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FZUS61 KBUF 242354
GLFLO

OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE ONTARIO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
654 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE ONTARIO

.SYNOPSIS...A 29.2 INCH LOW OVER SOUTHERN ONTARIO WILL TRACK NORTH
ACROSS GEORGIAN BAY OVERNIGHT AND INTO WESTERN QUEBEC BY THURSDAY
MORNING WHILE DEEPENING TO 28.8 INCHES. A STRONG COLD FRONT
TRAILING THIS LOW WILL SWEEP THE LAKE LATE THIS EVENING. THIS LOW
WILL CONTINUE INTO NORTHERN QUEBEC THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT WHILE
DEEPENING FURTHER TO 28.5 INCHES. IN THE WAKE OF THIS SYSTEM...A
30.6 INCH HIGH CENTERED OVER THE MID ATLANTIC FRIDAY WILL REMAIN
IN PLACE THROUGH SATURDAY. A COLD FRONT IS THEN FORECAST TO CROSS
THE LOWER LAKES SATURDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY.

LOZ062-250415-
LAKE ONTARIO OPEN WATERS FROM THE NIAGARA RIVER TO HAMLIN BEACH-
654 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

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

.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 LATE THIS EVENING. JUST A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS THIS EVENING. WAVES 1
TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 13 TO 17 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 45 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
40 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH MID MORNING. WAVES
12 TO 17 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS.
WAVES 9 TO 12 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. 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 BUILDING
TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES 2 TO
4 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

LOZ063>065-250415-
LAKE ONTARIO OPEN WATERS FROM HAMLIN BEACH TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE
RIVER-
654 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 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
1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 13 TO 17 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 45 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
40 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS FROM LATE MORNING ON. WAVES 15 TO
20 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS.
WAVES 12 TO 16 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 6
FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

LOZ061-250415-
MAFOR 2501 AMD/
ONTARIO WEST 1/2...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11456 13560 11660
12650. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH EARLY EVENING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET BUILDING TO 13 TO
17 FEET TONIGHT. WAVES 13 TO 18 FEET SUBSIDING TO 12 TO 16 FEET
THURSDAY.

ONTARIO EAST 1/2...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11430 11556 12560
11660 12650. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET
BUILDING TO 13 TO 17 FEET TONIGHT. WAVES 15 TO 20 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 13 TO 18 FEET THURSDAY.

$$


HITCHCOCK/JJR/RSH





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