Ohio Nowcast.
Welcome to the Ohio Nowcast for Fairport Harbor

Fairport Harbor Fairport Harbor is operated by Lake Metroparks and monitored by the Lake County General Health District.  This is the first year of the nowcast at Fairport Harbor.

The information on this page is updated by Lake County General Health District by 10:30 AM (EDT) every day during the swimming season. This nowcast issues advisories and predicts the probability once a day at the posted time only. Storms are likely to result in a quick change in water quality.

For futher information, contact Laura Kuns (lkuns@lcghd.org).

Beach
Date / time
Beach Advisory Information

Fairport Harbor

8/27/2014   9:15:00 AM
A swimming advisory is NOT in effect at this time
 
Beach
Date / time

Probability that E. coli exceeds the  safe level (percent)

Water temperature (degrees F)
Predicted water quality
Fairport Harbor
8/27/2014   9:15:00 AM
24.1

74.1

Good
 
Beach
Date
Culture method (MPN / 100 mL)
Fairport Harbor
8/27/2014
Fairport Harbor
8/26/2014
Fairport Harbor
8/25/2014
 

RP: Results pending
NS: No sample collected on this date.

Variables used in the Fairport Harbor nowcast models

For Fairport Harbor, a model using data from a local weather station at nearby Mentor Headlands, operated by the USGS, will be used. In the event that these data are not available, a backup model will be used. The backup model includes data from the closest National Weather Service airport stations.

Variables in the Fairport Harbor nowcast models―2014

 

Primary model

Backup model

Turbidity

X

X

Wave height

X

Birds, number, time of sampling

X

Rainfall, local station, past 48 hrs, weighted

X

 

Rainfall, past 24 hrs, Northeast Ohio Regional Airport

 

X

Rainfall, past 24 hrs, Burke Lakefront Airport

 

X

Wind offshore component, 8 a.m., Burke Lakefront Airport

 

X

THRESHOLD PROBABILITY

25%

21%

The USGS operates a weather station at Mentor Headlands to measure wind speed, wind direction, barometric pressure, air temperature, net solar radiation, incident light, and rainfall. The site identification number for the weather station is as follows:

Weather station near Headlands State Park OH, 414514081175500

View seasonal data on E. coli concentrations and water quality.

Data Upload (restricted access)
For comments or changes regarding this Web page, please contact:
Donna Francy, USGS Ohio Water Science Center, 6480 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, OH 43229; Phone: (614) 430-7769