Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Burlington VT
532 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018

NYZ026>031-034-035-087-VTZ001>012-016>019-272145-
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
Chittenden-Lamoille-Caledonia-
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
532 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018

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

* The warm air temperatures today around 70 may cause people to
  underestimate the dangers of the cold water temperatures which are
  currently only in the upper 40s across Lake Champlain, and in the
  lower 50s in the regions smaller lakes and rivers.

* The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to
  anyone immersed in the water. According to the US Coast Guard,
  when the water temperatures are below 50 degrees, the chance of
  immediate incapacitation due to cold shock is extremely high.
  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!

* Strong winds are also expected this weekend with gusts up to 26
  mph from the southeast. If boating on large bodies of water,
  these strong winds can increase the likelihood of overturning
  your boat,canoe or kayak due to increased wave heights.


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