Vol XV #282 – Meggen’s Monday

Report #5392 Photo: LR_1-4-16
SLBE S Manitou Sleeping Bear Point  Sunset-9501-tlr

Sunset Illuminates South Manitou Island, Just Beyond Sleeping Bear Point

6:00 am ~20° ~ Cloudy ~ Wind: Northeast at 10 mph ~ Humidity:76%
Sunrise is at 8:21 am ~ Ave. Low is 18° ~ Record Low is -3° (1981)
3:00 pm. ~ 19° ~ Sunny ~ Wind: East at 3 mph ~ Humidity:56%
Sunset is at 5:15 pm ~ Ave. High is 30° ~ Record High is 50° (1998) 
Moonphase: Last Quarter ~ Pressure: 30.51~ Dew Point: 8° ~ Visibility: 10 Miles 
Daylight: 8 Hrs, 54 Mns

Forecast for 1/5/15 – Partly Cloudy/Wind- High: 34° – Low: 29°

SLBE Coast Guard Station Sunset-9530-tlr

Historic U.S. Coast Guard Life Saving Station on Sleeping Bear Point


It was one of those instances of glancing back over my shoulder after having photographed the waves breaking near the old Life Saving Station in the park. A thin line of pink hovered over the Manitou Passage. As I returned to the water’s edge and looked toward the point, the sun had turned South Manitou Island’s snow-covered dunes pink as well. I paused, letting it sink in: we live somewhere that offers spectacular moments. 

SLBE N Manitou Sunset-9511-tlr

North Manitou Island, Outlined in the pink of sunset


The Leland Report/Leif Spork Snow Gauge contest is closed. We had a total of 47 entries. We will report the final tally on 4/30/16!




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