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WFO BTV Lake Champlain Forecasts
RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
224 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN FORECAST...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS UNTIL MIDNIGHT...BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS...SUBSIDING TO NEARLY
CALM AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.FRIDAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING SOUTH AROUND 5 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES NEARLY CALM...BUILDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS IN
THE AFTERNOON. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. VISIBILITY AROUND
5 MILES AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING AROUND 5 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND FREEZING
RAIN IN THE MORNING. VISIBILITY AROUND 5 MILES. 

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

THE ULTRAVIOLET INDEX FOR FRIDAY WILL BE A 2. THIS IS IN THE LOW
CATEGORY.

LATEST LEVEL AND TEMPERATURE DATA FROM AROUND LAKE CHAMPLAIN
                                LEVEL           TEMPERATURE
USGS GAGE AT ROUSES POINT NY    95.08 FEET
USGS GAGE AT BURLINGTON VT      95.14 FEET      36 DEGREES
KING STREET FERRY DOCK          95.08 FEET      37 DEGREES
USGS GAGE AT PORT HENRY NY      95.24 FEET
COLCHESTER REEF                                 38 DEGREES
DIAMOND ISLAND                                  38 DEGREES


Graphical Lake Forecast Lake Point Forecasts

 

 

Current Conditions

Last Updated on 6:00 PM EST Thu Jan 19 2017
Location Tmp
(°F)
RH
(%)
Wind
(kts)
Pres
(mb)
Water Tmp
(°F)
Colchester Reef3780E5G61012.037.9
Diamond Island3788S0G0992.036.9
Burton Island3586E0G01012.0-12566.2
Current Lake Champlain Readings
Lake data for 1/19/2017 from King St. Ferry dock
Level: 95.08 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 mid December 2016 Lake Champlain is beginning to develop surface ice. From now until the end of the 2016-2017 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
224 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

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

.TONIGHT...CLOUDY UNTIL MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. NEAR
STEADY TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH...
BECOMING NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING CLOUDY.
A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH. 
.SATURDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED IN CLOUDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
FREEZING RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 

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

.TONIGHT...CLOUDY UNTIL MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING DRIZZLE UNTIL MIDNIGHT. NEAR STEADY
TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH...BECOMING
NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING CLOUDY.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH. 
.SATURDAY...SUMMITS IN AND OUT OF CLOUDS IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING
OBSCURED IN CLOUDS. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. WEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH...INCREASING TO 10 TO 25 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

6:05 PM EST Thu Jan 19 2017
Temperature: 22F
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
601 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

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

Mount Mansfield     0.17    24  18  21                0.9  53    


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