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|Sunrise 6:22AM||Sunset 8:14PM||Thursday August 17, 2017 1:50 AM EDT (05:50 UTC)||Moonrise 12:51AM||Moonset 3:57PM||Illumination 26%|
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|LOZ042 Niagara River To Hamlin Beach Along Lake Ontario- 942 Pm Edt Wed Aug 16 2017 |
Overnight..Southeast winds 10 knots or less. Mainly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.
Thursday..Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming east 10 to 15 knots. Mostly Sunny in the morning...then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
Thursday night..East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast. Showers and Thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.
Friday..South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to 20 knots. Showers and Thunderstorms likely in the morning...then a chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Friday night..Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to 15 knots. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the evening. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Saturday..West winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of showers during the day. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Sunday..West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. Becoming mainly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
Monday..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Mainly clear...then becoming partly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less. Winds and waves higher in and near Thunderstorms.
|LOZ042 Expires:201708170915;;498321 FZUS51 KBUF 170142 NSHBUF Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Buffalo NY 942 PM EDT Wed Aug 16 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. LOZ042-170915-|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Olcott, NYHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Buffalo, NY  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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national weather service buffalo ny
123 am edt Thu aug 17 2017
High pressure will provide our region with fantastic weather
through the first half of Thursday. A warm front will then
stubbornly push north across our area late Thursday and Thursday
night... With increasingly widespread showers and thunderstorms
marking its progress. This will be followed by a cold front and
more thunderstorm activity on Friday.
Near term through today
High pressure across the region will slowly drift to our east
overnight, resulting in clear skies and light winds. Good
radiational cooling conditions will allow temperatures to fall into
the 50s in most areas, with upper 40s across lewis county. Fog will
be less widespread than last night, but still will develop across
the southern tier overnight, especially in the river valleys and
On Thursday... Pleasant conditions during the morning will gradually
give way to increasing clouds as a warm front will approach the
region. Cloud cover will lower and thicken from the southwest
during the day. There could even be some showers and
thunderstorms over the far western counties by the end of the
day... With the unsettled weather further blossoming after
dinnertime. Otherwise... It will be warm with a return of more
humid conditions. MAX temps will generally be in the low to mid
Short term tonight through Friday night
A warm front will continue to lift north across the region Thursday
night. The associated showers thunderstorm have a ample supply of
moisture with pw of 1.5 to 2.0" thus locally heavy downpours are
possible. Expect a warm muggy night Thursday night with
temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.
The showers tstms continue into Friday ahead of and along an
approaching cold front. While most of the convection not expected to
be severe, increasing shear could be just enough to allow some of
the stronger storms to produce damaging wind gusts. SPC continues to
outline much of the region in its day 3 outlook. Look for MAX temps
in the upper 70s to low 80s.
Weak surface ridging builds across the CWA in the wake of the cold
front with drying slowly taking place with lingering showers
tapering off from west to east Friday night. It will be a few
degrees cooler with lows dropping into the low to mid 60s.
Long term Saturday through Wednesday
On Saturday... The guidance suite is in pretty good agreement that
the surface low responsible for the unsettled conditions of the
previous couple of days will bodily lift northeastward across
northern quebec province... While its rather sharp parent upper level
trough digs across the central lower great lakes. The westerly upslope
flow in the wake of the surface low and its trailing cold front will
probably lead to some scattered morning showers across the north
country... With more general lower-end shower chances then arriving
during the afternoon in concert with diurnal heating and the arrival
of the upper level trough cooler air aloft. Otherwise less humid
conditions and seasonable temperatures will prevail... With afternoon
highs mostly in the mid to upper 70s and dewpoints largely running
in the lower 60s. Saturday night any showers should largely fade out
with the loss of heating and diurnally-driven instability... While
continued gradual cool dry air advection allows overnight lows to
drop back to more comfortable levels in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
After that... Sunday and Monday both look to feature quiet and dry
weather as sprawling surface-based ridging builds into our region
from the ohio valley on Sunday... Then only slowly drifts eastward and
off the DELMARVA coastline on Monday. With plenty of attendant dry
air also in place... This will allow for mostly sunny mainly clear
skies... Thereby resulting in near ideal sky conditions for viewing
of Monday's solar eclipse. Otherwise slow but steady warming of our
airmass will allow daytime highs to climb back into the upper 70s and
lower 80s on Sunday and into the mid 80s in many places on Monday... |
while dewpoints remain at tolerable levels (around 60 on Sunday and
in the lower 60s on Monday).
As we progress deeper into the new work week... Our weather still
looks to turn more unsettled again for later Tuesday and especially
Tuesday night... When the medium range guidance suggests that the next
upper level trough and associated cold front will move across our
region. Have continued to advertise broadbrush chance pops to cover
the passage of these features... With our area then drying out from
northwest to southeast on Wednesday following the frontal passage.
With warmer and more humid air continuing to advect into our region
out ahead of this system... Expect highs on Tuesday to surge all the
way into the mid to upper 80s while dewpoints climb back into the
mid 60s... Which will make for a rather uncomfortable day. Following
the passage of the cold front... Cooler and less humid air will then
spread back into our region on Wednesday... When daytime highs will
retreat back into the mid and upper 70s.
Aviation 06z Thursday through Monday
High pressure will drift east across the region overnight with clear
skies. Expect typical river valley fog to develop across the western
southern tier with local ifr, and some of this may impact kjhw for a
On Thursday a warm front will approach the region with increasing
and lowering clouds from west to east. Showers will reach western ny
by late afternoon or early evening, then spread east across the rest
of the area as the warm front crosses the region. A few scattered
thunderstorms will also be embedded in the showers. CIGS vsby will
remainVFR most of the time through the evening, although any
heavier showers or thunderstorms will contain brief local MVFR to
Friday... MVFR improving toVFR with showers and
thunderstorms exiting during the midday and afternoon.
MainlyVFR with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday into Monday... MainlyVFR.
High pressure drifting across the lower great lakes overnight
will keep light winds and minimal waves in place through the
first half Thursday.
As the high pressure exits across new england... A warm front will
approach the region Thursday afternoon. This will set up a light
southeasterly flow with negligible waves remaining in place.
Showers and thunderstorms associated with the warm front will
increase in coverage later Thursday afternoon and particularly
Thursday night. Mariners should be wary of the deteriorating
conditions... As some of the thunderstorms may warrant special marine
The showers and thunderstorms will persist across the lower great
lakes through at least the first half of Friday when a cold front
will push across the region. These storms could again be rather
strong... Especially on the eastern half of lake ontario and in the
st lawrence valley.
Buf watches warnings advisories
near term... Apffel hitchcock rsh
short term... Levan
long term... Jjr
marine... Church rsh
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|OLCN6 - Olcott Harbor, NY||1 mi||50 min||SE 6 G 8||64°F||1018.6 hPa (+0.3)|
|YGNN6 - Niagara Coast Guard , NY||20 mi||50 min||SE 6 G 7||66°F||1017.9 hPa (+0.3)|
|NIAN6 - 9063012 - Niagara Intake, NY||24 mi||50 min||67°F||1018.7 hPa (+0.0)|
|BUFN6 - 9063020 - Buffalo, NY||33 mi||50 min||E 6 G 7||66°F||1017.5 hPa (+0.3)||60°F|
|45159 - NW Lake Ontario Ajax||34 mi||110 min||ENE 5.8 G 7.8||69°F||70°F||1 ft||1017.9 hPa|
|45139 - West Lake Ontario - Grimsby||44 mi||110 min||SW 1.9 G 3.9||68°F||71°F||1 ft||1017.7 hPa (+0.8)|
|PSTN6 - 9063028 - Sturgeon Point, NY||48 mi||50 min||64°F||1017.6 hPa (+0.3)|
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|Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls International Airport, NY||20 mi||57 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||65°F||59°F||81%||1017.9 hPa|
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