Loreen Niewenhuis is an author, adventurer, and Great Lakes speaker. She has completed a trilogy of 1,000-mile adventures exploring the Great Lakes and has written three books about the Great Lakes [A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach *a Heartland Indie Bestseller*, A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk *winner of the Great Lakes Great Reads Award*, and A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure]. To learn more about her work, or to book her as a speaker, go to http://LakeTrek.com
March 2017 brought the strong winds to Michigan, the strongest in almost 20 years.
The lowest pressure recorded in the center of this storm was typical of a category 2 hurricane.
Many locations in Michigan recorded
winds above 60 mph.
I walked along Grand Traverse Bay today. The metal railing along the bay was skirted with ice, but when I got close to it the power of the storm was revealed.
Icicles formed at a 45 degree angle due to the force of the winds
Two layers of icicles demonstrate the weakening of the storm
Learn more about the storm here.