Posts Tagged ‘weather’

Understanding and avoiding thunderstorms on the Great Lakes

A four-hour seminar will introduce the types of thunderstorms and examine why thunderstorms often ‘pop-up’ late on summer afternoons and why some storms have short life-spans while others persist for several hours.  Understanding & Avoiding Thunderstorms is designed for anyone who enjoys boating in the Great Lakes region –sailors, powerboaters, kayakers, or rowers –and who…

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Small craft warning: Lake Erie marine forecast Nov. 22-24

The end of November, and few mariners have their boats in Lake Erie. But just in case you’re holding out for a traditional Thanksgiving Crib-bean cruise, know that there’s a small craft warning until 7 p.m. Thursday. Here’s the full National Weather Service marine forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: West-northwest wind 21 to…

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Sunny but brisk: Lake Erie marine forecast Nov. 14-16

Sunshine is on the way for the weekend, along with slightly warmer temperatures. Here’s the full National Weather Service marine forecast for Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: West-southwest wind 13 to 15 knots becoming west-northwest in the afternoon. Partly sunny. Waves 3 to 4 feet. High of 39. Friday night: NW wind 13 to 17…

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Frightful weekend: Ohio Lake Erie marine forecast Nov. 1-3

Lake Erie weather was frightful for Halloween, with a storm water and waves up to 20 feet. The rest of the weekend isn’t looking much better, with lots of wind, temperatures in the 40s and chances of rain. Here’s the National Weather Service marine forecast from Avon Point to Willowick: Friday: Gale warning remains. West-southwest…

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Feels like Halloween: Lake Erie marine forecast Oct. 24-26

This weekend might feel like Halloween with big winds and rain, though waves won’t be a problem. Here’s the National Weather Service marine forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: East wind 5 to 7 knots becoming variable and less than 5 knots. A slight chance of showers. Waves 1 to 2 feet. High of…

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Sunny and 60s: Lake Erie marine forecast Oct. 18-20

The winds should taper off by Friday, and the weather is looking sunny and warmer for the weekend. So maybe keep that boat in the water for one more weekend. Friday: Northwest wind 8 to 11 knots. Partly sunny. Waves 2 to 3 feet. High of 54. Friday night: Variable winds less than 5 knots…

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Long weekend Lake Erie marine forecast Oct. 11-14

Long weekend on tap? Northeast Ohio kids have a day off school Friday. And some governments are closed Monday for Columbus Day — which is also Canadian Thanksgiving. So what’s the weather looking like? Friday, Sunday and Monday look gorgeous. Saturday, let’s cross our fingers and hope for the best. Friday: Southeast wind 8 to…

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Fall is here: Lake Erie marine forecast Oct. 4-6

Fall is finally on its way. There’s a small craft advisory through Friday, and the temperature is going to plummet. But, Saturday still looks fantastic, with sun, 65 degrees and a breeze, without big waves. Lake Erie is still plenty warm, with a water temperature of 70, off Cleveland. Here’s the National Weather Service marine…

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Clouds like waves over Lake Erie

The waves on Saturday formed over a calm Lake Erie. The curved swells of clouds are actually a type called Kelvin-Helmholtz. And they denote instability in the atmosphere. Did you spot them at all? Take a look at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Sailor’s delight: Lake Erie marine forecast Sept. 27-29

This weekend is looking fantastic for the J/70 North American Sailing Championships on Lake Erie. Sun and lots of wind, without monstrous waves. The Lake Erie water temperature is 71 off Toledo and 71 off Cleveland, according to the nearshore marine forecast. Here’s the National Weather Service marine forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday:…

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