Posts by Kelly Reardon

Getting summer-ready: Lake Erie marine forecast for May 4-6

Getting your boat on the water this weekend? Saturday looks like your best bet. Friday, widespread thunderstorms could spark up some dangerously windy conditions, not to mention the risk of lightning. Waves aren’t looking horrible, around 4 feet, but again, winds will hit over 20 knots. Saturday, the tides will turn as sun returns. Remember,…

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Lake Erie marine forecast April 27-29

This weekend isn’t looking too great for Lake Erie lovers. Those trying to get their boat in this weekend will have to wait until Sunday. Friday and Saturday, rain showers are likely, which could dampen the fun. Swimmers will still be able to head out, with a wetsuit, as winds and waves are looking light…

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Lake Erie weekend marine forecast: April 20-22

A beautiful spring weekend is ahead for Lake Erie. If you’re a surfer trying to catch some waves, Friday is your day, especially in the morning. While a small craft advisory is in effect until 10 a.m., that means killer waves for surfers, hitting 3 to 4 feet. The waves will calm through Friday afternoon,…

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Lake Erie marine forecast for April 13-15

Hoping for a spring weekend to get your boat back in the water? Or try out your your stand-up paddleboard? Temperatures will finally warm up to the 60s, but you still need to wear a wet suit, since water temperatures are in the upper 30s. Friday could be great for surfers, as gusty winds will…

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Lake Erie forecast for the Christmas long weekend

Merry Christmas, Lake Erie lovers! A big swing in conditions is ahead for the lake over the long holiday weekend with warm, rainy days before a quick cooldown and a chance for a few fluffy white flakes just in time for Christmas. Stand-up paddleboarders, if you’re looking for a Christmas paddle, better get on the…

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Lake Erie marine forecast: Dec. 8-10

Lake Erie is bringing the east side of Cleveland its first taste of lake-effect snow this weekend. And until about 10 a.m. Saturday, the lake will be kicking up some big waves. (Anyone going out surfing?) Anglers with smaller water craft will want to stay within the breakwall until 10 a.m., as winds from 15…

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Lake Erie forecast Dec. 1-3

Lake Erie anglers will love the weekend ahead, with mild weather for the last weekend of the Lake Erie Walleye Fall Brawl. Surfers, however, may need to wait for some waves. A small craft advisory (which means big waves) is in effect until 7 a.m. Friday, but the rest of the weekend is looking pretty…

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Lake Erie forecast Nov. 16-19

A roller coaster of weather is ahead for Lake Erie this weekend. If you’re hoping to get some time out on the water, I’d go for Friday morning and afternoon, and again on Monday. Saturday and Sunday, you may want to avoid the lake. (Unfortunately, the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Fall Championship regatta at the Old…

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Lake Erie marine forecast Nov. 9-12

For the full forecast in other Lake Erie zones, head to the National Weather Service’s marine forecast page to click on your specific area of interest. Still got your boat in the water? Get prepped for the possibility of lake-effect snow Friday, with some high waves resulting from strong winds, triggering a small craft advisory until 5…

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