Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
1231 PM EST Tue Jan 16 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.

LEZ020-162200-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
1231 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow
showers late.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow
showers.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow
showers.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. A chance of
snow showers.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. A chance of snow
showers Thursday night.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers Saturday night.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 32 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-162200-
Lower Niagara River-
1231 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow
showers late.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow
showers.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow showers in the morning.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of
snow showers overnight.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow
showers Thursday night.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain showers Saturday night.

$$

LEZ040-041-162200-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
1231 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...West winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow
showers. Waves in ice free areas 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow
showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to
3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds to 30 knots. A chance of snow
showers. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 5 to 9 feet. Waves
occasionally around 11 feet.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds to 30 knots diminishing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow showers Thursday night. Waves 5 to
9 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around
11 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves
3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around
6 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain showers Saturday night. Waves 2 to
4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$

LOZ042-162200-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
1231 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...West winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly sunny. Waves
2 feet or less.
.TONIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow showers in the morning. Waves 1 to
3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Mostly cloudy.
Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 4 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally
around 9 feet.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. A chance of snow
showers Thursday night. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to 3 to
6 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves
2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain showers Saturday night. Waves 2 to
4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.

$$

LOZ043-044-162200-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
1231 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...West winds 10 knots or less becoming northwest.
A chance of snow showers early. Waves in ice free
areas 1 foot or less.
.TONIGHT...North winds less than 10 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. Snow. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest. Lake
effect snow. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west.
A chance of snow showers. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 5 to
8 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. A
chance of snow showers Thursday night. Waves 5 to 8 feet. Waves
occasionally around 10 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers during the day. Waves 3 to
6 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around
7 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers Saturday night. Waves
2 to 4 feet.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

The water temperature off Rochester is 37 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-162200-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
1231 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Southwest winds less than 10 knots becoming
northwest. A chance of snow showers. The lake is mostly ice
covered.
.TONIGHT...Light and variable winds. A chance of snow showers in
the evening, then snow likely overnight.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Lake
effect snow.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to
15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow showers in the evening, then
snow showers likely overnight.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers during the day, then lake
effect snow showers likely Thursday night.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake effect snow
showers likely during the day, then a chance of snow showers
Friday night.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow and
rain showers Saturday night.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$



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