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Sunrise 6:25AMSunset 8:11PM Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:05 PM EDT (01:05 UTC) Moonrise 9:51PMMoonset 10:09AM Illumination 71% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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LEZ020 Upper Niagara River And Buffalo Harbor- 705 Pm Edt Tue Aug 20 2019
Tonight..South winds 10 knots or less. Showers and Thunderstorms likely after midnight.
Wednesday..South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Showers and Thunderstorms likely in the morning, then a chance of showers and Thunderstorms late in the afternoon.
Wednesday night..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest. Showers and Thunderstorms likely in the evening, then a chance of showers and Thunderstorms overnight.
Thursday..Northwest winds around 10 knots becoming west. Mostly Sunny.
Thursday night..Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming north. Partly cloudy.
Friday..North winds 10 knots or less. Becoming mainly clear.
Saturday..Northeast winds less than 10 knots becoming southeast. Mainly clear.
Sunday..Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Mainly clear. Winds and waves higher in and near Thunderstorms. The water temperature off buffalo is 74 degrees.
LEZ020 Expires:201908210330;;953382 FZUS51 KBUF 202305 NSHBUF Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Buffalo NY 705 PM EDT Tue Aug 20 2019 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. LEZ020-210330-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lackawanna, NY
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Area Discussion for - Buffalo, NY
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national weather service buffalo ny
705 pm edt Tue aug 20 2019

Synopsis
Warm and humid conditions will persist across the region through
Wednesday while the potential for thunderstorms will gradually
increase. Some of these storms may become strong ahead of a cold
front Wednesday afternoon and evening. 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 Wednesday
Radar imagery showing dry conditions across the region early this
evening, with diurnal cumulus dissipating. Thicker cloud cover ahead
of a system across michigan and ohio will increase across western ny
this evening.

As we push through the overnight... We will have to watch the
remnants of a convectively enhanced shortwave that will be crossing
ohio. This convectively enhanced shortwave has become quite active
across southeast lower michigan and ohio. These storms will likely
weaken as diurnal instability remains, but forcing from the mid
level shortwave and some lingering instability should still support
scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms as this system moves
into western ny late tonight. Have increased pops a little more for
later tonight and early Wednesday morning, with the highest chances
along and south of the thruway across western ny later tonight, then
spreading to points southeast of lake ontario by daybreak Wednesday.

The airmass in advance of this feature will be relatively unstable
by late night standards, with plenty of elevated CAPE (avg 500 j kg)
to tap into. Will gradually increase pops across the region later
tonight... With low chc pops quickly ramping up to categorical over
the southern tier by daybreak. While the storms will likely produced
locally heavy rain (pwat values approaching 2") and frequent
lightning... Am not anticipating severe weather.

Otherwise it will be warm and muggy tonight. Mins will range from
the upper 60s to lower 70s across the lake plains to the mid 60s
across the southern tier and the lower 60s in lewis county.

While unsettled conditions are expected across parts of the forecast
area on Wednesday... Including the threat for strong to severe
convection... Many areas will also likely experience a long stretch
of problem free weather. As we open the day... Convection from the
aforementioned convectively enhanced shortwave will be moving east
across the region, with this first batch of rain then mostly ending
from west to east later in the morning. Elevated CAPE values
averaging 500 j kg will help to fuel the convection... But with only
20 kts of bulk shear being forecast... Am not anticipating a high
threat for severe weather. The storms will have a higher chance for
producing very heavy rain with localized amounts in excess of an
inch in under an hour. The threat for significant rainfall will be
supported by pwat values that will approach 2 inches and a nearly
saturated moisture profile that will include -10c level (mixed
hydrometeors) of nearly 20k ft. This environment will favor warm
rain processes... So radar based rainfall estimates should be used
with caution.

Subsidence in the wake of the morning shortwave should provide a few
hours of dry time in many areas from late morning through early
afternoon. Scattered storms will then re-develop along and inland of
the lake breeze boundaries by mid afternoon. Meanwhile increasing
southwest flow off the lakes will result in stable lake shadows,
which may keep areas near buffalo and watertown mainly dry for the
bulk of the afternoon. Renewed convection along the lake breeze
boundary will feed off an increasingly unstable airmass (sbcapes as
high as 1000 j kg) to support likely pops over the finger lakes and
inland portions of the western southern tier. While this convection
could include some storms with gusty winds and heavy rain...

sufficient shear for organized bowing line segments will be meager.

By early evening... A strong cold front will be approaching from
southern ontario. Increased convergence along and ahead of this
boundary will then combine with a modest 30kt low level jet to
strengthen any ongoing convection. This will be the time when strong
to severe storms will be the highest, although given the timing of
the cold front the greatest severe weather risk along the cold front
may end up being in southern ontario. As of the writing of this
discussion... The storm prediction center only has portions of the
finger lakes and eastern lake ontario region outlined in a marginal
risk area.

Other than the threat for strong storms on Wednesday... It will once
again be warm and humid. MAX temps will be in the low to mid 80s for
most areas while surface dewpoints will climb to around 70.

Short term Wednesday night through Friday night
A cold front will be in the process of moving east across the region
with associated convection, probably over east of the eastern lake
ontario region Wednesday evening. There may be another trailing
line initially moving sse across lake ontario and into wny and
central ny in the evening as well. Once these move through, expect
generally quiet weather to end the week.

A relatively high amplitude upper level pattern will temporarily be
over central and eastern canada beginning Wednesday night, defined
by a large ridge axis over manitoba and downstream low over ontario
and quebec. This setup is already getting started, with a building
ridge over the western us (and points north) along with an upper
level low SW of hudson bay northern ontario. By Thursday, the
southern reaches of the latter feature will be felt over wny for the
remainder of the week with a corresponding cool airmass and below
normal temperatures. This should be more refreshing than anything
else, with highs about 5-10f below normal and mainly in the low 70s
both Thursday and Friday.

The continental sourced airmass should result in dry weather,
although moisture initially trapped in the wnw flow may start off
with weak lake effect clouds and maybe a sprinkle or two from the
upslope flow. This should morph into an abundant inland
stratocumulus field on Thursday and or Friday. Meanwhile, with the
early fall-like weather airmass and continued subsidence, expect
some overnight and early morning valley fog.

Long term Saturday through Tuesday
Saturday and Sunday the axis of sprawling surface high pressure
will slowly drift from the central great lakes to the mid-atlantic
and new england coastlines... While weak troughing slowly gives way
to building heights aloft. The 12z 20 ECMWF maintains more in the
way of troughing aloft during this time frame and consequently tries
to spit out a few spotty light showers... However feel that this is
overdone with dry weather more than likely to prevail given
plentiful dry air and subsidence attendant to the surface ridge.

Monday and Tuesday the medium range guidance begins to diverge
with respect to how quickly the ridge slides further east and
out to sea... And gives way to the next trough and associated
moisture approaching from the west. The GFS remains fastest with
this overall scenario and brings increasing chances for convection
into our region... While the ECMWF lies on the other side of the
guidance envelope and keeps the ridge intact and our region
totally dry through Tuesday. Given continuity and a general
distrust for the GFS this far out... Will lean toward the latter
scenario and keep dry weather in place through Monday... With
only very low-end chances for convection returning on Tuesday.

Otherwise... The combination of general airmass modification and warm
air advection will lead to a slow but steady day-to-day warming
trend through this period... With highs in the lower to mid 70s on
Saturday climbing back to the upper 70s and lower 80s by Monday.

Aviation 00z Wednesday through Sunday
High pressure will drift east across new england tonight, allowing
an upper level disturbance to move east into the region overnight
through early Wednesday. This system will bring increasing chances
of showers and thunderstorms by around midnight across far western
ny, then spreading east across the rest of the area through late
tonight and early Wednesday morning. Areas of MVFR CIGS may develop
across the western southern tier late tonight and Wednesday morning.

OtherwiseVFR will prevail for the rest of the area, with any MVFR
to ifr conditions limited to in and near thunderstorms.

The first batch of showers and storms will mostly end from west to
east Wednesday morning as the upper level disturbance moves into
eastern ny. Renewed scattered convection will develop in the
afternoon along and inland of the lake breeze boundaries. Meanwhile
southwest flow off the lakes will allow stable lake shadows to form,
keeping areas near kbuf and kart mainly dry in the afternoon.VFR
will prevail from late morning through the afternoon, with any MVFR
to ifr conditions limited to in and near thunderstorms.

Outlook...

Thursday through Sunday... MainlyVFR with nothing more than southern
tier valley fog producing local ifr to MVFR conditions each morning.

Marine
High pressure will continue light winds and waves on the lakes though
tonight.

A southwesterly flow will increase Wednesday ahead of a cold front
with waves building to 2-4 feet on lake erie during the midday and
afternoon. A cold front will swing across the lower lakes Wednesday
evening and early overnight... With waves and winds increasing within
the cold air advection environment.

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.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Rsh
near term... Hitchcock rsh
short term... Zaff
long term... Jjr
aviation... Hitchcock
marine... Hitchcock rsh thomas
tides coastal flooding... Rsh jla


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BUFN6 - 9063020 - Buffalo, NY 5 mi54 min SW 1 G 1 79°F 78°F1015 hPa60°F
PSTN6 - 9063028 - Sturgeon Point, NY 15 mi54 min 77°F 1014.3 hPa
NIAN6 - 9063012 - Niagara Intake, NY 21 mi54 min 78°F 1014.7 hPa
45142 - Port Colborne 26 mi66 min E 3.9 G 3.9 77°F 78°F1013.9 hPa (-1.4)
DBLN6 - Dunkirk, NY 36 mi66 min E 4.1 G 5.1 77°F 1014.4 hPa (-1.4)
OLCN6 - Olcott Harbor, NY 36 mi66 min E 4.1 G 6 74°F 1014.6 hPa (-1.3)

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Buffalo, Greater Buffalo International Airport, NY10 mi12 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy81°F63°F54%1014.2 hPa
Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls International Airport, NY21 mi13 minS 410.00 miFair79°F64°F62%1013.6 hPa

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