Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
1226 PM EST Wed Jan 17 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.

LEZ020-172215-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
1226 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Lake effect
snow.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Scattered snow showers
in the evening.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Lake effect snow
showers likely.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Scattered snow
showers.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
25 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. A chance
of rain and snow showers during the day, then rain showers likely
with a chance of snow showers Sunday night.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 32 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-172215-
Lower Niagara River-
1226 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Scattered snow
showers.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Scattered snow showers in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Scattered snow
showers.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. A chance
of rain and snow showers during the day, then rain showers likely
Sunday night.

$$

LEZ040-041-172215-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
1226 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Lake effect
snow. The lake is mostly ice covered.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Scattered snow showers
in the evening.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Lake effect snow
showers likely.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Scattered snow
showers in the evening.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Partly to mostly
cloudy.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. A chance
of rain showers during the day, then rain showers likely Sunday
night.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$

LOZ042-172215-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
1226 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Scattered snow
showers early, then scattered flurries late. Waves
2 to 4 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds to 30 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to
5 feet building to 4 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves
4 to 7 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around
9 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of
snow showers overnight. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to
4 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 4 to 7 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast. A
chance of rain and snow showers during the day, then rain showers
likely with a chance of snow showers Sunday night. Waves 2 feet
or less.

$$

LOZ043-044-172215-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
1226 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Scattered snow
showers early. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to
5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves
3 to 6 feet building to 5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around
10 feet.
.THURSDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots. Scattered snow showers.
Waves 5 to 8 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally
around 10 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest
10 to 15 knots. Scattered snow showers. Waves 3 to 6 feet
subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow
showers during the day. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to
6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to
4 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast. Rain
and snow showers likely Sunday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding
to 1 foot or less.

The water temperature off Rochester is 35 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-172215-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
1226 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to
15 to 20 knots. Lake effect snow. The lake is mostly ice covered.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Lake effect snow
showers likely.
.THURSDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots. Lake effect snow.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. Lake effect snow
showers likely.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to
20 knots. Lake effect snow showers likely during the day, then a
chance of snow showers Friday night.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast. A
chance of snow showers Sunday night.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$

HITCHCOCK



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