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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
 
948 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017 THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF BUFFALO IS 35 DEGREES.
 

948 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017 THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF ROCHESTER IS 39 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
326 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE

LEZ020-251615-
UPPER NIAGARA RIVER AND BUFFALO HARBOR-
326 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. RAIN SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS EARLY...THEN SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS EARLY.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED
SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. PARTLY
SUNNY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST LESS
THAN 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTH. A
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY
TUESDAY NIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST.
RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY DURING THE DAY...THEN RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF BUFFALO IS 35 DEGREES.

$$

LOZ030-251615-
LOWER NIAGARA RIVER-
326 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AND INCREASING
TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. RAIN SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
EARLY...THEN SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS LATE. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY
PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS EARLY.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SCATTERED SNOW AND RAIN
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. A CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH LESS THAN
10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTH. A
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY
TUESDAY NIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST.
RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY DURING THE DAY...THEN RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

LEZ040-041-251615-
BUFFALO TO RIPLEY ALONG LAKE ERIE-
326 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS.
RAIN SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING...THEN
SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS EARLY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET
BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS. LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED LAKE EFFECT RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN LAKE
EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 6 TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING TO
5 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. A CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO
3 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 25 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT. WAVES 3 TO
5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. A CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY TUESDAY
NIGHT. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. RAIN
SHOWERS LIKELY DURING THE DAY...THEN RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET
BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

LOZ042-251615-
NIAGARA RIVER TO HAMLIN BEACH ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-
326 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AND INCREASING
TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS. RAIN SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THIS
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS THIS MORNING. WAVES 2 TO
4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS. SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. LAKE
EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES 5 TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY.
WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR
LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. A CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY TUESDAY
NIGHT. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY DURING THE DAY...THEN RAIN
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

LOZ043-044-251615-
HAMLIN BEACH TO MEXICO BAY ALONG LAKE ONTARIO
INCLUDING IRONDEQUOIT BAY-
326 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS EARLY...THEN RAIN SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS FROM LATE MORNING ON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY
PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS FROM LATE MORNING ON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS.
SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN LAKE EFFECT
SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 8 TO
11 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 7 TO 11 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
8 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY.
WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. A CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY DURING THE DAY...THEN RAIN SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE OFF ROCHESTER IS 39 DEGREES.

$$

LOZ045-251615-
MEXICO BAY TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER ALONG LAKE ONTARIO-
326 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. SCATTERED
RAIN SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. RAIN SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE
GUSTY WINDS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS BUILDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TO
30 KNOTS. LAKE EFFECT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN
LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO
7 TO 11 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 8 TO 11 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO
7 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
TUESDAY NIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY DURING THE DAY...THEN RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY WEDNESDAY NIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO
3 TO 5 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

CHURCH/HITCHCOCK