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Lake Erie

The reported Lake Erie water temperature is 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 reported Lake Ontario water temperature is 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
 
934 AM EST Thu Dec 8 2022 The water temperature off Buffalo is 45 degrees.
 

934 AM EST Thu Dec 8 2022 The water temperature off Rochester is 43 degrees.

 

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Historical Lake Erie Temperatures (Unofficial 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
934 AM EST Thu Dec 8 2022

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.

LEZ020-082230-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
934 AM EST Thu Dec 8 2022

.REST OF TODAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Cloudy.
.TONIGHT...North winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
Mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy in the
morning, then becoming mostly sunny.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east.
Mostly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast. Rain and
snow showers likely Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming north. Rain
showers.
.MONDAY...North winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. Mostly
cloudy, then becoming partly cloudy.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 45 degrees.

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LOZ030-082230-
Lower Niagara River-
934 AM EST Thu Dec 8 2022

.REST OF TODAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Cloudy.
.TONIGHT...North winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
Mostly cloudy.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy in the
morning, then becoming mostly sunny.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Rain and snow showers
likely Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north. Rain
showers during the day, then rain showers likely Sunday night.
.MONDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast. Mostly
cloudy, then becoming partly cloudy.

$$

LEZ040-041-082230-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
934 AM EST Thu Dec 8 2022

.REST OF TODAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Cloudy. Waves 2 feet
or less.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves
2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 15 to
20 knots. Partly to mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to
2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming east
10 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to
1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast. Rain
showers likely Saturday night. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest. Rain
showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast. Mostly
cloudy, then becoming partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.

$$

LOZ042-082230-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
934 AM EST Thu Dec 8 2022

.REST OF TODAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north.
Cloudy. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
.TONIGHT...North winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. Mostly
cloudy. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east 15 to
20 knots. Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly
sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Partly to mostly
cloudy. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.SATURDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Rain showers likely
Saturday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.SUNDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast 5 to
15 knots. Rain showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy, then
becoming partly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

$$

LOZ043-044-082230-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
934 AM EST Thu Dec 8 2022

.REST OF TODAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north.
Scattered rain showers late this morning. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
.TONIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast. Mostly
cloudy. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Becoming mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to
2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Partly cloudy.
Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast. A
chance of rain and snow showers Saturday night. Waves 3 to 6 feet
subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast 5 to
15 knots. Rain showers with snow showers likely during the day,
then rain showers Sunday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming north. Mostly
cloudy, then clearing. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

The water temperature off Rochester is 43 degrees.

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LOZ045-082230-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
934 AM EST Thu Dec 8 2022

.REST OF TODAY...North winds around 10 knots. Scattered rain
showers late this morning. Waves 1 foot or less.
.TONIGHT...North winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. Mostly
cloudy in the evening, then clearing. Waves 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or
less.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Mainly clear.
Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming east 10 to
15 knots. Mainly clear, then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet
or less.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast. Rain
showers with snow showers likely during the day, then snow
showers likely Sunday night. Waves 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming north. Becoming
mainly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.

$$

Hitchcock