Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
825 AM EST Sun Dec 16 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.

LEZ020-162215-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
825 AM EST Sun Dec 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming east.
Scattered rain showers.
.TONIGHT...Light and variable winds becoming west 10 to 15 knots.
Partly to mostly cloudy.
.MONDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow
showers in the evening.
.TUESDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest.
Becoming mainly clear.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. Mostly
cloudy.
.THURSDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. Rain likely
Thursday night.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 40 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-162215-
Lower Niagara River-
825 AM EST Sun Dec 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming east.
Scattered rain showers early.
.TONIGHT...Light and variable winds becoming west 10 to 15 knots.
Partly to mostly cloudy.
.MONDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow showers in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to
10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers in the evening.
.TUESDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest.
Becoming mainly clear.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. Mostly
cloudy.
.THURSDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. Rain likely
Thursday night.

$$

LEZ041-162215-
Dunkirk to Buffalo along Lake Erie-
825 AM EST Sun Dec 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Scattered rain
showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
.TONIGHT...Light and variable winds becoming west 15 to 20 knots.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less building to 3 to 5 feet.
Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.MONDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest. A chance
of snow and rain showers in the morning, then a chance of snow
showers in the afternoon. Waves 3 to 5 feet building to 4 to
7 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to
10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers in the evening. Waves
3 to 6 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around
7 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest.
Becoming mainly clear. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or
less.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.THURSDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. Rain likely
Thursday night. Waves 2 feet or less.

$$

LEZ040-162215-
Ripley to Dunkirk along Lake Erie-
825 AM EST Sun Dec 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Scattered rain
showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.TONIGHT...Light and variable winds becoming west 15 to 20 knots.
A chance of rain showers overnight. Waves 1 foot or less building
to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.MONDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest to
30 knots. A chance of snow and rain showers in the morning, then
a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Waves 3 to 6 feet
building to 5 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to
10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers in the evening. Waves
4 to 7 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around
9 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest.
Becoming mainly clear. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
.THURSDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east. Rain likely
Thursday night. Waves 2 feet or less.

$$

LOZ042-043-162215-
Niagara River to Sodus Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
825 AM EST Sun Dec 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds 5 to 15 knots. Scattered rain showers
early, then rain showers likely late. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding
to 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. Scattered rain showers in the evening. Waves 1 to
3 feet.
.MONDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest to
30 knots. Snow showers likely with a chance of rain showers in
the morning, then snow showers likely in the afternoon. Waves
2 to 4 feet building to 7 to 11 feet. Waves occasionally around
14 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds to 30 knots diminishing to 15 to
25 knots. A chance of snow showers in the evening. Waves 7 to
11 feet subsiding to 5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around
14 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 5 to
15 knots. Mainly clear. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.THURSDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east. Rain likely
Thursday night. Waves 1 foot or less building to 1 to 3 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 39 degrees.

$$

LOZ044-162215-
Sodus Bay to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario-
825 AM EST Sun Dec 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Rain showers likely
this afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest.
Scattered rain showers in the evening. Waves 1 foot or less.
.MONDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest to
30 knots. Snow showers likely with a chance of rain showers in
the morning, then snow showers likely in the afternoon. Waves
2 to 4 feet building to 7 to 11 feet. Waves occasionally around
14 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds to 30 knots diminishing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 8 to 11 feet subsiding
to 4 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around 14 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest and
diminishing to less than 10 knots. Becoming mainly clear. Waves
3 to 6 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around
7 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Partly to mostly cloudy.
Waves 2 feet or less.
.THURSDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast. Rain
likely Thursday night. Waves 2 feet or less.

$$

LOZ045-162215-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
825 AM EST Sun Dec 16 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming east.
Scattered rain showers. Waves 1 foot or less.
.TONIGHT...East winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. A
chance of rain showers in the evening. Waves 1 foot or less.
.MONDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest and
increasing to 15 to 25 knots. Snow showers likely with a chance
of rain showers in the morning, then snow showers likely in the
afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less building to 5 to 8 feet. Waves
occasionally around 10 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots. A chance of snow
showers. Waves 5 to 8 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 10 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south 5 to
15 knots. Mainly clear. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 foot or
less.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Partly to mostly cloudy.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast 15 to
20 knots. Rain likely Thursday night. Waves 2 feet or less.

$$

Hitchcock


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