Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Burlington VT
455 AM EDT Sat May 28 2022

NYZ026>031-034-035-087-VTZ001>011-016>021-282300-
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
455 AM EDT Sat May 28 2022

...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 lower 70s, may
  cause people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water
  temperatures which are currently only in the lower 50s across Lake
  Champlain, and in the mid 60s in the region`s 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 lose 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!

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