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FZUS61 KBUF 250830
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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE ONTARIO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
330 AM EST WED FEB 25 2015

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE ONTARIO

.SYNOPSIS...A 29.3 INCH LOW WILL TRACK INTO QUEBEC THIS MORNING AND
THEN MERGE WITH A COASTAL LOW OVER THE CANADIAN MARITIMES
THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. A STRONG 30.8 INCH ARCTIC HIGH WILL
THEN BUILD FROM THE NORTHERN PLAINS THURSDAY TO THE MIDWEST BY
FRIDAY BEFORE REACHING THE OHIO VALLEY AND MID ATLANTIC SATURDAY.

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LAKE ONTARIO OPEN WATERS FROM THE NIAGARA RIVER TO SODUS BAY-
330 AM EST WED FEB 25 2015

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY THROUGH MID MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS FROM
LATE MORNING ON. WAVES IN ICE FREE AREAS 3 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO
4 TO 7 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO
3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. WAVES
3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST. SNOW
LIKELY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

$$

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LAKE ONTARIO OPEN WATERS FROM SODUS BAY TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE
RIVER-
330 AM EST WED FEB 25 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. LAKE
EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. THE LAKE IS MOSTLY ICE COVERED.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AND
DIMINISHING TO 10 KNOTS OR LESS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE EFFECT SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING
NORTHEAST. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST. SNOW
LIKELY.

WAVES OMITTED DUE TO THE LAKE BEING MOSTLY ICE COVERED.

$$

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MAFOR 2510/
ONTARIO WEST 1/2 14630 11620 12710 11800. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
TODAY AND TONIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 7
FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET TODAY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET TONIGHT.

ONTARIO EAST 1/2 11537 13630 11620 11610 12700. A CHANCE OF LAKE
EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS TONIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5
FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET TODAY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS TONIGHT. WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE
AREAS.

$$


HITCHCOCK/WCH




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