Nearshore Marine Forecast
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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1244 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE

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UPPER NIAGARA RIVER AND BUFFALO HARBOR-
1244 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 35 KNOT GALES. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.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-
1244 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 35 KNOT GALES. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.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-
1244 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 45 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
OVERNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS. 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 SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING.
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-
1244 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
WAVES AROUND 1 FOOT.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 40 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
OVERNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS. WAVES 1
FOOT OR LESS BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. 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-
1244 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 40 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. 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 SHOWERS. 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 40 DEGREES.

$$

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MEXICO BAY TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-
1244 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 35 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. 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 SHOWERS.
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.

$$

JJR/SMITH/TMA





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