Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
251 PM EST Thu Feb 22 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.

LEZ020-230400-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
251 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. Mostly
cloudy.
.FRIDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. Rain.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. A
chance of rain showers in the evening.
.SATURDAY...West winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
Cloudy.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast. A
chance of rain in the evening, then rain overnight.
.SUNDAY...South winds to 30 knots becoming southwest and
diminishing to 15 to 20 knots. Rain during the day.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots. Becoming mainly clear.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. Mainly clear, then
becoming partly cloudy.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 32 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-230400-
Lower Niagara River-
251 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TONIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly to mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. Rain.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. A
chance of rain showers in the evening.
.SATURDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast. Mostly
cloudy.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast.
Rain overnight.
.SUNDAY...South winds to 30 knots becoming southwest and
diminishing to 15 to 20 knots. Rain during the day.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to around
10 knots. Becoming mainly clear.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots. Mainly clear, then becoming partly cloudy.

$$

LEZ040-041-230400-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
251 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. Mostly
cloudy. The lake is mostly ice covered.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest.
Rain.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. A
chance of rain showers in the evening.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
A chance of rain in the afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming
southeast. A chance of rain in the evening, then rain overnight.
.SUNDAY...South winds to 30 knots becoming west 15 to 25 knots.
Rain during the day.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots. Mainly clear.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. Mainly clear, then
becoming partly cloudy.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$

LOZ042-230400-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
251 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TONIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Partly to mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 5 to
15 knots. Rain. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. A
chance of rain showers in the evening. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...West winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 to
25 knots. Rain overnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to
5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds to 30 knots becoming west. Rain during
the day. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.MONDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 10 to
15 knots. Becoming mainly clear. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to
1 to 2 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. Mainly clear, then becoming partly
cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet, then subsiding
to 1 foot or less.

$$

LOZ043-044-230400-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
251 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast.
Partly to mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south. A chance
of rain and freezing rain in the morning, then rain in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west.
Rain showers likely in the evening. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots diminishing to less
than 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast
15 to 20 knots. Rain overnight. Waves 1 foot or less building to
2 to 4 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds to 30 knots becoming west 15 to
25 knots. Rain during the day. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 4 to
7 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.MONDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Mainly clear. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to
4 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. Mainly clear, then becoming partly
cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet, then subsiding
to 1 to 3 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 37 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-230400-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
251 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. Partly
cloudy. Waves in ice free areas 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to
20 knots. A chance of freezing rain in the morning, then rain in
the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less building to 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. Rain showers in the evening, then a chance of rain
showers overnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 10 knots or less. Mostly cloudy. Waves
2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming east
and increasing to 15 to 20 knots overnight. Rain likely
overnight. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds to 30 knots becoming west 15 to
25 knots. Rain during the day. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 4 to
7 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 5 to
15 knots. Becoming mainly clear. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to
2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast.
Partly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

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CHURCH/JJR/ZAFF



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