Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
625 AM EST Thu Feb 21 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.

LEZ020-211615-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
625 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots. Cloudy.
.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 knots or
less. Mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...Light and variable winds. Partly to mostly sunny.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Light and variable winds. Partly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...East winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Rain
Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...Southwest gales to 40 knots becoming west. Rain during
the day, then snow and rain showers likely Sunday night.
.MONDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest and
diminishing to 5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 32 degrees.

$$

LOZ030-211615-
Lower Niagara River-
625 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...West winds less than 10 knots. Mostly sunny.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Light and variable winds. Partly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. Rain
Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...Southwest gales to 35 knots becoming west. Rain during
the day, then rain showers likely with a chance of snow showers
Sunday night.
.MONDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest and
diminishing to 5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers during the
day.

$$

LEZ040-041-211615-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
625 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

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

.TODAY...West winds to 30 knots. Mostly cloudy this morning, then
becoming partly sunny. The lake is mostly ice covered.
.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...West winds less than 10 knots. Becoming mostly sunny.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Light and variable winds becoming east 5 to
10 knots. Mainly clear in the evening, then becoming partly
cloudy.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to
20 knots. Rain Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...Southwest gales to 35 knots becoming west to 40 knots.
Rain during the day, then snow and rain showers likely Sunday
night.
.MONDAY...West gales to 35 knots becoming northwest and
diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers during
the day.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$

LOZ042-211615-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
625 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

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

.TODAY...West winds to 30 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 5 to
9 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds to 30 knots becoming northwest 15 to
25 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 5 to 9 feet subsiding to 3 to
5 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Partly to
mostly sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.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. Rain
Saturday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...South gales to 35 knots becoming west and increasing to
45 knots. Rain during the day, then rain showers likely with a
chance of snow showers Sunday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet building
to 14 to 18 feet. Waves occasionally around 23 feet.
.MONDAY...West gales to 40 knots becoming northwest and
diminishing to 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves
12 to 16 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around
20 feet.

$$

LOZ043-044-211615-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
625 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

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

.TODAY...West winds to 30 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 4 to 7 feet
building to 7 to 11 feet. Waves occasionally around 14 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds to 30 knots becoming northwest 15 to
25 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 7 to 11 feet subsiding to 3 to
6 feet. Waves occasionally around 14 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Partly to
mostly sunny. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast.
Partly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Rain Saturday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY...South winds to 30 knots becoming west and increasing to
45 knot gales. Rain during the day, then rain showers likely with
a chance of snow showers Sunday night. Waves 3 to 5 feet building
to 17 to 22 feet. Waves occasionally around 28 feet.
.MONDAY...West gales to 40 knots becoming northwest and
diminishing to 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves
15 to 20 feet subsiding to 5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around
26 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 35 degrees.

$$

LOZ045-211615-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
625 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west to
30 knots. A chance of rain and snow showers early. Waves in ice
free areas 2 to 4 feet building to 6 to 10 feet. Waves in ice
free areas occasionally around 13 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 7 to 10 feet subsiding to 3 to
6 feet. Waves occasionally around 13 feet.
.FRIDAY...West winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. Mostly
sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds less than 10 knots. Partly
cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Rain Saturday night.
Waves 1 foot or less.
.SUNDAY...South winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west and increasing
to 40 knot gales. Rain during the day, then snow and rain showers
likely Sunday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 14 to 18 feet.
Waves occasionally around 23 feet.
.MONDAY...West gales to 35 knots becoming northwest and
diminishing to 15 to 25 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves
12 to 16 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around
20 feet.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$


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