Saturday, August8, 2020
Privacy Policy
L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Dunkirk, NY

Version 3.4
NOTICE
12/16/2019 NOAA is having trouble with requests that include wind gusts. I am posting graphs without wind gusts until it gets fixed.
10/9/2019 Updated the Marine Zones.
9/4/2019 Fixed the weather maps due to NOAA moving them.
7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 6:16AMSunset 8:28PM Saturday August 8, 2020 5:09 AM EDT (09:09 UTC) Moonrise 10:12PMMoonset 10:04AM Illumination 81% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 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
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
LEZ061 Lake Erie Open Waters From Ripley To Buffalo Ny- Lake Erie Open Waters From Willowick To Geneva-on-the-lake Oh- Lake Erie Open Waters From Geneva-on-the-lake To Conneaut Oh- Lake Erie Open Waters From Conneaut Oh To Ripley Ny- 348 Am Edt Sat Aug 8 2020
Today..North winds 10 knots or less becoming northwest. Waves 1 foot or less.
Tonight..West winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Waves 1 foot or less.
Sunday..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Sunday night..Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Monday..Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of showers Monday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Tuesday..Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east less than 10 knots. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms during the day. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
Wednesday..East winds less than 10 knots. Waves 1 foot or less. Winds and waves higher in and near Thunderstorms.
LEZ061 Expires:202008081430;;111102 FZUS61 KCLE 080748 GLFLE Open Lake Forecast for Lake Erie National Weather Service Cleveland OH 348 AM EDT Sat Aug 8 2020 For waters beyond five nautical miles of shore on Lake Erie 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. .SYNOPSIS... High pressure averaging 30.10 inches will persist over Lake Erie through Monday as high pressure center drifts toward the southern Appalachians. A low pressure north of the Great Lakes will move a trailing cold front across Lake Erie Monday night into Tuesday. Another high pressure averaging 30.00 inches will begin to build over Lake Erie from the west on Wednesday. LEZ061-167>169-081430-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Dunkirk, NY
   Hourly   EDIT   Help
location: 42.49, -79.32     debug


Area Discussion for - Buffalo, NY
      (on/off)   Help   NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS61 KBUF 080739 AFDBUF

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Buffalo NY 339 AM EDT Sat Aug 8 2020

SYNOPSIS. A weak trough will produce a few isolated showers today from the western Finger Lakes to the eastern Lake Ontario region. Otherwise high pressure over the eastern Great Lakes will provide a mainly dry weekend. Temperatures will warm each day, with heat and humidity peaking on Monday. A weak cold front will then bring a few showers and thunderstorms to the region Tuesday.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH SUNDAY/. An upper level trough will move east across New England today, with a ridge building into the eastern Great Lakes in its place. This will bring a mainly dry and warm weekend with a few minor exceptions noted below.

River valley fog across the western Southern Tier will dissipate by mid morning. IR satellite imagery showing variable cloud cover across the region this morning, with radar imagery showing a few isolated showers between Buffalo and Rochester. These isolated showers are tied to a weak trough axis in the 850-700MB layer. This feature will drift slowly east across the area today, and will provide the focus for a few more isolated to widely scattered showers. The greatest chance for anything somewhat organized will be this afternoon across the western Finger Lakes and Lewis County, where the weak trough axis will interact cooperatively with terrain and weak diurnal instability.

Otherwise the rest of the area will stay dry today. Rather extensive diurnal cumulus will develop along and inland of the lake breeze boundaries, with more afternoon sunshine found close to the lakes in expanding stable lake shadows. Highs will reach the lower 80s on the lake plains, and upper 70s on the hills and along the immediate lakeshores.

Any isolated showers in the western Finger Lakes and east of Lake Ontario will end early this evening. This will leave mainly clear to partly cloudy skies through the first half of the night, with some increase in mid level clouds late ahead of a weak shortwave. Expect valley fog in the typical river valleys of the Southern Tier again late tonight. Lows will reach the lower 60s on the lake plains, with mid to upper 50s across the interior Southern Tier and Lewis County.

Sunday an upper level trough will move down the Ottawa Valley, reaching northern NY in the afternoon. This feature will bring some increase in mid/high clouds at times across the region. Most of the scattered showers and storms will remain north of Lakes Erie and Ontario across southern Ontario, although a few may cross the Saint Lawrence River and into northern NY in the afternoon. Temperatures will continue their slow climb, with highs in the mid 80s at lower elevations. Southwest winds will increase with the approach of the trough, with gusts of 20-30 mph northeast of Lakes Erie and Ontario in the afternoon.

SHORT TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/. A weak upper level disturbance will traverse across the region Monday. However, with the high pressure bubble pushing off into the Atlantic, diurnal showers along far Western New York can not be ruled out. In addition to this, southwesterly flow will return Monday resulting in an increase in heat and humidity. Highs Monday will approach the mid to upper 80s, although a few locations along the lake plains through the Genesee Valley and Northern Finger Lakes regions could reach the low 90s. Provided the rise in humidity levels, this may cross into heat advisory criteria. More than likely, the apparent heat values will rise up into the low 90s for a majority of the areas previously listed.

LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/. As an upper level trough crosses the northern portions of the Manitoba and Ontario Canadian provinces Monday through Tuesday night, the area will begin to see height falls aloft starting Monday night. This will mark the start of a period of unsettled weather for the middle portions of the work week. At the surface, the associated cold front appears to make its passage across the region Monday night through Tuesday, with the best chances for showers and storms Tuesday. Depending on the timing of the frontal passage, some of the storms have the potential to be on the stronger side Tuesday. A quicker frontal passage will hinder the chances for storms to become strong, thus will have to keep an eye on this system as time progresses.

Some showers may linger into Tuesday night before high pressure builds back into the region. With the return of high pressure overhead, mostly dry weather is expected for Wednesday and Thursday. However, some of the models depict the front from earlier in the period stalling out just to our south. The combination of the stalled front together with the passage of the upper level trough axis will be enough to ignite a few diurnally fed showers and storms.

A stronger shortwave will traverse northeast across the Ohio Valley Friday, promoting the formation of a low along the stalled boundary. This may allow the above noted stalled boundary to drift northward. As a result, increased shower and storms chances for Friday.

Behind the cold frontal passage Tuesday, temperatures will dip ever so slightly. However with lower humidity levels, conditions will be bearable. Highs throughout the period will climb up into the low to mid 80s.

AVIATION /08Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. A weak trough near 700MB will continue to drift slowly east across the area this morning, producing areas of clouds with bases in the 5- 8K foot range and even a few isolated showers. Valley fog will produce local IFR across the western Southern Tier.

The fog will dissipate by mid morning, leaving VFR to prevail. The remaining stratocumulus will give way to diurnal cumulus inland from the lakes as daytime heating works on a layer of low level moisture. A few more isolated to widely scattered showers will develop today from the western Finger Lakes to the Tug Hill region. The diurnal cumulus will fade away this evening, with mainly clear skies giving way to some increase in mid level clouds late as another weak upper level trough approaches. Valley fog will develop across the Southern Tier overnight with local IFR.

Outlook .

Sunday through Monday . Mainly VFR. Tuesday . Showers and thunderstorms likely. Brief MVFR/IFR possible. Wednesday . VFR but with a shower or thunderstorm possible.

MARINE. High pressure will center on the eastern Great Lakes today with light winds and flat wave action. The light synoptic scale flow will allow local lake breezes to develop, with winds becoming onshore this afternoon. A southwest wind will increase Sunday on Lake Erie ahead of a weak upper level trough. This will produce choppy conditions on Lake Erie, with winds and waves expected to remain just below Small Craft criteria. Winds will be a little lighter on Lake Ontario, but still enough to generate some chop on the lake.

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



SYNOPSIS . Hitchcock NEAR TERM . Hitchcock SHORT TERM . EAJ LONG TERM . EAJ AVIATION . Hitchcock MARINE . Hitchcock


Weather Reporting Stations
   EDIT       (on/off)   Help   NOTE: Click on distance to see the station location on a map
Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DBLN6 - Dunkirk, NY 2 mi69 min SSW 5.1 G 6 67°F 1021.3 hPa (+0.3)
45142 - Port Colborne 17 mi129 min NE 5.8 G 5.8 72°F 75°F1020.7 hPa
PSTN6 - 9063028 - Sturgeon Point, NY 20 mi51 min 65°F 1021 hPa
NREP1 30 mi99 min S 4.1 G 6 61°F
BUFN6 - 9063020 - Buffalo, NY 35 mi51 min NE 4.1 G 6 68°F 1021.6 hPa44°F
NIAN6 - 9063012 - Niagara Intake, NY 44 mi51 min 66°F 1021.6 hPa
EREP1 47 mi51 min S 4.1 G 4.1
45167 48 mi89 min SSW 3.9 G 5.8 70°F 76°F1020.3 hPa

Wind History for Buffalo, NY
(wind in knots)    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
5
AM
6
AM
7
AM
8
AM
9
AM
10
AM
11
AM
12
PM
1
PM
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
10
PM
11
PM
12
AM
1
AM
2
AM
3
AM
4
AM
Last
24hr
NE4
G7
N5
NE3
NE4
G7
NE6
NE8
G12
NE4
G11
E5
G11
E7
G10
NE6
G12
N4
G9
N11
G16
N7
G12
NE8
G11
NE7
E4
G7
NE5
NE2
E4
N3
N4
N4
NE3
E4
1 day
ago
E3
E3
E4
E2
E2
S2
SW3
SW2
W4
W4
N2
G8
SW4
W4
N5
G8
NE8
G11
N7
G10
N7
NE7
E7
E5
G9
E5
G8
E5
NE3
NE4
2 days
ago
W15
W15
W15
W15
W10
G13
W7
SW8
G11
SW9
G15
SW13
G18
SW15
G20
SW16
G20
SW15
G21
SW19
SW15
G21
W17
W12
G16
NW9
NW8
NW7
NW7
NW7
SE4
SE3
E3

Airport Reports
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help   Click EDIT to display multiple airports. Follow links for more data.
AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Dunkirk, Chautauqua County / Dunkirk Airport, NY3 mi76 minSSW 310.00 miMostly Cloudy64°F60°F87%1021.1 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KDKK

Wind History from DKK (wind in knots)
6
AM
7
AM
8
AM
9
AM
10
AM
11
AM
12
PM
1
PM
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
10
PM
11
PM
12
AM
1
AM
2
AM
3
AM
4
AM
5
AM
Last 24hrNE4NE4NE6NE6N5N9NE8N11NE13
G19
N12N11N10N8N7N4CalmS3SW3CalmCalmCalmCalmSW3S3
1 day agoS3SW3CalmSE3SE4NE5N9N10N9N9N7N7N7N7NE4CalmE3E5E4E6E7E5E5E3
2 days agoW9W5W7W8W7W9W7SW7
G16
W11
G17
W11
G17
W13
G20
W12
G18
W13
G18
W8W6S5S4S4S3CalmCalmCalmS3Calm

Tide / Current Tables for
   EDIT   Weekend mode (on/off)   (on/off)   Help
Tide / Current Tables for
   EDIT      (on/off)   Help
Weather Map
       (on/off)   Help Weather Map
wmap_A
GEOS Local Image of    EDIT
NOTE: East coast views moved to GEOS-16. They are experimental and not well supported by NOAA so they may not be correct so be warned. This change required redoing a large amount of the GOES code. If the image you are expecting is not showing, please let me know. You may need to use the EDIT function to update your location.
Link to Loop

Other links: Northern Pacific     Contential US     Full GOES-East
Wind Forecast for Buffalo, NY (5,6,7,8)
      (on/off)   Help

Ground Weather Radar Station Buffalo, NY
   (on/off)   Help
weather_mapweather_map weather_map

Ad by Google

Cookie Policy:
This website uses cookies to save your settings. No personal information is saved. I do not collect statistics on your visit. You can disable cookies in your browser if you like but it is not recommended for this site. I do not sell cookies. Go to a bakery for that. In fact I do not sell anything. To disable cookies from L-36.com, please refer to the Help button in your browser.
Privacy Policy:
I do not sell or share any user data or anything else for that matter. The only personal information I save is in the site log which has a line for each page view which includes the IP address your browser sends in the header as well as which page you requested. I use this to block hackers and other bad actors. I do not use this raw data to create profiles on users. I periodically delete the log files. If you are subject to CCPA, Google ads on this site will not be based on your past behavior so you will likely not see an ad for a lawn mower just because you looked for one at a big box website. I do not believe this site is subject to CCPA but I am doing what I can to follow the guidelines anyway.
Disclaimer:
The information on this web site has not been checked for accuracy. It is for entertainment purposes only and should be independently verified before using for any other reason. There are five sources. 1) Documents and manuals from a variety of sources. These have not been checked for accuracy and in many cases have not even been read by anyone associated with L-36.com. I have no idea of they are useful or accurate, I leave that to the reader. 2) Articles others have written and submitted. If you have questions on these, please contact the author. 3) Articles that represent my personal opinions. These are intended to promote thought and for entertainment. These are not intended to be fact, they are my opinions. 4) Small programs that generate result presented on a web page. Like any computer program, these may and in some cases do have errors. Almost all of these also make simplifying assumptions so they are not totally accurate even if there are no errors. Please verify all results. 5) Weather information is from numerous of sources and is presented automatically. It is not checked for accuracy either by anyone at L-36.com or by the source which is typically the US Government. See the NOAA web site for their disclaimer. Finally, tide and current data on this site is from 2007 and 2008 data bases, which may contain even older data. Changes in harbors due to building or dredging change tides and currents and for that reason many of the locations presented are no longer supported by newer data bases. For example, there is very little tidal current data in newer data bases so current data is likely wrong to some extent. This data is NOT FOR NAVIGATION. See the XTide disclaimer for details. In addition, tide and current are influenced by storms, river flow, and other factors beyond the ability of any predictive program.