Stormy Weather Puts Hold on Ferries and Car Races

Strong winds and voluminous rainfall contributed to the interruption of Jet Express and Miller Boat Line Ferry services.  Put-in-Bay Car Races put a hold on events due to the stormy weather.

South Bass Island Lighthouse station reported a steady wind at 27mph out of  the north, with gusts at 31mph.  The National Weather Service issued a Gale Warning from Maumee Bay to the Islands at 2:51pm this afternoon.

Safe harbor in the city docks.

Lake Erie waves are from five to nine feet, with occasional eleven–footers in the open water.  Meanwhile, South Bass Island appears lonely and quiet . . .


Sunshine Coming!

While gray and dreary starts today, sunshine is coming and weekend activities should go ahead as planned!  Jeep Rendezvous and Middle Bass Music Festival are highlights to consider, in addition to all the regular Bass Islands attractions.


Put-in-Bay Great Weather is Here!

Put-in-Bay weather today:  Sunny, southwesterly breeze, plenty of great waterfront dining and island activities!

High pressure located east of our region continues to hold firm
on our local weather pattern with most of the active weather
staying just west of our area closer to a stalled out frontal
boundary. This boundary will slip a little closer to northwest
Ohio later today and may bring a slightly better chance for
scattered showers and storms this afternoon into the overnight
for mainly northwest Ohio and Lake Erie.

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Gale Winds Bring Drama to Shoreline

Gale winds careen around the Bass Islands today as the National Weather Service continues the Gale Warning until 4am Saturday, 29 May 2021.


* WHAT…Northeast gales 35 to 40 knots with gusts up to 50 knots
and waves 4 to 7 feet.

* WHERE…The nearshore waters of Lake Erie from Maumee Bay to
The Islands OH, and the open waters of Lake Erie from Maumee
Bay to The Islands OH.

Photography by Amanda Downey