Vol XV #301 – Sunshine !! If Only For Awhile

The sunshine was greeted with smiles, but only lasted for a half day and the clouds returned.  The best thing about it was… no snow.  I’m tired of moving snow around.  Just think, only 2 more months of winter.       Sad News Dept. Received news of the passing of Diana Silvius Gits, pictured below many Leland summers ago.  Was… Read more »

Vol XV #300 – Four More

  Woke up this morning to four more.  This El Nino winter was supposed to be different, but it’s not much different from any other winter as far as I can see, it’s cold and snowy out. I stopped by Nick’s shop to check on the JOY and it looks like it’s coming along nicely.  Below is the road I… Read more »

Vol XV #299 – Forever Flaking

Another day, another day with snowflakes.  No accumulation, just flaking.  Fantastic sunset last night with the hope of more sunshine today, but… it’s flaking out.  Just kidding, it’s actually not that bad out, no wind and not that cold.  The southeast and east coast are in store for a massive blizzard with projections of two to three feet of snow.  19 states… Read more »

Vol XV #298 – Someday it Will Stop Flaking

Another day with snowflakes to wake up to.  Granted they are just flakes but never the less, they are snowflakes and I’m tired of snowflakes.    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!  

Vol XV #297 – Tuesday

Another Lake Effect Day, in spite of the fact that the wind has calmed down to 4 mph.  I won’t know what the snow total is in Maple City until tomorrow, Wednesday.  The good thing about this snow is the ski resorts are doing well as is the rest of the winter sports activities.  Our Road Commission is doing a great job… Read more »

Vol XV #296 – Meggen’s Monday

  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… Read more »

Vol XV #295 – They said 8 to 12 and Meant It

 A nice beginning with little or no overnight snow.  The trip home from St.Wenceslaus at 9:15 was a total whiteout, visibility zero, had to depend on the center rubble strip to stay on the road home.  Not a system snow, it’s a lake effect snow.  It’s winter. The Leland Report/Leif Spork Snow Gauge contest is closed. We had a total of… Read more »

Vol XV #294 – 8 to 12 is on it’s Way… They Say

 Another dark, dreary and windy getup with Winter Storm Warnings forecasting 8 to 12 inches by tomorrow. My Dark Sky weather app on my IPhone says 1 to 3.  So far the app has been right.  At the moment my Radar app indicates that the heavy lake effect snow is falling just north of us.  I don’t know how I did without… Read more »

Vol XV #293 – Dark, Gloomy and Drizzley

Tried to navigate the path to North Beach, but snow was too deep for these sorry legs of mine.  Biscuit had no trouble at all. Below – Boones new addition in Suttons 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!  

Vol XV #292 – Stopped Snowing… What’s Coming Next ?

Visibility at sunrise was as far as you could see, a couple of hundred feet was about all for the past week.  Forecast calls for warming to somewhere in the 30’s and rain mixed with snow.  Walking in other peoples foot deep footprints, I made it down to Fishtown and much the same at Van’s Beach over a big drift.  I… Read more »