NWS Lake Ontario Forecast

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FZUS51 KBUF 190539
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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
1239 AM EST Tue Feb 19 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.

LEZ020-191000-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
1239 AM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

.OVERNIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to
less than 10 knots. Mainly clear.
.TUESDAY...West winds 10 knots or less. Mostly sunny.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming light and
variable. Partly cloudy.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast. Snow
likely in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming
southwest. Rain, freezing rain, snow and sleet likely in the
evening, then a chance of rain overnight.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west and
diminishing to 10 knots or less. A chance of rain during the day.
.FRIDAY...West winds less than 10 knots. Partly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast. A chance
of rain showers during the day, then rain likely Saturday night.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 32 degrees.

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LOZ030-191000-
Lower Niagara River-
1239 AM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

.OVERNIGHT...Northwest winds 10 knots or less. Scattered
flurries.
.TUESDAY...West winds 10 knots or less. Mostly sunny.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming light and
variable. Partly cloudy.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast. Snow
likely with a chance of rain in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming
southwest. Rain, snow and freezing rain likely in the evening,
then a chance of rain overnight.
.THURSDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 knots or
less. A chance of rain during the day.
.FRIDAY...West winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast. Partly
cloudy.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots becoming southeast. A
chance of rain showers during the day, then rain likely Saturday
night.

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LEZ040-041-191000-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
1239 AM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

.OVERNIGHT...West winds 10 knots or less. Mainly clear. The
lake is mostly ice covered.
.TUESDAY...West winds 10 knots or less. Sunny.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds less than 10 knots becoming
east. Partly cloudy.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast. A
chance of snow in the morning, then snow, rain, sleet and
freezing rain likely in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming
southwest. Rain and freezing rain likely in the evening, then a
chance of rain overnight.
.THURSDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots. A chance of rain during the day.
.FRIDAY...West winds 10 knots or less becoming east. Partly
cloudy.
.SATURDAY...East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain showers during the day, then rain
likely Saturday night.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

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LOZ042-191000-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
1239 AM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

.OVERNIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots. Scattered snow
showers, then scattered flurries late. Waves 1 to
3 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Scattered
flurries in the morning. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south less
than 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to
1 foot or less.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming
southwest 10 to 15 knots. Rain, snow and sleet likely in the
evening, then rain likely overnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots. A chance of rain during the day. Waves 3 to 6 feet
subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast. Partly to
mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain showers during the day, then rain
likely Saturday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

$$

LOZ043-044-191000-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
1239 AM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

.OVERNIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots. Scattered snow
showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Scattered
snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south less
than 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south
10 to 15 knots. Snow, rain, sleet and freezing rain likely in the
evening, then rain and freezing rain overnight. Waves 1 to
3 feet.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest and
diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. A chance of rain during the day.
Waves 3 to 5 feet building to 4 to 7 feet, then subsiding to 2 to
4 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.FRIDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. Partly to
mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Rain likely Saturday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 35 degrees.

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LOZ045-191000-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
1239 AM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

.OVERNIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Mainly clear. Waves
in ice free areas 2 feet or less.
.TUESDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming west. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast.
Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow in
the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south.
Snow. Waves 2 feet or less.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest
5 to 15 knots. Rain likely during the day. Waves 2 to 4 feet
building to 3 to 6 feet, then subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY...West winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Partly
cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. Rain and
snow likely Saturday night. Waves 1 foot or less.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

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JJR

NWS BUF Office Area Near Shore Forecast