NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
646 AM EST SAT DEC 7 2013
.THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN FORECAST...
.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE MORNING...BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
LATEST LEVEL AND TEMPERATURE DATA FROM AROUND LAKE CHAMPLAIN
USGS GAGE AT ROUSES POINT NY 95.07 FEET
USGS GAGE AT BURLINGTON VT 95.20 FEET 43 DEGREES
KING STREET FERRY DOCK 95.12 FEET 45 DEGREES
COLCHESTER REEF MM DEGREES
DIAMOND ISLAND 44 DEGREES
Current Marine Data
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 Recreational Forecast
The National Weather Service in Burlington produces the Lake Champlain recreational forecast year round, 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.
Current Lake Champlain Readings
Lake data for 12/6/2013 from King St. Ferry dock
Level: 95.12 ft. Temp: 45 F
Alternate USGS Links
USGS Gage at Burlington, VT
USGS Gage at Rouse's Point, NY
USGS Gage at Whitehall, NY
|Historical Lake Champlain Yearly Graphs
Graphs updated daily
|Lake Level||Lake Temperature
During Lake Flooding Click Here for the latest Statement.
Lake Champlain Ice Coverage (MODIS Satellite Imagery)
As of late December, 2012 Lake Champlain is beginning to develop surface ice. From now until the end of the 2012-2013 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
Riviere Richelieu to South Hero Island
Cumberland Head to Four Brothers Islands
Four Brothers Islands to Barber Point
Barber Point to Whitehall
Other Lake Champlain Information
Dates of Lake Champlain closing
Lake Champlain Basin Facts
Lake Champlain Lake Level Climatology
Lake Champlain Lake Temperature Climatology
Status of Blue Green Algae on Lake Champlain