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WFO BTV Lake Champlain Forecasts
RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
248 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN FORECAST...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO 20 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS IN THE MORNING...BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AND DECREASING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS...MIXED WITH SNOW IN THE MORNING.
VISIBILITY GENERALLY UNRESTRICTED BUT REDUCED TO 2 TO 5 MILES IN
ANY RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE
EVENING...BECOMING NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
VISIBILITY GENERALLY UNRESTRICTED BUT REDUCED TO 2 TO 5 MILES IN
ANY RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. 

WAVES OMITTED DUE TO THE LAKE BEING FULLY ICE COVERED.

THE ULTRAVIOLET INDEX FOR MONDAY WILL BE A 3. THIS IS IN THE MODERATE
CATEGORY.

LATEST LEVEL AND TEMPERATURE DATA FROM AROUND LAKE CHAMPLAIN
                                LEVEL           TEMPERATURE
USGS GAGE AT ROUSES POINT NY    94.78 FEET
USGS GAGE AT BURLINGTON VT      94.84 FEET      36 DEGREES
KING STREET FERRY DOCK          94.70 FEET      36 DEGREES
COLCHESTER REEF                                 34 DEGREES
DIAMOND ISLAND                                  33 DEGREES


Graphical Lake Forecast Lake Point Forecasts

 

 

Current Conditions

Last Updated on 10:00 PM EDT Sun Mar 29 2015
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Current Lake Champlain Readings
Lake data for 3/29/2015 from King St. Ferry dock
Level: 94.70 ft. Temp: 36 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 early January 2015 Lake Champlain is beginning to develop surface ice. From now until the end of the 2014-2015 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
248 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

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

.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR STEADY
TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 20S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 30
MPH...INCREASING TO 30 TO 45 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND CHILL VALUES
IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO.
.MONDAY...SUMMITS IN AND OUT OF CLOUDS IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING
OBSCURED IN CLOUDS. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 35 TO 50
MPH...DECREASING TO 30 TO 40 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND CHILL
VALUES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED IN CLOUDS. SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOW TO MID TEENS.
WEST WINDS 30 TO 45 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS
BELOW ZERO.
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY.
HIGHS IN THE 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH...DECREASING TO 10
TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS
BELOW 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

10:05 PM EDT Sun Mar 29 2015
Temperature: 19F
Wind Direction: -9999°
Wind Speed: 0 mph
Wind Gust: 0 mph


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Regional Mesonet Profile


Mount Mansfield Daily Summary
DAILY HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DATA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
548 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

Station            Precip   Temperature   Present         Snow
                   24 Hrs   Max Min Cur   Weather     New Total SWE

Mount Mansfield     0.00    14   3  14   Clear        0.0  87    


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