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|Sunrise 6:12AM||Sunset 8:06PM||Sunday August 18, 2019 5:05 PM EDT (21:05 UTC)||Moonrise 8:53PM||Moonset 7:59AM||Illumination 89%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sandy Creek, NYHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Buffalo, NY  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service buffalo ny
333 pm edt Sun aug 18 2019
Warm and muggy conditions will remain over the region through the
middle of the week. While the sub tropical airmass will fuel some
showers and thunderstorms during this period... The vast majority of the
time will be rain free. A strong cold front that will pass through the
region late Wednesday will then introduce a cooler and notably more
comfortable airmass to our region for the second half of the week.
Near term through Monday
As of 18z... A well defined lake shadow has developed downwind of lake
erie. Well inland though... Strong to severe convection was depicted by
regional radars immediately east of our general forecast area. While
this activity will continue to move northeast and remain out of our
forecast area... Visible Sat imagery is showing some enhanced cu
developing along a secondary lake breeze boundary that is aligned from
about batavia southwest to the chautauqua ridge. SBCAPE values of 1000-
1500 j kg are found just to the east of this line of developing cu...
and with several more hours of heating... This area will have to be
watched for strong convection. Bulk shear values in this area average
25 kts... So its not out of the question that any convection could
support small line segments with potentially strong wind gusts. Any
discreet cells that form over the genesee valley... Western finger lakes
or western southern tier through 23z could also support large hail.
As we progress into the early evening hours... Any remaining convection
will dissipate. This will leave fair but muggy conditions for the first
part of the night... But another round of showers and thunderstorms will
then be possible as we move past midnight.
A pair of shortwaves over the mid west will take aim on our region for
the overnight period. The stronger of the two features will track to
our north and should produce strong convection over southern ontario...
possibly clipping the iag frontier in the process. The other shortwave
(pushing across indiana at 18z) will tend to shear out as it makes its
way across the lower great lakes between 04 and 09z. This will be the
feature to watch in regards to convection over our region. While there
will initially be some upper level lift for the system to work with...
this will weaken with time. Will maintain chc pops for now... As this
does not look supportive for significant convection or areal coverage.
Otherwise tonight will be warm and sultry with temperatures only
lowering to within a few degrees of 70.
The aforementioned shortwaves will precede a weak cool front that will
gradually push south across our forecast area during the day Monday.
This front will help to focus yet another round of showers and
thunderstorms over the region... Mainly during the midday and afternoon
when instability will be at its greatest. Once again though... A lack of
upper level jet support or notable low level jet will leave the bulk of
the forcing to convergence in the vcnty of the front or other subtle
boundaries within a conditionally unstable airmass with MLCAPE values
under 1000 j kg. Bulk shear values are not forecast to exceed 20-25
knots... So am not anticipating widespread strong to severe convection.
Otherwise... The largely rain free day will feature muggy conditions
with dew points within a few degrees of 70. MAX temps will range from
80 to 85.
Short term Monday night through Wednesday night
This period will feature a mainly dry and warm, but less humid day
on Tuesday, followed by showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday into
Wednesday evening as a strong cold front plows across the area.
Monday night into Tuesday will be mainly dry as a push of somewhat
drier air works in behind a weak, stalled out frontal boundary lying
across northern pa. With no discernible shortwaves moving over the
area, there will just a slight chance for a few showers toward the
pa line closest to the boundary. Dew points will drop off some
across the entire area, bringing some relief to the mugginess,
especially east of lake ontario where dewpoints could fall into the
upper 50s. Temperatures Monday night will be some ten degrees cooler
than the previous night, with lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
Highs on Tuesday will be mainly in the upper 70s to lower 80s,
however will a drier 'feel' to the air.
Tuesday night, the frontal boundary over pa will start to make a
move back to the north as a weak warm front, while an upper level
shortwave approaches the lower great lakes. While the night may
start out dry, deeper moisture to our south will make a push back to
the north ahead of the now northward advancing warm front. This will
increase the chance of some showers isolated storms from south to
north across the area, especially during the second half of the
night due to added lift associated with the approaching shortwave.
Humidity levels will be a bit higher, as will overnight temperatures
as compared to Monday night, with lows mainly in the mid 60s. The
exception will be across the northcountry, where lows will bottom
out in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
A cold front will be poised to plow across the region later
Wednesday into early part of Wednesday night. A warm, humid airmass
will be found out ahead of the approaching cold front. As the upper
level trough sharpens just to the west over the central great lakes,
enhanced lift provided by this feature within an already unstable|
environment will promote widespread showers and thunderstorms
Wednesday afternoon early evening with the pre-frontal trough out
ahead of the main cold front. The main cold front will then plow
across the region later Wednesday evening into the early overnight,
with possibly another round of general showers and storms. Storms
Wednesday afternoon into the early evening hours could become strong
with both gusty winds and hail possible. Mid level lapse rates will
increase with height falls aloft, bulk wind shear values upwards of
35 to 40 knots and CAPE deepening through the mid levels on forecast
soundings will support these stronger storms.
Temperatures on Wednesday will be similar to Tuesday, however dew
points pushing back into the upper 60s to near 70 will make it feel
more uncomfortable outside. Cooler, less humid air will pour in
behind the cold front Wednesday night. Lows will generally be in the
upper 50s to lower 60s, with some mid 50s across the higher terrain
east of lake ontario.
Long term Thursday through Sunday
In the wake of a strong cold front... A much cooler and drier airmass
will continue to overspread our region Thursday and Thursday night...
with 850 mb temperatures falling to within a couple degrees either
side of +7c. The combination of lingering secondary surface troughing
and a digging upper level trough could lead to a few more isolated
to widely scattered showers on Thursday... With the cooler airmass
and loss of diurnal influences then potentially supporting a weak lake
response east and southeast of lake ontario Thursday night into early
Friday... With this limited by the rather dry nature of the airmass.
Otherwise... The Thursday-Friday time frame will be dry and notably
cooler as expansive surface-based ridging slowly builds southeastward
across the great lakes. Expect highs to mostly be in the lower half of
the 70s both days... Though some of the higher terrain may see readings
confined to the upper 60s. Meanwhile lows will be mainly in the 50s...
with some upper 40s possible across interior portions of the southern
tier and north country.
After that... The axis of the aforementioned surface ridge will crest
across our region on Saturday... Then will drift to the atlantic
coastline on Sunday. This will provide our region with continued
fair dry weather both days... With diurnal airmass modification
and eventually warm air advection allowing highs to climb back into
the mid to upper 70s on Saturday... And to the upper 70s to lower 80s
Aviation 20z Sunday through Friday
MainlyVFR conditions will be found across the region during the
remainder of the afternoon... Although more convection will develop.
The bulk of this will be found across the southern tier and
finger lakes region where some of the storms could become strong
with local wind gusts over 40 kts.
Any convection from the afternoon will dissipate during the early
evening... But the next mid level disturbance will support renewed
showers and thunderstorms after 03z. This will especially be the case
over the far western counties where conditions may briefly deteriorate
to MVFR levels.
WhileVFR conditions are expected for the bulk of Monday... The passing
of a weak cool front will support more scattered convection. Some of
the shower and thunderstorm activity will have the potential to briefly
lower conditions to MVFR levels.
Monday night... MainlyVFR... But ifr vsbys possible across the southern
Tuesday...VFR... With a chance of showers and thunderstorms across the
Wednesday... Thunderstorms likely that could impact operations.
Thursday and Friday... MainlyVFR.
A weak pressure gradient will maintain generally light to modest
winds across the lower great lakes through the rest of the weekend
and into early next week, along with correspondingly minimal
waves. This said, there is a risk for showers and thunderstorms
today through Monday and these could produce locally stronger
winds and higher waves.
Looking further out into the middle of next week... A cold front
will cross the region on Wednesday along with more showers and
thunderstorms. In its wake... Increasingly brisk northwesterly
winds will bring an increase in wave action and could eventually
require the issuance of small craft advisories for Wednesday night
Buf watches warnings advisories
near term... Rsh
short term... Jm
long term... Jjr
marine... Apffel rsh
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|OSGN6 - 9052030 - Oswego, NY||20 mi||53 min||N 2.9 G 8||80°F||1012.6 hPa||69°F|
|45135 - Prince Edward Pt||36 mi||65 min||SE 3.9 G 3.9||75°F||75°F||1 ft||1012.4 hPa (-1.5)|
|ALXN6 - 8311062 - Alexandria Bay, NY||49 mi||47 min||73°F|
|RPRN6 - Rochester, NY||78 mi||65 min||WNW 6 G 13||83°F|
|RCRN6 - 9052058 - Rochester, NY||80 mi||53 min||85°F||1011.5 hPa|
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|Fulton, Oswego County Airport, NY||22 mi||71 min||S 7||10.00 mi||Thunderstorm in Vicinity||80°F||68°F||67%||1013.1 hPa|
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