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RECREATIONAL FORECAST...DELAYED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
427 AM EDT FRI MAY 15 2009

.THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN OPEN WATERS FORECAST...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KNOTS. WAVES
BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON. VISIBILITY 3 TO 5 MILES IN SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES MAY BE LOCALLY HIGHER IN THE VICINITY OF THUNDERSTORMS.

THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN LAKE LEVEL AT THE KING STREET FERRY DOCK IN BURLINGTON
WAS 97.62 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 SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WINDS 15 TO
30 MPH...BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.TONIGHT...CLEAR IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS
IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...INCREASING TO 5 TO
20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.SATURDAY...CLOUDY IN THE MORNING...THEN SUMMITS BECOMING OBSCURED
IN CLOUDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY
AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
50S. SOUTH WINDS 25 TO 40 MPH...INCREASING TO 35 TO 50 MPH IN THE
AFTERNOON. 


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