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Lackawanna, NY

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Sunrise 6:16AMSunset 8:24PM Tuesday August 11, 2020 3:08 PM EDT (19:08 UTC) Moonrise 11:23PMMoonset 1:03PM Illumination 47% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 22 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- 146 Pm Edt Tue Aug 11 2020
.small craft advisory in effect until 7 pm edt this evening...
This afternoon..Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Partly Sunny.
Tonight..West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest less than 10 knots. Scattered showers and Thunderstorms in the evening.
Wednesday..Light and variable winds becoming west 5 to 10 knots. Sunny.
Wednesday night..Southwest winds less than 10 knots. Mainly clear.
Thursday..Light and variable winds. Mainly clear.
Friday..Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. Partly cloudy.
Saturday..East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms Saturday night. Winds and waves higher in and near Thunderstorms. The water temperature off buffalo is 76 degrees.
LEZ020 Expires:202008112130;;292687 FZUS51 KBUF 111746 NSHBUF Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Buffalo NY 146 PM EDT Tue Aug 11 2020 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. LEZ020-112130-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lackawanna, NY
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Area Discussion for - Buffalo, NY
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FXUS61 KBUF 111852 AFDBUF

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Buffalo NY 252 PM EDT Tue Aug 11 2020

SYNOPSIS. A weak cold front will cross the area this afternoon and evening. This will produce scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mainly dry weather will then return Wednesday through the end of the week, with temperatures remaining above average.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. An upper level trough is moving into the eastern Great Lakes region this afternoon with several weak surface boundaries moving east across the region. The airmass is plenty buoyant with MLCAPE east of the Genesee Valley generally 500-1000J/kg, highest east of Lake Ontario and into the St Lawrence Valley. Best chance of convective initiation follows this accordingly along both the above noted and locally generated lake breeze boundaries. It's starting to look like there will be several broken lines . one is already forming east of Lake Ontario, while another more mature line moves east along the N side of Lake Ontario toward the St Lawrence Valley later this afternoon/eve. This line should be the strongest. There may be another weak line along the KIAG-KROC lake breeze boundary late this afternoon/eve as well.

All of this should be falling apart or east of the region by around 00Z this evening, with a quiet night to follow. With a cooling airmass however with increasing surface pressure (surface high approaching the Ohio Valley Wed morning), expect abundant valley fog development overnight and into Wednesday morning.

Once this mixes out, expect a quiet day for Wed with generally light winds and sunny or mostly sunny skies except for some passing cirrus. Afternoon temperatures should still be able to reach the lower to mid 80s, but dew points are expected to fall throughout the day and result in a more comfortable day overall when compared to recent afternoons.

SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/. A broad ridge of high pressure will extend from Hudson Bay to the Great Lakes Wednesday night and Thursday. This will result in dry weather with mainly clear skies. The surface ridge will build across Quebec on Friday, while a weak mid-level low develops near Kentucky. Most model guidance keeps the area dry, with only a small chance a few showers will sneak into the Southern Tier Friday afternoon. Otherwise, a dry pattern will persist through Friday.

High temperatures will range from the low to mid 80s. Due to the close proximity of the surface high the forecast is slightly cooler than consensus guidance for low temperatures with lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/. High pressure will track east from Quebec into northern New England and the Canadian Maritimes during the weekend. Depending on the extent of the ridge, this may allow moisture and rain associated with a mid-level low into the area. Most 12Z model guidance has trended a drier for our our area with this system. However, guidance suggests a potential for significant rainfall (2+ inches) somewhere with this system, so even though chances are low there is a risk of steady/heavy rainfall. The best chance for any rain is across southern and western portions of the forecast area. Temperatures will remain slightly above normal during the weekend.

A cold front will cross the area on Monday. This will lead to a chance for showers and thunderstorms, and will also usher in cooler weather for Tuesday.

AVIATION /19Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. An upper level trough and associated surface boundary will move east through Western NY into the afternoon and evening. Several convective lines are expected this afternoon. One has already formed east of Lake Ontario, while another one upstream is moving east along the N side of Lake Ontario. Instability and hence a potential for stronger storms exists east and north of Lake Ontario into the St Lawrence Valley. Another weak line may briefly form between KIAG-KROC late this afternoon/eve.

Most of this should diminish in intensity and/or be east of the region by about 00Z. Thereafter, the main concern will be the development of locally dense valley fog with associated LIFR conditions. However most TAF locations will not be affected by this with VFR conditions tonight into Wednesday.

Outlook .

Thursday and Friday . Mainly VFR with local IFR in river valley fog across the Southern Tier each late night and morning. Saturday and Sunday . Mainly VFR with a chance of showers.

MARINE. Small Craft Advisory winds and waves will continue on Lake Erie today. Southwest winds will also increase on Lake Ontario with choppy conditions on much of the lake. The location and direction of the strongest winds suggests most of the Small Craft Advisory winds and waves will remain in Canadian waters.

A cold front will cross the eastern Great Lakes this evening, with winds and waves quickly diminishing. Relatively light winds are then expected for Wednesday and Thursday.

BUF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NY . Heat Advisory until 7 PM EDT this evening for NYZ004>007-014. Beach Hazards Statement until 7 PM EDT this evening for NYZ010- 019-085. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM EDT this evening for LEZ020- 040-041.



SYNOPSIS . Hitchcock/Zaff NEAR TERM . Zaff SHORT TERM . Apffel LONG TERM . Apffel AVIATION . Zaff MARINE . Hitchcock/Zaff


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BUFN6 - 9063020 - Buffalo, NY 5 mi51 min WSW 21 G 24 76°F 78°F1013.4 hPa57°F
PSTN6 - 9063028 - Sturgeon Point, NY 15 mi51 min 75°F 1012.8 hPa
NIAN6 - 9063012 - Niagara Intake, NY 21 mi51 min 78°F 1012.4 hPa
45142 - Port Colborne 26 mi69 min WSW 19 G 23 75°F 76°F5 ft1012.3 hPa
DBLN6 - Dunkirk, NY 36 mi69 min WSW 19 G 22 76°F 1012.5 hPa (+1.3)
OLCN6 - Olcott Harbor, NY 36 mi69 min WSW 12 G 18 79°F 1011.2 hPa (+0.7)
45139 - West Lake Ontario - Grimsby 48 mi69 min SW 12 G 14 79°F 72°F1 ft1010.6 hPa (+0.7)

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Buffalo, Greater Buffalo International Airport, NY10 mi75 minSW 22 G 2910.00 miMostly Cloudy and Breezy80°F66°F62%1011.7 hPa
Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls International Airport, NY21 mi76 minW 15 G 2010.00 miMostly Cloudy0°F0°F%1011.5 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KBUF

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