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The Gales of November are really early…
Yesterday the Grand Traverse Light measured winds in excess of 60 MPH and Buoy 45002 out in the middle of Lake Michigan recorded wave heights of 20+ feet! Tune into our Leelanau County Webcam page for scenes from Empire, Good Harbor & Leland! The Record-Eagle included dock destruction in Suttons Bay and downed powerlines all over the county resulting in over 2,500 without power in Leelanau County. They also talked Mike Boguth, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gaylord about the storm. He said “It probably will go down in history books as one of the strongest storms in Great Lakes history. It’s one of the elite few.”
David posted a set of photos from the beaches of Leelanau – check them out in his Gales of November slideshow!
Other stories included the University of Michigan women’s rowing team on Lake Leelanau and a feature about Preserving Sonny Swanson’s Farm!
Over on Absolute Michigan & Michigan in Pictures, we’ve been going a little Halloween crazy, with stories about the devil maker of Detroit, Ghosts in the Cornfield and the legend of The Ada Witch, a supposedly adulterous woman who was murdered and some say still haunts the area of her death.
We also have a nice feature with tons of Michigan Election Resources and are urging you all to get out and vote on Tuesday!
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This week’s photo was taken by David Clark if you didn’t already, check out his Gales of November slideshow!
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Now Playing at the Bay Theater in Suttons Bay: ‘The Social Network’ (PG-13) ends10/28. ‘Secretariat’ (PG) starts 10/29. Coming soon: ‘Winter’s Bone’ (R) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1 (PG-13). The Bay Film Series 2010/2011: Another year of great world cinema available right here in SuttonsBay, MI is now underway! Mid-Week Specials are back!! Tuesdays – Free Popcorn (one medium corn with ticket purchase), Wednesdays – $5.50 for all seats (Specials are not valid for special events or film series). Bay Theatre Gift Certificates: ‘Say it with a Movie’ gift certificates provide a memorable and enjoyable experience all year ’round. Check the web site for details!
It’s 45 degrees under cloudy skies with west winds at 10-20 and sporadic rain at 12:12 PM at Leelanau Coffee Roasting in Glen Arbor. The record high for October 28th was 80 in 1927 with the record low of 20 set in 1965. Thankfully the wicked winds of the last two days have eased up a little. The forecast for today calls for steady temps in the mid 40s under cloudy skies with scattered rain and west winds at 10-20 (gusting into the 30s). Expect winds to shift to the northwest late this afternoon (gusts as high as 45 possible) dropping temps overnight into the mid 30s. Friday will be sunny & breezy with west winds at 10-20 and highs around 50. The weekend outlook calls for partly sunny skies Saturday and Sunday with highs in the mid 40s on Saturday and around 50 on Sunday.
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