Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
935 AM EST Sun Feb 18 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.

LEZ020-182215-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
935 AM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

.REST OF TODAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy
late this morning, then becoming partly sunny.
.TONIGHT...South winds 10 knots or less. Partly cloudy.
.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Rain showers likely in the
morning, then rain showers in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest.
Occasional showers.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Occasional showers
during the day, then a chance of showers Tuesday night.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north and
diminishing to less than 10 knots. Rain showers likely during the
day, then rain showers likely with a chance of snow showers
Wednesday night.
.THURSDAY...North winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
Mostly cloudy.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 32 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-182215-
Lower Niagara River-
935 AM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

.REST OF TODAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest.
Mostly cloudy late this morning, then becoming partly sunny.
.TONIGHT...South winds 10 knots or less. Partly cloudy.
.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Rain showers likely in the
morning, then rain showers in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Showers.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Occasional showers
during the day, then a chance of showers Tuesday night.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 5 to
15 knots. Rain showers likely during the day, then rain showers
likely with a chance of snow showers Wednesday night.
.THURSDAY...North winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
Partly to mostly cloudy.

$$

LEZ040-041-182215-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
935 AM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

.REST OF TODAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest.
Cloudy late this morning, then becoming partly sunny. The lake is
mostly ice covered.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds less than 10 knots becoming south and
increasing to 15 to 20 knots overnight. Partly cloudy.
.MONDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Rain showers likely in the
morning, then rain showers in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest.
Showers likely.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Occasional showers
during the day.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 5 to
15 knots. Rain showers likely during the day, then rain showers
likely with a chance of snow showers Wednesday night.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming east.
Mostly cloudy.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$

LOZ042-182215-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
935 AM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

.REST OF TODAY...West winds 10 to 20 knots becoming southwest
5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy late this morning, then becoming
partly sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet
or less.
.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of rain showers in
the morning, then rain showers in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or
less.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. Showers. Waves
1 foot or less.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Occasional showers during the day, then a chance of
showers Tuesday night. Waves 2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest
10 to 15 knots. Rain showers likely during the day, then a chance
of rain and snow showers Wednesday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...North winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
Partly to mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

$$

LOZ043-044-182215-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
935 AM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding
to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.MONDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of rain showers in
the morning, then rain showers in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or
less.
.MONDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Occasional showers.
Waves 1 foot or less.
.TUESDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Showers during the day, then a chance of showers
Tuesday night. Waves 1 foot or less.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest
10 to 15 knots. Rain showers likely during the day, then rain
showers likely with a chance of snow showers Wednesday night.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...North winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
Partly to mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or
less.

The water temperature off Rochester is 36 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-182215-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
935 AM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

.REST OF TODAY...West winds 10 to 20 knots becoming southwest
5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves in ice free areas
2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Partly to mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain showers in the morning, then
occasional rain showers in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Rain showers. Waves
1 foot or less.
.TUESDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Showers during the day, then a chance of showers
Tuesday night. Waves 1 foot or less.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest.
Rain showers likely during the day, then rain showers likely with
a chance of snow showers Wednesday night. Waves 2 feet or less.
.THURSDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming light and
variable. Partly to mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$



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