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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE ONTARIO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
330 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE ONTARIO

.SYNOPSIS...A STRENGTHENING AND CONTINUOUSLY DEEPENING LOW WILL
DEVELOP OVER THE OHIO VALLEY AT 29.5 INCHES THIS MORNING THEN MOVE
TO NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN BY THIS EVENING WHILE DEEPENING TO
29.0 INCHES...AND CONTINUE TO DEEPEN TO 28.7 INCHES AS IT MOVES JUST
EAST OF JAMES BAY THURSDAY. IN THE WAKE OF THIS SYSTEM...A 30.6 INCH
HIGH CENTERED OVER COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA WILL RIDGE NORTHWARD
ACROSS THE LOWER LAKES ON FRIDAY.

LOZ062-241600-
LAKE ONTARIO OPEN WATERS FROM THE NIAGARA RIVER TO HAMLIN BEACH-
330 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SHOWERS THIS MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 45 KNOT GALES AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY
THROUGH EARLY EVENING...THEN RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
EVENING. A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET
BUILDING TO 11 TO 15 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 45 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
40 KNOTS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 13 TO 17 FEET SUBSIDING TO 11 TO 15 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 8 TO 12 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY. WAVES 3 TO
5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

LOZ063>065-241600-
LAKE ONTARIO OPEN WATERS FROM HAMLIN BEACH TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE
RIVER-
330 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SHOWERS THROUGH EARLY
AFTERNOON...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 45 KNOT GALES AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY
THROUGH EARLY EVENING...THEN RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF
RAIN LATE. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 11 TO 15 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 45 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
40 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 14 TO 18 FEET BUILDING TO 16 TO 21 FEET...
THEN SUBSIDING TO 15 TO 19 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS
OVERNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW OVERNIGHT. WAVES 13 TO 17 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO
9 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO
9 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

LOZ061-241500-
MAFOR 2410/
ONTARIO WEST 1/2...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...12216 12210 11310
11449 11559 11560. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE
OF RAIN OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET TODAY. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET
BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET TONIGHT.

ONTARIO EAST 1/2...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...12326 11316 11310
11320 11420 11559 11550. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET TODAY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 10 TO 13
FEET TONIGHT.

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