Ohio Nowcast.
Welcome to the Ohio Nowcast for Nickel Plate

Nickel Plate Nickel Plate is operated by Ohio Department of Natural Resources and monitored by the Erie County Health Department.  This is the first year of the nowcast at Nickel Plate.

The information on this page is updated by Erie County Health Department by noon (EDT) Monday-Thursday 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 Craig Ward (cward@eriecohealthohio.org).

Date / time
Beach Advisory Information

Nickel Plate

7/22/2014   8:16:00 AM
A swimming advisory is NOT in effect at this time
Date / time

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

Water temperature (degrees F)
Predicted water quality
Nickel Plate
7/22/2014   8:16:00 AM


Culture method (MPN / 100 mL)
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RP: Results pending
NS: No sample collected on this date.

Variables used in the Nickel Plate nowcast models

Model information

Explanatory variables

Nickel Plate 2011-13

Full season model

Threshold probability = 35%


         Wave Height

         Date is after July 15 (yes or no)

         Radar rainfall in the past 24 hours

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