Nearshore Marine Forecast
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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
631 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE

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UPPER NIAGARA RIVER AND BUFFALO HARBOR-
631 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

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

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SHOWERS THIS MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 35 KNOT GALES. RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN OVERNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 35 KNOT GALES BECOMING WEST. RAIN
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST.
PARTLY CLOUDY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY.
.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-
631 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

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

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. SHOWERS
THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 35 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN OVERNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 35 KNOT GALES BECOMING WEST. RAIN
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST.
PARTLY CLOUDY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY.
.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-
631 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

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

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. SHOWERS THIS
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. SHOWERS
LIKELY LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 45 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS BUILDING TO 14 TO 18 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 45 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS. RAIN WITH SNOW LIKELY IN THE MORNING...
THEN SNOW LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
15 TO 19 FEET SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
25 KNOTS. PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 6 TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. PARTLY
CLOUDY. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 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.

$$

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NIAGARA RIVER TO HAMLIN BEACH ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-
631 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

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

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SHOWERS THIS MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 40 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FOOT OR
LESS BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. RAIN
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 11 TO 15 FEET BUILDING TO 13 TO 17 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO
11 TO 15 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 9 TO
12 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING
TO 4 TO 7 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 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.

$$

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HAMLIN BEACH TO MEXICO BAY ALONG LAKE ONTARIO
INCLUDING IRONDEQUOIT BAY-
631 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. SHOWERS THROUGH EARLY
AFTERNOON...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 40 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE
OF RAIN. WAVES 11 TO 15 FEET BUILDING TO 15 TO 20 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW. WAVES 13 TO 17 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 6 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.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF ROCHESTER IS 39 DEGREES.

$$

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MEXICO BAY TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-
631 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. SHOWERS THROUGH EARLY
AFTERNOON...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 35 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE
EVENING...THEN RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. RAIN.
WAVES 12 TO 16 FEET BUILDING TO 15 TO 20 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. WAVES
13 TO 17 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH 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 6 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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