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RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
328 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2009

.THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN OPEN WATERS FORECAST...

.TODAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS. SHOWERS LIKELY
IN THE MORNING. VISIBILITY 3 TO 5 MILES IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
VISIBILITY AROUND 5 MILES...DECREASING TO 2 TO 4 MILES AFTER
MIDNIGHT. 
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET. RAIN IN THE MORNING...
THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. VISIBILITY 2 TO 4 MILES. 

THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN LAKE LEVEL AT THE KING STREET FERRY DOCK IN BURLINGTON
WAS 97.38 FEET...AND THE WATER TEMPERATURE WAS 42 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...

.TODAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. HIGHS IN THE
MID 40S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TONIGHT...CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 20 MPH...INCREASING
TO 25 TO 40 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.THURSDAY...CLOUDY. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 35 TO 50 MPH. 


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