Nearshore Marine Forecast
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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
330 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE

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UPPER NIAGARA RIVER AND BUFFALO HARBOR-
330 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 35 KNOT GALES. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AGAIN LATE.
SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS LATE THIS EVENING.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. PARTLY TO
MOSTLY CLOUDY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY SUNNY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN
A CHANCE OF SNOW SUNDAY NIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST. A
CHANCE OF SNOW DURING THE DAY.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF BUFFALO IS 39 DEGREES.

$$

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LOWER NIAGARA RIVER-
330 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 35 KNOT GALES. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AGAIN LATE.
SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS LATE THIS EVENING.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY SUNNY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN
A CHANCE OF SNOW SUNDAY NIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST. A
CHANCE OF SNOW DURING THE DAY.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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BUFFALO TO RIPLEY ALONG LAKE ERIE-
330 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 45 KNOT GALES AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS THIS
EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 12 TO 16 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
35 KNOTS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. WAVES 12 TO 16 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 25 KNOTS. PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 9 TO 12 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST LESS THAN
10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN
A CHANCE OF SNOW SUNDAY NIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO
2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST. A
CHANCE OF SNOW DURING THE DAY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS BUILDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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NIAGARA RIVER TO HAMLIN BEACH ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-
330 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 40 KNOT GALES AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AGAIN
LATE. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS LATE THIS
EVENING. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
35 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES 10 TO
15 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
9 TO 12 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. PARTLY SUNNY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AND
DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SUNDAY NIGHT.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW DURING THE DAY.
WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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HAMLIN BEACH TO MEXICO BAY ALONG LAKE ONTARIO
INCLUDING IRONDEQUOIT BAY-
330 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 40 KNOT GALES AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH EARLY EVENING...THEN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 11 TO 15 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. WAVES 14 TO 19 FEET SUBSIDING TO 13 TO 17 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS. PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 12 TO 16 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 15 KNOTS.
PARTLY SUNNY. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST.
MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET
OR LESS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN
A CHANCE OF SNOW SUNDAY NIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW DURING THE DAY. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS
BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF ROCHESTER IS 40 DEGREES.

$$

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MEXICO BAY TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-
330 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 45 KNOT GALES AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH EARLY EVENING...THEN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS BUILDING TO 11 TO 15 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. WAVES 15 TO 20 FEET SUBSIDING TO 12 TO 17 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 12 TO 16 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS. PARTLY SUNNY. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST.
MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET
OR LESS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN
A CHANCE OF SNOW SUNDAY NIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AND INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW DURING THE DAY. WAVES 1 FOOT
OR LESS BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

HITCHCOCK/JJR






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