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Sunrise 6:24AMSunset 8:13PM Friday August 18, 2017 5:57 PM EDT (21:57 UTC) Moonrise 1:50AMMoonset 4:55PM Illumination 12% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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LEZ041 Buffalo To Ripley Along Lake Erie- 431 Pm Edt Fri Aug 18 2017
.small craft advisory in effect until 2 am edt Saturday...
Tonight..Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west and diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
Saturday..West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to 20 knots. Mostly Sunny in the morning...then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Saturday night..West winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of showers and scattered Thunderstorms in the evening. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Sunday..Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming west. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
Sunday night..Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Mainly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.
Monday..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Mainly clear...then becoming partly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
Tuesday..Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to 20 knots. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms during the day... Then showers likely with a chance of Thunderstorms Tuesday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
Wednesday..Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to 15 knots. Showers likely with a chance of Thunderstorms during the day...then a chance of showers Wednesday night. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet. Winds and waves higher in and near Thunderstorms.
LEZ041 Expires:201708190300;;588228 FZUS51 KBUF 182038 RRA NSHBUF Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Buffalo NY 431 PM EDT Fri Aug 18 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. LEZ040-041-190300-

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hamburg, NY
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Area Discussion for - Buffalo, NY
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359 pm edt Fri aug 18 2017

Synopsis
A few showers or isolated thunderstorms will be possible this
afternoon and early this evening well inland of the lakes ahead of a
cool front that will slide across the region tonight. This will
usher in slightly cooler and drier conditions for Saturday, though
another passing upper level disturbance will bring a chance for more
showers and thunderstorms, again mainly inland from the lakes. High
pressure will bring fair weather Sunday and Monday before another
low pressure system brings showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday.

Near term through Saturday
The lake shadow is in full force downwind of the lakes this
afternoon, with fair skies across the niagara frontier and jefferson
county. CU fields are more well-defined well inland from the lakes,
and it is still possible that we may see a few pop-up showers late
in the day, provided the cap in place can be broken. Otherwise,
things will remain relatively quiet as we move into the evening
hours, with the gusty winds diminishing around sunset, as the low
levels decouple.

It should be a quiet night across the area as a cold front slides
across the region. In the wake of the front, weak ridging will keep
things dry, though plenty of shallow moisture will be lingering, as
evidenced by the widespread cloud cover upstream across michigan,
and this means there will be clouds hanging around for a good
portion of the night. With dewpoints behind the front only falling
into the low 60s, look for lows in the low to mid 60s.

Saturday will look similar to today, albeit with more cloud cover
hanging around, as a robust upper level trough crosses the lower
great lakes. While areas northeast of the lakes should once again
remain lake shadowed, the synoptic lift from the trough should
encourage the formation of scattered showers and thunderstorms
inland from lake breeze boundaries Saturday afternoon. Any
convection should move rapidly off to the east late in the day,
carried by the brisk westerly upper level flow. Temperatures will be
a little more mild, as nominally cooler drier air will be in place
across the region, with highs generally in the mid to upper 70s.

Short term Saturday night through Tuesday night
On Saturday evening model consensus placed the axis of a 500 mb
trough across western new york, with trough exiting into new england
Saturday night. Meanwhile, a cold front will drop southward across
the area. The combination of the shortwave and front will result in
a few showers, which may also be enhanced modestly by lake
moisture instability and upsloping. Scattered showers south and east
of the lakes Saturday evening will shift to the eastern lake ontario
region late Saturday night before ending by daybreak Sunday.

Otherwise, lows Saturday night will be in the mid 50s to around 60.

The coolest temperatures will be across the southern tier valleys
where patchy river valley fog can be expected.

A broad surface high will build in across the upper ohio valley
Sunday and then gradually move to the mid-atlantic region through
Tuesday. This will bring an extended period of dry weather, with a
gradual warming trend through mid-week. Highs Sunday will be
seasonable, topping out in the upper 70s to lower 80s, then warming
well into the 80s in nearly all locations by Tuesday. High pressure
will also provide mainly clear skies Sunday into Monday, which
should provide favorable conditions for viewing the eclipse on
Monday.

A strong shortwave is forecast to dive into the great lakes region
with low pressure forecast to strengthen as it tracks from eastern
michigan to southern quebec Tuesday. Model guidance is in fairly
good agreement, with a brisk southwesterly flow likely to result in
lake shadows which will keep much of the daytime hours dry. A strong
associated cold front will approach late Tuesday afternoon and move
across the region Tuesday night. A significant line of showers and
thunderstorms will develop ahead of this front and move across the
area Tuesday night. Although a ways off, there is a risk of strong
to severe thunderstorms with strong wind profiles supportive of
damaging wind gusts. Severe weather potential is still uncertain,
and may change based on the timing of the front.

Long term Wednesday through Friday
Less humid conditions are expected work into the region in wake of
Tuesday nights cold front, as high pressure builds down from
southern central canada into the great lakes region. Although
conditions will trend drier during the period it will be
noticeable cooler with temperatures averaging some 5 to 10
degrees cooler than normal, with high temperatures both Thursday
and Friday in the 60s to lower 70s.

Aviation 20z Friday through Wednesday
Vfr conditions prevail this afternoon, with breezy SW winds gusting
25-30 kts downwind of the lakes, preserving clear skies across the
niagara frontier and at kart.VFR conditions will prevail this
evening, with diminishing chances for showers late in the day across
the western finger lakes. Otherwise, look for gradually lowering
cigs overnight as a cold front slides across the region and low-
level moisture to the west moves into the forecast area, with MVFR
cigs developing across some areas, with potential ifr CIGS in the
southern tier.

An upper level disturbance crossing the region on Saturday will
bring a renewed chance for showers and thunderstorms, mainly inland
of the lakes. Otherwise, like today, CIGS will improve through the
morning hours, with decks scattering out downwind of the lakes,
thanks to lake shadowing. Southwest winds should gust to around 15-
20kt in the afternoon, though not much higher as upper level flow
will be weaker than today.

Outlook...

Saturday night...VFR
Sunday and Monday...VFR except for late night and early morning
valley fog with local ifr.

Tuesday... MainlyVFR, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms
late in the day.

Tuesday night... MVFR ifr, with showers likely and a chance of
thunderstorms.

Wednesday... MainlyVFR, with a chance of showers.

Marine
Brisk southwesterly flow will maintain small craft advisory
conditions on the east end of lake erie thorugh this evening, though
winds should relax overnight as a cold front crosses the area.

Southwest winds will freshen once again Saturday afternoon, however
they should fall shy of advisory levels, as supporting upper level
winds will not be as strong.

High pressure will move across the lakes Saturday night into Sunday,
resulting in more favorable boating conditions for the second half
of the weekend into Monday. Southwesterly winds will freshen once
more Tuesday night, ahead of another approaching low pressure system.

Buf watches warnings advisories
Ny... Beach hazards statement until 11 pm edt this evening for
nyz010-019-085.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 2 am edt Saturday for lez040-041.

Small craft advisory until 11 pm edt this evening for
lez020.

Synopsis... Wood
near term... Wood
short term... Apffel
long term... Tma
aviation... Wood
marine... Wood


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BUFN6 - 9063020 - Buffalo, NY 11 mi39 min WSW 21 G 25 74°F 1007.2 hPa67°F
PSTN6 - 9063028 - Sturgeon Point, NY 12 mi39 min 74°F 1007.6 hPa
45142 - Port Colborne 24 mi117 min W 21 G 25 74°F 73°F5 ft1006.4 hPa (-0.4)
NIAN6 - 9063012 - Niagara Intake, NY 27 mi39 min 75°F 1007.5 hPa
DBLN6 - Dunkirk, NY 32 mi57 min WSW 18 G 21 74°F 1007.8 hPa (+0.3)
YGNN6 - Niagara Coast Guard , NY 39 mi57 min W 12 G 17 77°F 1006.1 hPa (+0.3)
OLCN6 - Olcott Harbor, NY 43 mi177 min SSW 13 G 22 80°F 1005.8 hPa (-0.6)

Wind History for Buffalo, NY
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Buffalo, Greater Buffalo International Airport, NY16 mi63 minSW 15 G 2410.00 miMostly Cloudy78°F64°F64%1006.5 hPa

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