Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Burlington VT
337 AM EDT Sat May 15 2021

Northern St. Lawrence-Northern Franklin-Eastern Clinton-
Southeastern St. Lawrence-Southern Franklin-Western Clinton-
Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Southwestern St. Lawrence-Grand Isle-
Western Franklin-Orleans-Essex-Western
Washington-Western Addison-Orange-Western Rutland-Windsor-
Eastern Franklin-Eastern Chittenden-Eastern Addison-Eastern Rutland-
Including the cities of Massena, Malone, Plattsburgh, Star Lake,
Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Dannemora, Lake Placid, Port Henry,
Ticonderoga, Ogdensburg, Potsdam, Gouverneur, Alburgh, South Hero,
St. Albans, Newport, Island Pond, Burlington, Johnson, Stowe,
St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, Middlebury, Vergennes, Bradford,
Randolph, Rutland, Springfield, White River Junction,
Enosburg Falls, Richford, Underhill, Bristol, Ripton,
East Wallingford, and Killington
337 AM EDT Sat May 15 2021

...National Weather Service Cold Water Safety Message...

...Please check with state and local authorities regarding
guidelines for allowed activities...

* The warm air temperatures this weekend in the lower 70s may cause
  people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water
  temperatures which are currently only in the lower 50s across
  Lake Champlain, and around 50 in the regions smaller lakes and

* The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to anyone
  immersed in the water. When the water temperature is below 60
  degrees, the average submerged person could loose dexterity within
  minutes and be unable to accomplish simple tasks. Anyone on small
  boats, canoes or kayaks should plan accordingly if recreating this
  weekend and use extreme caution to avoid this threat. Paddle smart
  from the start and always wear your life jacket!


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