Nearshore Marine Forecast
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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
650 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE

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UPPER NIAGARA RIVER AND BUFFALO HARBOR-
650 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THIS EVENING...THEN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AND INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
OVERNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE STRONG WINDS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. RAIN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN JUST A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST.
PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF BUFFALO IS 39 DEGREES.

$$

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LOWER NIAGARA RIVER-
650 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS LESS THAN 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THIS EVENING...THEN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN JUST A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AND INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
OVERNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE STRONG WINDS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. RAIN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN JUST A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST.
PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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BUFFALO TO RIPLEY ALONG LAKE ERIE-
650 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH EARLY EVENING...THEN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS FROM
LATE EVENING ON. WAVES AVERAGING ONE FOOT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 40 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN JUST A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
OVERNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE WITH STRONG WINDS.
WAVES BUILDING TO 11 TO 15 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES
12 TO 16 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES SUBSIDING TO
4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. PARTLY
CLOUDY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
WAVES BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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NIAGARA RIVER TO HAMLIN BEACH ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-
650 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THIS EVENING...THEN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AND INCREASING TO 35 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN JUST A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
OVERNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE STRONG WINDS. WAVES
BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
35 KNOTS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN JUST A CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 10 TO 14 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
6 TO 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
WAVES BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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HAMLIN BEACH TO MEXICO BAY ALONG LAKE ONTARIO
INCLUDING IRONDEQUOIT BAY-
650 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE EARLY OVERNIGHT...
THEN OCCASIONAL RAIN SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 35 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
OVERNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE STRONG WINDS. WAVES
BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. WAVES  BUILDING TO 12 TO 17 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. WAVES 10 TO
14 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 3
TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF ROCHESTER IS 39 DEGREES.

$$

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MEXICO BAY TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-
650 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS THROUGH THE EARLY OVERNIGHT...THEN RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY
LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHWEST TO 30 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE STRONG WINDS OVERNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING
TO 6 TO 9 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. RAIN
SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES BUILDING TO 12 TO 17 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. WAVES
10 TO 14 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 3
TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

HITCHCOCK/JJR/RSH





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