Washington Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 4:22 AM EDT May. 25, 2019 – National Weather Service

... National Weather Service cold water safety message...

* the warm air temperatures this weekend... around 70 today and in the
70s on Sunday... may cause people to underestimate the dangers of
the cold water temperatures which are currently 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!

* Gusty winds are also expected this weekend with gusts in the 20 to
25 mph range from the south. 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.



Evenson

422 am EDT Sat may 25 2019

... National Weather Service cold water safety message...

* the warm air temperatures this weekend... around 70 today and in the
70s on Sunday... may cause people to underestimate the dangers of
the cold water temperatures which are currently 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!

* Gusty winds are also expected this weekend with gusts in the 20 to
25 mph range from the south. 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.



Evenson