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WFO BTV Lake Champlain Forecasts
RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
630 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

.THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN FORECAST...

.REST OF TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. WAVES NEARLY
CALM. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. VISIBILITY AROUND 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 5 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 1 TO
2 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN LIGHT SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. VISIBILITY AROUND 5 MILES
IN SHOWERS... DECREASING TO 1 MILE OR LESS IN THE AFTERNOON DURING
SNOW.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY UNTIL
MIDNIGHT...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. VISIBILITY
1 MILE OR LESS IN SNOW...INCREASING TO UNRESTRICTED AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. VISIBILITY AROUND 5 MILES IN SHOWERS. 

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

THE ULTRAVIOLET INDEX FOR WEDNESDAY WILL BE A 1. THIS IS IN THE LOW
CATEGORY.

LATEST LEVEL AND TEMPERATURE DATA FROM AROUND LAKE CHAMPLAIN
                                LEVEL           TEMPERATURE
USGS GAGE AT ROUSES POINT NY    95.90 FEET
USGS GAGE AT BURLINGTON VT      96.08 FEET      37 DEGREES
KING STREET FERRY DOCK          95.98 FEET      37 DEGREES
USGS GAGE AT PORT HENRY NY      96.08 FEET
COLCHESTER REEF                                 38 DEGREES
DIAMOND ISLAND                                  36 DEGREES


Graphical Lake Forecast Lake Point Forecasts

 

 

Current Conditions

Last Updated on 1:00 AM EST Wed Feb 10 2016
Location Tmp
(°F)
RH
(%)
Wind
(kts)
Pres
(mb)
Water Tmp
(°F)
Colchester Reef2395E3G4997.035.7
Diamond Island2694S4G5995.036.7
Burton IslandN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Current Lake Champlain Readings
Lake data for 2/9/2016 from King St. Ferry dock
Level: 95.98 ft. Temp: 37 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
630 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED IN CLOUDS. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
SNOW...THEN LIGHT SNOW LIKELY TOWARD MORNING. LOWS IN THE UPPER
TEENS. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH...BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20 MPH
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED IN CLOUDS. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 20S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED IN CLOUDS UNTIL MIDNIGHT...THEN
BECOMING CLOUDY. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY UNTIL MIDNIGHT...THEN A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 25 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE LOWER TEENS
BELOW ZERO. 
.THURSDAY...CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE SINGLE
DIGITS ABOVE ZERO. TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW
ZERO IN THE AFTERNOON. WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH...INCREASING TO 20 TO
35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE UPPER 30S BELOW
ZERO IN THE AFTERNOON. 

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED IN CLOUDS. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
SNOW. LOWS IN THE UPPER TEENS. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH...
INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED IN CLOUDS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING...THEN LIGHT SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE
MID 20S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED IN CLOUDS UNTIL MIDNIGHT...THEN
BECOMING CLOUDY. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER TEENS.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 25 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS
BELOW ZERO. 
.THURSDAY...CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TEENS.
TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO IN THE
AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE
LOWER 30S BELOW ZERO 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

1:05 AM EST Wed Feb 10 2016
Temperature: 14F
Wind Direction: 298°
Wind Speed: 28 mph
Wind Gust: 32 mph


Click here for 12 hour data
Regional Mesonet Profile


Mount Mansfield Daily Summary
DAILY HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DATA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
608 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

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

Mount Mansfield     0.15    20   6  13                1.5  22    


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