Ohio’s having a heat wave. And Lake Erie is the best place to cool off. The air temperature is forecast to be at least five degrees cooler on the lake, from Avon Point to Willowick. And the water Thursday was 76 degrees at the Cleveland Crib. Here’s the full open-water forecast from the National Weather…

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Despite a forecast for a harmful algal bloom more severe than in 2016, the annual plague of Lake Erie remained relatively small this year. The bloom wasn’t smaller because of decreased phosphorus and nitrogen in the lake. So as the bloom season ends, scientists are studying the lake dynamics — from wind direction to wave…

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Looking forward to a weekend on the water? Bad news: Both Saturday and Sunday have a chance of thunderstorms. So better get out Friday, with partly cloudy skis and a high of 77 degrees. The rest of the weekend looks pretty windy, though waves won’t top 2 feet. The water temperature is about 76 degrees…

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Lake Erie is high – more than 20 inches above normal this month. Which means boaters are struggling to climb up from their docks. And waves are destroying property as it erodes beaches and bluffs. The lake is still 7 inches short of the record high set in 1986. And it’s now about the same…

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Sorry, Lake Erie lovers. But this weekend on the lake isn’t going to be the picture-perfect one you’ve been waiting for all week. Storm chances are high all day Friday and Saturday, but Sunday you might be able to get some time on the water. Friday, I wouldn’t make any big plans on the lake.…

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After a week of hot sun, the weekend on Lake Erie looks cooler, with some chances of rain Friday and Sunday. But if you’re free Saturday, that’s your day. Expect a pretty decent, and very welcome, cooldown from the upper 70s Friday to the cool upper 60s on Saturday. Some sun will help it feel…

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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 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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