Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
945 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

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.

LEZ020-211015-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
945 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming
southwest 15 to 25 knots late. Rain and freezing rain late this
evening, then rain likely after midnight. Scattered rain showers
late.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Cloudy.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots diminishing to less
than 10 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...Light and variable winds. Mostly sunny.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Light and variable winds. Partly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...East winds 10 knots or less becoming south 10 to
15 knots. Rain Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west to
30 knots. Rain showers during the day, then snow and rain showers
likely Sunday night.
.MONDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming north and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow showers.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 32 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-211015-
Lower Niagara River-
945 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming
southwest. Freezing rain late this evening, then rain likely
after midnight. Scattered rain showers late.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Cloudy.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...West winds less than 10 knots. Mostly sunny.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Light and variable winds becoming east 5 to
10 knots. Partly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. Rain
Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots becoming west to
30 knots. Rain showers during the day, then rain and snow showers
likely Sunday night.
.MONDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming north and
diminishing to 5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers during the
day.

$$

LEZ040-041-211015-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
945 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...South winds 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest.
Rain, then scattered rain showers late. The lake is mostly ice
covered.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots becoming west. Mostly
cloudy.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to
10 knots or less. Mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...Light and variable winds. Mostly sunny.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Light and variable winds becoming southeast 5 to
10 knots. Partly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain during the day, then rain Saturday
night.
.SUNDAY...West gales to 45 knots diminishing to 30 knots. Rain
showers during the day, then snow and rain showers likely Sunday
night.
.MONDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming north and
diminishing to 5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$

LOZ042-211015-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
945 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming
southwest. Rain and freezing rain late this evening, then rain
likely after midnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet.
Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.THURSDAY...West winds to 30 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 5 to
8 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to 2 to
4 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Mostly
sunny. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 knots or less becoming east. Partly
cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast. A
chance of rain during the day, then rain Saturday night. Waves
2 feet or less.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west and
increasing to 40 knot gales. Rain showers during the day, then
rain and snow showers likely Sunday night. Waves 2 to 4 feet
building to 9 to 13 feet. Waves occasionally around 16 feet.
.MONDAY...Northwest gales to 35 knots becoming north and
diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves
9 to 12 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around
15 feet.

$$

LOZ043-044-211015-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
945 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming
southwest. Freezing rain and rain, then scattered rain showers
late. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
.THURSDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 4 to 7 feet building to 6 to 10 feet. Waves
occasionally around 13 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves
5 to 9 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around
11 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Partly to
mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast.
Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Rain Saturday night. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SUNDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west and increasing
to 40 knot gales. Rain showers during the day, then rain and snow
showers likely Sunday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 12 to
16 feet. Waves occasionally around 20 feet.
.MONDAY...Northwest gales to 35 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 11 to 15 feet subsiding
to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 19 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 35 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-211015-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
945 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST THURSDAY THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south.
Freezing rain late this evening, then freezing rain and rain
after midnight. Rain likely late. Waves in ice free areas 2 feet
or less.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. A
chance of rain showers in the morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet building
to 6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 5 to 8 feet subsiding to 2 to
4 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.FRIDAY...West winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. Partly
to mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds less than 10 knots. Partly
cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain during the day, then rain Saturday
night. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SUNDAY...South winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west and increasing
to 35 knot gales. Rain showers during the day, then snow and rain
showers likely Sunday night. Waves 2 feet or less building to
9 to 13 feet. Waves occasionally around 16 feet.
.MONDAY...West winds to 30 knots becoming north and diminishing
to around 10 knots. Snow showers likely during the day, then a
chance of snow showers Monday night. Waves 8 to 11 feet subsiding
to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around 14 feet.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$

Hitchcock


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