963  
FZUS51 KBUF 231746  
NSHBUF  
 
NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY  
1246 PM EST FRI FEB 23 2018  
 
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.  
 
LEZ020-232215-  
UPPER NIAGARA RIVER AND BUFFALO HARBOR-  
1246 PM EST FRI FEB 23 2018  
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST.  
RAIN LIKELY.    
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. PATCHY  
FOG IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHEAST.  
A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. A  
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN RAIN OVERNIGHT.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND  
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. RAIN DURING THE DAY.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO  
10 KNOTS. BECOMING MAINLY CLEAR.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. MAINLY CLEAR, THEN  
BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.  
 
THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF BUFFALO IS 32 DEGREES.  
 

 
 
LOZ030-232215-  
LOWER NIAGARA RIVER-  
1246 PM EST FRI FEB 23 2018  
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. RAIN LIKELY.    
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE  
OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHEAST.  
A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. A  
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN RAIN OVERNIGHT.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND  
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. RAIN DURING THE DAY.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BECOMING MAINLY CLEAR.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO  
10 KNOTS. MAINLY CLEAR, THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.  
 

 
 
LEZ040-041-232215-  
BUFFALO TO RIPLEY ALONG LAKE ERIE-  
1246 PM EST FRI FEB 23 2018  
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. RAIN. THE LAKE IS  
MOSTLY ICE COVERED.   
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE  
OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. PATCHY FOG.    
SATURDAY
 
LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND  
10 KNOTS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN  
THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST  
15 TO 20 KNOTS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN RAIN OVERNIGHT.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO  
20 KNOTS. RAIN DURING THE DAY.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO  
15 KNOTS. MAINLY CLEAR.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. MAINLY CLEAR, THEN  
BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.  
 
WAVES OMITTED DUE TO THE LAKE BEING MOSTLY ICE COVERED.  
 

 
 
LOZ042-232215-  
NIAGARA RIVER TO HAMLIN BEACH ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-  
1246 PM EST FRI FEB 23 2018  
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. RAIN.  
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.    
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE  
OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST. MOSTLY  
CLOUDY IN THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. WAVES 2 FEET  
OR LESS.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN  
THE EVENING, THEN RAIN OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO  
2 TO 4 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. RAIN  
DURING THE DAY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO  
15 KNOTS. BECOMING MAINLY CLEAR. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO  
1 TO 3 FEET.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AND  
DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. MAINLY CLEAR, THEN BECOMING PARTLY  
CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
 

 
 
LOZ043-044-232215-  
HAMLIN BEACH TO MEXICO BAY ALONG LAKE ONTARIO  
INCLUDING IRONDEQUOIT BAY-  
1246 PM EST FRI FEB 23 2018  
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. RAIN. WAVES 1 TO  
3 FEET.    
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. RAIN  
LIKELY IN THE EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST  
10 KNOTS OR LESS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO  
1 FOOT OR LESS.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST  
15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN RAIN  
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND  
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. RAIN DURING THE DAY. WAVES 2 TO  
4 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15  
KNOTS. MAINLY CLEAR. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET,  
THEN SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 6 FEET.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AND  
DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. MAINLY CLEAR, THEN BECOMING PARTLY  
CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.  
 
THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF ROCHESTER IS 37 DEGREES.  
 

 
 
LOZ045-232215-  
MEXICO BAY TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-  
1246 PM EST FRI FEB 23 2018  
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. RAIN. WAVES IN ICE  
FREE AREAS 2 FEET OR LESS.    
TONIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 15  
KNOTS. PATCHY FOG. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF  
RAIN OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.    
SATURDAY
 
WEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHEAST.  
PARTLY SUNNY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST.  
RAIN WITH FREEZING RAIN LIKELY OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. RAIN  
DURING THE DAY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 15  
KNOTS. BECOMING MAINLY CLEAR. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 2 TO 4  
FEET, THEN SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.  
PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.  
 
WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.  
 

 
 
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