102  
FZUS61 KBUF 220824  
GLFLO  
 
OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE ONTARIO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY  
324 AM EST THU FEB 22 2024  
 
FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE ONTARIO  
 
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.  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A 30.4 INCH HIGH WILL DRIFT EAST ACROSS THE CANADIAN  
MARITIMES TODAY. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE LAKE TONIGHT,  
FOLLOWED BY A MUCH STRONGER COLD FRONT FRIDAY AFTERNOON. A 30.2  
INCH HIGH WILL THEN BUILD FROM THE UPPER GREAT LAKES FRIDAY NIGHT  
TO THE OHIO VALLEY AND LOWER GREAT LAKES SATURDAY NIGHT, THEN TO  
THE SOUTHEAST STATES SUNDAY.  
 
LOZ062-221645-  
LAKE ONTARIO OPEN WATERS FROM THE NIAGARA RIVER TO HAMLIN BEACH-  
324 AM EST THU FEB 22 2024  
   
TODAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. A CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.    
TONIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHWEST. A  
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS EARLY. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.    
FRIDAY
 
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AND  
INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE  
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH.  
WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY  
AROUND 9 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. WAVES  
2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AND  
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES  
3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. WAVES  
2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.  
 

 
 
LOZ063>065-221645-  
LAKE ONTARIO OPEN WATERS FROM HAMLIN BEACH TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE  
RIVER-  
324 AM EST THU FEB 22 2024  
   
TODAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS  
EARLY. RAIN THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO  
3 FEET.    
TONIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. RAIN IN THE  
EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO  
3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS.    
FRIDAY
 
WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS  
BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH. A  
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET  
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 9 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. WAVES  
3 TO 5 FEET.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO  
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS SUNDAY NIGHT. WAVES 3 TO  
5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO  
20 KNOTS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.  
 

 
 
LOZ061-221645-  
MAFOR 2210/  
ONTARIO WEST 1/2 11410 11510 11500 13400 11600 11700. A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THIS EVENING.  
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET TODAY. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS TONIGHT.  
 
ONTARIO EAST 1/2 12430 11420 13416 11400 11500. A CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3  
FEET TODAY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS  
TONIGHT.  
 

 
 
HITCHCOCK/PP  
 
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