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Sunrise 7:36AMSunset 5:17PM Monday January 22, 2018 10:56 AM EST (15:56 UTC) Moonrise 10:39AMMoonset 10:55PM Illumination 33% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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LEZ020 Upper Niagara River And Buffalo Harbor- 631 Am Est Mon Jan 22 2018
Today..Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming east. Areas of fog early. Rain likely with areas of drizzle early, then rain. A chance of rain late.
Tonight..Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Rain.
Tuesday..South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to 20 knots. Rain showers likely in the morning, then rain and snow showers likely in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers.
Wednesday..Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots diminishing to less than 10 knots. A chance of snow showers during the day.
Thursday..West winds less than 10 knots. Becoming mainly clear.
Friday..Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. Partly cloudy. The water temperature off buffalo is 32 degrees.
LEZ020 Expires:201801221600;;824426 FZUS51 KBUF 221139 NSHBUF Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Buffalo NY 631 AM EST Mon Jan 22 2018 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. LEZ020-221600-

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lackawanna, NY
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Area Discussion for - Buffalo, NY
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1010 am est Mon jan 22 2018

Synopsis
A warm front will lift across the region with some light rain and
drizzle today. A large storm system tracks through the great lakes
with another round of rain tonight. A cold front will then bring
back more typical winter weather late Tuesday into Thursday. Another
warm up is forecast Friday into next weekend.

Near term through tonight
Dense fog advisory has been extend for southern erie, wyoming and
the southern tier through 4 pm this afternoon. Regional observation
and web cameras in these areas continue to show dense fog with
visibilities dropping below a quarter of a mile especially across
higher terrain. Elsewhere, visibilities have improve enough to
discontinue the advisory.

The leading edge of a warm front continues to slowly lifted into and
across western ny this morning with its eastern end yet to move
across north central new york. Radar returns show light rain
showers moving across lake erie, southern tier, and across the
niagara frontier late this morning. This is likely the leading
edge of a low level jet which is forcing the rainfall. Ahead of
this, mainly dry with some patchy foggy is found across central
ny ahead of the warm front. Temperatures across western and
central ny remain mild with readings in the mid to upper 30s
with only the immediate saint lawrence river valley running near
or below freezing.

The low level jet will lift an area of light rain across western ny
through late this morning and then shift into central ny this
afternoon. Total QPF today is forecast to range from a few
hundredths across the western finger lakes to near a quarter inch
from the niagara frontier to the north county. The only exception to
the plain rain will be across northern jefferson county where
persistent northeasterly flow will likely keep sub-freezing air
locked into tonight. This will result in precipitation falling as
freezing rain this afternoon and evening before temperatures climb
above freezing tonight. A winter weather advisory remains in place
for jefferson county to account for about two tenths of an inch ice
accretion.

The precipitation will wane across western ny this afternoon as the
leading edge of the low level jet pushes north and east. Most areas
south of lake ontario will lie within the warm sector with a short
period of limited showers or dry but cloudy conditons. There could
also be some redevelopment of fog. Temperatures will climb into the
40s south of lake ontario, possibly near 50 degrees closer to the
pennsylvania state line. Temps will linger near freezing along the
saint lawrence river valley but reach the low 40s south toward
fulton.

Tonight, models continue to indicate a cold front will push across
lake erie reaching western ny by daybreak Tuesday. This cold front
will be associated with a storm system lifting from the midwest
states into the central great lakes. Another several hour period of
rain will bring an additional quarter to half inch of rain tonight.

Some additional ice accumulations should be expected across the
saint lawrence river valley before temps rise above freezing. A
steady southerly flow ahead of the cold front should prevent
additional dense fog. Temps should linger in the low to mid 40s most
of the night with upper 30s in the north country late. The
combination of snow melt and a half to three-quarters of an inch of
rain fall may bring some ice jams. A flood watch remains in effect
from this afternoon through Tuesday with additional details in the
hydrology section below.

Short term Tuesday through Thursday night
A large and mature low pressure system centered near georgian bay
Tuesday morning will continue to track northeast down the st.

Lawrence valley Tuesday and Tuesday night before eventually turning
north into labrador on Wednesday. The cold front associated with
this system will cross western north-central new york during the day
on Tuesday, and as this occurs we will likely see rain give way to a
period of dry weather or a few scattered showers before wrap-around
moisture precipitation on the western side of the departing low
works its way across the forecast area. The wrap-around
precipitation will coincide with falling temperatures as cold air is
advected into the region behind the low, and by the end of the day
we should see rain showers changing over to snow showers,
particularly across upslope areas east of the lakes.

Temperatures will continue to fall Tuesday night, as sub-arctic air
filters across the region in the wake of the departing low. Readings
will fall into the low 20s by daybreak on Wednesday, ushering in a
return to more winter-like conditions. As 850mb temps fall below
-10c, we should see lake effect snows develop southeast of the
lakes. Model QPF fields are having difficulty picking up on this
feature, due likely to the very shallow moisture profiles, however
bufkit profiles show instability and saturation within the dendritic
growth zone, much as they did last week when we had light but
persistent les in spite of model QPF being negligible. With that in
mind, have bumped up pops and snow amounts southeast of the lakes
for Tuesday night into Wednesday with roughly 1-3 inches possible
Tuesday night and 1-2 more inches possible Wednesday across the more
lake-effect prone areas southeast of the lakes.

Lake effect snows may linger into Wednesday night before winding
down on Thursday, as surface ridging moves across the lower great
lakes. This should lead to a return of sunshine on Thursday, though
northwesterly flow aloft will keep it cold across the region, with
highs ranging from the low teens in the north country to the low to
mid 20s in western new york. Wednesday night will likely be the
coldest night of the week, with lows in the lower teens across most
areas, except for the north country, which will be flirting with sub-
zero temperatures. Thursday night will be slightly less cold, as
upper level troughing will be in the process of departing the region.

Long term Friday through Sunday
High pressure, fair weather, and milder temperatures will be the
name of the game on Friday, as an amplifying upper level ridge moves
overhead the region. The respite will be short-lived however, as the
next storm system in what continues to be a very progressive upper
level pattern approaches the region. While the main surface low
associated with this system will pass well to our north across james
bay and into quebec, a deep plume of gomex moisture will be drawn
towards this low around the western periphery of the bermuda high
and across our region, where it will interact with a sharp upper
level trough over the midwest and a favorably positioned upper level
jet-streak to produce widespread rainfall from the mississippi
valley to the lower great lakes Saturday into Saturday night. The
system should be fast-moving enough to keep rainfall amounts from
raising flooding concerns at this point.

Warm temperatures will accompany the moisture plume, with highs
easily climbing back into the 40s for much of the weekend. Rainfall
should wind down from west to east Sunday, as the progressive system
presses on to the east and a cold front crosses the region Sunday,
with temperatures falling back below freezing Sunday night.

Aviation 15z Monday through Friday
A warm front is lifting across wny bringing a mixture of ifr lifr
cigs vsbys to almost all terminals across the forecast area this
morning. The lone exception is kart which is currentlyVFR as of
15z. Ifr lifr CIGS and vsbys will continue for most terminal
locations through the rest of the morning hours. Conditions will
slowly improve early this afternoon behind the warm front as it
slowly moves north of western and central ny.

Tonight, a cold front will push across lake erie and approach wny
with another area of widespread rain shifting across the terminals.

This should bring a return of MVFR ifr cigs. There could be
potentially some additional fog as well but a steadier southerly
flow should keep it more limited. Additionally, low level wind shear
looks likely as a strong low level jet shifts over our region just
ahead of the front which will be near western ny around 12z Tuesday.

Outlook...

Tuesday... MVFR ifr with rain showers changing to snow showers before
ending... Then areas of lake effect snow also developing east of the
lakes Tuesday night.

Wednesday...VFR MVFR with a chance of snow showers.

Thursday and Friday... MainlyVFR.

Marine
East winds will freshen on today on lake ontario with a warm front
slowly lifting across the south shore of the lake. This front will
be associated with an area of low pressure tracking into the mid-
mississippi valley then towards the great lakes tonight. Winds and
waves will reach small craft advisory on the western half of lake
ontario this afternoon into this evening.

The low will sweep a cold front across the lower great lakes Tuesday
with winds becoming westerly by Tuesday night. This will likely bring
another round of solid small craft advisory conditions and near gale
force winds to lake ontario behind the front Tuesday night into
Wednesday morning.

Hydrology
A flood watch for ice jam flooding is in effect for all of
western new york from this afternoon into Tuesday evening.

Temperatures continue to hover in the low to mid 40s across
much of western new york allowing a continuation of the
snowpack across the region to melt. Temperatures will remain
above freezing into Tuesday evening... With daytime readings
peaking between 45 and 50 and widespread rain coming tonight.

This will allow a true melt down of the snowpack over the
western counties with the runoff flowing into creeks... Many of
which are ice covered clogged.

Using research proven over several decades... The melting degrees
experienced from the above described temperature forecast
suggests that ice jam flooding could prove to be a problem as
early as this afternoon. This potential problem will be
exacerbated by a general quarter to as much as three quarters
inch of rain later today through tonight.

While there will be a risk for ice jam flooding... A less
impressive snowpack... Lower temperatures and less rainfall
compared to last weeks flooding should translate into more
localized flooding. In other words... Flooding should not be as
widespread as the last event. In any case... Those living in
areas prone to ice jam flooding should pay attention to water
levels and subsequent statements and warnings issued by the
buffalo national weather service office.

Buf watches warnings advisories
Ny... Winter weather advisory until 1 am est Tuesday for nyz007.

Flood watch through Tuesday evening for nyz001>005-010>014-
019>021-085.

Dense fog advisory until 4 pm est this afternoon for nyz012-
019>021-085.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 1 am est Tuesday for loz042-043.

Synopsis... Ar smith
near term... Ar smith
short term... Wood
long term... Wood
aviation... Ar smith
marine... Ar smith
hydrology... Rsh smith


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BUFN6 - 9063020 - Buffalo, NY 5 mi39 min E 7 G 9.9 42°F 1014.8 hPa38°F
PSTN6 - 9063028 - Sturgeon Point, NY 15 mi39 min 41°F 1015 hPa
NIAN6 - 9063012 - Niagara Intake, NY 21 mi39 min 40°F 1016.2 hPa
YGNN6 - Niagara Coast Guard , NY 33 mi57 min ENE 5.1 G 8 37°F 1016.3 hPa (-1.3)
DBLN6 - Dunkirk, NY 36 mi57 min S 4.1 G 7 48°F 1015.5 hPa (-1.2)
OLCN6 - Olcott Harbor, NY 36 mi57 min NE 16 G 17 35°F 1017.9 hPa (-1.4)

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Airport Reports
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Buffalo, Greater Buffalo International Airport, NY10 mi63 minE 76.00 miLight Rain Fog/Mist41°F41°F100%1016.5 hPa
Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls International Airport, NY21 mi64 minE 101.25 miLight Rain Fog/Mist41°F37°F86%1017 hPa

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