Leelanau Almanac for the Week of March 15 – 21, 2007

Orton Iceboat II by Andy McFarlane

Photo credit: Orton Iceboat II by Andy McFarlane.

News from the Week

The top story from the week was a report on Leelanau Odyssey of the Mind teams who advanced to the the State finals (held April 14 at Traverse City Central High School). We also featured a pair of cool YouTube videos, one of Backcountry Skiing somewhere in the Sleeping Bear Dunes and the other a nationally produced travelogue from 1949 featuring all kinds of Glen Lake, the Sleeping Bear Dunes (complete with Dunesmobile rides), cherries and Traverse City. You can also click on over to Keith Burnham’s Leland Report for a picture of pruning operations on the massive cottonwood in Leland.

The Week’s Weather

After a balmy week prior, last week was pretty much what you’d expect from March: mostly clouds, some sun, some snow, some rain and even a thunderstorm last night.

March 15, 2007: Mostly sunny & 30s (36Ëš/17Ëš)
March 16, 2007: Sunny & low 30s (33Ëš/14Ëš)
March 17, 2007: Early sun, then clouds & flurries (34Ëš/18Ëš)
March 18, 2007: Mostly sunny & mid 30s (37Ëš/17Ëš)
March 19, 2007: Heavy overnight snow, then mostly cloudy (41Ëš/24Ëš)
March 20, 2007: Early clouds, then sunny & 30s (37Ëš/15Ëš)
March 21, 2007: Light rain & 50s w/ overnight thunderstorms (55˚/26˚) just 2° shy of the record from 1991!

Click for the Leelanau news archive from March 2006!