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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE ONTARIO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1241 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE ONTARIO

.SYNOPSIS...A 29.4 INCH LOW OVER THE OHIO VALLEY WILL MOVE TO
NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN BY THIS EVENING WHILE DEEPENING TO 29.0
INCHES...THEN WILL CONTINUE TO DEEPEN TO 28.7 INCHES AS IT TRACKS
JUST EAST OF JAMES BAY THURSDAY. IN THE WAKE OF THIS SYSTEM...A
30.6 INCH HIGH CENTERED OVER COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA WILL RIDGE
NORTHWARD ACROSS THE LOWER LAKES ON FRIDAY.

LOZ062-242200-
LAKE ONTARIO OPEN WATERS FROM THE NIAGARA RIVER TO HAMLIN BEACH-
1241 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 45 KNOT GALES AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH EARLY EVENING...THEN SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
LATE. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS. WAVES 1 TO 2
FEET BUILDING TO 11 TO 15 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 45 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
40 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES 13 TO
17 FEET SUBSIDING TO 11 TO 15 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 8 TO 12 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY. WAVES 3 TO
5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

LOZ063>065-242200-
LAKE ONTARIO OPEN WATERS FROM HAMLIN BEACH TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE
RIVER-
1241 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 45 KNOT GALES AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH EARLY EVENING...THEN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 11 TO 15 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 45 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
40 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES 14 TO 18 FEET BUILDING TO
16 TO 21 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 15 TO 19 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS
OVERNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 13 TO 17 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO
9 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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MAFOR 2419 AMD/
ONTARIO WEST 1/2...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...12310 11446 11558
12560 11660. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET THIS AFTERNOON BUILDING TO 11 TO 15
FEET TONIGHT. WAVES 14 TO 19 FEET THURSDAY MORNING.

ONTARIO EAST 1/2...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...12320 11420 11556
11550 11560 11660. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS THIS AFTERNOON
BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET TONIGHT. WAVES 14 TO 18 FEET BUILDING TO
15 TO 20 FEET THURSDAY MORNING.

$$

JJR/SMITH/TMA




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