Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
631 AM EST Wed Jan 17 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.

LEZ020-171600-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
631 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

.TODAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake effect snow this
morning, then scattered snow showers this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of
snow showers overnight.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
25 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. A chance
of rain and snow showers during the day, then rain showers likely
with a chance of snow showers Sunday night.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 32 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-171600-
Lower Niagara River-
631 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

.TODAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Partly sunny.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of
snow showers overnight.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. A chance
of rain and snow showers during the day, then rain showers likely
Sunday night.

$$

LEZ040-041-171600-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
631 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Lake effect snow through
early afternoon, then scattered snow showers late. The lake is
mostly ice covered.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds to 30 knots becoming west 15 to
25 knots. Partly sunny.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Partly to mostly
cloudy.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. A chance
of rain showers during the day, then rain showers likely Sunday
night.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$

LOZ042-171600-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
631 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to
4 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to 5 feet building to 4 to 7 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Mostly cloudy in the
morning, then becoming partly sunny. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding
to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of
snow showers overnight. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to
4 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 4 to 7 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast. A
chance of rain and snow showers during the day, then rain showers
likely with a chance of snow showers Sunday night. Waves 2 feet
or less.

$$

LOZ043-044-171600-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
631 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Lake effect snow through early afternoon, then
scattered snow showers late. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to
5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. A chance of snow
showers. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 5 to 8 feet. Waves
occasionally around 10 feet.
.THURSDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow showers
in the morning. Waves 5 to 8 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 10 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest
10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers overnight. Waves 3 to
6 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around
7 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow
showers during the day. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to
6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to
4 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast. Rain
and snow showers likely Sunday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding
to 1 foot or less.

The water temperature off Rochester is 37 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-171600-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
631 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

.TODAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. Lake effect snow. The
lake is mostly ice covered in this section.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Lake effect snow likely.
.THURSDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow
showers in the evening, then lake effect snow showers likely
overnight.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to
20 knots. Lake effect snow showers likely during the day, then a
chance of snow showers Friday night.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast. A
chance of snow showers Sunday night.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$



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