Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
126 PM EST Wed Dec 13 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.

LEZ020-132215-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
126 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest.
Partly sunny.
.TONIGHT...Light and variable winds becoming north around
10 knots. Snow.
.THURSDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. Partly to
mostly sunny.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly to mostly
cloudy.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west and
increasing to 15 to 25 knots. Lake effect snow showers.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast and
diminishing to less than 10 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. A chance of
snow and rain showers during the day, then a chance of snow
showers Sunday night.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 40 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-132215-
Lower Niagara River-
126 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...West winds 10 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.TONIGHT...Light and variable winds becoming north 10 to
15 knots. Snow.
.THURSDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. Mostly
sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest.
Partly to mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. Snow showers.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast and
diminishing to less than 10 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. A chance of
snow and rain showers during the day, then a chance of snow
showers Sunday night.

$$

LEZ040-041-132215-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
126 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest
10 to 15 knots. Snow showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to
4 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast and
increasing to 15 to 25 knots. Snow. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to
3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.THURSDAY...North winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west and
diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves
3 to 6 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around
7 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots. Lake effect snow
showers likely. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west to
30 knots. Lake effect snow showers. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to
7 to 10 feet. Waves occasionally around 13 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast and
diminishing to less than 10 knots. A chance of snow showers
during the day. Waves 5 to 8 feet subsiding to 2 feet or less.
Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.SUNDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. A chance of
rain and snow showers during the day, then a chance of snow
showers Sunday night. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet.
Waves occasionally around 6 feet.

$$

LOZ042-132215-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
126 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots. A chance of snow
showers. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming north 15 to
20 knots. Snow. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.THURSDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. A chance of
snow showers in the afternoon. Waves 3 to 5 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of snow showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally
around 6 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Snow
showers likely. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 4 to 7 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast and
diminishing to 10 knots or less. A chance of snow showers during
the day. Waves 5 to 8 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less. Waves
occasionally around 10 feet.
.SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow and rain showers during the day, then
a chance of snow showers Sunday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet building
to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.

$$

LOZ043-044-132215-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
126 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...West winds 15 to 25 knots. Snow showers likely
early, then a chance of snow showers late. Waves
6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north. Snow. Waves
5 to 8 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around
10 feet.
.THURSDAY...North winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest. A
chance of snow showers in the morning, then snow showers in the
afternoon. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 4 to 7 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest
10 to 15 knots. Lake effect snow showers. Waves 4 to 7 feet
subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west and
increasing to 30 knots. A chance of snow showers during the day,
then snow showers Friday night. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to
6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west and
diminishing to less than 10 knots. Lake effect snow showers
likely during the day. Waves 5 to 9 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow and rain showers during the day, then
a chance of snow showers Sunday night. Waves 2 feet or less
building to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 42 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-132215-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
126 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...West winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow
showers. Waves 5 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 5 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding
to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.THURSDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to
3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west
5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers in the evening, then lake
effect snow showers overnight. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to
2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Lake
effect snow showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 5 to 8 feet.
Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming east and
diminishing to 5 to 15 knots. Lake effect snow showers during the
day. Waves 5 to 8 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less. Waves
occasionally around 10 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. A chance
of snow and rain showers during the day, then snow showers likely
Sunday night. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.

$$

APFFEL/HITCHCOCK



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