Lackawanna, NY Marine Weather and Tide Forecast

Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Lackawanna, NY

December 10, 2023 3:42 AM EST (08:42 UTC)
Sunrise 7:33AM   Sunset 4:42PM   Moonrise  5:06AM   Moonset 2:50PM 

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LEZ020 Upper Niagara River And Buffalo Harbor- 936 Pm Est Sat Dec 9 2023
Rest of tonight..South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Rain, then a chance of showers late.
Sunday..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. A chance of showers in the morning.
Sunday night..West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest. A chance of rain in the evening, then a chance of snow and rain overnight.
Monday..West winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers.
Monday night..West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance of snow showers overnight.
Tuesday..Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Partly to mostly cloudy.
Wednesday..West winds 10 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
Thursday..West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Becoming mainly clear.
the water temperature off buffalo is 44 degrees.

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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lackawanna, NY
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Area Discussion for - Buffalo, NY
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Buffalo NY 340 AM EST Sun Dec 10 2023

A cold front will ease its way across the region today with a period of showers and to the east soaking rainfall. As colder air deepens across the region a transition to snow is expected through the evening hours, with accumulating snow across higher terrain, and especially the Tug Hill and western foothills of the Adirondack mountains. Lighter snow accumulations across lower elevations through Monday morning with all areas dropping to or below the freezing mark.

This morning a cold front is moving eastward across the region, with an uptick in winds into the 30 mph range along and just behind the front. This front is nearing the Genesee Valley this early morning and will exit east of our region by noontime. This front, and deeper moisture axis will then remain just to the east of our region this period.

Another wave of moderate rain arrives from the southwest later this morning especially across the Finger Lakes and east of Lake Ontario as the approaching southern stream wave and right entrance region of a 110 knot 300 hPa jet combine forces. Instability is weakening, and thunder chances will become negligible.

Additional rainfall today will range from two-thirds of an inch on the upslope southern Tug Hill, while back towards the west a tenth of an inch or less will be common for areas west of Rochester- Batavia-Jamestown.

The upper level trough axis will approach our region tonight. This will funnel a colder airmass into our region, while lift ahead of the feature, and surface wave along the frontal boundary just to our east will aid in precipitation expanding westward some into our region. Rain will change to snow, mainly in the 00Z to 06Z timeframe, with another shortwave approaching our region from the south enhancing precipitation and snowfall rates across the eastern Lake Ontario region tonight. Here, and especially on the Tug Hill and western foothills of the Adirondack Mountains will snowfall rates approach an inch per hour at times after midnight and through dawn Monday morning. This shortwave will pass quickly Monday morning with snowfall rates/snow beginning to taper down, and becoming more focused on the upslope areas east of both lakes on a west to northwest wind.

Farther to the west and away from the deeper moisture and lift snow will be lighter, with an inch or two on the Hills, and less than an inch at lower elevations. However, by Monday morning temperatures will be lowering to around the freezing mark or lower, thus any untreated wet roads may produce slippery spots, especially bridges and overpasses.

As cold air deepens attention will shift from the synoptic snows to lake effect snows. Through the day Monday temperatures at 850 hPa will lower to around -10C. Flow of west to northwest will likely develop a broad band of lake snows focused upon the Chautauqua Ridge as well as areas southeast of Lake Ontario. Winds will be backing through the later afternoon hours, lifting bands of snow back northward, which will keep overall snow totals in the lake bands down. Could possibly see advisory amounts on the Chautauqua Ridge.

As far as the eastern Lake Ontario region have elected to convert the watch to a high end winter weather advisory. Will keep the time the same, though expecting the bulk of the synoptic snows through midday Monday. Feel the axis of deeper moisture/snow from a model consensus will be just to our east which will keep snow amounts from pushing into warning criteria.

It will also be a blustery day Monday with west to northwest winds gusting to 35 mph. The wet nature of the snow should limit blowing and drifting snow. These winds will create apparent temperatures in the teens to lower 20s, a big contrast from this prior mild weekend.

Strong low pressure will exit into the Canadian Maritimes Monday night, but a mid level trough trailing the system will linger across New England. 850mb temps will start the evening around -11C across Lake Ontario, and this combined with some moisture from the departing trough will leave a narrow window for a lake effect snow band to lift northward as winds shift from northwest to southwest.
Could see an additional 1-3 inches of snow on the western side of the Tug Hill. Warmer air aloft and less synoptic moisture will limit snow off Lake Erie, with any accumulation less than an inch.
Otherwise it will be seasonably cool and a bit windy with lows in the 20s.

A few lingering snow showers are possible in Jefferson County Tuesday morning, but otherwise high pressure across the mid-Atlantic will ridge towards our region promoting fair weather and a clearing trend for Tuesday. The pressure gradient between the surface high and an approaching cold front will result in a breezy day with wind gusts to 40 mph across the Niagara Frontier and to 30 mph inland.

A trough will dig across eastern Canada Tuesday night and Wednesday, with an associated cold front moving across Western NY. Modest synoptic moisture with the trough and 850mb temps dropping to around -13C will support a limited lake response. There's some model disagreement how cold aloft it will get (the GGEM is much colder than the GFS). Model consensus suggests there will likely be accumulating snows east of Lake Ontario with a potential for 3-5 inches. It'll be warmer aloft over Lake Erie, with less moisture so any snow accumulations will be minimal. The cold front will only drop temperatures to near or slightly below normal with highs in the 30s on Wednesday.

There will be some lingering lake effect snow showers east and southeast of Lake Ontario Wednesday night. After this, surface high pressure centered near West Virginia will ridge towards our region Thursday and Friday. This pattern provides forecast confidence in a dry weather pattern for Thursday and Friday. A weak trough may bring a small chance for rain or snows showers Saturday. Temperatures will average above normal during the period, with the warmest day on Friday when highs will climb well into the 40s.

For the 06Z TAFS a cold front approaching WNY will continue to send numerous showers across the TAF region this morning with flight conditions largely MVFR and higher elevation IFR. Within breaks in shower activity there may be low end VFR ceiling heights.

Precipitation activity will be most numerous today across eastern zones (KART) while there may be a period of dry weather and return to low end VFR ceiling heights towards the west. As the upper level trough passes across the region tonight, precipitation will expand westward, and within deepening cold air change to snow. For most sites this will occur between the hours of 00 and 06Z. By late tonight much of the falling precipitation will be in the form of snow. This snow is likely for KART with IFR visibilities, while KROC and KJHW may also have a period of IFR in snow. Snow for KIAG and KBUF will be brief.


Monday...MVFR. Breezy with a chance of snow showers. IFR and likely snow east and southeast of Lakes Erie and Ontario.

Tuesday through Thursday...Mainly VFR.

Cold front continues to slice across Lake Ontario this morning.
Westerly winds behind the front will initially focus the stronger gusts and wave heights on the eastern ends of the Lakes, but as the winds veer to northwesterly higher waves on Lake Ontario will reach the nearshore waters of central and southeastern Lake Ontario.

We will have a brief lull in winds and lowering waves this evening.
This will bring a brief period of sub-SCA conditions. However a deepening cold airmass behind an upper level trough will bring back gusty winds that could continue SCA on both lakes deep into this week.

NY...Winter Weather Advisory from 7 PM this evening to 7 PM EST Monday for NYZ006>008.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 10 PM EST this evening for LEZ040- 041.
Small Craft Advisory from 11 AM this morning to 10 PM EST this evening for LOZ043-044.
Small Craft Advisory until 10 PM EST this evening for LOZ045.

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
BUFN6 - 9063020 - Buffalo, NY 5 mi54 min S 16G18 47°F 42°F29.7547°F
PSTN6 - 9063028 - Sturgeon Point, NY 15 mi54 min 47°F 29.76
NIAN6 - 9063012 - Niagara Intake, NY 21 mi54 min 51°F 29.70
YGNN6 - Niagara Coast Guard , NY 33 mi42 min W 16G24 53°F 29.72
DBLN6 - Dunkirk, NY 36 mi42 min SW 20G22 47°F 29.75
OLCN6 - Olcott Harbor, NY 36 mi42 min WSW 7G14 54°F 29.73

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Wind History for Buffalo, NY
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KBUF BUFFALO NIAGARA INTL,NY 10 sm38 minSW 12G253 smOvercast Lt Rain Mist 50°F48°F94%29.74
KIAG NIAGARA FALLS INTL,NY 21 sm16 minSSW 115 smOvercast Lt Rain Mist 52°F48°F87%29.73

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