Preparedness is Key to Approaching Lake Erie Weather

2:20 pm UPDATE:  Seas are getting rough and the waters around Lime Kiln are turning sloppy, according to Captain Billy Market.  The 2:30 pm trip leaving Put-in-Bay may be the last run of the day.

Billy Market, of Miller Boat Line, on Facebook this morning:

“If you got to go or be somewhere, the earlier you do it, the odds improve significantly of the boats running. Enough said…..”

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS. GALE WARNING. THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS INDICATED THAT THERE IS A MODERATE RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TODAY AND TONIGHT FOR THE WESTERN HALF OF LAKE ERIE AND A SLIGHT RISK FOR THE EASTERN HALF OF THE LAKE. A SQUALL LINE IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND MOVE ACROSS THE LOCAL AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. VERY STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED JUST OFF THE SURFACE. HEAVY RAIN FROM THE SQUALL LINE COULD BRING THESE STRONG WINDS DOWN TO THE SURFACE. THE STRONG WINDS WITH THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE INDEPENDENT OF THE WINDS RESULTING IN A GALE WARNING ON THE LAKE. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. ISOLATED TORNADIC WATERSPOUTS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

A thoroughly detailed winter weather forecast is available at WxRisk.com.