Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
631 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

For waters within five nautical miles of shore

Waves are the significant wave height - the average of the highest
1/3 of the wave spectrum. Occasional wave height is the average of
the highest 1/10 of the wave spectrum.

LEZ020-211600-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
631 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

.TODAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest. Patchy
fog early. Rain through early afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north. Mostly
cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow in
the morning, then a chance of snow and rain in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east.
Mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Rain
during the day, then rain likely Friday night.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming east. A
chance of rain and snow during the day, then rain likely Saturday
night.
.SUNDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. Rain likely.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 32 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-211600-
Lower Niagara River-
631 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

.TODAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north. Patchy fog
early. Rain this morning, then a chance of rain early this
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow in
the morning, then a chance of rain and snow in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Rain with a
chance of snow during the day, then a chance of rain Friday
night.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming east. Rain
likely Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. Rain likely.

$$

LEZ040-041-211600-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
631 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

.TODAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest. Areas of
fog. Rain through early afternoon, then a chance of rain late.
The lake is mostly ice covered.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast.
Mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of freezing
rain and snow in the morning, then a chance of snow and rain in
the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east. A
chance of rain.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. Rain.
.SATURDAY...North winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain during the day, then rain likely
Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. Rain likely.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$

LOZ042-211600-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
631 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

.TODAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to
20 knots. Areas of fog through early afternoon. Rain through
early afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 5 to
15 knots. Partly to mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow.
Waves 1 to 2 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. Rain with a
chance of snow during the day, then a chance of rain Friday
night. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. Rain
likely Saturday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Rain.
Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.

$$

LOZ043-044-211600-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
631 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain early, then rain. Areas of fog. Waves
1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 10 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow.
Waves 1 to 2 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east. A
chance of snow in the evening. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. Rain with a chance of snow during the day, then rain
likely Friday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. A chance
of rain during the day, then rain likely with a chance of snow
Saturday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Rain.
Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally
around 6 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 36 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-211600-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
631 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

.TODAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Areas of
fog. Rain through early afternoon, then a chance of rain late.
Waves in ice free areas 2 feet or less.
.TONIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. Partly to
mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow.
Waves 1 foot or less.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming east.
Partly to mostly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Rain
with a chance of snow during the day, then rain likely with a
chance of snow Friday night. Waves 1 foot or less building to
2 to 4 feet, then subsiding to 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...West winds 10 knots or less becoming east 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain and snow. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Rain
during the day, then rain with a chance of snow Sunday night.
Waves 2 feet or less building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally
around 6 feet.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$



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