Weather Alerts for Orange VT

Issued by the National Weather Service

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
ORANGE VT

Areas Affected:
Caledonia - Eastern Addison - Eastern Chittenden - Eastern Franklin - Eastern Rutland - Essex - Grand Isle - Lamoille - Orange - Orleans - Washington - Western Addison - Western Chittenden - Western Franklin - Western Rutland - Windsor
Effective: Sun, 5/20 4:53am Updated: Sun, 5/20 12:00pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 5/20 5:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...National Weather Service Cold Water Safety Message...
* Water temperatures are only in the upper 40s across Lake
Champlain, and in the lower 50s in the regions smaller lakes and
rivers.
* The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to
anyone immersed in the water. According to the US Coast Guard,
when the water temperatures are below 50 degrees, the chance of
immediate incapacitation due to cold shock is extremely high.
Anyone on small boats, canoes or kayaks should plan accordingly
if recreating this weekend and use extreme caution to avoid this
threat. Paddle smart from the start and always wear your life
jacket!
* South winds will shift to northwest later this morning with gusts
up to 20 mph. If boating on large bodies of water, these winds can
increase the likelihood of overturning your boat,canoe or kayak
due to increased wave heights.








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