Bob Bahney, of Peach Point, South Bass Island, witnessed 60 MPH wind at his home at 9:11pm tonight. Categorized as a 10 on the Beaufort Scale, this is described as creating “very high waves with overhanging crests; large patches of foam from wave crests give the sea a white appearance. Considerable tumbling of waves with heavy impact. Large amounts of airborne spray reduce visibility.”
There is currently a gale warning in effect:
URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH 931 PM EST SAT NOV 19 2016 .MUCH COLDER AIR AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE INTO THE AREA AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE LOCAL REGION. LAKE ERIE NEARSHORE WATERS FROM MAUMEE BAY TO RENO BEACH OH- LAKE ERIE NEARSHORE WATERS FROM RENO BEACH TO THE ISLANDS OH- LAKE ERIE NEARSHORE WATERS FROM THE ISLANDS TO VERMILION OH- LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM MAUMEE BAY TO RENO BEACH OH- LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM RENO BEACH TO THE ISLANDS OH- LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM THE ISLANDS TO VERMILION OH- 931 PM EST SAT NOV 19 2016 ...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST SUNDAY... * WINDS...WEST 35 KNOT GALES BECOMING NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT...SLOWLY DIMINISHING SUNDAY. * WAVES...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET SUNDAY AFTERNOON.