Vol XV #326 – They Say Sunshine… Maybe

Nothing much happening around town today.  The weather people say that there will be sunshine… someplace, but not here yet.  In fact, at the moment there are snowflakes in the air.  In the forecast… warming for a couple of days with possible rain drops. And then, of course, falling temperatures. The Leland Report Book is going to happen! 120 Pages… Read more »

Vol XV #325 – It’s Snowing, but not Blowing

A cloudy day with occasional snow.  what’s nice is that there isn’t a 30 mph wind along with it.  The HDTV weather people say we are to have a heat wave for the next 4 or so days.  The average high for today is 31 degrees and the forecast is for it to sky rocket to upper 30’s by Friday reaching an… Read more »

Vol XV #324 – Meggen’s Monday

Happy President’s Day! We have snow flurries again on Monday, obscuring what was a beautiful blue sky yesterday. Ice boats raced about on the south end of Lake Leelanau. The wind chill out on the lake was considerable, but it looked like the sailors were having fun. Here are more glimpses of the vibrant colors that pop when the sun… Read more »

Vol XV #322 – It’s A Real Winter Day

D No doubt about it…  It’s a real winter day.  Visibility zero at times on the road and only one car without headlights.  Two degrees at get-up is the coldest so far this season, the record low is 10 below.  Not many people out today. The Leland Report/Leif Spork Snow Gauge contest is closed. We had a total of 47 entries. We… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

Vol XV #320 – The Wind… It’s Still the Wind Again!

  Again… and again, it’s the wind. and lake effect snow.  The picture above shows some changes to the sky with spots of blue.  Ice is starting to build on the shoreline.  Maybe we will have some decent weather soon. 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 #319 – The Wind… It’s the Wind

Again… the wind!   Last nights local TV weather forecasted 6 to 10 inches of snow, we received 1 inch.  The lake effect machine is in full throttle, but we happen the fall between the bands.  10 inches has been reported in various locations and I’m sure Suttons Bay is one of them.  The main picture taken this morning at Van’s… Read more »

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 »