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.
Water Temperature Forecast Guidance
This near surface water temperature animation was created from the latest LEOFS forecast guidance. The forecast guidance for the water temperature is simulated by LEOFS when it is forced by meteorological parameters that are predicted by the National Weather Service models.