Leelanau Almanac for the Week of July 27 – August 2, 2006

Mishe Mokwa & Pyramid Point

News from the Week

The top story was a look at the August 8th primary elections. In addition to a contest for District 2 county Commissioner Republican candidate between incumbent Mark Walter and Michael Anton, next Tuesday’s primary elections feature a ballot measure for a proposed $29-per-household fee over the next five years to pay for and expand the county’s recycling program. We also have a link to a really neat slideshow of Michigan summer photos along with a soundtrack featuring performers from this weekend’s Dunegrass Festival and new wallpaper of a sailboat on Lake Michigan.

The Week’s Weather

In a word, the week’s weather was hot. In multiple words, it was record-breakingly hot. We saw a high on 100 degrees on Monday and from Friday through Tuesday it was nigh unto unbearable (with a bunch of thunderstorms that somehow did nothing to relieve either the heat or humidity). Here’s a Leelanau Enterprise on the heat wave. Things finally cooled down yesterday.

July 27, 2006: Mostly sunny & upper 70s (81Ëš/66Ëš)
July 28, 2006: Mostly sunny & upper 80s (91Ëš/62Ëš)
July 29, 2006: Mostly sunny & 80s (82Ëš/69Ëš)
July 30, 2006: Early showers, then sunny, humid & 90 (90Ëš/66Ëš)
July 31, 2006: Early showers, then sunny, humid & upper 90s (100Ëš/71Ëš) record high
August 1, 2006: Mostly sunny, humid & upper 90s (96Ëš/75Ëš) record high
August 2, 2006: Mostly cloudy, some rain & 70s (86Ëš/69Ëš)

Click for the Leelanau news archive from July 28th – August 3rd, 2005!

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