Tuesday November 18th, 2014

Greetings and welcome!

It was another cold one today. We have a brisk 8 degrees as I sit down to do my update at 9:30pm. We had a high of about 18 today, and a low of 7 this morning. Combined with a little wind we had -10 wind chills this morning when I headed out to work.

What I am getting at is that after almost a week of this kind of weather we have well frozen ground, a little sturdy base where it is packed down, and a great start to a lid on the lakes. Waubee was frozen across and had a dusting of snow when I went by Sunday morning. I don’t have ice thickness updates, but we haven’t seen 32 in a week and we have had single digits almost nightly.

The temperature will moderate for the weekend, followed by more cold next week and more normal temps going into December.

We have not seen much snow in the past week. That is actually good, giving the lakes a chance to freeze deep. I have a Facebook friend that was deer hunting in Michigan last weekend. He reported 4′ of snow at his cabin near the base of the Keweenaw Peninsula, and more expected. That should bring riding opportunities when their trails open on 12-1.

That’s news for now. Have a good night and thank you for visiting!