Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Burlington VT
508 AM EDT Sat May 26 2018

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
508 AM EDT Sat May 26 2018

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

* The warm air temperatures today in the mid and upper 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 in the mid 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 lose 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 today with gusts up to 21 mph from
  the northwest. 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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