Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
920 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.

LEZ020-181030-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
920 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.REST OF TONIGHT...East winds less than 10 knots becoming
southwest. Snow showers after midnight.
.FRIDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots. Snow showers in the morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast.
Mostly cloudy.
.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.

$$

LOZ030-181030-
Lower Niagara River-
920 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming light
and variable. Snow showers after midnight.
.FRIDAY...West winds 10 knots or less increasing to 10 to
15 knots. Snow showers in the morning.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast.
Mostly cloudy.
.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.

$$

LEZ040-041-181030-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
920 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.REST OF TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest.
Scattered snow showers late this evening, then snow showers after
midnight. Waves 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots.
Snow showers in the morning. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. A
chance of 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.

$$

LOZ042-181030-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
920 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EST FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south.
Snow showers after midnight. Waves 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots.
Snow showers in the morning, then scattered snow showers in the
afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast
15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow showers in the evening. 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. Snow showers likely. 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.

$$

LOZ043-044-181030-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
920 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south.
Scattered snow showers after midnight. Snow showers late. Waves
2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. Snow showers in the morning, then scattered 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. A chance of snow showers in the evening. 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 during the day, then snow showers likely 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.

$$

LOZ045-181030-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
920 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.REST OF TONIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south.
Scattered snow showers after midnight. Snow showers late. Waves
2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. Snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to
4 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast
10 to 15 knots. 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.

$$

Hitchcock



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