Lake Erie Beach, NY Marine Weather and Tide Forecast

Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Lake Erie Beach, NY

December 8, 2023 2:55 PM EST (19:55 UTC)
Sunrise 7:33AM   Sunset 4:44PM   Moonrise  2:52AM   Moonset 2:04PM 

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nearshore marine forecast national weather service buffalo ny 924 am est Fri dec 8 2023
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.
lez040-041-082215- buffalo to ripley along lake erie- 924 am est Fri dec 8 2023
Rest of today..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
Tonight..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
Saturday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of rain in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.
Saturday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Rain. Waves 2 feet or less.
Sunday..West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots. Rain. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
Monday..Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest. A chance of rain and snow showers during the day, then a chance of snow showers Monday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
Tuesday..Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. Partly cloudy. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 4 to 7 feet, then subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.

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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lake Erie Beach, NY
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Area Discussion for - Buffalo, NY
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Buffalo NY 239 PM EST Fri Dec 8 2023

The mild weather this afternoon will continue into Saturday, where by Saturday afternoon temperatures will warm up well into the 50s. A low pressure system will cross the central Great Lakes and southern Canada, where a cold front will push across the region late Sunday.
Overall, this will bring a soaking rainfall to the area Saturday night into Sunday and with the passage of the front and cold air filtering in across the area late Sunday rain will change over to snow from west to east Sunday night.

Visible satellite imagery depicts a few patches of upper level clouds across the region this afternoon with dry weather prevailing as a mid-level ridge builds east across the southern Great Lakes and consequently surface high pressure builds across the western portions of New England. Additionally, surface weather stations are reporting southerly flow supporting temperatures to climb. Current temperatures (ranging in the 40s) will continue to warm as highs today will range from the low 40s across the eastern Lake Ontario region to the low 50s along the Lake Erie shoreline.

The surface high will slide to the east and center across the Eastern Seaboard tonight, while the mid-level ridge axis will be overhead of the area. Additionally, a shortwave passage will pass by to the northwest of the area. Despite its passage, just some increased cloud cover is expected with dry conditions prevailing.
Also, southerly winds will persist tonight and prevent radiational cooling and therefore resulting in a mild night with lows ranging in the mid to upper 30s east of Lake Ontario and the low to mid 40s elsewhere.

Meanwhile to the west, the next deep mid-level trough spanning as far south as the Gulf of Mexico will bring the next round of active weather for later this weekend. This all being said, outside of increasing cloud cover Saturday dry weather will prevail throughout most of the day Saturday. Additionally, mild weather will continue and be warmer than today. Highs will warm up into the mid to upper 40s east of Lake Ontario with low to mid 50s across the western portions of the area.

A very active Saturday night into Monday period is still expected.
The approach of an amplifying upper trough and slow moving cold front will result in a widespread soaking rainfall Saturday night and Sunday as both Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico moisture are advected northward. Colder air spreading in behind the cold front late Sunday into Monday morning will bring a transition to some accumulating wet snow. Most areas will only see minor amounts, with the potential for higher amounts across higher terrain.

Model trends continuing to suggest an arrival time of the rain into western New York Saturday evening, reaching north central New York by late evening or near midnight. Deep southerly flow ahead of the system will keep overnight temperatures mild, with most areas only dropping into the mid to upper 40s. This will be close to 20 degrees above normal minimum temperatures.

Cold front eases across the area Sunday and Sunday night as several waves of low pressure ride along it. With the front still to our west Sunday morning, temperatures will start out mild. The period of heaviest rain should be during the first half or so of Sunday as strong frontogenetic forcing will occur along and just ahead of the front. Would not completely rule out a few rumbles of thunder with some elevated instability present. Strong 50+ knot low level jet overhead could bring the potential for a localized higher wind gust if any convective elements do develop. Most areas will see rainfall amounts of three-quarters to an inch, but areas on the Tug Hill may see up to 1.25 inches or more of rainfall boosted by upslope flow.
Latest MMEFS of the GEFS and NAEFS continues to highlight only the Black River in the North Country as possibly rising to action stage, and this would not be until later in the week as this river is a slow riser.

Colder air will start to make its way into the region as the cold front eases into central and eastern New York late Sunday and Sunday night. Thermal profiles suggest a fairly sharp transition over to wet snow from west to east (first occurring for higher terrain). Most areas will see at least some wet snow accumulation by Monday morning. Lower elevations likely less than 2 inches with higher terrain having a better potential to see higher amounts. Temperatures by Monday morning should be down to near freezing or even below for most of the area. This will bring the potential for slick conditions for the Monday morning commute as residual moisture could freeze up on untreated roads along with the minor wet snow accumulation.

The wet snow on the backside of the system will exit fairly quickly on Monday. Though there will be some scattered leftover lake effect snow, at this point it appears to be light as it will be held down by limited deep moisture and less low-level cyclonic flow as ridge slips in quickly late Monday into Monday night. Does look like a seasonally cool day with a blustery NW wind within a tight surface pressure gradient. Even though winds will gust potentially to 35 mph, the wet snow will have little blowing and drifting.

Rest of long term looks changeable. Modest warm up on Tuesday with gusty WSW winds that will be followed by cool down on Wednesday as a fairly sharp cold front drops across. Highest pops near the lakes for now but maybe a touch of light snow for all areas on Wednesday if this front ends up having a bit more punch than shown right now. Another round of warm air advection starts up on Thursday as a fairly strong surface high pressure system pushes eastward from the Plains.

Low clouds from this morning continue to scatter out across the North Country this afternoon. Otherwise, outside of a few upper level clouds across the northern Finger Lakes the area is seeing some breaks of sun.

Clouds will return late this afternoon and evening ahead of the next mid-level shortwave trough, though CIGS are expected to remain VFR, with the one exception being across the higher terrain (i.e. KJHW)
where MVFR conditions will be brief overnight.


Saturday...Mainly VFR.
Sunday...MVFR/IFR. Breezy. Rain changing to rain/snow late.
Monday...MVFR. Breezy with a chance of snow showers.
Tuesday...Mainly VFR.
Wednesday...Mainly VFR.

South/southeasterly flow will freshen some this afternoon, through remain below Small Craft Advisory criteria through much of Saturday.

A low pressure system passing across the central Great Lakes into southern Canada will support the next chance of Small Craft Advisory conditions Sunday night through Monday as cold air advects into the lower Great Lakes in its wake. Winds will likely remain elevated through the middle of next week.


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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
PSTN6 - 9063028 - Sturgeon Point, NY 12 mi61 min 53°F 29.90
DBLN6 - Dunkirk, NY 14 mi55 min SW 8G12 54°F 29.91
BUFN6 - 9063020 - Buffalo, NY 24 mi61 min SSE 7G9.9 48°F 42°F29.9037°F
NIAN6 - 9063012 - Niagara Intake, NY 30 mi61 min 50°F 29.88
NREP1 41 mi85 min SW 11G15
YGNN6 - Niagara Coast Guard , NY 41 mi55 min SSW 8.9G12 52°F 29.90

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KDKK CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY/DUNKIRK,NY 14 sm62 minS 0610 smPartly Cloudy55°F34°F44%29.90

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