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WFO BTV Lake Champlain Forecasts
RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
440 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

.THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN FORECAST...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS UNTIL MIDNIGHT...BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE. 
.THURSDAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. 

LATEST LEVEL AND TEMPERATURE DATA FROM AROUND LAKE CHAMPLAIN
                                LEVEL           TEMPERATURE
USGS GAGE AT ROUSES POINT NY    99.35 FEET
USGS GAGE AT BURLINGTON VT      99.48 FEET      38 DEGREES
KING STREET FERRY DOCK          98.93 FEET      39 DEGREES
COLCHESTER REEF                                 MM DEGREES
DIAMOND ISLAND                                  35 DEGREES


Graphical Lake Forecast Lake Point Forecasts

 

 

Current Conditions

Last Updated on 7:00 AM EDT Wed Apr 16 2014
Location Tmp
(°F)
RH
(%)
Wind
(kts)
Pres
(mb)
Water Tmp
(°F)
Colchester Reef2361N20G221018.0-64.5
Diamond Island2356NW11G16990.035.1
Burton IslandN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Current Lake Champlain Readings
Lake data for 4/15/2014 from King St. Ferry dock
Level: 98.93 ft. Temp: 39 F


60 Day Lake Level & Temperature Plots
Current Year Lake Level & Temperature Plots

 

USGS Gage at Burlington, VT

(near real-time)
USGS Gage at Rouse's Point, NY

(near real-time)

USGS Gage at Whitehall, NY

(near real-time)

 

Alternate USGS Links



Historical Lake Champlain Yearly Graphs
Graphs updated daily
Lake LevelLake Temperature

 

Lake Champlain Models

 

 WRF/GLERL Lake Champlain Wind & Wave Models

Disclaimer: The data and information that is contained in these WRF/GLERL wind and wave forecasts should be considered for informational and planning purposes only. It does not represent the official Lake Champlain Recreational Forecast, nor does it constitute an endorsement by the National Weather Service as an accurate representation of true wind and wave behavior on the lake.

 

The Science Behind the Creation of the Lake Champlain Forecast

 

The National Weather Service in Burlington produces the Lake Champlain recreational forecast from April through December, twice per day at approximately 4 am and 4 pm, with updates made when weather conditions become unrepresentative. Forecasts are valid for either 36 or 48 hours dependent on issuance time, and predict winds, significant wave heights, sensible weather, and associated restrictions to visibility if applicable over the open lake waters. Text, graphical and "point and click" forecasts are available to the user. In addition to these official forecasts, the NWS in Burlington produces a Lake Champlain model forecast which is run 4 times daily. These "model produced" forecasts are created automatically, with no human involvement and predict winds and wave heights only. They have been shown to predict these elements reasonably well under most conditions, and provide an extra source of information to those wanting access to more data. However, having no human involvement should throw caution to the wind and during most situations boaters should refer to the official NWS forecast for the most accurate and representative information. Click here for answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the Lake Champlain Recreational Forecast process.

 

Lake Champlain Ice Coverage

 

As of mid December, 2013 Lake Champlain is beginning to develop surface ice. From now until the end of the 2013-2014 ice season images will be regularly posted on this page to give winter recreational enthusiasts using the lake a rough idea of ice coverage. The imagery is MODIS 250 meter resolution data from NOAA's Terra and Aqua polar orbiting satellites on clear or predominantly sunny days and will show approximate ice coverage on the lake. The times of the images vary, but usually are within an hour or two of local noon when the satellite passes occur. Please note that ice may be clear or opaque in the pictures with a few apparently open water areas possibly having a thin, clear cover of ice. Thus this page is intended as a reference source only, and those planning winter activities on the lake should make use of additional resources to determine more precise ice coverage and thickness in their area of interest. 
 

 

 

Lake Champlain Nautical Charts

 

 

Other Champlain Information

 

WFO BTV Higher Summits Forecasts
RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
440 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

.THE HIGHER SUMMITS FORECAST FOR VERMONT AND NORTHERN NEW YORK...

.TODAY...CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS EARLY...THEN BECOMING
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID TEENS. NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35
MPH...DECREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND CHILL
VALUES IN THE UPPER TEENS BELOW ZERO.
.TONIGHT...CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 10. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. WIND
CHILL VALUES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO.
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 30. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO. 


Mountain Point Forecasts

*** Higher summits forecast is valid for 3000 to 5000 foot peaks *** 

***PLEASE NOTE***
During the traditional Mud Season (approximately mid-April to Memorial Day), the Vermont Department of Forests and Parks, and New York's Department of Environmental Conservation closes trails, or institutes a voluntary closure, asking hikers to refrain from traveling. This is done to protect sensitive alpine vegetation and trail erosion.



Mount Mansfield Current Conditions

7:05 AM EDT Wed Apr 16 2014
Temperature: 5F
Wind Direction: 315°
Wind Speed: 22 mph
Wind Gust: 40 mph


Click here for 12 hour data
Regional Mesonet Profile


Mount Mansfield Daily Summary
DAILY HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DATA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
748 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

STATION            PRECIP   TEMPERATURE   PRESENT         SNOW
                   24 HRS   MAX MIN CUR   WEATHER     NEW TOTAL SWE

MOUNT MANSFIELD     1.81    59  27  27                  T  58    


(Observations taken daily around 4pm at the WCAX transmitter atop Mount Mansfield.)