Lake Erie is expected to reach 80% ice coverage by its peak in late February. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts a 47% freeze across all five Great Lakes, below the 55.7% long-term average but well above the 9.5% coverage in 2002, the lowest amount recorded since record keeping began in 1973. Lake Erie,…

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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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If you haven’t hauled out your boat yet, you’re in a small minority. But if you’re holding out for a Thanksgiving Crib-bean cruise, there’s a small craft advisory through Friday. Here’s the full National Weather Service marine forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: Northwest wind 15 to 18 knots decreasing to 9 to 12…

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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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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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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 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 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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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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Halfway into September, and our weekends still feel like summer. Lots of wind to accompany the warm weather and sunshine, though Sunday includes a chance of rain. Here’s the National Weather Service marine forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: South wind 8 to 10 knots becoming west in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Waves around…

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