Cold Temps Come to Put-in-Bay

4:32pm view from Gibraltar Classcam

Cold temperatures are part of winter expectations, and Punxsutawny Phil predicts another six weeks of winter weather just as the National Weather Service broadcasts a Hazardous Weather Outlook:

 

Much colder air will arrive late tonight. Sub-zero wind chills are
anticipated.  Arctic air will remain over the region through Friday night.  In terms of temperatures and wind chills, air temps will plummet into the single digits and low teens behind the front tonight, only recovering into the low/mid teens Friday.

So bundle up, protect the pets, and head into the cold snap with good cheer.  After all, the weather forecast will change before we know it!

Sunshine and Blue Sky Make the Difference

Put in Bay SunshineSunshine and blue sky bless the Bass Islands today, and, oh, what a splendid feeling it is!  An afternoon jaunt around Put-in-Bay reveals a brilliant environment that makes up for an unbelievably long stretch of cloudy, gray days.

Put in Bay SunshineThough the high temperature only made it to  20.5°F at 1:35pm, soaking up some vitamin D generates a cheerful, inner warmth.

Everywhere else, lows will fall into the low to
mid teens. Wind chill values will once again drop into the
single digits, negative values across NW OH, overnight tonight. Clear
conditions remain for Wednesday and highs will be in the mid
20s, about 10 degrees below average for early February.
The National Weather Service reports the following:  High pressure continues to build over our region through mid to
late this week. This will provide the bulk of the area with calm and clearing conditions. Radiational cooling will allow lows tonight across NW Ohio to dip down into the single digits.

Everywhere else, lows will fall into the low to
mid teens. Wind chill values will once again drop into the
single digits, negative values across NW OH, overnight tonight. Clear
conditions remain for Wednesday and highs will be in the mid
20s, about 10 degrees below average for early February.
Everywhere else, lows will fall into the low to
mid teens. Wind chill values will once again drop into the
single digits, negative values across NW OH, overnight tonight. Clear
conditions remain for Wednesday and highs will be in the mid
20s, about 10 degrees below average for early February.
Put in Bay weather

Harbor Ice

Put-in-Bay Harbor ice formation captures considerable attention during the winter.  This is especially true this year as Lake Erie water temperature around the Bass Islands only briefly plummeted to conditions necessary for the “good ice” required for ice fishing, ice boating, and skating.!

Harbor view on 13 January 2023

It is interesting to note, according to an education resource, “The density of ice is less than that of liquid water. Therefore, ice floats on the surface. The ice layer at lower temperature floats over the water below it. Due to this, the freezing of water into ice occurs continuously from the top towards the bottom.”

Meanwhile, as we appreciate the “art of ice,” as in the mosaic pictured, temperature measurements at Marblehead Station continue above freezing.