National Weather Service Issues Ice Alert

Ice Alert

Marine Weather Statement
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
839 PM EST Sat Feb 20 2021

A Marine Weather Statement has been issued for the following areas:
Maumee Bay to Ripley, New York.

Dangerous ice conditions are possible along the Lake Erie shore through Monday. A large area of ice formed along the Lake Erie shore from Maumee Bay and the Islands east to Ripley, New York over the last few weeks. Large openings in the ice in the middle of the lake developed during the day Saturday increasing the potential for ice floes to break off from the southern shore of the lake and around the islands.

Winds are expected to increase from the southeast during the day Sunday and then increase even further from the southwest on Monday.  This increase in wind will progressively increase the risk for the ice to break off from shore. It is advised to stay off the ice.  Anyone on the ice when the ice floes break off will become stranded.