Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
224 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.

LEZ020-160500-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
224 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Lake
effect snow early, then scattered flurries late this evening.
.SATURDAY...West winds around 10 knots becoming light and
variable. Scattered snow showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Light and variable winds becoming east 5 to
10 knots. A chance of snow showers in the evening.
.SUNDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming light and variable.
Mostly cloudy.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 15 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 10 knots. A chance of rain and
snow showers during the day, then a chance of rain showers Monday
night.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. Rain
showers likely during the day, then a chance of snow and rain
showers Tuesday night.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots. A chance of snow showers.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 39 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-160500-
Lower Niagara River-
224 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. Lake
effect snow early.
.SATURDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming north less than
10 knots. Scattered snow showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Light and variable winds becoming east 5 to
10 knots. A chance of snow showers in the evening.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 knots or less. Mostly cloudy.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming
southwest. A chance of snow showers in the evening, then a chance
of snow and rain showers overnight.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of rain and
snow showers during the day, then a chance of rain showers Monday
night.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. Rain
showers likely during the day, then a chance of snow and rain
showers Tuesday night.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots. A chance of snow showers.

$$

LEZ040-041-160500-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
224 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

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

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds to 30 knots becoming west 15 to
25 knots. Lake effect snow with some rumbles of thunder likely.
Waves 4 to 7 feet building to 6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally
around 11 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north and
diminishing to 10 knots or less in the afternoon. Lake effect
snow. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 knots or less. A chance of snow
showers in the evening. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest
10 to 15 knots. Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly
cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of rain
and snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet.
Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots. A chance of rain showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding
to 2 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Rain
showers likely during the day, then rain and snow showers likely
Tuesday night. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 5 to 8 feet. Waves
occasionally around 10 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 5 to 8 feet subsiding
to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.

$$

LOZ042-160500-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
224 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west to
30 knots. Lake effect snow early, then scattered flurries late
this evening. Scattered flurries late. Waves 1 to 3 feet building
to 5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest.
Scattered snow showers. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to 3 to
6 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east
10 knots or less. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to
1 foot or less.
.SUNDAY...East winds 5 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to
3 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of snow showers in the evening, then a chance of rain and
snow showers overnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of rain and
snow showers during the day, then a chance of rain showers Monday
night. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Rain
showers likely during the day, then a chance of rain and snow
showers Tuesday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 5 to 7 feet.
Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots. Snow showers likely
during the day, then a chance of snow showers Wednesday night.
Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally
around 9 feet.

$$

LOZ043-044-160500-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
224 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west and
increasing to 30 knots. Scattered snow showers this evening, then
snow after midnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 7 to 10 feet.
Waves occasionally around 13 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest. Snow in
the morning, then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon.
Waves 6 to 10 feet subsiding to 4 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally
around 13 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming light
and variable. Mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 knots or less. Mostly cloudy. Waves
2 feet or less.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest.
A chance of snow showers in the evening, then a chance of snow
and rain showers overnight. Waves 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of rain and
snow showers during the day, then a chance of rain showers Monday
night. Waves 2 feet or less.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west to
30 knots. Rain showers likely during the day, then rain and snow
showers likely Tuesday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 7 to
10 feet. Waves occasionally around 13 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds to 30 knots diminishing to 15 to
20 knots. Snow showers likely. Waves 6 to 10 feet subsiding to
5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around 13 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 41 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-160500-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
224 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west and
increasing to 15 to 25 knots. Snow likely early, then lake effect
snow from late evening on with some rumbles of thunder likely.
Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally
around 11 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to
15 knots. Partly to mostly sunny. Waves 5 to 9 feet subsiding to
4 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming east.
Partly cloudy. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.SUNDAY...East winds less than 10 knots. Partly sunny in the
morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. A
chance of snow showers. Waves 1 foot or less.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south 10 to
15 knots. A chance of snow and rain showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TUESDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west and
increasing to 30 knots. Rain showers likely during the day, then
rain and snow showers likely Tuesday night. Waves 2 to 4 feet
building to 7 to 10 feet. Waves occasionally around 13 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds to 30 knots becoming northwest and
diminishing to 15 to 20 knots. Snow showers likely during the
day, then a chance of snow showers Wednesday night. Waves 6 to
10 feet subsiding to 5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around
13 feet.

$$


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