Vol XV #321 – Now You See, Now You Don’t

Report #5431 Photo: LR_2-12-16

LR 02-12-2016

6:00 am ~ 19° ~ Cloudy ~ Wind: Northwest at 21 gusting to 30 mph ~ Humidity: 66%
Sunrise is at 7:49 am ~ Ave. Low is 16° ~ Record Low is -6° (1981)
4:00 pm ~ 18° ~ Light Snow/Windy ~ Wind: Northwest at 17 gusting to 33 mph ~ Humidity: 69%
Sunset is at 6:06 pm ~ Ave. High is 31° ~ Record High is 58° (1999) 
Moonphase: Waxing Crescent ~ Pressure: 30.04 in ~ Dew Point: 6° ~ Visibility: 1.9 Miles  
Daylight: 10 Hrs 17 min

Forecast for 2/13/16 – Snow Showers – High: 12° – Low:7°


No doubt about it… this has to be the worst day of the season with the wind blowing at over 30 mph, periods of lake effect snow and visibility near zero at times.  Drove to Lake Leelanau for recycling in a total whiteout.  Amazing how many cars have no headlights and I thought it was mandatory.  The scary cars are white and appear at your front bumper as if someone threw a switch.  As the main picture suggests, there were times of dry and clear, but not many.  I remember when as a very young child in about the 3rd grade art class handing in a blank sheet of paper. My teacher inquired as what it was.  I responded that it was a picture of Bing Crosby wearing a white suit, singing “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” on a snow caped mountain during a snow storm.  That wasn’t original with me as I had seen it somewhere in the comics.  I don’t remember her reaction, I do know I didn’t get an “A” in Art and for that matter probably an “B” or “C” either.  



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!Winter2-12-16


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Judy in Grand Blanc
Judy in Grand Blanc
8 years ago

great story! Messy weather for sure…even down here yesterday.

Dick,in Rankin
8 years ago

And I thought that some of your earlier pix looked like winter.