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Special Weather Statement

Status

Issued Expired

Start Time

Mon 05/27/2024 03:34 AM EDT

End Time

Mon 05/27/2024 07:00 PM EDT

Impacts

Informational

Locations Affected

Sharon, VT ∙ East Corinth, VT ∙ Schroon Lake, NY ∙ West Rutland, VT ∙ Star Lake, NY ∙ Ferrisburgh, VT ∙ Bellmont, NY ∙ Bolton, VT ∙ Elizabethtown, NY ∙ East Berkshire, VT

Full Alert Message

Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Burlington VT 334 AM EDT Mon May 27 2024 ...National Weather Service Cold Water Safety Message... ...Please check with state and local authorities regarding guidelines for allowed activities... * The warm air temperatures this weekend in the mid 70s may cause people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water temperatures which are currently only in the mid 50s to around 60 degrees across Lake Champlain, and possibly colder in the regions smaller lakes and rivers. * The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to anyone immersed in the water. When the water temperature is below 60 degrees, the average submerged person could loose dexterity within minutes and be unable to accomplish simple tasks. 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! * Strong winds are also expected today with gusts up to 45 mph from the southeast. If boating on large bodies of water, these strong winds can increase the likelihood of overturning your boat,canoe or kayak due to increased wave heights.

Technical Header

NYZ026>031-034-035-087-VTZ001>011-016>021-272300- Northern St. Lawrence-Northern Franklin-Eastern Clinton- Southeastern St. Lawrence-Southern Franklin-Western Clinton- Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Southwestern St. Lawrence-Grand Isle- Western Franklin-Orleans-Essex-Western Chittenden-Lamoille-Caledonia- Washington-Western Addison-Orange-Western Rutland-Eastern Franklin- Eastern Chittenden-Eastern Addison-Eastern Rutland-Western Windsor- Eastern Windsor- Including the cities of Massena, Norfolk, Fort Covington, Malone, Champlain, Plattsburgh, South Colton, Star Lake, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Dannemora, Ellenburg, Lake Placid, Newcomb, Port Henry, Ticonderoga, Ogdensburg, Potsdam, Gouverneur, Alburgh, South Hero, St. Albans, Swanton, Derby, Newport, Island Pond, Lunenburg, Burlington, Shelburne, Johnson, Stowe, Hardwick, St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, Waitsfield, Middlebury, Vergennes, Bradford, Randolph, Fair Haven, Rutland, Enosburg Falls, Richford, Richmond, Underhill, Bristol, Ripton, East Wallingford, Killington, Bethel, Ludlow, Springfield, and White River Junction 334 AM EDT Mon May 27 2024