Eastern Franklin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 2:44 PM EDT May. 26, 2018 – National Weather Service

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

* the warm air temperatures this weekend near 70 degrees 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 50s 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 this weekend with gusts up to 25
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.




244 PM EDT Sat may 26 2018

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

* the warm air temperatures this weekend near 70 degrees 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 50s 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 this weekend with gusts up to 25
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.