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 »

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 »