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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
336 PM EDT WED MAR 19 2014

LEZ040-041-201000-
LAKE ERIE NEARSHORE WATERS FROM RIPLEY TO DUNKIRK-
LAKE ERIE NEARSHORE WATERS FROM DUNKIRK TO BUFFALO-
336 PM EDT WED MAR 19 2014

...POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT ICE MOVEMENT ON LAKE ERIE THROUGH
THURSDAY...

THE COMBINATION OF TEMPERATURES WARMING INTO THE 40S ALONG WITH
SOME RAINFALL WILL CAUSE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF THE ICE ON
LAKE ERIE TO WEAKEN.

IN ADDITION...SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KNOTS WILL SWITCH TO THE
SOUTHWEST AND INCREASE TO 35 KNOT GALES LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY. THIS COULD RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT ICE MOVEMENT AND
CONTINUED DESTABILIZATION OF ICE ON THE LAKE.

DURING THIS PERIOD...ICE FISHERMEN SHOULD BE ALERT TO RAPIDLY 
CHANGING CONDITIONS ON LAKE ERIE. STRONG WINDS CAN SEPARATE ICE
FROM THE SHORELINE AND MAKE SAFE PASSAGE BACK TO LAND IMPOSSIBLE.

$$

LOZ045-201000-
LAKE ONTARIO NEARSHORE WATERS FROM MEXICO BAY TO THE SAINT
LAWRENCE RIVER-
336 PM EDT WED MAR 19 2014

...POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT ICE MOVEMENT AT THE EAST END OF
LAKE ONTARIO THROUGH THURSDAY...

THE COMBINATION OF TEMPERATURES WARMING INTO THE 40S ALONG WITH
SOME RAINFALL WILL CAUSE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF THE ICE AT
THE EAST END OF LAKE ONTARIO TO WEAKEN.

IN ADDITION...SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KNOTS WILL SWITCH TO THE
SOUTHWEST AND INCREASE TO 35 KNOT GALES LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY. THIS COULD RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT ICE MOVEMENT AND
CONTINUED DESTABILIZATION OF ICE ON THE LAKE.

DURING THIS PERIOD...ICE FISHERMEN SHOULD BE ALERT TO RAPIDLY 
CHANGING CONDITIONS ON LAKE ONTARIO. STRONG WINDS CAN SEPARATE
ICE FROM THE SHORELINE AND MAKE SAFE PASSAGE BACK TO LAND
IMPOSSIBLE.

$$

HITCHCOCK





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