Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
331 AM EST Tue Dec 12 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.

LEZ020-121600-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
331 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

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

.TODAY...South winds 10 knots or less becoming west and
increasing to 15 to 25 knots this morning. Snow through the
morning, then scattered snow showers this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest. Periods
of snow.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. Snow in the morning, then scattered snow showers in the
afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 knots or less. Mostly
cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest.
A chance of snow showers.
.FRIDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. Snow showers
likely.
.SATURDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of snow showers during the day, then a chance of flurries
Saturday night.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 42 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-121600-
Lower Niagara River-
331 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...Light and variable winds becoming west 15 to 20 knots.
Snow through the morning, then scattered snow showers this
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest. Periods
of snow.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. Snow in the morning, then scattered snow showers in the
afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest less
than 10 knots. A chance of snow showers.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming west. Snow
showers likely.
.SATURDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of snow showers during the day, then a chance of flurries
Saturday night.

$$

LEZ040-041-121600-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
331 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.TODAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west and
increasing to 35 knot gales this morning. Snow. Waves 1 to 3 feet
building to 8 to 12 feet. Waves occasionally around 15 feet.
.TONIGHT...West gales to 35 knots becoming northwest and
diminishing to 30 knots overnight. Snow. Waves 8 to 12 feet
subsiding to 7 to 10 feet. Waves occasionally around 15 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds to 30 knots becoming west 15 to
25 knots. Snow in the morning, then snow showers likely in the
afternoon. Waves 5 to 9 feet subsiding to 4 to 7 feet. Waves
occasionally around 11 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming north.
Lake effect snow showers likely. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to
1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves
2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Snow
showers likely. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of snow showers during the day, then a chance of flurries
Saturday night. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

$$

LOZ042-121600-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
331 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west and
increasing to 15 to 25 knots this morning. Snow. Waves 2 feet or
less building to 5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds 20 to 25 knots becoming northwest. Snow.
Waves 5 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds to 30 knots becoming west. Snow in
the morning, then snow showers likely in the afternoon. Waves
7 to 11 feet subsiding to 6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around
14 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots. A chance of
snow showers. Waves 5 to 8 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 10 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest
5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet
subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Snow
showers likely. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of snow showers during the day, then a chance of flurries
Saturday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

$$

LOZ044-121600-
Sodus Bay to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario-
331 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to 20 knots.
Snow. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest. Snow.
Waves 5 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds to 30 knots becoming west. Snow.
Waves 8 to 11 feet. Waves occasionally around 14 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...West winds to 30 knots becoming northwest
15 to 25 knots. Lake effect snow showers. Waves 8 to 11 feet
subsiding to 4 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 14 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 5 to
15 knots. Lake effect snow showers likely during the day, then a
chance of snow showers Thursday night. Waves 3 to 5 feet
subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.FRIDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of snow showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.

$$

LOZ043-121600-
Hamlin Beach to Sodus Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
331 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west and increasing
to 30 knots this morning. Snow. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to
3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds to 30 knots becoming northwest. Snow. Waves
5 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds to 30 knots becoming west. Snow.
Waves 8 to 11 feet. Waves occasionally around 14 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...West winds to 30 knots becoming northwest
15 to 25 knots. Lake effect snow showers. Waves 8 to 11 feet
subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 14 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 5 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding
to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow
showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of snow showers during the day, then a chance of flurries
Saturday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 42 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-121600-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
331 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest. Snow.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Snow. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 4 to 7 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west to
30 knots. Snow. Waves 6 to 9 feet building to 7 to 11 feet. Waves
occasionally around 14 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest
and diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers.
Waves 6 to 10 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally
around 13 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow
showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet, then
subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.

$$



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