Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
623 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

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.

LEZ020-181615-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
623 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of rain and snow
showers early, then a chance of rain showers late this morning.
Rain showers likely this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain showers with patchy drizzle.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain showers with patchy drizzle in the morning, then a chance
of rain showers in the afternoon.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 knots. Partly to mostly
cloudy.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming north. Mostly
cloudy.
.THURSDAY...East winds 10 knots or less. Mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain, snow and freezing rain during the
day, then rain and snow likely Friday night.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 38 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-181615-
Lower Niagara River-
623 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.TODAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less increasing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers this morning, then
rain showers likely this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of rain
showers with patchy drizzle.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain showers with patchy drizzle in the morning.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots. Partly to mostly
cloudy.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 5 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. Mostly
cloudy.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain and snow during the day, then rain and
snow likely Friday night.

$$

LEZ040-041-181615-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
623 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of rain showers
with patchy drizzle this morning, then rain showers likely with
patchy drizzle early this afternoon. Rain showers likely 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 rain
showers with patchy drizzle. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds to 30 knots becoming west. A chance of
showers with patchy drizzle in the morning, then a chance of
showers in the afternoon. Waves 5 to 8 feet building to 6 to
9 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots. A chance of rain
showers in the evening, then a chance of snow and rain showers
overnight. Waves 4 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 5 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers during the day. Waves 3 to
6 feet subsiding to 2 feet or less. Waves occasionally around
7 feet.
.THURSDAY...East winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast 10 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of rain, freezing rain and snow during the day, then rain likely
Friday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.

$$

LOZ042-181615-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
623 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less increasing to 10 to
15 knots. Snow showers likely with a chance of rain showers
early, then a chance of rain showers late this morning. Rain
showers likely this afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of rain
showers with patchy drizzle. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west to
30 knots. A chance of rain showers with patchy drizzle in the
morning. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 4 to 7 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds 20 to 25 knots. A chance of rain
showers in the evening, then a chance of snow and rain showers
overnight. Waves 4 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming north and
diminishing to 5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves
4 to 7 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around
9 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east and
increasing to 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow Thursday night.
Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south. A chance
of rain and snow during the day, then rain and snow likely Friday
night. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

$$

LOZ043-044-181615-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
623 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of snow showers early, then a chance of rain and snow showers
late this morning. Rain showers likely this afternoon. Waves
2 feet or less.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Rain showers likely
with patchy drizzle in the evening, then a chance of rain showers
with patchy drizzle overnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to
4 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west to
30 knots. A chance of rain showers with patchy drizzle in the
morning, then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Waves
3 to 6 feet building to 7 to 10 feet. Waves occasionally around
13 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds to 30 knots. Lake effect rain showers
likely in the evening, then lake effect snow and rain showers
likely overnight. Waves 6 to 10 feet. Waves occasionally around
13 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds to 30 knots becoming north and
diminishing to 5 to 15 knots. Lake effect snow showers likely
during the day, then a chance of snow showers Wednesday night.
Waves 5 to 9 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally
around 11 feet.
.THURSDAY...North winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast and
increasing to 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow Thursday night.
Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south. A chance
of rain and snow during the day, then rain likely Friday night.
Waves 2 to 4 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 38 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-181615-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
623 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Snow
showers likely this morning, then snow and rain showers likely
this afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Rain and snow showers likely in the evening, then a
chance of rain showers, snow showers with patchy drizzle
overnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west to
30 knots. A chance of rain showers with patchy drizzle in the
morning, then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Waves
2 to 4 feet building to 7 to 10 feet. Waves occasionally around
13 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds to 30 knots diminishing to 15 to
25 knots. Lake effect rain showers likely in the evening, then a
chance of snow and rain showers likely overnight. Waves 6 to
10 feet. Waves occasionally around 13 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming north and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow showers during the
day. Waves 5 to 9 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves
occasionally around 11 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming east. A
chance of snow Thursday night. Waves 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south. A chance
of rain and snow during the day, then rain and snow likely Friday
night. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.

$$

WOOD



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