Leelanau Almanac for the Week of December 4 – December 10, 2008

Crystal River Snow by jsorbieus

Crystal River Snow by jsorbieus

News from the Week

News – we had lots! The big story this week was the launch of our 2008 Leelanau Gift Guide, stuffed fuller than Santa’s sleigh with great gifts made and sold right here in Leelanau County! Other stories included budget woes affecting everything from home heating to snow plowing & road maintenance (though not the maintenance that will close the Glen Lake Narrows bridge). If there’s any bright spot to this gloom, it may be that Leelanau County has the lowest unemployment in Michigan.

The Week’s Weather

Speaking of gloom, the first time I saw the sun this week was 2:05 PM today! That’s some February-class gloom!! That, plus over a foot and a half of snow means that we are all entitled to get cabin fever a month early this year!

December 4, 2008: Snow (2-4″), wind & 20s (25/18)
December 5, 2008: Light snow and teens (20/16)
December 6, 2008: Light snow and 20s, then evening snow and heavy wind (27/18)
December 7, 2008: Light snow, windy & 20 (21/17)
December 8, 2008: Mostly cloudy, light snow and 20s (26/18)
December 9, 2008: 2-5″ fluffy overnight snow, then more snow & upper 20s (30/24)
December 10, 2008: Light snow and low 20s (25/20)

Click for the Leelanau News Archive from December 2007.

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