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April 13, 2012

The Leelanau Almanac

Filed under: almanac,backgrounds,calendar,Leelanau,weather — Andrew McFarlane @ 2:00 pm

For the latest Leelanau & Traverse City weather you can use the resources on this page.

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More Weather Resources

Please also check the less pessimistic Weather.com forecast)

Glen Arbor, Michigan Forecast from Ann Arbor based wunderground

Weather Underground is just about as old as the internet (the first net weather service) and is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sometimes the above banner will show personal weather system data from Leelanau Coffee in Glen Arbor, sometimes from Leland and sometimes it comes from a vineyard on Old Mission (it tells you which in the top left of the page it links to).

Buoy 45002 in Lake Michigan is located halfway between North Manitou Island and Washington Island in Lake Michigan. It provides wind and wave data. Also check out Michigan Sea Grant Coastwatch for water temps (the "early evening" images in their archive will give you a better idea of actual temps during peaks swimming hours ... in seasons where you might actually want to swim!).


  1. We had some crazy weather last Wednesday evening, when either a waterspout or a freak downdraft demolished a couple of boats on North Lake Leelanau. Michael Grosvenor has the photo!

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    Comment by Andrew McFarlane — June 27, 2011 @ 11:18 am

  2. Our photo for the week of August 14-21 is A Good Day by Neil Weaver. He took it at the beginning of September last year and I'm sure all the surfers out there are eying these cooler nights and warm days and dreaming of the big days of surfing that are coming soon! See it bigger and in Neil's slideshow!

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    Comment by Andrew McFarlane — August 11, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

  3. Despite yet another gloomy outlook, we had a great weekend of weather, prompting me to wonder if our weather forecasters are paid by the "We Hate Northern Michigan's Tourist Industry Association". Seriously, it's not that hard to say "partly sunny" instead of "partly cloudy" and that can make a world of difference in people's weekend plans.

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    Comment by Andrew McFarlane — September 26, 2011 @ 9:21 am

  4. Not very good news for N'rn Michigan for Thursday and Friday. I'm expecting winds to hit 35-40kts across the lakes. It should be really nice for Saturday as the ridge axis punches through the region.

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    Comment by Burlington Weather — September 27, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

  5. I'm really sorry the old cottonwood is coming down but if it's dead it's not going to come back to life. I'm glad to hear that new trees will be planted in its honor.

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    Comment by Keisha — November 7, 2011 @ 2:26 pm

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