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Marine Weather and Tides
Ripley, NY

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Sunrise 7:12AMSunset 4:58PM Saturday November 17, 2018 5:50 AM EST (10:50 UTC) Moonrise 2:29PMMoonset 12:57AM Illumination 69% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 9 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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LEZ061 Lake Erie Open Waters From Ripley To Buffalo Ny- Lake Erie Open Waters From Vermilion To Avon Point Oh- Lake Erie Open Waters From Avon Point To Willowick Oh- Lake Erie Open Waters From Willowick To Geneva-on-the-lake Oh- Lake Erie Open Waters From Geneva-on-the-lake To Conneaut Oh- Lake Erie Open Waters From Conneaut Oh To Ripley Ny- 357 Am Est Sat Nov 17 2018
Today..West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots. A chance of rain showers with a slight chance of drizzle early, then a chance of rain and snow showers from late morning on. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.
Tonight..Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. A chance of snow and rain showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Sunday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. A chance of snow and rain showers. Waves 1 foot or less.
Sunday night..West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest. A chance of snow and rain showers in the evening. Waves 2 feet or less.
Monday..West winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow showers Monday night. Waves 1 foot or less building to 2 to 4 feet.
Tuesday..Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. A chance of snow showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
Wednesday..Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. A chance of snow showers Wednesday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 4 to 7 feet, then subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
LEZ061 Expires:201811171515;;431193 FZUS61 KCLE 170857 GLFLE Open Lake Forecast for Lake Erie National Weather Service Cleveland OH 357 AM EST Sat Nov 17 2018 For waters beyond five nautical miles of shore on Lake Erie 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 cold front across the central Great Lakes will move southeast to Lake Erie by this afternoon. High pressure 30.30 inches will expand across the southern lakes on Sunday, then settle south to the Ohio Valley Monday. Low pressure 30.00 inches will move east across the central lakes Monday afternoon forcing a cold front south across the lake Monday night. A ridge averaging 30.20 inches will build slowly east across the lake Tuesday into Wednesday. LEZ061-165>169-171515-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ripley, NY
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Area Discussion for - Buffalo, NY
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area forecast discussion
national weather service buffalo ny
439 am est Sat nov 17 2018

Synopsis
Lake effect showers will continue east of primarily lake ontario
this morning, with a few flurries or very light freezing rain east
of lake erie. Otherwise, abundant cloud cover will remain with
temperatures near freezing. A weak disturbance will move across the
region later today which may bring a little light snowfall to the
area, but otherwise, expect dry conditions lasting into Sunday as
surface high pressure moves into western new york. A few more minor
periods of showers will be possible early next week, but dry weather
is expected for thanksgiving.

Near term through tonight
A winter weather advisory is in effect this morning for the
western southern tier counties along with wyoming and southern
erie county. This is due to the potential for freezing
rain drizzle though the morning across these areas. This is due
to low level moisture separated from the snow growth region by a
layer of dry air above ~800 mb.

Lake effect rain and snow showers off of lake ontario are continuing
early this morning where a winter weather advisory is in effect
through the morning. Additional snow accumulations across the higher
terrain of the tug hill should only be around an inch or two this
morning. Other than the potential for freezing drizzle rain off of
lake erie, a few light lake effect snow showers will be possible
this morning. Current temperatures this morning are in the mid to
upper 30s for most areas, the exception being areas of higher
terrain are close to freezing.

Light lake effect snow that may briefly mix with rain in the
warmer locations will continue today off of both lakes, with
lake ontario producing slightly better snow amounts than lake
erie. Lake effect snow off of lake ontario will be around two
inches through the day, and around an inch off of lake erie. A
weak disturbance moving across the area this afternoon and
evening combined with some increased moisture, will bring the
potential for widespread scattered light snow showers. Areas
that are cold enough for snow to accumulate, will get a light
coating. Mostly cloudy skies will remain for most of the day
today across the area. Cold air advection starting in the
afternoon along with cloud cover will limit temperatures today.

High temperatures today will be in the mid to upper 30s across
the area, with some areas in the low 30s across the higher
terrain.

Tonight, scattered snow showers from the weak synoptic disturbance
will taper off, and transition to lake effect southeast of both
lakes. Lake effect snow off of lake erie will be light and only last
a few hours as winds shift to the southeast ahead of the next
synoptic system on Sunday, lake showers should end just after
midnight tonight off of lake erie. The same scenario will
follow for lake ontario, but about 6-10 hour longer. Off of both
lakes, up to around a half inch of snow will accumulate. Cold
air advection will continue through the night tonight before
weakening on Sunday morning. Low temperatures tonight will be in
the teens eat of lake ontario, and in the low to mid 20s from
the higher terrain to the lakeshores respectively.

Short term Sunday through Monday
Sunday morning some very limited lake effect may still be ongoing at
the southeast corner of lake ontario from eastern wayne to
southwestern oswego counties. Any scattered flurries or light snow
showers from this will end by mid morning as inversion heights lower
and shear increases. Our attention then turns to a weak baroclinic
wave forecast to run along a stalled frontal zone from ohio to pa.

Weak isentropic upglide and frontogenesis aloft to the north of the
surface frontal zone will allow a band of light snow to develop
across the western southern tier later Sunday through Sunday
evening with some minor accumulations possible. The northern edge of
this is forecast by most model guidance to stay south of buffalo and
rochester. Highs will be in the low to mid 30s in most locations,
with some 20s across the higher terrain east of lake ontario.

Light snow associated with the baroclinic wave will move south and
east of the area later Sunday evening. The airmass may be marginally
supportive of a limited lake response Sunday night behind this wave,
with southwest flow gradually veering more westerly overnight. This
may allow a few flurries or light snow showers to develop northeast
and east of the lakes, but continued low inversion heights should
keep this light if it does in fact develop. Lows will be in the mid
to upper 20s.

Monday the eastern great lakes will largely stay between systems.

The stalled frontal zone may continue to produce some light precip
across pa, with an approaching mid level trough and surface cold
front bringing snow showers to the upper great lakes and ontario
upstream of us. There may still be some very limited potential for
light lake effect rain snow showers east of the lakes, otherwise the
rest of the area will stay mainly dry. Highs will reach the mid to
upper 30s in most areas.

Long term Monday night through Friday
Temperatures will remain below normal through midweek as a longwave
trough remains in place across the northeast quarter of the nation.

A few more weak mid level shortwaves and associated cold fronts will
bring the potential for nuisance snow showers Monday night through
midweek, with limited lake effect potential at times. The first
such front will cross the area Monday night and early Tuesday with a
few scattered snow showers. Lake enhancement east and southeast of
the lakes may produce minor accumulations across higher terrain.

This will be followed by limited northwest flow lake effect later
Tuesday and Tuesday night. Another weak shortwave may cross the
region Wednesday and Wednesday night with a chance of a few more
snow showers.

Late next week into next weekend it still appears a pattern change
will bring a significant warm-up to our region. The details on when
the warm-up arrives continues to show a good deal of run to run
variation in model guidance. Model and ensemble consensus from
yesterday suggested thanksgiving would be the first warmer day.

Model guidance has now backed off on this idea, with a lingering
trough over new england through thanksgiving. In fact, the new 00z
ecmwf has another strong push of cold air arriving Wednesday night
and thanksgiving day. Given the model uncertainty, have trended the
forecast temperatures down for thanksgiving but not as far as
current model guidance. A warmer airmass will eventually arrive by
Friday or next weekend.

Aviation 10z Saturday through Wednesday
Bountiful moisture in the lower levels will maintain ifr or lower
conditions for most of today across higher terrain, including kjhw,
while lower elevations will fluctuate between high end MVFR, and low
endVFR. This moisture will remain through the day, with conditions
improving some this evening.

Ahead of another shortwave a band of weak snow over the so. Tier
this morning will begin to move northward along the long axis of
lake erie. This may bring a bit of light snow to kbuf and kiag late
this afternoon into the evening.

Sunday... MainlyVFR with high pressure. Possibly MVFR to the south
late.

Outlook...

Monday and Tuesday... MVFR ifr with a chance of snow showers.

Wednesday...VFR with high pressure.

Marine
Westerly winds will last through the day today with corresponding
small craft advisories. Surface high pressure will be overhead on
Sunday. A few weak systems may affect the waters Monday and
Tuesday, and surface high pressure overhead starting Wednesday night.

Buf watches warnings advisories
Ny... Winter weather advisory until 10 am est this morning for
nyz006>008-012-019>021-085.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 4 pm est this afternoon for lez040-
041.

Small craft advisory until 1 am est Sunday for
loz043>045.

Small craft advisory until 4 pm est this afternoon for
loz042.

Synopsis... Sw thomas
near term... Sw
short term... Hitchcock
long term... Hitchcock
aviation... Sw thomas
marine... Sw zaff


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
EREP1 25 mi33 min W 18 G 23
DBLN6 - Dunkirk, NY 26 mi51 min W 22 G 27 41°F 1018 hPa (+2.2)
45142 - Port Colborne 35 mi111 min W 23 G 27 42°F 47°F7 ft1017.3 hPa (+1.8)
PSTN6 - 9063028 - Sturgeon Point, NY 45 mi39 min 41°F 1018.2 hPa
CBLO1 - Conneaut Breakwater Light, OH 51 mi22 min WNW 22 42°F 1020 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Dunkirk, Chautauqua County / Dunkirk Airport, NY31 mi58 minW 10 G 1810.00 miOvercast40°F30°F68%1019.1 hPa

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