Leelanau Almanac for the Week of October 2-8, 2008

A nice day for a ride in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore by cyoas55

A nice day for a ride in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore by cyoas55

News from the Week

The top story of the week was the official relighting of the South Manitou Island Lighthouse on October 4, 2008. I’m lucky enough to be able to see it shining every morning as I head to work and I have to tell you that it’s a beautiful sight! This week also saw a feature in USA today tapping the Leelanau wine trail as one of four up and coming trails in the nation and the launch of The Grand Vision, a six county project that seeks to build a shared vision for transportation and land use in our region.

The Week’s Weather


Fall Color is coming on strong!Fall Color Report (Oct 9): We ended the week at about 60% color – a little behind the usual pace. There were some stretches with peak color but others remained mostly  green. The week remained steady in the 50s and 60s and nights have started to get cold!

October 2, 2008: Partly sunny, windy, scattered showers and 50s (57/42)
October 3, 2008: Mostly cloudy, light rain & 50 (52/39)
October 4, 2008: Mostly sunny & 50s (55/36)
October 5, 2008: Sunny & 60 (60/33)
October 6, 2008: Sunny & low 60s (63/46)
October 7, 2008: Mostly sunny & low 60s (62/46)
October 8, 2008: Cloudy, rain & upper 50s (658/48)

Click for the Leelanau news archive from October 2007 and also see Beachcombing: October 2008.



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