Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
244 PM EST Tue Feb 20 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.

LEZ020-202200-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
244 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to
10 to 15 knots. Showers likely.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of showers.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest
10 to 15 knots. Rain.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming
northeast. Mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. A chance
of rain and snow during the day.
.FRIDAY...East winds 10 knots or less becoming west. Rain during
the day, then a chance of rain showers Friday night.
.SATURDAY...Light and variable winds becoming east 5 to 10 knots.
Rain showers likely during the day, then snow and rain showers
likely Saturday night.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 32 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-202200-
Lower Niagara River-
244 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to
10 to 15 knots. Showers.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of showers.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest.
Rain.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north.
Mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east. A
chance of snow during the day.
.FRIDAY...East winds 10 knots or less becoming west. Rain during
the day.
.SATURDAY...North winds 10 knots or less becoming east. A chance
of rain showers during the day, then rain and snow showers likely
Saturday night.

$$

LEZ040-041-202200-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
244 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Areas of fog.
Showers likely. The lake is mostly ice covered.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Areas of fog. A chance
of showers overnight.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest
10 to 15 knots. Areas of fog. Rain.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming
northeast. Mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. Snow and
rain likely during the day.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. Rain
during the day, then a chance of rain showers Friday night.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast.
Rain showers likely during the day, then rain and snow showers
likely Saturday night.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$

LOZ042-202200-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
244 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Areas of fog.
Showers. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Areas of fog. A chance
of showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest.
Areas of fog. Rain. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming
northeast 10 to 15 knots. Partly to mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to
4 feet.
.THURSDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of snow during the day. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Rain during the
day. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming east 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain showers during the day, then rain and
snow showers likely Saturday night. Waves 2 feet or less.

$$

LOZ043-044-202200-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
244 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Areas of fog.
Showers likely. Waves 1 foot or less.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of showers in
the evening. Areas of fog. Waves 2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. Areas
of fog. Rain. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast
10 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to
1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east. A
chance of snow during the day, then a chance of snow showers
Thursday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. Rain
during the day, then a chance of rain showers Friday night. Waves
1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming east. A
chance of rain showers during the day, then a chance of rain and
snow showers Saturday night. Waves 2 feet or less.

The water temperature off Rochester is 36 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-202200-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
244 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Areas of fog.
Showers. Waves in ice free areas 1 foot or less.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to
20 knots. Areas of fog. Showers in the evening, then a chance of
showers overnight. Waves 1 foot or less.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. Areas of fog. Rain. Waves 1 foot or less building to
1 to 3 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow
during the day. Waves 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY...East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Rain during the
day, then a chance of rain and snow showers Friday night. Waves
1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY...West winds 10 knots or less becoming east. A chance
of rain and snow showers during the day, then a chance of snow
showers Saturday night. Waves 2 feet or less.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$

JJR



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