Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
254 PM EST Thu Jan 17 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.

LEZ020-180415-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
254 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.TONIGHT...East winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. A
chance of snow late this evening. Snow after midnight.
.FRIDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest. Snow
likely in the morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast.
Scattered flurries in the evening.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east. Snow.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Snow.
.SUNDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Snow.
.MONDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of snow showers.
.TUESDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of snow showers Tuesday night.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 34 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-180415-
Lower Niagara River-
254 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.TONIGHT...East winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. A
chance of snow late this evening. Snow after midnight.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 10 knots becoming northwest. Snow
likely in the morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast.
Scattered flurries.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east 15 to
20 knots. Snow.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Snow.
.SUNDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Snow.
.MONDAY...North winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of snow showers.
.TUESDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of snow showers Tuesday night.

$$

LEZ040-041-180415-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
254 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. A
chance of snow early. Snow from late evening on. Waves 1 foot or
less.
.FRIDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots. Snow likely in the morning,
then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast.
Scattered flurries in the evening, then scattered snow showers
overnight. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots becoming east. Snow.
Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally
around 6 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots increasing to
30 knots. Snow. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 4 to 7 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.SUNDAY...North winds 15 to 25 knots. Snow. Waves 4 to 7 feet
subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.MONDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or
less.
.TUESDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow showers Tuesday night. Waves 2 feet or
less building to 2 to 4 feet.

$$

LOZ042-180415-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
254 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

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

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of snow late this evening. Snow after midnight. Waves
2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to
20 knots. Snow likely in the morning, then a chance of snow
showers in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less building to 2 to
4 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds becoming northeast 15 to 20
knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Scattered flurries. Waves 2
to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots becoming east. Snow.
Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally
around 11 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds to 30 knots becoming northeast.
Snow. Waves 7 to 11 feet building to 9 to 12 feet. Waves
occasionally around 15 feet.
.SUNDAY...North winds to 30 knots diminishing to 15 to 25 knots.
Snow. Waves 8 to 11 feet subsiding to 5 to 8 feet. Waves
occasionally around 14 feet.
.MONDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 5 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding
to 2 feet or less. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.TUESDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of snow showers Tuesday night. Waves 2 feet or less.

$$

LOZ043-044-180415-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
254 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

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

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. A chance
of snow late this evening. Snow after midnight. Waves 2 feet or
less.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to
20 knots. Snow in the morning, then a chance of snow showers in
the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming
northeast. Scattered snow showers in the evening, then scattered
flurries overnight. Waves 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around
6 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots. Snow. Waves 3 to
6 feet building to 5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around
10 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds to 30 knots. Snow. Waves 6 to
9 feet building to 8 to 12 feet. Waves occasionally around
15 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds to 30 knots becoming north and
diminishing to 15 to 20 knots. Snow. Waves 8 to 11 feet subsiding
to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 14 feet.
.MONDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 5 to
15 knots. Snow showers likely during the day, then a chance of
snow showers Monday night. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to
2 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.TUESDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers
Tuesday night. Waves 2 feet or less.

The water temperature off Rochester is 38 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-180415-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
254 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming south 10 to
15 knots. Snow after midnight. Waves 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. Snow in the
morning, then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Waves 1
to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast.
Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow in
the morning, then snow in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots. Snow. Waves
1 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots becoming north. Snow
during the day, then a chance of snow showers Sunday night. Waves
2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet, then subsiding to 2 to
4 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.MONDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves
2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.TUESDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow showers Tuesday night. Waves 1 to
3 feet.

$$


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