Monthly Archives: February 2016

Vol XV #318 – Lake Effect is On it’s Way

Again… the wind is dictating our “El Nino” winter weather.  And these ice boats are ready to take advantage of it before the snow falls.  We are under another “Winter Weather Warning” until Thursday at 10am.  I heard this morning that the ice on North Lake Leelanau is about 3 inches thick, which isn’t the best but, I’ve seen ice boats… Read more »

Vol XV #317 – Meggen’s Monday

  Some great cloud patterns Sunday afternoon. It was a pleasant day to be in the great outdoors. I went back to the harbor to check on the otter population, which appears to be holding steady at about 7. Otters are cute and all, but they also make a mess of things wherever they hang out. Just saying…   The Leland… Read more »

Vol XV #316 – Somewhere There’s Sunshine

  “Somewhere There’s Sunshine” was here awhile ago but just didn’t hang around for long.  43 degrees and a little sun melts snow.  The problem with melting is eventually it freezes and my pathway to the garage is ice.  My problem with this El Nino Winter is age related and deals with mobility.  I can navigate on solid ground but not… Read more »

Vol XV #315 – Where Ever Go… There’s Lots of Snow

Looking  back to one year ago today, the snow totals were 89 inches in Maple City and 113 in Suttons Bay.  The temperature was 30 degrees and the wind was out of the west at 10 mph.  The difference being that one year ago we had abundant sunshine.  You can check this out by clicking on  “Archive” above the small LR… Read more »

Vol XV #314 – It’s Quiet On the Set

The shoreline of North Beach looks the shoreline of South Beach with the exception that the entrance path allows my battered legs access.  My thanks to all who have made a nice flat path all the way down.     The Leland Report/Leif Spork Snow Gauge contest is closed. We had a total of 47 entries. We will report the final… Read more »

Vol XV #313 – Another Winter Day

The picture above shows the shoreline that has been battered by southwest, west, northwest winds that have eroded the beach to the degree that I’m at least 6 or more feet above the beach.  One of the reasons is the lack of ice on the Great Lakes.  This of course contributes to lake effect snow and the lack of sunshine. … Read more »

Vol XV #312 – A Picture Postcard Moment… Just For a Moment

A great sunrise somewhere this morning, but not here.  A fog rolled over North Lake Leelanau at sunrise and East Leland disappeared.  Biscuit and I arrived in Fishtown just as a burst of sunshine created a picture postcard and by the time we arrived at Van’s Beach, fog again.    The Leland Report/Leif Spork Snow Gauge contest is closed. We had… Read more »

Vol XV #311 – Soon It’s Gonna Snow… Err… Rain… Err…

A great sunrise this morning with a clear blue sky, something we haven’t seen for while.  It didn’t take long for the clouds to take over as are in the path of another winter storm.  Blizzard conditions on the other side of Big Blue while on this side we are expecting 1 to 3 inches of heavy wet snow, then… Read more »

Vol XV #310 – Meggen’s Monday

It’s a bright February morning! Grab your sunglasses and enjoy. Today we’re bringing you an update on the renovation of the trap net boat Joy. The new paint is the same kelly green as the original; it fades after years of exposure to the sun. The painting is made possible by the warmer weather, since the indoor temperature must be at… Read more »