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RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
313 PM EDT THU MAY 21 2009

.THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN OPEN WATERS FORECAST...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET. 
.FRIDAY...WIND BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. VISIBILITY GENERALLY UNRESTRICTED.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING...
BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
LESS THAN 1 FOOT AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES
BUILDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. VISIBILITY
GENERALLY UNRESTRICTED.

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 97.56 FEET...AND THE WATER TEMPERATURE WAS 47 DEGREES.

THE ULTRAVIOLET INDEX FOR FRIDAY WILL BE A 6. THIS IS IN THE HIGH
CATEGORY.

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...

.TONIGHT...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. WEST WINDS 40 TO 55 MPH. 
.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH...DECREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH IN
THE AFTERNOON. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO
20 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE
MID 50S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 25 MPH...INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO
35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. 


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