Leelanau Almanac for the Week of January 3-9, 2008

Skiing the Good Harbor Trail by Andy McFarlane

Skiing the Good Harbor Trail by Andy McFarlane

News from the Week

The week’s news was headlined by the most extreme January Thaw we’ve seen for a long time that featured THREE record high temperature readings and a record rainfall day thrown in as well. Other stories included guided Saturday snowshoeing in the Sleeping Bear Dunes (the park is also amazing for cross country skiing and snowshoeing of the unguided variety), a look at Leelanau’s snowmobile trail from Empire to Maple City, the new “Why Leelanau?” blog from the Conservancy (send them your reason!) and the Friends of Fine Arts for Suttons Bay Schools’ Concert Series featuring Peter Ostroushko, Greensky Bluegrass & Patchouli. Ostroushko is one of the finest mandolin players in the world!

The Week’s Weather

The weather was terrible unless you hate winter, in which case you’re probably either happy or in Florida. Storm tonight!

January 3, 2008: Cloudy, flurries and 20s (28/6)
January 4, 2008: Mostly sunny, breezy & low 30s (34/21)
January 5, 2008: Cloudy, light rain and upper 30s (39/30)
January 6, 2008: Mist, light rain and 50 (51/39) Record high!
January 7, 2008: Cloudy, heavy downpour and upper 40s (50/39) Record high and record rainfall!
January 8, 2008: Cloudy, heavy rain & upper 40s (49/35) Yet another record high!
January 9, 2008: Cloudy & 30s (37/32)

Click for the Leelanau news archive from January 2007.