Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
1241 PM EST Sat Dec 16 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.

LEZ020-162215-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
1241 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming
northeast. Snow showers likely early, then a chance of snow
showers late.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds less than 10 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 knots or less. Mostly cloudy.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. A
chance of snow showers in the evening, then a chance of rain and
snow showers overnight.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20
knots. A chance of rain and snow showers.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to 15
knots. Rain showers likely during the day, then snow and rain
showers likely Tuesday night.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots diminishing to less than
10 knots. A chance of snow showers.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 39 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-162215-
Lower Niagara River-
1241 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north.
Mostly cloudy.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds less than 10 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 knots or less. Mostly cloudy.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. A
chance of snow showers in the evening, then a chance of snow and
rain showers overnight.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20
knots. A chance of rain and snow showers.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain showers during the day, then a chance of snow and rain
showers Tuesday night.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 5 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers.

$$

LEZ040-041-162215-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
1241 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming north.
Lake effect snow. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. A chance
of snow showers in the evening. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 knots or
less. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or
less.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest
15 to 20 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers in the evening,
then a chance of rain showers overnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet
building to 2 to 4 feet.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of rain
showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Rain
showers likely during the day, then lake effect snow and rain
showers likely Tuesday night. Waves 4 to 7 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 5 to
15 knots. Lake effect snow showers likely. Waves 3 to 6 feet
subsiding to 1 to 2 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.

$$

LOZ042-162215-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
1241 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow
showers early. Waves 3 to 4 feet.
.TONIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to 10
knots. Partly to mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. Mostly
cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest
10 knots or less. A chance of snow showers in the evening, then a
chance of rain and snow showers overnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet
subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers during the day, then
a chance of rain showers Monday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet building
to 2 to 4 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain showers during the day, then a chance of rain and snow
showers Tuesday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally
around 7 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. A chance of lake effect snow
showers. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.

$$

LOZ043-044-162215-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
1241 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest.
Lake effect snow early, then a chance of snow
showers late. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. Partly to mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to
6 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around
7 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. Partly
sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet
or less.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. A
chance of snow showers in the evening, then a chance of snow and
rain showers overnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or
less.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers during the day, then
a chance of rain showers Monday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Rain
showers likely during the day, then lake effect snow showers with
lake effect rain showers likely Tuesday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet
building to 5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming north and
diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Lake effect snow showers. Waves
5 to 8 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around
10 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 38 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-162215-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
1241 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest. A
chance of snow showers early. Waves 4 to 7 feet
subsiding to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.TONIGHT...North winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. Mainly
clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Waves 3 to
5 feet subsiding to 2 feet or less. Waves occasionally around
6 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds 10 knots or less. Mostly sunny in the
morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 knots or less becoming south. A
chance of snow showers. Waves 1 foot or less.
.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers during the day, then
rain and snow showers likely Monday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet
building to 2 to 4 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Rain
showers likely during the day, then lake effect rain and snow
showers likely Tuesday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 5 to
8 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming north and
diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Snow showers likely during the
day, then a chance of snow showers Wednesday night. Waves 5 to
8 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around
10 feet.

$$


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