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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
 
1021 AM EDT Sun Sep 26 2021 The water temperature off Buffalo is 65 degrees.
 

1021 AM EDT Sun Sep 26 2021 The water temperature off Rochester is 63 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.

 

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NearShore Marine Forecast


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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
748 PM EDT Sun Sep 26 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.

LEZ020-270315-
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor-
748 PM EDT Sun Sep 26 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers after midnight.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds increasing to 15 to 25 knots. A chance
of showers in the morning.
.MONDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north. A
chance of showers.
.TUESDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly sunny in the
morning, then becoming mostly sunny.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...North winds less than 10 knots. Mainly clear.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast. Mostly
sunny.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 10 knots or less. Mostly sunny.
.FRIDAY...North winds less than 10 knots. Mostly sunny.

The water temperature off Buffalo is 65 degrees.

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LOZ030-270315-
Lower Niagara River-
748 PM EDT Sun Sep 26 2021

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of showers
after midnight.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers in the morning.
.MONDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north. A chance
of showers.
.TUESDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north. Becoming
mostly sunny.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 knots or less. Becoming mainly
clear.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast. Mostly
sunny.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 10 knots or less. Mostly sunny.
.FRIDAY...North winds less than 10 knots. Mostly sunny.

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LEZ040-041-270315-
Buffalo to Ripley along Lake Erie-
748 PM EDT Sun Sep 26 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20
knots. A chance of showers late. Waves 3 to 5 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds to 30 knots becoming west. Mostly
sunny. Waves 5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to
1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north. Partly
sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny. Waves 1 to
3 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Mainly clear. Waves 1
foot or less.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 2
feet or less.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 feet
or less.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 10 knots or less. Mostly sunny. Waves 1
foot or less.

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LOZ042-270315-
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach along Lake Ontario-
748 PM EDT Sun Sep 26 2021

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20
knots. A chance of showers after midnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north. A
chance of showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest.
Becoming mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Partly cloudy.
Waves 1 to 2 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast.
Partly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Sunny. Waves 1 to 3
feet.
.FRIDAY...North winds 10 knots or less. Mostly sunny. Waves 1
foot or less.

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LOZ043-270315-
Hamlin Beach to Sodus Bay along Lake Ontario
including Irondequoit Bay-
748 PM EDT Sun Sep 26 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of showers late. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.
Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north. A
chance of showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest.
Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny. Waves
2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly to mostly
cloudy. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast.
Partly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest
less than 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less. Mostly sunny. Waves 1
foot or less.

The water temperature off Rochester is 63 degrees, and the central
Lake Ontario buoy water temperature is 67 degrees.

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LOZ044-045-270315-
Sodus Bay to the Saint Lawrence River along Lake Ontario-
748 PM EDT Sun Sep 26 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of showers late. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around
7 feet.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. Showers
likely in the morning, then just a chance of showers in the
afternoon. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to
2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest.
Partly to mostly sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy.
Waves 2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast.
Partly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2
feet or less.
.FRIDAY...North winds 10 knots or less. Mostly sunny. Waves 1
foot or less.

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