Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
341 AM EST Thu Feb 15 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.

LEZ020-151615-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
341 AM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

.TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Areas of fog this
morning. Areas of fog late. Patchy drizzle through early
afternoon, then a chance of rain late.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming northwest.
Areas of fog. Rain in the evening, then rain with a chance of
snow showers overnight.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. A chance
of snow and rain showers in the morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest less
than 10 knots. Mainly clear.
.SATURDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of snow Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. Partly
cloudy.
.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. Rain and snow showers likely during the day, then rain
showers likely Monday night.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 32 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-151615-
Lower Niagara River-
341 AM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

.TODAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Areas of fog this
morning. Patchy drizzle through early afternoon, then a chance of
rain late.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming northwest.
Areas of fog in the evening. Rain.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20
knots. A chance of snow showers in the morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest.
Mainly clear.
.SATURDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of snow Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. Partly cloudy.
.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to 20
knots. Rain and snow showers likely during the day, then rain
showers likely Monday night.

$$

LEZ040-041-151615-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
341 AM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

.TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Areas of fog early.
Areas of fog this afternoon. Patchy drizzle through early
afternoon, then rain likely late. The lake is mostly ice covered.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west 10 knots
or less. Areas of fog. Rain in the evening, then rain with a
chance of snow showers overnight.
.FRIDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots.
A chance of snow and rain showers in the morning, then a chance
of snow showers in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. Becoming
mainly clear.
.SATURDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of snow Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. Partly
cloudy.
.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Rain
showers likely.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$

LOZ042-151615-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
341 AM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

.TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. Areas of
fog early. Patchy drizzle early. A chance of rain late. Waves in
ice free areas 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest. Rain in
the evening, then rain showers overnight. Waves 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Mostly cloudy in the
morning, then becoming partly sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet building
to 4 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 5 to
15 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 1 to 3
feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.SATURDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of snow Saturday night. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SUNDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. Partly cloudy.
Waves 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers during the day, then
rain showers likely Monday night. Waves 2 feet or less.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$

LOZ043-044-151615-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
341 AM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

.TODAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Patchy
drizzle through early afternoon. Waves in ice free areas 2 feet
or less.
.TONIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest. Rain.
Waves 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots. A
chance of rain and snow showers in the morning, then a chance of
snow showers in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 5 to
8 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 5 to 15
knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 5 to 8 feet subsiding to 3
to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.SATURDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of snow Saturday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. Partly to
mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20
knots. A chance of rain and snow showers during the day, then rain
showers likely Monday night. Waves 1 foot or less.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

The water temperature off Rochester is 35 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-151615-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
341 AM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

.TODAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest 10 to 15
knots. Patchy drizzle through early afternoon. Areas of fog early.
Areas of fog this afternoon. The lake is mostly ice covered.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming west. Areas
of fog in the evening. Rain and snow showers.
.FRIDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots.
Snow showers likely in the morning, then a chance of snow showers
in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to 10
knots. Becoming mainly clear.
.SATURDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of snow Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. Partly to
mostly cloudy.
.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of rain and snow
showers during the day, then rain showers likely Monday night.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$



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