According to Linda Merchant-Masonbrick, a harmful algae bloom coordinator with the Ohio EPA, the recent hot and humid weather, combined with the abundant levels of nutrients in Grand Lake have caused the algae blooms seen on Monday , June 14th. The bloom is from blue-green algae, but possibly a different species than the one from last year that led the Ohio EPA to announce a water quality advisory. The bands of blue-green algae were spotted all the way from the east bank to the west bank of the lake. The Ohio EPA in April of this year tested the water along the Grand Lake St. Marys beach. The tests showed that the algae toxins previously found in the lake, had fallen below the World Health Organization's guideline for concern. The recent algae blooms are said to be a "scum with some iridescent blue colors that glow. It's very striking and also very characteristic of blue-green algae, but not planktothrix." said Masonbrick. The planktothrix algae is the species which produces the toxins. The windless evening made no waves to move the algae slicks, but in harbored areas, such as channels, the algae formed mats covering the water surface completely. Read more about this algae bloom.
Winter Weather Advisory issued April 20 at 10:35PM EDT until April 21 at 7:00AM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT
* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4
* WHERE...In Indiana, Wayne County. In Ohio, Darke, Shelby and
* WHEN...through 7 AM EDT Wednesday.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning commute.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Rain will transition to snow this
evening. Snow may be heavy at times overnight and lead to
reduced visibility. The greatest accumulations will be on
grassy or elevated surfaces. Snow will end before daybreak.
Freeze Warning issued April 20 at 9:11PM EDT until April 21 at 10:00AM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 10 AM EDT
...FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...
* WHAT...For the Freeze Warning, sub-freezing temperatures as
low as 30 expected. For the Freeze Watch, sub-freezing
temperatures as low as 29 possible.
* WHERE...Portions of East Central and Southeast Indiana,
Northern Kentucky and Central, Southwest and West Central Ohio.
* WHEN...For the Freeze Warning, from 3 AM to 10 AM EDT
Wednesday. For the Freeze Watch, from late Wednesday night
through Thursday morning.
* IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other
sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor