713  
FZUS51 KBUF 271120  
NSHBUF  
 
NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY  
620 AM EST THU FEB 27 2020  
 
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.  
 
LEZ020-271615-  
UPPER NIAGARA RIVER AND BUFFALO HARBOR-  
620 AM EST THU FEB 27 2020  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
 
 
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH  
THIS EVENING...  
   
TODAY
 
WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS INCREASING TO 35 KNOT GALES.  
SNOW.   
TONIGHT
 
WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE  
EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.    
FRIDAY
 
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN  
THE MORNING, THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST  
10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE EFFECT SNOW.    
SATURDAY
 
WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY DURING  
THE DAY, THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. MOSTLY  
CLOUDY.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. A CHANCE  
OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY, THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.  
 
THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF BUFFALO IS 34 DEGREES.  
 

 
 
LOZ030-271615-  
LOWER NIAGARA RIVER-  
620 AM EST THU FEB 27 2020  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS. SNOW THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON,  
THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW LATE.    
TONIGHT
 
WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE  
EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.    
FRIDAY
 
WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE  
MORNING, THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST  
10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE EFFECT SNOW.    
SATURDAY
 
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 5 TO  
15 KNOTS. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY DURING THE DAY, THEN A CHANCE OF  
SNOW SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. PARTLY TO  
MOSTLY CLOUDY.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. A CHANCE  
OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY, THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.  
 

 
 
LEZ040-041-271615-  
BUFFALO TO RIPLEY ALONG LAKE ERIE-  
620 AM EST THU FEB 27 2020  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING
 
   
..GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS INCREASING TO 40 KNOT GALES.  
SNOW. WAVES 10 TO 14 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 18 FEET.    
TONIGHT
 
WEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS.  
FREEZING SPRAY. LAKE EFFECT SNOW. WAVES 10 TO 14 FEET. WAVES  
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 18 FEET.    
FRIDAY
 
WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS  
LIKELY. WAVES 7 TO 11 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES  
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 14 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. LAKE EFFECT SNOW.  
WAVES 5 TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY  
AROUND 10 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO  
15 KNOTS. LAKE EFFECT SNOW DURING THE DAY, THEN LAKE EFFECT SNOW  
SHOWERS LIKELY SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO  
2 TO 4 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 KNOTS OR  
LESS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET  
SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW  
SHOWERS DURING THE DAY, THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS MONDAY  
NIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.  
 

 
 
LOZ042-271615-  
NIAGARA RIVER TO HAMLIN BEACH ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-  
620 AM EST THU FEB 27 2020  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING
 
   
..STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
 
 
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY  
AFTERNOON...  
   
TODAY
 
WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS INCREASING TO 45 KNOTS WITH  
FREQUENT STORM FORCE GUSTS TO 50 KNOTS. SNOW. WAVES 9 TO 12 FEET  
BUILDING TO 12 TO 17 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 22 FEET.    
TONIGHT
 
WEST GALES TO 45 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT STORM FORCE GUSTS  
TO 50 KNOTS, DIMINISHING TO 40 KNOTS. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW LIKELY  
IN THE EVENING, THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY OVERNIGHT. WAVES 12 TO  
17 FEET SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 22  
FEET.    
FRIDAY
 
WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS.  
FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING, THEN LAKE  
EFFECT SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 8 TO 12 FEET SUBSIDING TO  
5 TO 8 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 15 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST.  
LAKE EFFECT SNOW. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.  
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO  
15 KNOTS. LAKE EFFECT SNOW DURING THE DAY, THEN LAKE EFFECT SNOW  
SHOWERS LIKELY SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO  
5 FEET, THEN SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND  
6 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. A CHANCE  
OF SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO  
1 FOOT OR LESS.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. A CHANCE  
OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY, THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.  
 

 
 
LOZ043-044-271615-  
HAMLIN BEACH TO MEXICO BAY ALONG LAKE ONTARIO  
INCLUDING IRONDEQUOIT BAY-  
620 AM EST THU FEB 27 2020  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING
 
   
..STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
 
 
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY  
AFTERNOON...  
   
TODAY
 
WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS INCREASING TO 40 KNOTS WITH  
FREQUENT STORM FORCE GUSTS TO 50 KNOTS. SNOW. WAVES 9 TO 12 FEET  
BUILDING TO 16 TO 21 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 27 FEET.    
TONIGHT
 
WEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS. FREQUENT STORM FORCE GUSTS TO  
50 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. FREEZING SPRAY. LAKE EFFECT SNOW IN THE  
EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 16 TO 21  
FEET SUBSIDING TO 13 TO 17 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 27  
FEET.    
FRIDAY
 
WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS.  
FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING, THEN LAKE  
EFFECT SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 12 TO 16 FEET SUBSIDING TO  
6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 20 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST.  
LAKE EFFECT SNOW. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.  
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 9 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO  
15 KNOTS. LAKE EFFECT SNOW DURING THE DAY, THEN LAKE EFFECT SNOW  
SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY  
AROUND 7 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST  
10 KNOTS OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY. WAVES  
2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. A CHANCE  
OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY, THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.  
 
THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF ROCHESTER IS 36 DEGREES.  
 

 
 
LOZ045-271615-  
MEXICO BAY TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-  
620 AM EST THU FEB 27 2020  
   
..STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
 
 
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY  
AFTERNOON...  
   
TODAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AND INCREASING  
TO 40 KNOT GALES THIS AFTERNOON WITH FREQUENT STORM FORCE GUSTS TO  
50 KNOTS. SNOW. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET BUILDING TO 14 TO 19 FEET.  
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 24 FEET.   
TONIGHT
 
WEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS, WITH FREQUENT STORM FORCE GUSTS  
TO 50 KNOTS IN THE EVENING, DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS. FREEZING  
SPRAY. LAKE EFFECT SNOW. WAVES 13 TO 18 FEET SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 15  
FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 23 FEET.    
FRIDAY
 
WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. FREEZING SPRAY. LAKE EFFECT  
SNOW. WAVES 9 TO 13 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET. WAVES  
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 16 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO  
15 KNOTS. LAKE EFFECT SNOW. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO  
4 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 9 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST. LAKE  
EFFECT SNOW DURING THE DAY, THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS  
SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET, THEN  
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 6 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. A  
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET  
SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. A CHANCE  
OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY, THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.  
 

 
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