Vol XV #296 – Meggen’s Monday

Report #5406 Photo: LR_1-18 -16
Ice Ball Splash Good Harbor-0136-TLR

Waves splash around an ice ball blown by the strong onshore wind.


6:00 am ~16° ~ Flurries ~ Wind: W NW at 17 to 24 mph ~ Humidity:4
Sunrise is at 8:16 am ~ Ave. Low is 16° ~ Record Low is -11° (1982)
2:00 pm. ~18° ~ Light Snow ~ Wind: W NW at 15 to 28 mph ~ Humidity:74%
Sunset is at 5:31 pm ~ Ave. High is 29° ~ Record High is 47° (1986) 
Moonphase: Waxing Gibbous ~ Pressure: 30.01 in ~ Dew Point: 8° ~ Visibility: 5 Miles  
Daylight: 9 Hrs 15 min

Forecast for 1/19/15 – AM Snow Showers – High: 20° – Low: 14° 


Ice Balls Good Harbor-0063-TLR

Ice balls dot the shore looking towards Whaleback from Good Harbor Bay.

A wintry weekend, to be sure! Wind, waves, lake effect snow… and (my first encounter with) ice balls. I headed to the water’s edge in time to catch Sunday’s sunset, if the sun would peek through. A faint ribbon of pink emerged for a few moments. This photo shoot involved getting covered with snow while lying on the beach, and getting splashed when I got a little too close. Curiosity will do that.

A thought for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” – MLK 

Ice Balls Good Harbor-0018-TLR

Ice balls, Good Harbor Bay.




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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Judy in Grand Blanc
Judy in Grand Blanc
8 years ago

Love the splash! Great shot Meggen!

Jeff in Paw Paw
Jeff in Paw Paw
8 years ago

Ice balls! Who knew?

Dick, in Rankin
Dick, in Rankin
8 years ago

The first shot looks like a close up of some sort of wooly caterpillar.