Oct 30-17

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2017: October: Oct 30-17
2001: Snow on the pumpkin    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jonathan Hopper
2006: Superior snow squall    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Paul Roberts
2014: Talking pumpkins    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Melanie Hakala Rossi
Snow on the Cliffs    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, October 30, 2017 - 08:09 am:

In case you haven't heard, the U.P. received its first snowfall of the year with places in higher elevations accumulating quite a few inches on the ground. Other areas just had flakes in the air and nothing sticking to the ground. Checking back through the archives shows that it's not unusual to have snow this time of year UP North. In 2001, Jonathan Hopper shared a shriveled looking pumpkin resting up against a small snowman made from the white stuff that had fallen that year.

Then in 2006, Paul Roberts was on top of Brockway Mountain in Copper Harbor, watching a snow squall moving across Lake Superior. I don't have info whether this squall dropped snow over the land, but it sure is impressive watching the clouds dropping snow in action.

Jump ahead to 2014 with Melanie Hakala Rossi to a snowless end of October and a lineup of "talking pumpkins", ready to greet everyone passing by. What a fun idea!

As I mentioned in the first paragraph, this past Friday and Saturday, a number of higher elevation areas received measureable snowfall, up to a foot in places. Steve Jurmu shared a snowy video adventure that he recorded on the Cliffs near Phoenix. In the video, he reports the areas that did and did not receive snow during this early storm. It always amazes me that one locale can get 8 inches of snow, when another 5 miles away has none

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, October 30, 2017 - 08:31 am:

Just love that snow squall picture. Temps have
sure changed. The kids are going to have a very
cold day for trick-or-treating. I am not ready
for this.

Happy Monday!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, October 30, 2017 - 08:43 am:

Wou, man...give me a moment to ease into the coming reality.
Nice video with good interpretations and if I could, I'd take Steve up on his invitation. However, I do appreciate the video...thanks.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Monday, October 30, 2017 - 01:48 pm:

Watching Steve talking about being careful and then backing over to the edge made me very nervous!

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Monday, October 30, 2017 - 02:33 pm:

I too think the snow squall picture is neat. I just came back from the store where I bought a can of air freshener called Hawaiian Breeze. It is my only antidote for winter. Coupled with a little bit of imagination it works wonders.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, October 30, 2017 - 03:03 pm:

That's what I'm talk'n bout, Duane...now all you need is a couple buckets of sand, a deck chair, a Jimmy Buffet cd and your in business. :-)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, October 30, 2017 - 07:32 pm:

Okay, guys. You "got your toes in the water, A..
in the sand", right??

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Monday, October 30, 2017 - 09:18 pm:

What I hear when I put the can of Hawaiian Breeze to my ear.


I'm not sure if I was allowed to do that.

By Richard J. (Dick_fl) on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 06:29 am:

Maui Mountain Home is a good one Duane. Thanks for posting that. I
just copied the link and I was transported to Hawaii instantly.

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