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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT  
240 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2020  
 
NYZ026>031-034-035-087-VTZ001>012-016>019-242300-  
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-WINDSOR-  
EASTERN FRANKLIN-EASTERN CHITTENDEN-EASTERN ADDISON-EASTERN RUTLAND-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MASSENA, MALONE, PLATTSBURGH, STAR LAKE,  
SARANAC LAKE, TUPPER LAKE, DANNEMORA, LAKE PLACID, PORT HENRY,  
TICONDEROGA, OGDENSBURG, POTSDAM, GOUVERNEUR, ALBURGH, SOUTH HERO,  
ST. ALBANS, NEWPORT, ISLAND POND, BURLINGTON, JOHNSON, STOWE,  
ST. JOHNSBURY, MONTPELIER, MIDDLEBURY, VERGENNES, BRADFORD,  
RANDOLPH, RUTLAND, SPRINGFIELD, WHITE RIVER JUNCTION,  
ENOSBURG FALLS, RICHFORD, UNDERHILL, BRISTOL, RIPTON,  
EAST WALLINGFORD, AND KILLINGTON  
240 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2020  
   
..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 UPPER 40S ACROSS  
LAKE CHAMPLAIN, AND IN THE UPPER 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!  
 
* STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND WITH GUSTS UP TO 23  
MPH FROM THE SOUTH. 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.  
 

 
 
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