I love these National ___________ Weeks and International ____________ Weeks.
That's because it's always a great time to catch up on the latest information regarding these topics. It's a good time for us to be cautious about things as well. For instance we'll fill in today's blank spot with "Safe Boating."
From May 19th to the 25th (Saturday to Friday this week) it's National Safe Boating Week. It's promoted through the National Weather Service and NOAA. The motto of this week...."It's all up to you." So I'll leave it in your hands to take safety seriously, though I can educate the best I can via the blog :)
I've seen more and more boats pile into Malletts Bay in Colchester, Vermont recently. I've also seen more and more people brave the run into Lake Champlain as water temperatures have been on the up and up. In fact, Lake Champlain's water temperature at the King Street Ferry Dock in downtown Burlington has risen from 47° last week to 57° this week! So this is a great time to dive into the details of this safe boating week, for those who use Lake Champlain and also the other beautiful bodies of water in our area.
Possible hazards when you're out on the water:
Many of the accidents on the open water are due to human error or poor judgement, so please take it upon yourself to make the right decisions! This includes awareness of drinking while boating and incoming weather.
Please be aware of the following hazards in terms of weather:
When you're about to head out.........
-Meteorologist Steve Glazier