Great Wind Blows Ice Away

Put in Bay airportLake Erie gale windWest-Southwest wind, clocked at 58.6mph at South Bass Island Lighthouse at 2pm, moves the earth under our feet and blows the ice away!  A high wind warning remains in effect until 1am Monday morning.  Overnight temperature will drop from the mid-thirties to the teens tonight.

Lake Erie iceThe West Shore of South Bass Island witnesses a giant field of undulating ice, but the south and east sides reveal wild channels Lake Erie gale windLake Erie gale windof five-foot waves and humongous ice blocks swiftly flowing downstream.  As of this writing, no power outage.  A few ice shanties have toppled over and several trees lost some limbs overnight.  Lake Erie wind and iceBelow-freezing temperatures and a chance of snow are in the long-range forecast.  Click an image for enlarged view!Lake Erie wind and iceLake Erie wind and ice