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WFO BTV Lake Champlain Forecasts
RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
307 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN FORECAST...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS...LOWERING TO 5 TO 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET... SUBSIDING TO AROUND 1
FOOT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. VISIBILITY
GENERALLY UNRESTRICTED. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. VISIBILITY
GENERALLY
UNRESTRICTED. 
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 1 FOOT. 

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    96.62 FEET
USGS GAGE AT BURLINGTON VT      96.64 FEET      52 DEGREES
KING STREET FERRY DOCK          96.58 FEET      52 DEGREES
USGS GAGE AT PORT HENRY NY      96.71 FEET
COLCHESTER REEF                                 47 DEGREES
DIAMOND ISLAND                                  46 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 9:00 PM EDT Sun May 24 2015
Location Tmp
(°F)
RH
(%)
Wind
(kts)
Pres
(mb)
Water Tmp
(°F)
Colchester Reef7226W8G101015.048.7
Diamond Island7324SW7G111011.046.9
Burton Island6741SW9G11507N/A
Current Lake Champlain Readings
Lake data for 5/24/2015 from King St. Ferry dock
Level: 96.58 ft. Temp: 52 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 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
307 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.THE HIGHER SUMMITS FORECAST FOR THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS OF NEW YORK AND
THE NORTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS OF VERMONT...

.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH. 
.MEMORIAL DAY...CLOUDY IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING
OBSCURED IN CLOUDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. WEST
WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH IN THE
AFTERNOON. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED IN CLOUDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS 25 TO 40 MPH. 
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. HIGHS AROUND 70. WEST WINDS 25 TO
40 MPH...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. 

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

.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS 20 TO
30 MPH. 
.MEMORIAL DAY...CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH IN THE
AFTERNOON. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY UNTIL MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING IN AND
OUT OF CLOUDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 60. SOUTHWEST WINDS
25 TO 40 MPH. 
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 70S. WEST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. 


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

9:05 PM EDT Sun May 24 2015
Temperature: 56F
Wind Direction: 312°
Wind Speed: 0 mph
Wind Gust: 1 mph


Click here for 12 hour data
Regional Mesonet Profile


Mount Mansfield Daily Summary
DAILY HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DATA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
557 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

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

Mount Mansfield     0.00    61  36  57   Ptly Cloudy  0.0   2    


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