Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
930 AM EST Sun Dec 17 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.

LEZ020-172215-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
930 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.TONIGHT...East winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. A
chance of snow showers.
.MONDAY...West winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. Snow
and rain showers likely in the morning, then rain showers likely
in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of rain
and snow showers.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers during the day.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots diminishing to less
than 10 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Light and variable winds. A chance of snow showers or
freezing rain Thursday night.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 38 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-172215-
Lower Niagara River-
930 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...East winds 10 knots or less. Mostly cloudy.
.TONIGHT...East winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. A
chance of snow showers.
.MONDAY...West winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. Rain
and snow showers likely in the morning, then rain showers likely
in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of rain
and snow showers.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain and snow showers during the day.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to less
than 10 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Light and variable winds. A chance of snow showers
Thursday night.

$$

LEZ040-041-172215-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
930 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east.
Cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest and
increasing to 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves
1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers in the morning, then
a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of rain
showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain showers during the day, then a chance of rain and snow
showers Tuesday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally
around 7 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 5 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers during the day. Waves 3 to
5 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around
6 feet.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south. A
chance of snow or rain showers or freezing rain Thursday night.
Waves 1 foot or less.

$$

LOZ042-172215-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
930 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...East winds 5 to 15 knots. Partly sunny late this
morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest less than
10 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.MONDAY...West winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. Rain
and snow showers likely in the morning, then rain showers likely
in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain showers. Waves 1 foot or less building
to 2 to 4 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain showers during the day, then a chance of rain and snow
showers Tuesday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally
around 7 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...Southeast winds 10 knots or less. A chance of snow
showers Thursday night. Waves 2 feet or less.

$$

LOZ043-044-172215-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
930 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming east.
Sunny late this morning, then becoming partly sunny. Waves 1 to
3 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. A chance
of snow showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots diminishing to less than
10 knots. Rain and snow showers likely in the morning, then rain
showers likely in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest
15 to 20 knots. A chance of rain showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain showers during the day, then lake effect rain and snow
showers Tuesday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 5 to 9 feet.
Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming north and
diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Lake effect snow showers 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...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast. A
chance of snow showers or freezing rain Thursday night. Waves
2 feet or less.

The water temperature off Rochester is 38 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-172215-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
930 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast.
Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
.TONIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast. A chance
of snow showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest.
Snow showers likely in the morning, then snow and rain showers
likely in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of rain and snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to
2 to 4 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Rain and
snow showers likely. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 5 to 8 feet.
Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 5 to
15 knots. Snow showers likely during the day, then a chance of
snow showers Wednesday night. Waves 5 to 8 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast
10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers Thursday night. Waves
2 feet or less.

$$



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