Cato, NY Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Cato, NY

April 23, 2024 3:39 AM EDT (07:39 UTC) Change Location
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LOZ044 Expires:202404230915;;213912 Fzus51 Kbuf 230148 Nshbuf
nearshore marine forecast national weather service buffalo ny 948 pm edt Mon apr 22 2024
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.
loz043-044-230915- hamlin beach to mexico bay along lake ontario including irondequoit bay- 948 pm edt Mon apr 22 2024

Rest of tonight - South winds 5 to 15 knots. Mainly clear late this evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.

Tuesday - South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

Tuesday night - Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. Occasional showers in the evening, then rain overnight. Waves 2 feet or less.

Wednesday - Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Occasional rain showers in the morning, then a chance of rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 4 to 7 feet, then subsiding to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.

Wednesday night - Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. Clear. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

Thursday - Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast. Mainly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.

Friday - Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of rain showers Friday night. Waves 2 feet or less.

Saturday - South winds 15 to 20 knots. Showers likely. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
the water temperature off rochester is 45 degrees.

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Area Discussion for - Buffalo, NY
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Buffalo NY 154 AM EDT Tue Apr 23 2024

SYNOPSIS
High pressure that supplied us with beautiful weather on Monday is now drifting off the East coast. A strengthening southerly flow in its wake will now transport milder air and increased moisture into our region. This will lead to thickening clouds on Tuesday with a slow moving frontal system promising to generate a quarter to a half inch of rain for us Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. An expansive area of Canadian high pressure will then assure us of fair dry weather Thursday and Friday.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM TUESDAY EVENING/
High pressure will slide east of the area, but it will still maintain dry weather overnight. Southerly return flow will gradually strengthen and high clouds will also spread from west to east across the area. These two factors will help keep us warmer than last night with lows mainly in the mid and upper 30s, and low to mid 40s across lower terrain over far western NY aided by downslope flow.

High pressure will drift to the East Coast Tuesday. Meanwhile, strengthening low pressure moves east into the western Great Lakes with a pre-frontal trough nearing western NY later Tuesday. This will mean at least a dry first half of the day before moisture and lift increase ahead of the of the approaching pre-frontal trough with showers possibly entering far western NY by mid afternoon, then becoming likely across areas west of the Genesee Valley late in the day into the early evening. A 40-50 knot low level jet will move into the area ahead of the trough. A well mixed environment from later morning on will allow for some breezy to windy conditions to develop as we at least partially mix down some of those stronger winds off the deck with many areas seeing gusts up of 25-30 mph, with gusts up to 40-45 mph across portions of the Niagara Frontier.
However, one positive of the strong southerly flow will be warmer weather, with temperatures expected to reach into the low to mid 60s for all but the higher terrain, where some mid and upper 50s will hang on.

SHORT TERM /6 PM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT/
Forecast remains on track for the next slug of widespread soggy weather this period, quickly followed by a rush of cooler temperatures. This will come as a positively-tilted mid-level trough slides from the central Great Lakes to New York State Tuesday night, then on to New England during Wednesday. In the process...this system will push its attendant and rather elongated/wavy surface low across our area later Tuesday night...
with this system then quickly departing off the New England coastline Wednesday.

On the front flank of this system...lead shortwave energy entering our region from the Ohio Valley will act in concert with a modest low level jet and leading prefrontal trough to bring increasingly widespread showers into our region from southwest to northeast Tuesday evening. The showers will then evolve into a 3-6 hour period of steadier moderate rainfall during the late evening and early overnight hours as the wavy cold front approaches and a coupled upper level jet structure develops aloft...with these two features helping to more strongly lift the plume of GOMEX-based moisture that will be in place across our region.

Wednesday morning the main cold front will then slice through our region from northwest to southeast, bringing some additional showers and perhaps even a few embedded thunderstorms given the presence of some weak instability during this time frame. Following the passage of this front, much colder and drier air will then flood across our region during Wednesday as Canadian high pressure begins to rapidly build in behind the departing frontal boundary. While latest guidance has generally trended a couple of hours later with the arrival of this front and some minor discrepancies persist with respect to exactly how cold our airmass will get...the expected degree of cold advection should be enough (when coupled with plentiful cloud cover and lingering pcpn) to support a non-diurnal temperature trend Wednesday morning. This should result in widespread readings ranging through the 40s at the start of the day falling back to the mid to upper 30s in most areas...save for perhaps interior portions of the Finger Lakes and areas near the NY/PA border
As we push through the afternoon
further drying and the re-introduction of at least some partial sunshine will then help to slow or temporarily reverse this trend...with this particularly true across our northwestern periphery where temps may actually recover into the lower to mid 40s for a time.

Given the expected trends in temperature profiles during Wednesday there will be at least some potential for rain showers to mix with and/or changeover to wet snow before ending. That stated, given the generally slower start to the changeover and the fact that it will also be in a race against the precip tapering off rather quickly from northwest to southeast as the surface high and much drier air/subsidence rapidly build in behind the departing cold front...the potential window for wet snow to be limited and fairly narrow...with this and the high late April sun angle helping to largely confine any spotty minor accumulations to our higher terrain.

Wednesday night the core of the Canadian surface high will settle directly across New York State
with largely clear skies
light winds...and the chilly airmass allowing temps to tumble into the mid to upper 20s areawide...and possibly even to the lower 20s across interior sections of the Southern Tier and North Country.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/
Fair weather expected for Thursday and much of Friday as a sfc high pushes into the region and ridging increases. Temperatures on Thursday in the mid 40s to upper 50s will warm on Friday to the mid 50s to mid 60s as winds shift out of the east and then southeast.

Shower potential increases later Friday evening into the night from west to east as a warm front approaches from the southwest. The front is associated with a weakening sfc low and trough that will cross from the central plains to the central Great Lakes from Friday evening through Saturday. The trailing cold front will track toward the region but stall out near or just north of the area. The area along the stalled frontal passage will have the best chance for lingering showers, otherwise areas south of the stalled front will have longer breaks in precip after the warm front passes. Still a good amount of uncertainty with showers timing for Friday night into Saturday and how much precip with the warm front. Some models are coming in drier than previous runs having the showers move through quicker and with less coverage.

Another sfc low takes a similar track to the early weekend system but on Monday & Monday night, pulling the stalled frontal boundary over/near the region back north as a warm front and then pushes a cold front through around the late Monday night/first half of Tuesday timeframe.

All the above mentioned, showers each day of the weekend and into the start of the new work week is expected, along with some daytime thunderstorms with the forecast area in the warm sector of the two different systems. Guidance still hinting at a few hours of some steadier showers with the warm frontal passage. Plenty of breaks in showers though, especially if the stalled front stays north of the area.

Temperatures over the weekend continue to warm from the mid 50s and upper 60s on Saturday to the low 60s to upper 70s for Sunday and Monday.

AVIATION /06Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/
VFR conditions will remain in place for the remainder of the overnight through the first half of Tuesday...although sfc winds will gradually increase after sunrise.

During the course of Tuesday afternoon...VFR level clouds will gradually lower and thicken across the region with showers expected west of the Finger Lakes by late afternoon.

Widespread rain will move across all of western and north central New York Tuesday night...as a slow moving frontal system will make its way through the region. Cigs will lower to MVFR levels during the evening...then to IFR levels for many areas during the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

Outlook...

Wednesday...MVFR to IFR CIGS with rain ending early.
Thursday and Friday...VFR.
Saturday...VFR/MVFR. A chance of showers.

MARINE
Southerly winds will freshen somewhat as high pressure slides off the East Coast overnight. Fresh southerlies Tuesday morning will become southwesterly in the afternoon. While this will lead to choppy conditions on portions of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, the highest wave action will be in Canadian waters.
This will lower the potential for Small Craft headlines, although these may be needed for portions of Lake Ontario and possibly the Niagara River.

A slow moving frontal boundary will cross the lower Great Lakes Tuesday night. Moderate to fresh southwesterlies are expected with waves below Small Craft Advisory criteria. Winds pick up and switch to the north behind a cold front Wednesday with Small Craft Advisory conditions possible, especially on Lake Ontario.

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




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
OSGN6 - 9052030 - Oswego, NY 21 mi52 min SSE 9.9G12 42°F 30.0127°F
45215 23 mi44 min 43°F 44°F
45135 - Prince Edward Pt 45 mi40 min S 14G16 44°F 41°F2 ft30.02


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KFZY OSWEGO COUNTY,NY 16 sm45 minSE 0310 smClear37°F27°F65%30.05
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