Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
631 AM EST Tue Jan 23 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.

LEZ020-231600-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

.TODAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain showers early, then rain showers from
late morning on.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. Rain and snow showers likely in the evening, then a
chance of snow showers overnight.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds around 10 knots becoming northwest. A
chance of snow showers.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming light
and variable. Mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY...West winds less than 10 knots. Partly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest.
Partly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of rain
showers during the day, then rain showers likely Saturday night.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 32 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-231600-
Lower Niagara River-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

.TODAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain showers early, then rain showers
likely from late morning on.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. Rain and snow showers likely in the evening, then a
chance of snow showers overnight.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow
showers.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 knots or less. Mostly
cloudy.
.THURSDAY...West winds less than 10 knots. Partly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest.
Partly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of rain
showers during the day, then rain showers likely Saturday night.

$$

LEZ040-041-231600-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest and
increasing to 15 to 25 knots. A chance of rain showers early,
then rain showers from late morning on. Waves in ice free areas
2 feet or less.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds to 30 knots becoming west 15 to
25 knots. Rain and snow showers in the evening, then lake effect
snow showers overnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest. A
chance of snow showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming
west. A chance of snow showers. Waves 1 foot or less.
.THURSDAY...West winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast.
Partly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain showers during the day, then rain
showers likely Saturday night. Waves 2 feet or less.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$

LOZ042-231600-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest and
increasing to 15 to 25 knots. Rain showers likely through early
afternoon, then a chance of rain showers late. Waves 1 foot or
less building to 2 to 4 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds to 30 knots becoming northwest. A
chance of rain and snow showers in the evening, then a chance of
snow showers overnight. Waves 3 to 5 feet building to 5 to
8 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding
to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of
snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast.
Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain showers during the day, then rain
showers likely Saturday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

$$

LOZ044-231600-
Sodus Bay to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest. Showers
with a chance of thunderstorms early, then showers from late
morning on. Waves in ice free areas 2 feet or less.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west to
30 knots. Rain showers in the evening, then lake effect snow and
rain showers likely overnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 7 to
10 feet. Waves occasionally around 13 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Lake effect snow showers likely. Waves 6 to 9 feet
subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of
snow showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest.
A chance of snow showers during the day. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to
20 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of rain showers during the day, then rain showers likely
Saturday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$

LOZ043-231600-
Hamlin Beach to Sodus Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest and
increasing to 15 to 25 knots. Showers with a chance of
thunderstorms early, then a chance of showers late this morning.
Showers likely this afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west to
30 knots. Rain and snow showers likely in the evening, then lake
effect snow showers likely overnight. Waves 3 to 5 feet building
to 7 to 10 feet. Waves occasionally around 13 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Lake effect snow showers likely. Waves 6 to 9 feet
subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of
snow showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south. A
chance of snow showers during the day. Waves 1 to 3 feet
subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. Partly
cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain showers during the day, then rain
showers likely Saturday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

The water temperature off Rochester is 36 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-231600-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest. Rain
showers with a chance of thunderstorms early, then rain showers
from late morning on. The lake is mostly ice covered in this section.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Rain
showers with snow showers likely in the evening, then lake effect
snow showers likely overnight.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots. Lake effect snow showers likely in the morning, then a
chance of snow showers in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of
snow showers.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
A chance of snow showers during the day.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to
20 knots. Partly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain showers during the day, then rain
showers likely Saturday night.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered in this
section.

$$



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