Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Burlington VT
240 PM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.The Lake Champlain Forecast...

.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 20 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots in the morning, becoming light and
variable in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 feet, subsiding to 1 foot
or less in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 15 knots. Waves 1 foot or
less.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 20 knots, becoming west at 15 to
25 knots in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less, building to 1 to
3 feet in the afternoon.

The ultraviolet index for Thursday will be a 7. This is in the high
category.

Latest Level and Temperature Data from Around Lake Champlain
                                Level           Temperature
USGS gage at Rouses Point NY    98.43 feet
USGS gage at Burlington VT      98.53 feet      48 degrees
King Street Ferry Dock          98.34 feet      48 degrees
USGS gage at Port Henry NY      98.59 feet
Colchester Reef                                 Missing
Diamond Island                                  47 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...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds
20 to 35 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
Northwest winds 10 to 25 mph, decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the
afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s. West
winds 20 to 35 mph, increasing to 35 to 50 mph after midnight.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. West
winds 35 to 50 mph, decreasing to 25 to 40 mph in the afternoon.

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