Caledonia Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Freeze Warning
Statement as of 3:33 AM EDT on May 22, 2015

... Freeze warning in effect from midnight tonight to 8 am EDT
Saturday...

The National Weather Service in Burlington has issued a freeze
warning... which is in effect from midnight tonight to 8 am EDT
Saturday. The freeze watch is no longer in effect.

* Locations... the northern Adirondacks of northern New York... and
eastern Vermont.

* Hazards... widespread sub-freezing temperatures.

* Temperatures... lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

* Timing... temperatures across the warning area will fall below
freezing after midnight... and warm back above freezing shortly
after sunrise on Saturday.

* Impacts... damage to sensitive plants and vegetation is likely if
left unprotected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.

Please stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio... your local media... or
go to www.Weather.Gov/Burlington for further updates on this
weather situation.






Public Information Statement
Statement as of 5:00 am EDT on May 22, 2015

... Safe boating... it/S all up to you...

National safe boating week is may 16th through may 22nd.

The National Weather Service in Burlington Vermont as well as
the United States Coast Guard... law enforcement and other first
responders urge you to prepare before venturing on the water.

Safe boating on Lake Champlain and other bodies of water is no
accident. It takes proper preparation... education and common sense.
The maritime environment is a complex mix of weather... water and
humans. Any one of these aspects can cause problems in short order.
That/S why it/S critically important to plan ahead and know what to
do in case of an emergency.

Many boating accidents are the result of human error or poor
judgment and not the boating vessel itself. However... there are
many natural hazards that the mariner needs to be aware of as well:

- thunderstorms with lightning and strong gusty winds.

- Lightning can strike up to 15 miles from the storm... thus if you
hear thunder or experience static on your radio... seek safe Harbor
immediately.

- Strong or gusty winds... including those near thunderstorms and the
associated rough water can steer a boat into danger or capsize it.

- Poor visibility due to rain... fog or haze. Always have a crew
member designated as a lookout.

- Floating debris... especially near the mouths of rivers and
especially after a heavy rainfall.

Again... preparation is the key. Some things that can be done to
be prepared for a day on the water.

- Plan ahead. Listen to NOAA Weather Radio all hazards before
venturing out on the water and always have a life jacket.

- Before venturing out... always let someone on land know where
you/re going and when you plan on returning.

- NOAA/S National Weather Service in Burlington broadcasts on the
following frequencies 24 hours a day... 162.400 megahertz... 162.425
megahertz... 162.475 megahertz... 162.500 megahertz and 162.525
megahertz.

- Listen to NOAA Weather Radio on your vessel and be prepared for
changeable weather. Keep an eye to threatening skies... this could
indicate a change in wind speed... direction... waves and potential
thunderstorms.

- Have life jackets on board for all passengers and easily
accessible. However... the best protection is to wear them... they
won/T work unless you wear them. The life jacket not only helps you
stay afloat but protects you longer from hypothermia.

Safe boating is no accident! Please take the time to think safety
first and plan appropriately for weather and water conditions before
heading out on lakes... rivers... and streams. Remember... no matter
the season... when you are on the water always wear your life jacket.

Be safe and enjoy the Summer season on the various waterways across
Vermont and northern New York.