Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Burlington VT
330 PM EDT Fri May 25 2018

NYZ026>031-034-035-087-VTZ001>012-016>019-261000-
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
330 PM EDT Fri May 25 2018

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

* High temperatures in the lower to mid 70s on Saturday may cause
  people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water temperatures
  which are currently only around 50 across Lake Champlain, and in
  the upper 50s in the regions smaller lakes and rivers.

* 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!

* Strong winds are also expected for Saturday with gusts up to 20 mph
  from the north. 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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