Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
341 AM EST Thu Jan 18 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.

LEZ020-181615-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
341 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

.TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Lake effect snow showers likely this morning, then lake
effect snow this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Scattered snow
showers.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow showers in the morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to
15 to 25 knots. Partly to mostly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west and
diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming east. A
chance of rain Sunday night.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain during the day, then rain likely
Monday night.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 32 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-181615-
Lower Niagara River-
341 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

.TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Scattered flurries early, then scattered snow showers
from late morning on.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Scattered snow
showers.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Scattered flurries in
the morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to
15 to 25 knots. Partly to mostly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west and
diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. A chance
of rain Sunday night.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain during the day, then rain likely
Monday night.

$$

LEZ040-041-181615-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
341 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

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

.TODAY...Southwest winds to 30 knots diminishing to 15 to
25 knots. Lake effect snow showers likely this morning, then lake
effect snow this afternoon. Waves in ice free areas 3 to 6 feet.
Waves in ice free areas occasionally around 7 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Scattered snow showers
in the evening, then scattered flurries overnight. Waves 3 to
5 feet building to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow
showers in the morning. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to
4 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Partly cloudy.
Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Partly cloudy, then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to
5 feet subsiding to 2 feet or less. Waves occasionally around
6 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast. A
chance of rain. Waves 1 foot or less.
.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain during the day, then rain likely
Monday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$

LOZ042-181615-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
341 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...Southwest winds to 30 knots diminishing to 15 to
25 knots. Partly sunny. Waves 5 to 8 feet subsiding to 3 to
6 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Scattered snow
showers. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Scattered snow showers
in the morning. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots increasing to
30 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 5 to
8 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds to 30 knots becoming west 15 to
25 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 5 to 8 feet subsiding to 2 to
4 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.SUNDAY...West winds 10 knots or less becoming east and
increasing to 15 to 20 knots. A chance of rain Sunday night.
Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally
around 6 feet.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of rain during the day, then rain likely Monday night.
Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally
around 7 feet.

$$

LOZ043-044-181615-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
341 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots. A chance of snow showers from
late morning on. Waves 5 to 9 feet subsiding to 4 to 7 feet.
Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots. Snow showers likely. Waves
3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of snow showers in the morning. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to
3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to
15 to 25 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 4 to
7 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds to 30 knots becoming west 15 to
25 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 5 to 9 feet subsiding to 3 to
6 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.SUNDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east 15 to 20 knots.
A chance of rain and snow Sunday night. Waves 2 to 4 feet
building to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest. Rain
likely. Waves 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 35 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-181615-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
341 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. Lake
effect snow. Waves in ice free areas 5 to 8 feet. Waves in ice
free areas occasionally around 10 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. Lake effect snow
showers. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Snow showers likely in
the morning, then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon.
Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally
around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south
15 to 20 knots. A chance of freezing drizzle or flurries in the
evening. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west and
diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 5 to 8 feet
subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.SUNDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. Cloudy. Waves
2 to 4 feet subsiding to 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to
20 knots. Rain and snow likely. Waves 2 feet or less building to
3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$

WOOD



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