Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
818 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

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.

LEZ020-161015-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
818 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...West winds 10 knots or less becoming north. Mostly
cloudy.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Light and variable winds. Mostly cloudy.
.SUNDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Cloudy.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming
southwest. A chance of snow showers in the evening, then a chance
of rain and snow showers overnight.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of rain
showers.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. A chance of rain showers during the day, then a chance
of snow and rain showers Tuesday night.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers during the day.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 39 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-161015-
Lower Niagara River-
818 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest. Mostly
cloudy.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds less than 10 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SUNDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of snow showers in the evening, then a chance of snow and
rain showers overnight.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of rain
showers.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain showers during the day, then a chance of snow and rain
showers Tuesday night.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers during the day.

$$

LEZ040-041-161015-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
818 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...West winds to 30 knots. A chance of snow
showers early, then lake effect snow showers likely. Lake effect
snow late. Waves 6 to 10 feet. Waves occasionally around 13 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming north and
diminishing to 5 to 15 knots. Lake effect snow showers likely in
the morning, then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon.
Waves 5 to 8 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally
around 10 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming east.
Scattered flurries in the evening. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast. A
chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of rain and snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to
2 to 4 feet.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain showers during the day, then lake effect snow and rain
showers likely Tuesday night. Waves 4 to 7 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves
4 to 7 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around
9 feet.

$$

LOZ042-161015-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
818 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west
to 30 knots. Snow showers likely early, then a chance of snow
showers late this evening. Waves 3 to 5 feet building to 5 to
8 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest. A
chance of snow showers in the morning. Waves 4 to 7 feet
subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming
northeast. Partly to mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...East winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest
10 knots or less. A chance of snow showers in the evening, then a
chance of snow and rain showers overnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet
subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers during the day, then
a chance of rain showers Monday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet building
to 2 to 4 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain showers during the day, then a chance of snow and rain
showers Tuesday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally
around 7 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding
to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.

$$

LOZ043-044-161015-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
818 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west
to 30 knots. A chance of lake effect snow showers early. Waves
1 to 3 feet building to 6 to 10 feet. Waves occasionally around
13 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds to 30 knots becoming northwest and
diminishing to 15 to 20 knots. Lake effect snow showers likely in
the morning, then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon.
Waves 7 to 10 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally
around 13 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north
and diminishing to 10 knots or less overnight. Partly to mostly
cloudy. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. Partly
sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to
3 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. A
chance of snow showers in the evening, then a chance of snow and
rain showers overnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or
less.
.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers during the day, then
a chance of rain showers Monday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet building
to 2 to 4 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. A chance
of rain showers during the day, then lake effect snow and rain
showers likely Tuesday night. Waves 3 to 5 feet building to 5 to
8 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest and
diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Snow showers likely. Waves 5 to
8 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around
10 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 41 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-161015-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
818 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...South winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west to
30 knots. A chance of lake effect snow showers early, then lake
effect snow from late evening on with some rumbles of thunder
possible. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 7 to 10 feet. Waves
occasionally around 13 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest. A
chance of lake effect snow showers in the morning. Waves 6 to
10 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around
13 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming
northeast 10 knots or less. Mainly clear in the evening, then
becoming partly cloudy. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 feet or
less. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. Mostly
sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 1 foot
or less.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast. A
chance of snow showers. Waves 1 foot or less.
.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers during the day, then
a chance of rain showers Monday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet building
to 2 to 4 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Rain
showers likely during the day, then lake effect rain and snow
showers likely Tuesday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 5 to
8 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 10 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding
to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.

$$



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