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RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
331 AM EDT SUN MAY 3 2009

.THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN OPEN WATERS FORECAST...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET. 
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET. 
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS. 

THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN LAKE LEVEL AT THE KING STREET FERRY DOCK IN BURLINGTON
WAS 97.49 FEET...AND THE WATER TEMPERATURE WAS 40 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.

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.THE HIGHER SUMMITS FORECAST FOR VERMONT AND NORTHERN NEW YORK...

.TODAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
25 MPH. 
.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. WEST WINDS 20 TO
35 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. WEST WINDS 5 TO
20 MPH...BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. 


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