Marine Forecasts

Summer kickoff! Lake Erie marine forecast for Memorial Day weekend

Launch your boat and break out your swimsuit. It’s Memorial Day weekend on Lake Erie! Unfortunately, the forecast calls for showers, and temperatures are not really swimsuit worthy. Neither is the water temperature — 60 degrees off Toledo and 55 off Cleveland. Friday: North-northwest wind 5 to 7 knots becoming variable and less than 5…

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Lake Erie marine forecast May 17-19

One week until the kickoff of summer, over Memorial Day weekend. And it’s getting warmer! The water temperature off Toledo is 53 degrees, off Cleveland 51 and off Erie 48. See the full National Weather Service marine forecast from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: West-southwest wind 8 to 12 knots becoming north-northwest in the afternoon.…

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Lake Erie marine forecast May 3-5

Wait until Sunday for some sun! Friday and Saturday look rainy and cool. The Lake Erie water temperature is 51 off Toledo and 47 off Cleveland. See the full National Weather Service forecast from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: West-southwest wind around 8 knots becoming northwest in the afternoon. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm…

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Lake Erie marine forecast April 19-21

While Friday and Saturday look rainy and cool, Easter Sunday is looking like a gorgeous opportunity to get on the water. Check out the full National Weather Service marine forecast from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: North-northeast wind around 14 knots becoming north in the afternoon. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers after…

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Cool spring: Lake Erie marine forecast April 12-14

A cool spring weekend is on tap, with a sunny Saturday and a windy, rain Sunday. The Lake Erie temperature is is 41 off Toledo and 39 off Cleveland. Friday: South-southeast wind 17 to 22 knots becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 knots. Showers and thunderstorms before 2 p.m.,…

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Rain and snow: Lake Erie marine forecast March 29-31

Sorry, guys. It’s spring. But the weather isn’t cooperating. The weekend calls for rain and maybe snow. The Lake Erie water temperature off Toledo is 41 degrees, off Cleveland 37 degrees and off Erie 34 degrees. Friday: North-northeast wind around 13 knots. A chance of showers. Waves around 3 feet. High of 41 degrees. Friday…

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Spring has sprung! Lake Erie marine forecast March 22-24

It’s spring! The ice is melting, and boating season is on the horizon. So it’s time to pay attention to the marine forecast. Here’s the National Weather Service forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick. The water temperature off Toledo is 37 degrees, off Cleveland 36 degrees and off Erie 35 degrees. Friday: West-northwest wind 17 to…

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What climate change means for the Great Lakes

Wetter springs. More severe storms. Hotter summers. Climate change has already warmed the Great Lakes region more than the rest of the United States, according to a report released Thursday. In the future, it could mean crazier lake-effect snow storms, heavier rain funneling more phosphorus and nitrogen into the lake and more bacteria beach closures.…

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