Notice: The upgraded FVCOM-based Lake Erie Operational Forecast System (LEOFS) is becoming operational on 2016/05/03 12:00 (UTC). LEOFS model products and graphics on this page and Thredds server will be switched to use the new upgraded system starting from 2016/05/03 12:00 (UTC) model run. The POM-based LEOFS model output on Thredds server will not be available after 2016/05/03 12:00 (UTC). For more information on the upgrade, please refer to the Technical Information Notice.
All model nowcast and forecast information is based on a hydrodynamic model and should be considered as computer-generated nowcast and forecast guidance.
Wind Forecast Guidance
This wind animation depicts forecasted hourly surface (10m above the water) winds. The hourly wind fields were created by spatially and temporally interpolating wind forecast guidance from the National Weather Service's National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) on the 2.5-km CONUS grid. These hourly wind fields were used by LEOFS to generate oceanographic forecast guidance.