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Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 4:53 AM EDT May. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... National Weather Service cold water safety message...

* water temperatures are only in the upper 40s across Lake
Champlain, and in the lower 50s in the regions smaller lakes and
rivers.

* The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to
anyone immersed in the water. According to the US Coast Guard,
when the water temperatures are below 50 degrees, the chance of
immediate incapacitation due to cold shock is extremely high.
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
jacket!

* South winds will shift to northwest later this morning with gusts
up to 20 mph. If boating on large bodies of water, these winds can
increase the likelihood of overturning your boat,canoe or kayak
due to increased wave heights.


453 am EDT sun may 20 2018

... National Weather Service cold water safety message...

* water temperatures are only in the upper 40s across Lake
Champlain, and in the lower 50s in the regions smaller lakes and
rivers.

* The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to
anyone immersed in the water. According to the US Coast Guard,
when the water temperatures are below 50 degrees, the chance of
immediate incapacitation due to cold shock is extremely high.
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
jacket!

* South winds will shift to northwest later this morning with gusts
up to 20 mph. If boating on large bodies of water, these winds can
increase the likelihood of overturning your boat,canoe or kayak
due to increased wave heights.