“Ice, Ice Baby!”

Kelleys Island hovers low on the eastern horizon.

For a brief moment on Saturday morning there is ice-glee around the Bass Islands.  From west to east, from north to south, thin ice sheets danced across Lake Erie’s Western Basin.  Air temperature hovers in the mid-twenties (F), and Marblehead Station reports the noon water temperature at 32.5°F.  Shanties may not pop up anytime soon, but the partially frozen inland sea lifts spirits for all of us who thrive on weather dynamics!

Snow and Ice Blanket Put-in-Bay

Weather Rock

Weather rock at The Keys

Put in Bay Fuel

Bob Gatewood does the popular “ice glide!”

Gusty winds, below-freezing temperatures, snow, and frozen rain paint Put-in-Bay in full winter mode–with the exception of no ice on Lake Erie.  Overnight snow and ice glazed the Bass Islands, with some reports indicating a total depth of four inches.  Ottawa County remains under a Level One Snow Emergency, as of 12:26pm.  At 1:18pm, NOAA issues a Hazardous Weather Outlook:
Patchy freezing drizzle and snow are possible today and tonight.  Slick spots may be possible on untreated and elevated surfaces.  Minor snow accumulations of less than an inch are possible on Friday.

Stone Laboratory Jobs Open at Put-in-Bay

Stone Laboratory

Research vessel docked at Gibraltar Island

Stone Laboratory, of Ohio State University, announces job openings at Put-in-Bay.  Click the links below to see the job postings.

o   Facilities & Maintenance Lead: http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/100934

o   Facilities & Maintenance Asst: http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/100964

o   Dining & Residence Lead: http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/100792

o   Dining & Residence Coordinator: http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/100793