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Lake Erie

The Lake Erie water temperature is officially taken at the Buffalo Water Treatment Plant located on Lake Erie at the entrance to the Niagara River.  The reading is taken at a depth of 30 feet. This data is unofficial.

Lake Ontario

The Lake Ontario water temperature is officially taken at the Monroe County Water Treatment Plant near Greece, N.Y. The temperatures is measured at the intake pipes about 1500 feet offshore at a approximate depth of 35 feet. The Lake Ontario temperature occasionally may not be representative of the surface temperature due to upwelling. This process, more common during the summer months, brings colder water from the deeper parts of the lake toward the surface near the temperature sensor. The surface water may be significantly warmer. This data is unofficial.
 

Latest Lake Temperatures
 
918 AM EST THU JAN 19 2017 THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF BUFFALO IS 33 DEGREES.
 

918 AM EST THU JAN 19 2017 THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF ROCHESTER IS 38 DEGREES.

 

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Historical Lake Erie Temperatures (Normals and Extremes)

 

The daily lake temperatures for Lake Erie off Buffalo and for Lake Ontario off Rochester are included in the Nearshore Marine Forecast.

 

Click the link for previous versions of the Nearshore Marine Forecast.
 

NearShore Marine Forecast


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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
333 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE

LEZ020-200415-
UPPER NIAGARA RIVER AND BUFFALO HARBOR-
333 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS LESS THAN 10 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY THIS
EVENING...THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
.FRIDAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. AREAS OF FOG IN THE AFTERNOON.
RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHWEST.
AREAS OF FOG. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN AREAS OF
DRIZZLE OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. AREAS OF FOG IN THE
MORNING. AREAS OF DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
SUNDAY NIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST. A CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY MONDAY
NIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. A CHANCE
OF SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF BUFFALO IS 33 DEGREES.

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LOZ030-200415-
LOWER NIAGARA RIVER-
333 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. MOSTLY CLOUDY THIS EVENING...
THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS LESS THAN 10 KNOTS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING
SOUTHWEST. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE IN THE EVENING.
AREAS OF FOG.
.SATURDAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. AREAS OF FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
SUNDAY NIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST. A CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY MONDAY
NIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. A
CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY.

$$

LEZ040-041-200415-
BUFFALO TO RIPLEY ALONG LAKE ERIE-
333 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING EAST. MOSTLY
CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. RAIN.
AREAS OF FOG IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE EVENING. AREAS OF FOG. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS LESS THAN 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. CLOUDY. WAVES 1 FOOT
OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST. A CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS SUNDAY NIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST. A CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY MONDAY
NIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. A CHANCE
OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

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LOZ042-200415-
NIAGARA RIVER TO HAMLIN BEACH ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-
333 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING EAST. MOSTLY
CLOUDY. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF FOG. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS LESS THAN 10 KNOTS. AREAS OF FOG IN
THE MORNING. AREAS OF DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING. WAVES 1 FOOT OR
LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. PATCHY DRIZZLE
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
SUNDAY NIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST. RAIN
LIKELY DURING THE DAY...THEN RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY MONDAY NIGHT.
WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE OF
SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 1 TO 3 FEET.

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LOZ043-044-200415-
HAMLIN BEACH TO MEXICO BAY ALONG LAKE ONTARIO
INCLUDING IRONDEQUOIT BAY-
333 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. CLOUDY.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
OVERNIGHT. PATCHY FOG OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTH.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. PATCHY
DRIZZLE OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS SUNDAY
NIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST. RAIN AND
SNOW LIKELY. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE OF
SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3
FEET.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF ROCHESTER IS 38 DEGREES.

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LOZ045-200415-
MEXICO BAY TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-
333 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS LESS THAN 10 KNOTS. CLOUDY. WAVES 2
FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. PARTLY SUNNY. WAVES 1
FOOT OR LESS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. A
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHWEST.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS BECOMING NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS. CLOUDY. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST. MOSTLY
CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.

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