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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE ONTARIO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
928 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE ONTARIO

.SYNOPSIS...A 30.0 INCH LOW WILL MOVE UP THE EAST COAST AND FALL
APART THIS AFTERNOON...WHILE A 29.6 LOW SLOWLY LIFTS ACROSS
WISCONSIN AND SIMILARLY WEAKENS. A MUCH STRONGER AND CONTINUOUSLY
DEEPENING LOW WILL THEN MOVE TO THE THUMB OF MICHIGAN AT 29.4
INCHES WEDNESDAY EVENING...AND CONTINUE TO DEEPEN TO 28.7 INCHES
AS IT MOVES JUST EAST OF JAMES BAY THURSDAY. 30.6 INCH HIGH
PRESSURE CENTERED OVER COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA WILL RIDGE NORTHWARD
ACROSS THE EASTERN LAKES ON FRIDAY.

LOZ062-232200-
LAKE ONTARIO OPEN WATERS FROM THE NIAGARA RIVER TO HAMLIN BEACH-
928 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. RAIN.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 35 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. RAIN WITH A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO
9 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS. RAIN LIKELY DURING THE DAY. WAVES 10 TO
14 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
DURING THE DAY. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET...THEN
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

LOZ063>065-232200-
LAKE ONTARIO OPEN WATERS FROM HAMLIN BEACH TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE
RIVER-
928 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. RAIN. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHWEST TO 30 KNOTS. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN WITH A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO
4 TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS. RAIN LIKELY DURING THE DAY...THEN A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS THURSDAY NIGHT. WAVES 10 TO
14 FEET BUILDING TO 11 TO 16 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 7 TO
10 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
DURING THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT.
WAVES 5 TO 8 FEET BUILDING TO 7 TO 11 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO
4 TO 7 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

LOZ061-232200-
MAFOR 2316/
ONTARIO WEST 1/2 11220 12210 13200 12206. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET THIS AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING.

ONTARIO EAST 1/2 13320 13310 12316. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS
AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET
THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING.

$$

JJR/TMA/WCH





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