Recent high heat indices do not prevent summer enthusiasts from partaking in a multitude of activities in, on, and around Put-in-Bay!
National Weather Service Cleveland OH 406 PM EDT Tue Jul 16 2019
The main story for the short term forecast period will be the extreme temperatures. A heat dome over the SE CONUS . . . will nudge north into the lower Great Lakes region bringing moist and abnormally hot air. As of now, the extended guidance is in fairly good agreement on 850 mb temperatures reaching the 18 to 21 degrees Celsius range on Thursday and warming to 21 to 24 degrees Celsius on Friday. This will translate to upper 80s to low 90sfor highs on Thursday and low to upper 90s on Friday. Dew points in the 60s and 70s will allow for heat indices over 100 degrees, especially on Friday. Heat headlines will likely be needed for the end of the week, but it is never too early to begin making heat preparations.
Lakeshore Flood Warning
Lakeshore Hazard Message National Weather Service Cleveland OH 347 AM EDT Sun Jul 7 2019 ...LAKESHORE FLOODING AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING... ...LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT MONDAY... * LOCATIONS...Lucas, Ottawa, Erie and Sandusky. * TIMING...Until 5 AM EDT Monday. * LAKESHORE FLOODING...As of 3 AM, the water level at Toledo and Marblehead was 68 inches above low water datum. The combination of record high lake levels and a brief period of moderate northeast winds may result in greater wave action and lakeshore flooding along the western basin of Lake Erie today and tonight. The water level is expected to climb through the morning, peaking during the afternoon around 76 inches at Toledo and 72 inches at Marblehead. High swimming risk from waves and dangerous currents for area beaches. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...Flooding is expected along the immediate lakeshore. Beach and shoreline erosion is also possible. Rising water levels in marinas and waterways into the lake may also submerge docks and shoreline structures.
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!