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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE ONTARIO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
652 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE ONTARIO

.SYNOPSIS...A 29.7 INCH LOW OVER WISCONSIN WILL WEAKEN TONIGHT.
A MUCH STRONGER AND CONTINUOUSLY DEEPENING LOW OVER THE OHIO
VALLEY WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL THEN MOVE TO NORTHERN LOWER
MICHIGAN BY WEDNESDAY EVENING WHILE DEEPENING TO 29.0 INCHES...AND
CONTINUE TO DEEPEN TO 28.7 INCHES AS IT MOVES JUST EAST OF JAMES
BAY THURSDAY. IN THE WAKE OF THIS SYSTEM...A 30.6 INCH HIGH CENTERED
OVER COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA WILL RIDGE NORTHWARD ACROSS THE LOWER
LAKES ON FRIDAY.

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LAKE ONTARIO OPEN WATERS FROM THE NIAGARA RIVER TO HAMLIN BEACH-
652 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THIS EVENING...THEN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN JUST A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 40 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE STRONG WINDS.
WAVES BUILDING TO 10 TO 13 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. RAIN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN JUST A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 10 TO 15 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 6 TO 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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LAKE ONTARIO OPEN WATERS FROM HAMLIN BEACH TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE
RIVER-
652 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

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

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE EARLY OVERNIGHT...THEN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS LATE. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS
THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN JUST A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 40 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT. SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
OVERNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE STRONG WINDS. WAVES
BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. RAIN
SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES BUILDING TO 12 TO 17 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. WAVES 10 TO 14 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 5 TO 9 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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MAFOR 2401 AMD/
ONTARIO WEST 1/2 12310 11316 12216 11210 11310. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH EARLY EVENING AND WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET.

ONTARIO EAST 1/2 13320 12326 11316 11320. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH EARLY EVENING AND WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

$$


HITCHCOCK/JJR/RSH




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