High wind and frothy waves crashed upon the Bass Islands Thursday evening. Peak northwest gusts at South Bass Island Lighthouse measured 34 knots (39mph), and continuous wind was steady at 29 knots (33mph). Flooding created hazardous travel toward East Point and on Bayview Avenue near Put-in-Bay Yacht Club. Boaters at the Crews Nest docks added extra lines for security. High water also spilled over the seawall at South Bass Island State Park. Click images for enlarged view.
Nor’Easter number five–in as many weeks–has the low-lying Put-in-Bay waterfront under water once again. Miller Boat Line is running the ferry schedule as best they can. The air temperature hovers just below 50°F, but the twenty-mph wind gusts create a wind chill of 40°F. Photos by Donna Steinbach
Weather reports from NOAA suggest another round of soggy conditions for the Bass Islands and north shores of Ohio:
East to northeast winds will increase late tonight and lead to rising water levels on the western basin of Lake Erie. Lakeshore flooding is possible along the western shoreline of Lake Erie and the Lake Erie Islands late tonight. High water levels and the potential for Lakeshore Flooding will continue on the western basin of Lake Erie on Sunday.
Miller Boat Line Weather Awareness for Sunday, 5/12/19 ~ Strong NE winds are predicted that can affect the Miller Ferry schedules.
Great Lakes water levels information HERE!
Nor’Easter becomes an all too familiar expression as another round of fierce winds raises Lake Erie water levels. Steady readings in the upper teens, and gusts approaching 30 knots, are in the South Bass Island Lighthouse weather record for Wednesday. As night falls around the Bass Islands, the barometer drops and ENE wind continues to batter the eastern shoreline. A Lakeshore Flood Warning is in effect until 8am Thursday, 9 May 2019.
Due to water spilling violently over the island’s shores, Miller Boat Line docked the Put-in-Bay at South Bass Island State Park as a precautionary measure. Afternoon operations were curtailed; as of this writing no report on ferry service for Thursday. Check with Miller Ferry for updates.
Put-in-Bay’s two nor’easters will have Yardworks playing a real life game of ‘Pick Up Sticks’ as they begin debris cleanup across the island.
Call Yardworks at 419-285-2147 to start a game in your yard. New customers are still welcome for the upcoming mowing season as well. Contact Yardworks today!
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