Good Weather Arrives at Put-in-Bay

Brilliant sunshine and a pleasant 54°F delivers a reprieve from the dank and dreary today.  While business venues around South Bass island prepare for a lively Cinco de Mayo weekend, Holly and Jeff Cronau, from Catawba, Ohio, took time for a satisfying bicycle excursion.

April Showers, May Flowers? Not Yet

"Monday will be a very cool, blustery, rainy day."

Gee, just what we all wanted to hear . . .

National Weather Service Cleveland OH
955 PM EDT Sun Apr 30 2023

Maumee Bay to Reno Beach OH-Reno Beach to The Islands OH-
The Islands to Vermilion OH


* WHAT…West winds 20 to 30 knots with gusts up to 40 knots and
waves 3 to 7 feet expected.

* WHERE…The nearshore waters of Lake Erie from Maumee Bay to
Vermilion OH.

* WHEN…From 10 AM Monday to 10 AM EDT Wednesday.

* IMPACTS…Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Prolonged westerly winds will lead to
falling water levels on the western basin of Lake Erie. A Low
Water Advisory may be needed.

Sunshine Prefaces Stormy Put-in-Bay Forecast

Gibraltar Island as seen from Perry’s Monument Cam on Wednesday, 26 April 2023.

Brilliant sunshine pounced on Put-in-Bay harbor and environs today, and there’s more to come tomorrow before the weekend’s stormy forecast:

Widespread rain showers are expected across the
entire area on Friday with a chance for isolated thunderstorms by
Friday afternoon. Another round of mainly showers is expected on Saturday as a deepening upper level trough and surface low pressure move eastward
from the Upper Midwest toward the lower Great Lakes region.

No Joke Storm Cancels Ferry Ops

Once again an unruly northwest Ohio storm system disrupts weekend plans.  Miller Boat Line started Saturday operations but was forced to shut down for the remainder of the day due to high winds.


At 1pm the South Bass Island Light House station clocked a west wind at 43mph with gusts at 49mph.  The air temperature was 42°F and barometric pressure was rising rapidly from 29.43 inHg.  Tomorrow’s conditions should improve, according to the National Weather Service in Cleveland, Ohio.