...National Weather Service Cold Water Safety Message...
...Please check with state and local authorities regarding
guidelines for allowed activities...
* The warm air temperatures today around 80 may cause people to
underestimate the dangers of the cold water temperatures which are
currently only in the mid 50s across Lake Champlain, and around 60
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
* Strong winds are also expected in any thunderstorms that develop
today. 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.