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|Sunrise 6:31AM||Sunset 8:15PM||Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:16 PM EDT (16:16 UTC)||Moonrise 9:55PM||Moonset 10:13AM||Illumination 75%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ripley, NYHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Buffalo, NY  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service buffalo ny
1115 am edt Tue aug 20 2019
It will be a warm day across the region today... As high pressure
will support afternoon temperatures in the low to mid 80s.
Conditions will then gradually deteriorate later tonight and
particularly on Wednesday... As a pattern changing cold front will
encourage numerous showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms on
Wednesday will approach severe limits with strong winds and local
rainfall amounts of more than an inch. A prolonged stretch of
beautiful weather including cooler and less humid conditions will
then set in from Thursday through the upcoming weekend.
Near term through tonight
High pressure centered over pennsylvania late this morning will keep
sun filled skies in place for our region through the afternoon. The
only area to watch will be across the southern tier... And more
specifically near the pa border... Where a late day shower or isolated
thunderstorm could develop. Otherwise it will be a warm and moderately
humid afternoon with steady warm advection supporting MAX temps in the
low to mid 80s.
As we push through tonight... We will have to watch the remnants of a
convectively enhanced shortwave that will be crossing ohio. As of late
this morning... This feature was helping to generate widespread severe
weather across illinois. The area most likely to be impacted by this
mid level disturbance will be across the southern tier... Then as we
move through the morning hours of Wednesday... The finger lakes region.
The airmass in advance of this feature will be relatively unstable with
plenty of elevated CAPE (avg 500 j kg) to tap into. Will gradually
increase pops across the region tonight... With slgt chc pops being
found in most areas and likely to cat pops emerging across the southern
tier... Or at least chautauqua county. While the storms will likely
produced locally heavy rain (pwat values approaching 2") and frequent
lightning... Am not anticipating severe weather. That will have to wait
for the second round of storms associated with a strong cold front late
Otherwise it will be warm and muggy tonight. Mins will range from the
lower 70s across the lake plains to the mid 60s across the southern
tier and the lower 60s in lewis county.
Short term Wednesday through Friday night
A significant pattern change will bring a much cooler, fall-like
airmass across the lower great lakes late this week. Zonal upper
level flow in place to start this week will be replaced by strong
troughing across much of the great lakes Thursday into Friday. The
change will be accompanied by strong to severe thunderstorms on
Wednesday out ahead of primary cold front that swings through
Wednesday evening. At the least, should see scattered storms on
Wednesday with gusty winds and heavy downpours as a more humid
airmass streams in ahead of the cold front.
Starting the day on Wednesday, a leading shortwave, likely enhanced
by upstream convection just starting to develop from the central
plains to the middle mississippi river valley, will be tracking into
western pennsylvania and maybe as far north as southern tier during
the morning. If anything, recent model trends show this wave staying
mainly to our south, so will keep that going theme in our forecast
with only some small pops across the southern tier early in the day.
Since the wave will only graze our area, or so it appears at this
time, subsidence behind the wave and or lingering cloud cover
probably will not be significant enough to wipe out convection
chances late morning onward as daytime heating boosts mlcapes to
Though effective shear of 20-25 kts initially is on the weaker side
for organized convection, arrival of very strong upper jet over 110
kts should ramp up effective shear toward 40 kts by mid to late
aftn. There is also hints of additional convective shortwaves or an
mcv along with a pre frontal sfc trough moving into western ny late
in the day just ahead of main cold front. All in all, overall theme
of forecast remains the same, but is now supplemented by a marginal
to slight risk of severe storms per latest SPC day 2 outlook. The
bump up in risk from previous day3 (general thunder) to new day 2
looks very reasonable. Have kept mention of heavy rain in grids
(with pwats rising toward 1.5 inches) and added gusty winds as well.
Strongest storms could also produce hail, though wbzero heights over
11kft in warm, moist airmass should limit that potential.
Slightly slower cold frontal passage compared to previous model
runs, so kept mention of some thunder in for Wednesday evening. By
late evening and overnight, threat of thunder should end and will|
just be left with diminishing shower chances. Main chances for
showers late Wednesday night into Thursday will occur to east of
lake ontario closer to edge of broad upper level troughing and where
could be some embedded shortwaves working through and where wnw
winds provide additional upslope lifting. There is even a small
chance of seeing some lingering showers toward western ny, mainly in
the morning. Chances too low ATTM to put some pops in the forecast.
If some showers do occur, would be mainly in the morning. Otherwise,
strong low-level inversion around 5kft along with daytime heating of
the cooler airmass aloft and moisture below the inversion should
result in plenty of stratocu clouds and a partly to mostly cloudy
sky cover late morning into the afternoon. After a couple days with
high temps reaching the low to mid 80s through Wednesday along with
humid conditions, high temps on Thursday will only reach the low to
mid 70s. Should be pretty quick transition to less humid conditions
on Thursday with dewpoints dropping into the lower 50s by Thursday
afternoon. Will be breezy on Thursday especially closer to the lake
Real taste of fall occurs Thursday night through Friday night as
overnight mins will range from the mid 50s near the lakes to the 40s
in the cooler southern tier valleys and the typical cooler spots to
east of lake ontario in jefferson and lewis counties.
Long term Saturday through Monday
Good model consensus that general ridging will be found over the
region through this period. The resulting fair dry weather will be
accompanied by subtle day to day warming, so that near to below
normal temperatures at the start of the period will climb above
normal by the start of the new work week.
Aviation 15z Tuesday through Saturday
High pressure moving through the region will support wide openVFR
conditions this afternoon. The only area of concern wil be near the
pennsylvania border where a late day thunderstorm cannot be ruled out.
WhileVFR weather will remain in place for most areas tonight... A mid
level disturbance will likely produce thunderstorms across the southern
tier after 06z.
Wednesday...VFR with areas of MVFR ifr in thunderstorms. Some storms
may be strong with gusty winds and hail.
Thursday through Saturday... MainlyVFR.
High pressure will continue light winds and waves on the lakes today
A southerly flow will increase Wednesday ahead of a cold front with
waves building to 2-3 feet on lake erie. A cold front will swing
across the lower lakes Wednesday evening and early overnight... With
waves and winds increasing within the cold air advection
Wnw winds over the shorter fetch of lake erie will build waves 2-3
feet Wednesday night and Thursday, while a longer fetch and slightly
stronger wind flow over lake ontario could bring waves 5 feet or
greater on the southern lake ontario shoreline. Small craft
advisories may be needed later this week for these higher winds and
waves on lake ontario.
Tides coastal flooding
A strong cold front will cross the lower great lakes Wednesday
evening. Strengthening northwesterlies in the wake of the front will
increase wave action and combine with already high lake levels to
produce the potential for significant shoreline erosion and flooding
Wednesday night into Thursday evening. A lakeshore flood watch
continues from niagara county to oswego county.
Buf watches warnings advisories
Ny... Lakeshore flood watch from Wednesday evening through Thursday
evening for nyz004>006.
Lakeshore flood watch from Wednesday evening through Thursday
afternoon for nyz001>003.
near term... Rsh
short term... Jla
long term... Jla rsh
tides coastal flooding... Rsh jla
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|EREP1||25 mi||46 min||SSW 6 G 8.9|
|DBLN6 - Dunkirk, NY||26 mi||76 min||SSE 2.9 G 5.1||81°F||1018.6 hPa (-0.9)|
|45142 - Port Colborne||35 mi||76 min||S 3.9 G 3.9||75°F||75°F||1 ft||1019 hPa (+0.1)|
|PSTN6 - 9063028 - Sturgeon Point, NY||45 mi||46 min||82°F||1019 hPa|
Wind History for Buffalo, NY(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Dunkirk, Chautauqua County / Dunkirk Airport, NY||31 mi||83 min||SSE 5||10.00 mi||Fair||82°F||62°F||51%||1018.4 hPa|
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