Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
300 PM EST Thu Feb 15 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.

LEZ020-160415-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
300 PM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming northwest.
Areas of fog. Rain through the early overnight, then rain likely
with a chance of snow showers late.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots. Areas of fog in the
morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest.
Becoming mainly clear.
.SATURDAY...South winds 10 knots or less. Mostly sunny in the
morning, then becoming mostly cloudy.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 knots or less increasing to
10 to 15 knots. A chance of light snow.
.SUNDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 knots or
less. Partly cloudy.
.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest and
increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Rain showers. Patchy fog Monday
night.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Patchy
fog during the day. Rain showers.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 32 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-160415-
Lower Niagara River-
300 PM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming northwest.
Areas of fog. Rain through the early overnight, then a chance of
rain late.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots. Areas of fog in the
morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest.
Mainly clear.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south.
Mostly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming west
10 to 15 knots. A chance of light snow.
.SUNDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast less than
10 knots. Partly cloudy.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest and
increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Rain showers. Patchy fog Monday
night.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest.
Patchy fog during the day. Rain showers.

$$

LEZ040-041-160415-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
300 PM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west 10 knots
or less. Areas of fog. Rain. The lake is mostly ice covered.
.FRIDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest. Areas of
fog in the morning. A chance of snow and rain showers in the
morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest.
Becoming mainly clear.
.SATURDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly sunny in the
morning, then becoming mostly cloudy.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. A chance of light snow.
.SUNDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast and
diminishing to 10 knots or less. Partly cloudy.
.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. Rain showers. Patchy fog Monday night.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest.
Patchy fog during the day. Rain showers.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$

LOZ042-160415-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
300 PM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Areas of
fog. Rain through the early overnight, then a chance of rain
late. Waves in ice free areas 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Areas of fog in the
morning. Waves 2 feet or less building to 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest and
diminishing to 5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers in the
evening. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south.
Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves
2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. A
chance of light snow. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SUNDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet
subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest and
increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Rain showers. Patchy fog Monday
night. Waves 2 feet or less.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest.
Patchy fog during the day. Rain showers. Waves 2 feet or less.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$

LOZ043-160415-
Hamlin Beach to Sodus Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
300 PM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest.
Rain. Areas of fog from late evening on. Waves in ice free areas
1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots. Areas of fog in the morning.
A chance of rain and snow showers in the morning, then a chance
of snow showers in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to
3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west and
diminishing to 5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves
4 to 7 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around
9 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. Mostly
sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to
3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest.
A chance of light snow. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SUNDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet
subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. Rain showers. Patchy fog Monday night. Waves 1 foot or
less.
.TUESDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest. Patchy
fog during the day. Showers. Waves 1 foot or less.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

The water temperature off Rochester is 35 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-160415-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
300 PM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming west. Areas
of fog. Rain this evening, then rain with snow showers likely
after midnight. Waves in ice free areas 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest. Areas of
fog in the morning. A chance of snow and rain showers in the
morning, then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Waves
2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots. Mainly clear. Waves
1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet, then subsiding to 1 to
3 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south.
Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves
2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of light snow. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SUNDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast. Partly to
mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to
20 knots. Rain showers likely with a chance of snow showers
during the day, then rain showers Monday night. Waves 1 foot or
less.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north. Patchy
fog during the day. Rain showers. Waves 1 foot or less.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$

LOZ044-160415-
Sodus Bay to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario-
300 PM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...South winds 10 knots or less becoming west. Areas of
fog. Rain. Waves in ice free areas 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to
25 knots. Areas of fog in the morning. A chance of rain and snow
showers in the morning, then a chance of snow showers in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 5 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. Partly
sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to
3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of light snow. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SUNDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. Partly to mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to
4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet, then subsiding to 1 foot or less.
Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to
20 knots. Rain showers. Patchy fog Monday night. Waves 1 foot or
less.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest.
Patchy fog during the day. Showers. Waves 1 foot or less.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$



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