A 6. THIS IS IN THE HIGH
CATEGORY.

LATEST LEVEL AND TEMPERATURE DATA FROM AROUND LAKE CHAMPLAIN
                                LEVEL           TEMPERATURE
USGS GAGE AT ROUSES POINT NY    96.75 FEET
USGS GAGE AT BURLINGTON VT      96.86 FEET      53 DEGREES
KING STREET FERRY DOCK          96.00 FEET      54 DEGREES
USGS GAGE AT PORT HENRY NY      96.97 FEET
COLCHESTER REEF                                 49 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...

.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO
40 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES AROUND 10 ABOVE.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS
20 TO 35 MPH...BECOMING WEST 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND
CHILL VALUES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WINDS
40 TO 55 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. WEST WINDS 40 TO
55 MPH...DECREASING TO 25 TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$


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