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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
 
935 AM EDT Tue Aug 3 2021 The water temperature off Buffalo is 70 degrees.
 

935 AM EDT Tue Aug 3 2021 The water temperature off Rochester is 72 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
649 AM EDT Wed Aug 4 2021

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.

LEZ020-041545-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
649 AM EDT Wed Aug 4 2021

.TODAY...Light and variable winds. Mostly sunny.
.TONIGHT...Light and variable winds. Mainly clear.
.THURSDAY...Light and variable winds. Sunny.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds less than 10 knots. Mainly
clear.
.FRIDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy, then becoming
mostly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Partly
cloudy.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 70 degrees.

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LOZ030-041545-
Lower Niagara River-
649 AM EDT Wed Aug 4 2021

.TODAY...Light and variable winds. Sunny.
.TONIGHT...Light and variable winds. Mainly clear.
.THURSDAY...Light and variable winds. Sunny.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds less than 10 knots becoming
south. Mainly clear.
.FRIDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy, then becoming
mostly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...South winds 10 knots or less. Partly cloudy.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

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LEZ040-041-041545-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
649 AM EDT Wed Aug 4 2021

.TODAY...Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming north. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds less than 10 knots. Mainly clear.
Waves 1 foot or less.
.THURSDAY...South winds less than 10 knots. Sunny. Waves 1 foot
or less.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming
south. Mainly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy, then becoming
mostly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south less
than 10 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves
2 feet or less.
.SUNDAY...South winds 10 knots or less. Partly cloudy. Waves
1 foot or less.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

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LOZ042-041545-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
649 AM EDT Wed Aug 4 2021

.TODAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming light and
variable. Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
.TONIGHT...Light and variable winds. Mainly clear. Waves 1 foot
or less.
.THURSDAY...Light and variable winds. Sunny. Waves 1 foot or
less.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming
southwest. Mainly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy, then
becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south. A
chance of showers during the day. Waves 1 foot or less.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

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LOZ043-044-041545-
Hamlin Beach to Mexico Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
649 AM EDT Wed Aug 4 2021

.TODAY...South winds 10 knots or less becoming north. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds less than 10 knots. Mainly clear.
Waves 1 foot or less.
.THURSDAY...Light and variable winds. Sunny. Waves 1 foot or
less.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds less than 10 knots becoming
south. Mainly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY...South winds 10 knots or less. Partly cloudy, then
becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south. A
chance of showers. Waves 1 foot or less.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

The water temperature off Rochester is 72 degrees.

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LOZ045-041545-
Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
649 AM EDT Wed Aug 4 2021

.TODAY...South winds less than 10 knots becoming west. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
.TONIGHT...West winds less than 10 knots. Becoming mainly clear.
Waves 1 foot or less.
.THURSDAY...Light and variable winds becoming west 5 to 10 knots.
Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds less than 10 knots becoming
south. Mainly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Mainly clear, then becoming
partly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY...South winds 10 knots or less. A chance of showers.
Waves 1 foot or less.
.SUNDAY...South winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast. A
chance of showers. Waves 1 foot or less.

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