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Angola on the Lake, NY

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Sunrise 5:56AMSunset 8:47PM Saturday July 22, 2017 6:51 AM EDT (10:51 UTC) Moonrise 4:06AMMoonset 7:09PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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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LEZ041 Buffalo To Ripley Along Lake Erie- 434 Am Edt Sat Jul 22 2017
Today..South winds less than 10 knots becoming northeast and increasing to 15 to 20 knots this afternoon. A chance of showers late this morning. Showers likely with a chance of Thunderstorms this afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to 4 feet.
Tonight..East winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. Showers likely with a chance of Thunderstorms in the evening...then a chance of showers overnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
Sunday..Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming north. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Some Thunderstorms may produce gusty winds in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.
Sunday night..North winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. Showers likely with a chance of Thunderstorms in the evening... Then a chance of showers and Thunderstorms overnight. Waves 1 foot or less.
Monday..West winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms during the day. Waves 2 feet or less.
Tuesday..East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast. Becoming mainly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
Wednesday..South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms Wednesday night. Waves 1 foot or less. Winds and waves higher in and near Thunderstorms.
LEZ041 Expires:201707221515;;638273 FZUS51 KBUF 220834 NSHBUF Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Buffalo NY 434 AM EDT Sat Jul 22 2017 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. LEZ040-041-221515-

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Angola on the Lake, NY
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Area Discussion for - Buffalo, NY
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504 am edt Sat jul 22 2017

Synopsis
A frontal boundary will set up in the vicinity of the lower great
lakes this weekend, bringing periods of unsettled weather and near
normal temperatures through Monday. High pressure will then build
across the region during the middle of next week which will provide
several days of pleasant weather.

Near term through tonight
Regional radars showing a convective complex currently pushing east
across the southern great lakes region. This convection looks to be
focused along a nearly stationary frontal boundary snaked from
northern illinois through central pennsylvania. Nearly all higher
resolution guidance suggesting that this complex will continue to
track toward western new york this morning as gradually veering
profiles nudge the frontal zone a little farther to the north.

General model agreement is for the northern edge of this convection
to clip areas south of the thruway from around mid day into the
afternoon with the highest concentration of showers and
thunderstorms across the western southern tier. Though not
completely out of the question, severe weather threat looks to be
low as main instability axis will be south of the area. The surface
low to the west of the frontal boundary appears to be fairly
progressive, and should push any convection to the east tonight.

Short term Sunday through Tuesday night
On Sunday... A digging mid-level shortwave trough will make its way
southeastward across the great lakes... With its attendant broad surface
low slowly making its way eastward along a quasi-stationary frontal
boundary and into southern ontario and western new york. While the
eastward progression of these features now looks a little bit slower
than it had 24 hours ago... Increasing large-scale lift and moisture
supplied by the shortwave trough surface low should still bring about
a general southwest to northeast increase in shower and thunderstorm
activity through the day... And particularly during the afternoon hours
when increasing diurnally-driven instability will also come into play.

All of this should translate into showers storms eventually becoming
likely across most areas south of lake ontario by mid to late afternoon...

with scattered activity potentially making it as far as the north
country.

As has been previously discussed... There continues to be a risk for
both heavy rainfall and some strong to severe storms Sunday afternoon.

Precipitable water values will remain in the vicinity of 1.5-1.75
inches... Which would be supportive of localized heavy rainfall flood
concerns provided any areas of training cells were to materialize.

In addition... Plenty of shear will also be in place... With 0-6 km
bulk shear values of 40-50 knots in play... And vertical wind profiles
indicative of both speed and directional shear... With a low level
southerly flow underlying an increasingly fast westerly flow at the
mid and upper levels. Such shear would be supportive of at least a
conditional risk for some stronger to severe storms... With the caveat
that this risk will be highly dependent on the amount of instability
that actually develops. At this point the primary severe weather
threats appear to be damaging winds and hail... With the above
mentioned veering wind profiles also supportive of a much smaller
(but also non-zero) risk for an isolated tornado. All of this is in
line with the latest SPC day 2 convective outlook which indicates a
marginal to slight risk of severe storms for our region... And will
thus continue to be advertised within our hazardous weather outlook.

Sunday night the axis of the mid-level trough will settle across
nearby southern ontario... With its attendant surface wave consequently
shifting into north-central new york. As a result... We can expect
fairly widespread shower activity and some embedded thunderstorms
to progress across our region from west to east... With diminishing
instability generally supporting both a decrease in thunder coverage
as well as a diminishing potential for stronger storms over time.

Monday and Monday night the main mid-level trough will slide further
eastward into new england... While shunting the main surface wave out
into the gulf of maine. Consequently... We can expect scattered to
numerous showers and storms to gradually diminish from west to east
through the course of Monday and Monday night... With dry and quiet
weather then following for the last 24 hours of the period as large
canadian high pressure first settles directly across our region on
Tuesday... Then slowly drifts off into new england Tuesday night.

With respect to temperatures and humidity levels... After one more
day of humid and seasonably warm weather on Sunday... Cooler and
notably drier more comfortable canadian-sourced air will overspread
our region through the rest of the period. More specifically... This
will result in highs of around 80 on Sunday falling back to the lower
to mid 70s for both Monday and Tuesday... While the elevated dewpoints
of recent days eventually give way to much more comfortable readings
in the mid and upper 50s.

Long term Wednesday through Friday
High pressure lingering across new england should promote another
day of mainly dry and quiet weather on Wednesday... Before another
pronounced shortwave trough and associated weak cool front cross the
region during the Wednesday night-Thursday time frame... And bring
the potential for another round of scattered showers and storms.

Following the passage of this system... Surface-based ridging and
drier air then looks to build back into our region for Thursday
night and Friday... Offering a return to quieter and mainly dry
weather to close out the period.

As for temperatures and humidity levels... These will both rebound
to near-normal midsummer levels on Wednesday as the southwesterly
return flow between the departing high and approaching cool front
advects warmer air and increasing amounts of moisture back into
our region. After that... Little change in either is then expected
for the rest of the week... As the cool front will usher in little
to no change in airmass.

Aviation 09z Saturday through Wednesday
High pressure will remain across the region early this morning with
mainlyVFR conditions. The only exception is that there is a chance
for valley fog to develop at jhw through 12z. The northern edge of a
convective complex currently pushing through far southern lower
michigan and northern indiana will track along a stalled frontal
boundary with the core of this likely to pass south of buf-roc
around mid-day. Expect mainlyVFR conditions north of this with MVFR
or lower in showers and thunderstorms at jhw.

Outlook...

tonight and Sunday...VFR MVFR with some showers and thunderstorms.

Monday... MainlyVFR but with a chance of showers.

Tuesday and Wednesday...VFR.

Marine
A frontal boundary is expected to stall near the lower great lakes
this weekend with chances of showers and storms becoming a threat,
but winds waves are expected to remain on the light side.

Tides coastal flooding
As low pressure approaches our region Sunday and Sunday evening...

a low-level easterly to east-northeasterly flow will briefly
strengthen across lake ontario... With this potentially getting
strong enough to generate some lakeshore flooding concerns along
the south shore of the lake from roughly niagara county east to
monroe county. While confidence in the exact orientation... Strength...

and duration of the stronger winds remains too low for the issuance
of a lakeshore flood watch at this point... This potential will
need to be closely monitored over the next 24-36 hours.

Buf watches warnings advisories
Ny... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Tma
near term... Tma
short term... Jjr
long term... Jjr
aviation... Tma
marine... Tma
tides coastal flooding... Jjr


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PSTN6 - 9063028 - Sturgeon Point, NY 0 mi51 min 67°F 1012.4 hPa (+0.0)
45142 - Port Colborne 13 mi111 min SE 1.9 G 3.9 73°F 74°F1012.2 hPa (-1.0)
BUFN6 - 9063020 - Buffalo, NY 16 mi51 min ESE 4.1 G 5.1 71°F 1012.1 hPa (+0.0)67°F
DBLN6 - Dunkirk, NY 21 mi51 min S 7 G 9.9 70°F 1012.7 hPa (-0.5)
NIAN6 - 9063012 - Niagara Intake, NY 27 mi51 min 71°F 1012.8 hPa (-0.3)
YGNN6 - Niagara Coast Guard , NY 40 mi51 min Calm G 1.9 71°F 1012.2 hPa (+0.0)
45139 - West Lake Ontario - Grimsby 46 mi111 min WSW 1.9 G 1.9 71°F 70°F1011.9 hPa (-0.5)
OLCN6 - Olcott Harbor, NY 48 mi51 min Calm G 2.9 69°F 1012.9 hPa (+0.0)

Wind History for Buffalo, NY
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Dunkirk, Chautauqua County / Dunkirk Airport, NY18 mi58 minS 410.00 miFair63°F62°F97%1012.5 hPa
Buffalo, Greater Buffalo International Airport, NY24 mi57 minS 59.00 miOvercast68°F64°F90%1012.3 hPa

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