Posts Tagged ‘winter’

The cold comes back: Marine forecast Jan. 25-27

The cold is back, after Wednesday’s rain. And Lake Erie will get wild. There’s a small craft advisory through Friday. Take a look at the National Weather Service Forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: West-southwest wind 18 to 23 knots, with gusts as high as 30 knots. A chance of snow showers, mainly before…

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North Coast Harbor Ice Fest

Bring the whole family for this free event between Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum. Almost 30 ice displays will be set up, along with fun family activities. Plus, the Science Center and Rock Hall will offer free admission.  Slide down the North Coast Harbor Ice Slide   Character Meet &…

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All about outboard engines at the Cleveland Boat Show

Gleaming yachts, 40 feet long, tricked out with endless seating, fancy kitchens, and rows of outboard engines. Outboards are everywhere at the 2019 Progressive Cleveland Boat Show, from fishing boats to nearly million-dollar power yachts. See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Plus, see seven of the most luxurious, largest, most impressive (and most expensive boats)…

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Lake Erie ice is coming! Marine forecast Jan. 18-21

Winter has finally arrived in Cleveland. Rapid ice growth is expected on Lake Erie starting Sunday, thanks to frigid temperatures. The whole weekend is looking cold, windy and snowy — unless, like me, you’re spending every day in the cheerful summer escape of the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show. Here’s what to expect, according to the…

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Ohio Lake Erie fish report Jan. 11-13

We’re still nowhere near ice fishing weather. The Lake Erie water temperature is 36 off Toledo and 38 off Cleveland, according to the nearshore marine forecast.  The Rocky River, other area streams and the lake are currently muddy from recent rain, but will be in good shape in time for the weekend, said Cleveland Metroparks aquatic…

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North Coast Harbor celebrates winter with Ice Fest

Dozens of ice sculptures will be on display around the shores of Lake Erie for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, when North Coast Harbor celebrates its fifth annual Ice Fest.  Marvel at ice carving, slide down an ice slide or meet the sisters from the movie Frozen. You can also enjoy free admission at the…

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Winter weather: Ohio Lake Erie marine forecast Dec. 7-9

The wind is looking rough this weekend, and Lake Erie has a small craft advisory through Friday.  But the lake is still far from frozen: the Lake Erie water temperature is 37 off Toledo and 42 off Cleveland. Sunday, the scheduled Santa Paddle before the Cleveland Browns game, has the best looking forecast, at 36…

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U.S. Coast Guard visits Old Coast Guard Station

The U.S. Coast Guard moved out of the old station at the tip of Whiskey Island in 1976. In the last few years, the Foundry and the Cleveland Metroparks have transformed the space into a sailing center.   The Coast Guard visited recently to share cold water survival tips. “These are some tough kids, learning to be…

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What does Put-in-Bay look like in the off-season?

During the season, as many as 750,000 visitors swarm Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island. They crowd the ferries, cram the bars, cover the roads in golf carts and the harbor with boats. The season runs April through October. But July and early August is when PIB’s bars are busiest, and when the resort pools and…

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