Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
646 PM EST Thu Dec 14 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.

LEZ020-150415-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
646 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...West winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. Partly
cloudy.
.FRIDAY...Light and variable winds becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. Scattered snow showers in the morning, then steadier lake
effect snow in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots. Lake effect snow in
the evening.
.SATURDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast. A
chance of snow showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 knots or less. A chance of snow
showers in the evening.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 knots or less. A chance of snow
showers Sunday night.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of rain and
snow showers.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Rain likely.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 39 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-150415-
Lower Niagara River-
646 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. Mostly
cloudy this evening, then clearing.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Snow showers likely in
the morning, then steadier lake effect snow in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west
15 to 20 knots. Snow in the evening.
.SATURDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast. A
chance of snow showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow
showers in the evening.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 knots or less. A chance of snow
showers Sunday night.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of rain and
snow showers.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Rain likely.

$$

LEZ040-041-150415-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
646 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. Lake
effect snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Lake effect snow
showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 5 to 7 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west to
30 knots. Lake effect snow. Waves building to 7 to 10 feet. Waves
occasionally around 13 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north. Lake effect
snow showers likely. Waves 6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around
11 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 knots or less. A chance of
snow showers in the evening. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow showers
Sunday night. Waves 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of rain
showers. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds increasing to 15 to 25 knots. Rain
likely. Waves building to 5 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around
11 feet.

$$

LOZ042-150415-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
646 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 10 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers through the early overnight.
Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow
showers in the morning, then lake effect snow in the afternoon.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west to
30 knots. Snow in the evening, then scattered snow showers
overnight. Waves building to 6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally
around 11 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming north. A chance of
snow showers. Waves 5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around 10
feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of
snow showers in the evening. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers
Sunday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of rain and
snow showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Rain likely. Waves 1
to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.

$$

LOZ043-044-150415-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
646 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

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

.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest. Lake
effect snow showers. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around
7 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south 10 to
15 knots. Snow showers in the morning, then scattered snow
showers in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west and
increasing to 30 knots. Lake effect snow showers likely. Waves
2 to 4 feet building to 7 to 10 feet. Waves occasionally around
13 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds to 30 knots becoming northwest. Lake
effect snow, mainly in the morning. Waves 6 to 10 feet. Waves
occasionally around 13 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 knots or less. A chance of
snow showers in the evening. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 2 feet
or less.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers
Sunday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of rain and snow
showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds increasing to 15 to 25 knots. Rain
likely. Waves building to 5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around
10 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 41 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-150415-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
646 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

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

.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers this evening, then lake effect
snow showers after midnight. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to
4 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake effect snow showers.
Waves 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west and
increasing to 30 knots. Lake effect snow. Waves building to 7 to
10 feet. Waves occasionally around 13 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest. A
chance of lake effect snow showers in the morning. Waves 6 to 10
feet. Waves occasionally around 13 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly to mostly
cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds 10 knots or less. A chance of snow
showers Sunday night. Waves 1 foot or less.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 10 knots or less. A chance of snow and
rain showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Rain likely. Waves 1
to 3 feet.

$$



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