Nearshore Marine Forecast
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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
947 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE

LEZ020-252200-
UPPER NIAGARA RIVER AND BUFFALO HARBOR-
947 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25
KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. PARTLY TO MOSTLY
CLOUDY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY IN
THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A
CHANCE OF SPRINKLES DURING THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST.
MOSTLY CLOUDY.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF BUFFALO IS 39 DEGREES.

$$

LOZ030-252200-
LOWER NIAGARA RIVER-
947 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY IN
THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE
OF SPRINKLES DURING THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
SATURDAY NIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST.
MOSTLY CLOUDY.

$$

LEZ040-041-252200-
BUFFALO TO RIPLEY ALONG LAKE ERIE-
947 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS.
A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. WAVES 10 TO 14 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING PARTLY
CLOUDY. WAVES 9 TO 12 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. MOSTLY SUNNY. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY IN
THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SPRINKLES DURING THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING EAST. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST.
MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

LOZ042-252200-
NIAGARA RIVER TO HAMLIN BEACH ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-
947 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS.
MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 10 TO 15 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 9 TO 12 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY IN
THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SPRINKLES DURING THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AND
DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS DURING THE DAY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.

$$

LOZ043-044-252200-
HAMLIN BEACH TO MEXICO BAY ALONG LAKE ONTARIO
INCLUDING IRONDEQUOIT BAY-
947 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 35 KNOTS.
MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 15 TO 19 FEET SUBSIDING TO 13 TO 17 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS.
MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 12 TO 16 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
15 KNOTS. PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. PARTLY TO MOSTLY
CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SPRINKLES DURING THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS BUILDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY. WAVES
2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS BUILDING TO 3 TO
6 FEET.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF ROCHESTER IS 39 DEGREES.

$$

LOZ045-252200-
MEXICO BAY TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-
947 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
35 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES 15 TO 19 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 12 TO 17 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS.
MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 12 TO 16 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS. PARTLY SUNNY. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST.
MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SPRINKLES DURING THE DAY...THEN RAIN
SHOWERS LIKELY SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS BUILDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY. WAVES
2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AND INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS BUILDING
TO 3 TO 6 FEET.

$$

JJR/SMITH/WOOD





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