Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Burlington VT
334 PM EDT Fri May 26 2023

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-Eastern Franklin-
Eastern Chittenden-Eastern Addison-Eastern Rutland-Western Windsor-
Eastern Windsor-
Including the cities of Massena, Norfolk, Fort Covington, Malone,
Champlain, Plattsburgh, South Colton, Star Lake, Saranac Lake,
Tupper Lake, Dannemora, Ellenburg, Lake Placid, Newcomb, Port Henry,
Ticonderoga, Ogdensburg, Potsdam, Gouverneur, Alburgh, South Hero,
St. Albans, Swanton, Derby, Newport, Island Pond, Lunenburg,
Burlington, Shelburne, Johnson, Stowe, Hardwick, St. Johnsbury,
Montpelier, Waitsfield, Middlebury, Vergennes, Bradford, Randolph,
Fair Haven, Rutland, Enosburg Falls, Richford, Richmond, Underhill,
Bristol, Ripton, East Wallingford, Killington, Bethel, Ludlow,
Springfield, and White River Junction
334 PM EDT Fri May 26 2023

...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 upper 70s to around
  80 degrees may cause people to underestimate the dangers of the
  cold water temperatures which are currently only around 50 degrees
  across Lake Champlain, and only a little warmer in area 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


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