Tag Archives: van’s beach

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 #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 #309 – Rain, Then Snow

Another dark get-up, but the days are getting longer.  The weather people promised us rain and they delivered.  The prospect of wet snow turning to ice is probable as the temperature will be dropping below freezing overnight. 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 #306 – What Clipper?

We were waiting for the Clipper to arrive at around 7 pm last night with 1 to 3 inches of new snow.  It did arrive, but with drizzle and was on it’s way east 45 minutes later.  35 degrees at get-up and breezy.  Upper 30’s and 40’s predicted for the weekend which is needed to get rid of a lot of… 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 #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 »