Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
945 AM EST Fri Nov 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-
945 AM EST Fri Nov 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming
southwest. Mostly cloudy late this morning, then becoming partly
sunny.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming south. A
chance of rain showers overnight.
.SATURDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Rain.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming
northwest. Rain in the evening, then rain and snow showers
overnight.
.SUNDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain and snow showers during the day, then a chance of snow
showers Sunday night.
.MONDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow showers during the day.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west and
diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers
Tuesday night.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 48 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-172215-
Lower Niagara River-
945 AM EST Fri Nov 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming
southwest. Partly sunny.
.TONIGHT...South winds 10 knots or less. A chance of rain showers
overnight.
.SATURDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Rain.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming
northwest. Rain in the evening, then rain and snow showers
overnight.
.SUNDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain and snow showers during the day, then a chance of snow
showers Sunday night.
.MONDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow showers during the day.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain and snow showers Tuesday night.

$$

LEZ040-041-172215-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
945 AM EST Fri Nov 17 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming
southwest. Mostly cloudy late this morning, then becoming partly
sunny. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain showers overnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet
building to 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY...South winds 15 to 25 knots. Rain with a chance of
thunderstorms. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming
northwest to 30 knots. Rain. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 9 to
12 feet. Waves occasionally around 15 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northwest winds to 30 knots becoming west 15 to
25 knots. Lake effect rain and snow showers during the day, then
lake effect snow showers likely Sunday night. Waves 9 to 12 feet
subsiding to 5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around 15 feet.
.MONDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest. Lake
effect snow showers likely during the day. Waves 4 to 6 feet.
Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds to 30 knots becoming west and
diminishing to 15 to 20 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers
Tuesday night. Waves 5 to 9 feet subsiding to 4 to 7 feet. Waves
occasionally around 11 feet.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

$$

LOZ042-172215-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
945 AM EST Fri Nov 17 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming
southwest 5 to 15 knots. Partly to mostly sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet
subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of rain showers
overnight. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Rain. Waves 2 feet or
less.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest
and increasing to 35 knot gales. Rain. Waves 1 to 2 feet building
to 8 to 11 feet. Waves occasionally around 14 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northwest gales to 35 knots becoming west and
diminishing to 15 to 25 knots. Rain and snow showers likely
during the day, then lake effect snow showers likely Sunday
night. Waves 9 to 12 feet subsiding to 4 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 15 feet.
.MONDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of snow showers during the day. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds to 30 knots becoming west 15 to
25 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers Tuesday night. Waves
5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.

$$

LOZ043-044-172215-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
945 AM EST Fri Nov 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west
5 to 15 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds less than 10 knots becoming south and
increasing to 15 to 20 knots overnight. Partly cloudy in the
evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Rain. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west and
increasing to 35 knot gales overnight. Rain. Waves 1 to 3 feet
building to 7 to 10 feet. Waves occasionally around 13 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northwest gales to 35 knots diminishing to 15 to
25 knots. Lake effect rain and snow showers during the day, then
lake effect snow Sunday night. Waves 9 to 13 feet subsiding to
6 to 10 feet. Waves occasionally around 16 feet.
.MONDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest.
Occasional lake effect snow during the day, then a chance of snow
showers Monday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally
around 7 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain and snow showers Tuesday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet
building to 6 to 10 feet. Waves occasionally around 13 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 50 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-172215-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
945 AM EST Fri Nov 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west.
Mostly sunny. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast
and increasing to 15 to 20 knots overnight. Partly cloudy in the
evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Rain. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest
to 30 knots. Rain. Waves 3 to 5 feet building to 5 to 8 feet.
Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northwest winds to 30 knots diminishing to 15 to
25 knots. Lake effect rain and snow showers during the day, then
lake effect snow showers likely Sunday night. Waves 8 to 12 feet
subsiding to 5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around 15 feet.
.MONDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. Lake effect snow showers likely during the day, then a
chance of snow showers Monday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain and snow showers Tuesday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet
building to 6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet.

$$



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