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    Default Where can I get lake temperature information?

    I'm heading up to Pittsburg, NH tomorrow to camp and kayak.

    Does anyone know where I can get (online hopefully) current lake temperatures for Lake Francis and the First Connecticut Lake?

    Just trying to get an idea of how cold or warm the water is up there, so I can pack appropriately.

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    Default Lake Francis

    Have they had ice out yet?

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    When I did them they were "cool" not too cold. It got warmer as we came down the CT River to VT.

    Now, this trip was a few years ago (47 years ago to be exact) and it was a fantastic trip! Just try to find out if the dam will be doing a major release of water into the river if you plan on coming down the river below the lakes. That can get a bit hairy.
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    Lake Champlain is 67F. Not sure if that helps.

    My guess is not that cold. They're not Lake Superior or even close to that depth.
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    Lake Winnipesaukee is 69.

    http://www.winnipesaukee.com/tempcal/index.cgi

    I guess it's a safe assumption that the water is in the high 60's.

    I have a heavy paddle jacket, with gaskets on the wrists, I think that's overkill (I usually use that in Penobscot Bay) I'll pack it in my truck just incase, but it probably won't go in my kayak.

    Kirk

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot View Post
    Have they had ice out yet?

    KDT
    Now THAT was funny!
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    60 is my dividing line. A dunk in anything above 60 might be cold but its manageable. Below 60 is a different story.
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    We use the 100 degree rule for waterskiing. If the air and water temps combined is 100 or more, go waterski. Below 100, think twice, check for icebergs, then go waterski.
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    It gets extreme when you're holding the tow handle with one hand, and chipping ice with the other

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    We use the 100 degree rule for waterskiing. If the air and water temps combined is 100 or more, go waterski. Below 100, think twice, check for icebergs, then go waterski.

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    Have a good trip!
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