Ohio Nowcast.
Welcome to the Ohio Nowcast for Vermilion's Main Street Beach

Vermilion Beach Vermilion's Main Street Beach is operated by the City of Vermilion and monitored by the Erie County Health Department.  This is the first year of the nowcast at Vermilion Beach.

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).

Beach
Date / time
Beach Advisory Information

Vermilion

8/29/2014   8:58:00 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
Vermilion
8/29/2014   8:58:00 AM
1.5

72

Good
 
Beach
Date
Culture method (MPN / 100 mL)
Vermilion
8/29/2014
Vermilion
8/28/2014
225
Vermilion
8/26/2014
31
 

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

Variables used in the Vermilion nowcast models
 

Model information

Explanatory variables

Vermilion 2011-13

 

Full season model

 

Threshold probability = 35%

         Sum of the log turbidity and wave height

         Discharge, instantaneous at 8:00 a.m., Vermilion River at Vermilion, USGS 04199500

         Date is before July 15 (yes or no)

         Rainfall in the past 24 hours, Lorain County Regional Airport

         Lake level change in the past 24 hours, Marblehead station

 

 

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

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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