The Gales of November are really early…

Dark Clouds

Today the Grand Traverse Light recorded winds in excess of 60 MPH and Buoy 45002 out in the middle of Lake Michigan is recording winds of 20-40 knots with wave heights of 20+ feet! Tune into our Leelanau County Webcam page for scenes from Empire, Good Harbor & Leland! You can get a rundown on the havoc from the Record-Eagle, which 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 with Mike Boguth, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gaylord about the storm:

“It probably will go down in history books as one of the strongest storms in Great Lakes history,” Boguth said of the weather system that started Tuesday. “It’s one of the elite few.”

Today’s winds could be stronger than those that blew through Tuesday, along with heavy rain and local tornado watches.

David posted a set of photos from the beaches of Leelanau – check them out in his Gales of November slideshow!