Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
1257 AM EST Thu Feb 22 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.

LEZ020-221015-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
1257 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.OVERNIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow in
the morning, then a chance of rain and snow in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...East winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. Rain
likely with a chance of snow in the morning, then rain in the
afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming west.
Rain in the evening.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast
10 to 15 knots. A chance of rain during the day, then rain
Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...South winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. Rain showers during the day.
.MONDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots diminishing to less than
10 knots. Partly cloudy.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 32 degrees.

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LOZ030-221015-
Lower Niagara River-
1257 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.OVERNIGHT...North winds 10 knots or less. Cloudy.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow in
the morning, then a chance of rain and snow in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. Rain likely
with a chance of snow in the morning, then rain in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. Rain
likely in the evening.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming east 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain during the day, then rain Saturday
night.
.SUNDAY...South winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. Rain showers during the day.
.MONDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots. Partly cloudy.

$$

LEZ040-041-221015-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
1257 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.OVERNIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming
northeast. A chance of freezing rain and sleet late. The lake is
mostly ice covered.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Snow in the morning,
then a chance of snow in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming east
5 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest.
Rain.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west less
than 10 knots. Rain in the evening.
.SATURDAY...Light and variable winds becoming southeast 10 to
15 knots. Rain.
.SUNDAY...South winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Rain showers
during the day.
.MONDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots diminishing to less than
10 knots. Mainly clear, then becoming partly cloudy.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$

LOZ042-221015-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
1257 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.OVERNIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming north.
Cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves
2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. Rain. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding
to 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Rain
likely in the evening. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming east and
increasing to 15 to 25 knots. A chance of rain during the day,
then rain Saturday night. Waves 1 foot or less building to 2 to
4 feet.
.SUNDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. Rain showers
during the day. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.
.MONDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to 15 knots.
Partly cloudy. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.

$$

LOZ043-044-221015-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
1257 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.OVERNIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming
northeast. Cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east
15 to 20 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to
4 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 25 knots becoming south. A chance
of rain in the morning, then rain in the afternoon. Waves 2 to
4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Rain
in the evening. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east and
increasing to 15 to 20 knots. A chance of rain during the day,
then rain Saturday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...South winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Rain showers.
Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally
around 7 feet.
.MONDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest 5 to
15 knots. Mainly clear, then becoming partly cloudy. Waves 4 to
7 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around
9 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 36 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-221015-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
1257 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.OVERNIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming
northeast. Mostly cloudy. Waves in ice free areas 1 to 3 feet
subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow in
the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south and increasing
to 15 to 25 knots. A chance of snow and rain in the morning, then
rain in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet,
then subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. Rain in the evening, then a chance
of rain overnight. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east 10 to
15 knots. Rain Saturday night. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. Rain
showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.MONDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots.
Partly cloudy. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

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