Nearshore Marine Forecast
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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1231 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE

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UPPER NIAGARA RIVER AND BUFFALO HARBOR-
1231 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. OCCASIONAL
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AND INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
OVERNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE STRONG WINDS IN THE
EVENING.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. RAIN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST.
PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF BUFFALO IS 39 DEGREES.

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LOWER NIAGARA RIVER-
1231 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTH WINDS LESS THAN 10 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHEAST. OCCASIONAL RAIN SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AND INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
OVERNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE STRONG WINDS IN THE
EVENING.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. RAIN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST.
PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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BUFFALO TO RIPLEY ALONG LAKE ERIE-
1231 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. OCCASIONAL
SHOWERS. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 40 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
OVERNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE WITH STRONG WINDS.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 11 TO 15 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES
12 TO 16 FEET SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 5 TO 9 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. PARTLY
CLOUDY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 4 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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NIAGARA RIVER TO HAMLIN BEACH ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-
1231 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AND INCREASING TO 35 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
OVERNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE STRONG WINDS IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
35 KNOTS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 10 TO 14 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
6 TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING
TO 4 TO 7 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 4 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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HAMLIN BEACH TO MEXICO BAY ALONG LAKE ONTARIO
INCLUDING IRONDEQUOIT BAY-
1231 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...THEN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS LATE. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 35 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
OVERNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE STRONG WINDS OVERNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
35 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES 10 TO 13 FEET BUILDING TO
12 TO 17 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. WAVES 10 TO
14 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF ROCHESTER IS 39 DEGREES.

$$

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MEXICO BAY TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-
1231 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS...THEN RAIN SHOWERS
LIKELY LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHWEST TO 30 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE STRONG WINDS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. RAIN
SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 10 TO 13 FEET BUILDING TO 12 TO 17 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. WAVES
10 TO 14 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

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