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Niagara Falls, NY

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Sunrise 7:09AMSunset 7:04PM Tuesday September 28, 2021 1:34 AM EDT (05:34 UTC) Moonrise 10:26PMMoonset 1:44PM Illumination 57% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 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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LEZ020 Upper Niagara River And Buffalo Harbor- 154 Pm Edt Mon Sep 27 2021
.small craft advisory in effect until 6 pm edt this evening...
This afternoon..Southwest winds to 30 knots diminishing to 15 to 20 knots. Mostly Sunny.
Tonight..West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north. A chance of showers.
Tuesday..North winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly to mostly Sunny.
Tuesday night..North winds less than 10 knots. Partly cloudy.
Wednesday..West winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. Mostly Sunny.
Thursday..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly to mostly Sunny.
Friday..Northwest winds less than 10 knots. Mostly Sunny. The water temperature off buffalo is 66 degrees.
LEZ020 Expires:202109272115;;269587 FZUS51 KBUF 271754 NSHBUF Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Buffalo NY 154 PM EDT Mon Sep 27 2021 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. LEZ020-272115-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Niagara Falls, NY
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Area Discussion for - Buffalo, NY
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FXUS61 KBUF 280215 AFDBUF

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Buffalo NY 1015 PM EDT Mon Sep 27 2021

SYNOPSIS. A cold front will settle south across the region tonight with some showers marking its passage. Canadian high pressure in its wake will pass to our north Tuesday through Friday. While this feature will promote fair dry weather for most areas, it will be relatively cool.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT/. The majority of the region is dry late this evening, with just a few spotty showers east of Lake Ontario. The cold front is near the south shore of Lake Ontario at 02Z, with clouds thickening across the area.

A cold front will push to the south through our region overnight through early Tuesday morning. The cold front will have little synoptic scale support aloft initially, producing only a few light showers and a few hundredths of an inch of rain in most locations. Late tonight and early Tuesday morning a mid level trough and vorticity maxima will cross the eastern Great Lakes. This will provide an uptick in large scale ascent along the frontal zone, and result in a brief period of somewhat better chances of a few showers across the Southern Tier late tonight and early Tuesday morning.

The showers across the Southern Tier and western Finger Lakes will end in the morning. Low level northerly upslope flow and some lake instability will keep plenty of clouds through the first half of the day south of Lake Ontario. High pressure and associated dry air and subsidence will then bring increasing sunshine from north to south in the afternoon.

SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/. High pressure will be overhead to start to the day on Wednesday. Later in the day though, cold front drops south across the lower Great Lakes in response to upper low dropping from Quebec to New England. Arrival of cold front may result in a few showers developing in the afternoon east and southeast of Lake Ontario. Temps on Wednesday will reach the 60s most areas, but earlier arrival of colder air will keep temps east of Lake Ontario into the mid 50s to near 60.

Wednesday night into Thursday, H85 temps lower to a chilly 0-1c in wake of the front into Wednesday night. Weak cyclonic low-level flow and additional synoptic low-level moisture along with sufficient over-water instability (delta t/s over 15c) with north-northeast flow across Lake Ontario resulted in increasing pops some for lake effect on Wednesday night Genesee Valley to Finger Lakes. At the least, will see a lot of lake effect clouds south and southeast of Lake Ontario. So, despite the colder temps aloft, think min temps on Wednesday night will not be as low as they could be due to some clouds and fresh northerly winds behind the front. Min temps in the 40s will be common, but interior valleys of Southern Tier and higher terrain east of Lake Ontario could briefly dip into the upper 30s. Thursday will be cooler with highs ranging from the 50s to around 60. Temps on the lake plains may sneak into the lower 60s briefly on Thursday afternoon.

Should still have fair amount of lake clouds south of Lake Ontario into the afternoon with a chance of a shower or sprinkles. Eventually though, clouds will become less widespread in the evening and clear out over much of the area on Thursday night. The clearing with high pressure building in and a dry airmass with PWATS below 0.50 inch signal a chilly night in store, with frost certainly possible in the cold spots of the Southern Tier and east of Lake Ontario. Lowered min temps toward lowest guidance (mid 30s for cold spots) for a starting point.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. To close out the end of the work week and start of the weekend, model consensus has an upper level low to wobble across the Canadian Maritimes. As the weekend progresses, a few waves of energy will pivot around the cyclonic gyre before pulling northeast early in the next upcoming work week. However, the model guidance packages continue to hold differences in timing and placement of the waves of energy. Overall, this translates to mainly dry weather Friday, before slight chances for showers enter the forecast for each day of the weekend due to the upper level energy pivoting across the area.

Otherwise, cool temperatures will continue throughout the end of the work week, weekend and start of the next week. Highs Friday through Monday will range in the 60s, with lows dropping into the 40s Friday night and upper 40s to low 50s throughout the weekend.

AVIATION /02Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. A cold front will move south across the eastern Great Lakes overnight through early Tuesday morning, producing a few light showers across the region. Somewhat more widespread showers will cross the western Southern Tier for a few hours early Tuesday morning as a mid level trough crosses the eastern Great Lakes and gives better support to the cold front. Showers will then end from north to south later Tuesday morning.

CIGS will deteriorate to MVFR at lower elevations and IFR across higher terrain late tonight along and behind the cold front as low level northerly upslope flow develops. The MVFR/IFR CIGS will linger through Tuesday morning before improving to VFR, first across the lake plains, and last across the higher terrain of the Southern Tier.

Outlook .

Wednesday through Saturday..Mainly VFR.

MARINE. Southwesterly winds will quickly diminish this evening, bringing and end to Small Craft Advisory conditions on Lake Erie. A cold front will move south across the eastern Great Lakes overnight. A brief period of 15-20 knot NNE flow will develop late tonight and early Tuesday morning. This will produce a period of very choppy conditions along the south shores of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Conditions may briefly approach Small Craft Advisory levels for a few hours on each lake before winds and waves diminish from late morning through the afternoon.

BUF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NY . None. MARINE . None.



SYNOPSIS . Hitchcock/RSH NEAR TERM . Hitchcock/RSH SHORT TERM . JLA LONG TERM . EAJ AVIATION . Hitchcock MARINE . Hitchcock/JJR


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NIAN6 - 9063012 - Niagara Intake, NY 1 mi47 min 64°F 1008.7 hPa
BUFN6 - 9063020 - Buffalo, NY 16 mi47 min N 6 G 8.9 66°F 67°F1008.7 hPa58°F
OLCN6 - Olcott Harbor, NY 23 mi35 min N 14 G 16 65°F 1010.5 hPa (+0.7)
45142 - Port Colborne 28 mi35 min NNE 12 G 14 67°F 67°F2 ft1009.5 hPa (+0.3)
PSTN6 - 9063028 - Sturgeon Point, NY 28 mi47 min 67°F 1008.9 hPa
45139 - West Lake Ontario - Grimsby 30 mi35 min N 14 G 16 64°F 65°F1 ft1010.1 hPa (+0.7)
DBLN6 - Dunkirk, NY 45 mi35 min SSW 1 G 1.9 67°F 1009.8 hPa (+0.4)
45159 - NW Lake Ontario Ajax 47 mi35 min N 5.8 G 7.8 62°F 64°F1010.3 hPa (+1.3)

Wind History for Buffalo, NY
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls International Airport, NY3 mi42 minN 310.00 miMostly Cloudy64°F58°F81%1009.6 hPa
Buffalo, Greater Buffalo International Airport, NY18 mi41 minNNW 610.00 miMostly Cloudy64°F58°F81%1009.7 hPa

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