Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
1242 PM EST Wed Dec 13 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.

LEZ020-132215-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
1242 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest.
Partly sunny.
.TONIGHT...Light and variable winds becoming north around
10 knots. Snow.
.THURSDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. Partly to
mostly sunny.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 knots or less. A chance of snow
showers overnight.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Snow
showers likely.
.SATURDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. Snow showers
likely during the day, then a chance of snow showers Saturday
night.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. A chance
of snow and rain showers during the day, then a chance of snow
showers Sunday night.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 40 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-132215-
Lower Niagara River-
1242 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...West winds 5 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.TONIGHT...Light and variable winds becoming north 10 to
15 knots. Snow.
.THURSDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. Mostly
sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest.
Mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Snow
showers likely.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. Snow showers likely during the day,
then a chance of snow showers Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. A chance
of snow and rain showers during the day, then a chance of snow
showers Sunday night.

$$

LEZ040-041-132215-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
1242 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to
10 to 15 knots. Snow showers. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast and
increasing to 15 to 25 knots. Snow. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to
3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.THURSDAY...North winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west and
diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves
3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around
6 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots. Lake effect snow showers likely. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Snow
showers likely. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 4 to 7 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south. Snow
showers likely during the day, then a chance of snow showers
Saturday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain and snow showers during the day, then a chance of snow
showers Sunday night. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet.
Waves occasionally around 6 feet.

$$

LOZ042-132215-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
1242 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots. A chance of snow
showers. Waves 4 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming north 15 to
20 knots. Snow. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.
.THURSDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. A chance of
snow showers in the afternoon. Waves 3 to 5 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest
10 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...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. Snow showers likely. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to
5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming south and
diminishing to 5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves
3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 feet or less. Waves occasionally
around 7 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow and rain showers during the day, then
a chance of snow showers Sunday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet building
to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.

$$

LOZ044-132215-
Sodus Bay to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario-
1242 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Snow showers
likely early, then a chance of snow showers late.
Waves 5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 10 to
15 knots. Snow. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.THURSDAY...North winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest. A
chance of snow showers in the morning, then snow showers in the
afternoon. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 4 to 7 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west
5 to 15 knots. Lake effect snow. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to
3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow showers during the day, then snow
showers likely Friday night. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south 5 to
15 knots. Snow showers likely during the day, then a chance of
snow showers Saturday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to
2 feet or less. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow and rain showers during the day, then
a chance of snow showers Sunday night. Waves 2 feet or less
building to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.

$$

LOZ043-132215-
Hamlin Beach to Sodus Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
1242 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...West winds to 30 knots diminishing to 15 to
25 knots. Snow showers likely. Waves 5 to 8 feet. Waves
occasionally around 10 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north. Snow. Waves
4 to 7 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around
9 feet.
.THURSDAY...North winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. A chance of
snow showers in the morning, then snow showers in the afternoon.
Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 4 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally
around 9 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest
10 to 15 knots. Lake effect snow showers likely in the evening,
then a chance of snow showers overnight. Waves 3 to 6 feet
subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow showers during the day, then snow
showers likely Friday night. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming south and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves
3 to 6 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less. Waves occasionally
around 7 feet.
.SUNDAY...South winds around 10 knots becoming west and
increasing to 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow and rain showers
during the day, then a chance of snow showers Sunday night. Waves
1 foot or less building to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around
7 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 42 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-132215-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
1242 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...West winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow
showers. Waves 4 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 5 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding
to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.THURSDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to
3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers in the evening, then lake
effect snow overnight. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Lake effect snow showers likely. Waves 2 to 4 feet
building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south 5 to
15 knots. Snow showers likely during the day, then a chance of
snow showers Saturday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.SUNDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. A chance of
snow and rain showers during the day, then snow showers likely
Sunday night. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.

$$



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