Whew – What a “Blow”

While it wasn’t as bad as the White Hurricane of 1913, or the storm that took down the Edmund Fitzgerald, we had a good 3 day “blow”

Commentary on the White Hurricane here:


For the 1913 storm, barometric pressure got down to 28.6, and for the 1978 storm it was 28.2

Monitoring the buoy between Leelanau and the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin, showed just over 28.8 inches of mercury during the afternoon of October 26th…That’s Low

The buoy can be tracked here


Sustained winds in the county ranged around 30-35 MPH with reported gusts to 70 MPH.

Some areas around Glen Lake had power out, keeping the power company crews busy. We all appreciate the Glen Arbor fire crew response in removing  trees that had blown down over roadways.

For some images, check a series by Ken Scott : the Frankfort Light


Check out Glen Arbor’s Photos

Special thanks to JT Hoagland for the information and links!

One Response

  1. The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
    Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
    Superior, they say, never gives up her dead
    When the gales of November come early.

    Thankfully we did not have it that bad, although I have seen reports of lower barometric readings …

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