Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
631 AM EST Tue Feb 20 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.

LEZ020-201600-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
631 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Rain through early
afternoon, then a chance of rain late.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Rain overnight.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest
10 to 15 knots. Rain.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north.
Mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. A chance
of snow showers during the day, then a chance of rain and snow
showers Thursday night.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming west. Rain
and snow showers likely during the day, then rain showers likely
with a chance of snow showers Friday night.
.SATURDAY...Light and variable winds becoming east 5 to 10 knots.
Rain and snow showers likely.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 32 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-201600-
Lower Niagara River-
631 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Rain through early
afternoon, then a chance of rain late. Areas of fog late.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of rain in
the evening, then rain overnight.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest
10 to 15 knots. Rain.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north.
Mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. A chance
of snow showers during the day, then a chance of rain and snow
showers Thursday night.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming west. Rain
showers likely with a chance of snow showers.
.SATURDAY...Light and variable winds becoming east 5 to 10 knots.
A chance of rain and snow showers during the day, then rain and
snow showers likely Saturday night.

$$

LEZ040-041-201600-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
631 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest. Rain this
morning. Areas of fog. The lake is mostly ice covered.
.TONIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest. Areas
of fog. Rain overnight.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 5 to
15 knots. Areas of fog. Rain.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming
northeast. A chance of snow and rain showers overnight.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. A chance
of snow and rain showers.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming west. Rain
showers with snow showers likely during the day, then rain
showers Friday night.
.SATURDAY...Light and variable winds becoming southeast 5 to
10 knots. Rain and snow showers likely.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$

LOZ042-201600-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
631 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Areas of fog. Rain.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Areas of fog. A chance
of rain in the evening, then rain overnight. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest. Areas
of fog. Rain. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north
5 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to
4 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east. A
chance of snow showers during the day. Waves 1 to 3 feet building
to 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Rain
showers likely with a chance of snow showers during the day, then
rain showers likely Friday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to
1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY...North winds 10 knots or less becoming east 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain showers during the day, then rain and
snow showers likely Saturday night. Waves 2 feet or less.

$$

LOZ043-044-201600-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
631 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.TODAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. Areas of fog. Rain through early afternoon, then a
chance of rain late. Waves 2 feet or less.
.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. Areas of fog. A chance of rain overnight. Waves 2 feet
or less.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west and
increasing to 15 to 25 knots. Areas of fog. Rain. Waves 2 feet or
less building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 5 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 15 knots becoming east. A chance
of snow showers during the day. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Rain
showers likely with a chance of snow showers during the day, then
rain showers likely Friday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to
1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming east. A
chance of rain showers during the day, then a chance of rain and
snow showers Saturday night. Waves 2 feet or less.

The water temperature off Rochester is 36 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-201600-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
631 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.TODAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Areas of fog. Rain. Waves in
ice free areas 1 foot or less.
.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Areas of fog. Rain in the evening, then a chance of
rain overnight. Waves 1 foot or less.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. Areas of fog. Rain. Waves 2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. A chance
of snow showers during the day. Waves 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of rain and snow showers. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY...West winds 10 knots or less becoming east. A chance
of rain and snow showers during the day, then a chance of snow
showers Saturday night. Waves 1 foot or less.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$



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