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WFO BTV Lake Champlain Forecasts
RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
214 PM EDT SAT APR 30 2016

.THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN FORECAST...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS. 
.SUNDAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES NEARLY CALM...BUILDING TO 1 FOOT OR
LESS IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. VISIBILITY 2 TO 4 MILES IN RAIN. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET.
RAIN UNTIL MIDNIGHT...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. VISIBILITY
3 TO 5 MILES IN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 1 FOOT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...
THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. VISIBILITY 3 TO 5 MILES IN SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.

THE ULTRAVIOLET INDEX FOR SUNDAY 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    97.22 FEET
USGS GAGE AT BURLINGTON VT      97.31 FEET      41 DEGREES
KING STREET FERRY DOCK          97.35 FEET      41 DEGREES
USGS GAGE AT PORT HENRY NY      97.46 FEET
COLCHESTER REEF                                 41 DEGREES
DIAMOND ISLAND                                  40 DEGREES

EARLY IN THE BOATING SEASON...WATER TEMPERATURES ON RIVERS...PONDS 
AND LAKES REMAIN RATHER COLD. IMMERSION IN COLD WATER CAN BE LIFE 
THREATENING VERY QUICKLY DUE TO HYPOTHERMIA AND THE BODIES INABILITY 
TO WORK EFFICIENTLY IN THE COLD WATER. THEREFORE...IT IS RECOMMENDED 
TO CONSIDER POSTPONING SMALL CRAFT BOATING ACTIVITIES UNTIL WATER 
TEMPERATURES BECOME WARMER. HOWEVER...IF YOU CHOOSE TO VENTURE 
OUT...WEAR ALL RECOMMENDED COLD WATER PROTECTIVE GEAR...INCLUDING 
A LIFE JACKET...IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT.


Graphical Lake Forecast Lake Point Forecasts

 

 

Current Conditions

Last Updated on 6:00 PM EDT Sat Apr 30 2016
Location Tmp
(°F)
RH
(%)
Wind
(kts)
Pres
(mb)
Water Tmp
(°F)
Colchester Reef5330NE9G111019.040.4
Diamond Island5622NW11G151017.040.2
Burton IslandN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Current Lake Champlain Readings
Lake data for 4/30/2016 from King St. Ferry dock
Level: 97.35 ft. Temp: 41 F


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

 

USGS Gage at Rouse's Point, NY

(near real-time)

USGS Gage at Burlington, VT

(near real-time)

USGS Gage at Port Henry, 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 2016 Lake Champlain is beginning to develop surface ice. From now until the end of the 2015-2016 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
214 PM EDT SAT APR 30 2016

.THE HIGHER SUMMITS FORECAST FOR THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS OF NEW YORK...

.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING CLOUDY. A
CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING OBSCURED IN
CLOUDS. LIGHT RAIN OR A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WINDS 15 TO
30 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED IN CLOUDS. RAIN UNTIL MIDNIGHT...
THEN RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH. 
.MONDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED IN CLOUDS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 20 MPH. 

.THE HIGHER SUMMITS FORECAST FOR THE GREEN MOUNTAINS OF VERMONT...

.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY
CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING OBSCURED IN
CLOUDS. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN OR LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
15 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED IN CLOUDS. RAIN UNTIL MIDNIGHT...
THEN RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH. 
.MONDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED IN CLOUDS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH
WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH. 


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

6:05 PM EDT Sat Apr 30 2016
Temperature: 45F
Wind Direction: 326°
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind Gust: 17 mph


Click here for 12 hour data
Regional Mesonet Profile


Mount Mansfield Daily Summary
DAILY HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DATA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
535 PM EDT SAT APR 30 2016

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

Mount Mansfield     0.00    46  31  44                     24    


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