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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Burlington VT
500 PM EDT Wed May 2 2018

...Lake Champlain Forecast To Expand From 2 Days to 5 Days Effective
June 1st 2018...

Effective June 1st, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Burlington will
expand its forecast for Lake Champlain winds, wave heights and weather,
to cover the next 5 days.  This change is based upon feedback from users
of the Lake Champlain forecast and will greatly assist with their ability
to do longer term planning regarding venturing out on Lake Champlain.
The 5 day forecast format is also consistent with how other NWS offices
provide forecasts for the waters along the Atlantic Coast and over the
Great Lakes.

As an example, the time periods to be included in the expanded format
when issued during the early morning (assuming it`s Tuesday morning) are
listed below. The asterisks denote the time periods currently included
in the Lake Champlain forecast:

.TODAY... ***
.TONIGHT... ***
.WEDNESDAY... ***
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
.THURSDAY...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...
.FRIDAY...
.FRIDAY NIGHT...
.SATURDAY...

Similarly, the time periods included for the version issued during the
afternoon are listed below. The asterisks denote the time periods currently
included in the Lake Champlain forecast:

.TONIGHT... ***
.WEDNESDAY... ***
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT... ***
.THURSDAY... ***
.THURSDAY NIGHT...
.FRIDAY...
.FRIDAY NIGHT...
.SATURDAY...
.SATURDAY NIGHT...
.SUNDAY...

All other aspects of the Lake Champlain forecast will remain unchanged.
That includes alerts for a Lake Wind Advisory for winds forecast to be in
excess of 25 knots and a Lake Thunderstorm Advisory for the imminent threat
of thunderstorms across Lake Champlain. These alerts will only be issued
when expected within the next 12 hours and included as a headline within the
Lake Champlain Forecast. In addition, the alerts will continue to be conveyed
to the US Coast Guard, who will rebroadcast via VHF Ch 16 and 22A.

NWS Burlington`s Lake Recreational Forecast can be found online at
http://www.weather.gov/btv/recreation
and via NOAA Weather Radio at 162.400 MHz.

The forecast is also transmitted using the following WMO Header/AWIPS ID:
SXUS41 KBTV/RECBTV.


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