Feb 12-18

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2018: February: Feb 12-18
2004: Snow Stop    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Olivia Bartlett
2009: Winter Overhang    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Bryant Varney
2013: Curling over    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Olivia Bartlett
Copper Harbor Snow    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, February 12, 2018 - 03:44 pm:

Weíre almost halfway through February already and that means one thing for folks in the Copper Country...the snow is getting deep. Back in the archives for this day, there were a few interesting shots that show the depths we get by mid-February, starting with one from Olivia Bartlett in 2004. Maybe itís trying to tell the snow that itís time to STOP for a bit. Iím pretty sure this is a stop sign on the snowmobile trail, so it isnít quite as tall as a regular stop sign on the street, but stillÖ

Then in 2009, Bryant Varney shared a shot of a perfect example of how the snow blows and drifts onto the roofs of the homes here UP North, making them resemble a gingerbread house of sorts. When it gets to looking like this, though, itís time to get the roof rakes, scoops and shovels out to clear that accumulation off.

Marlin Wenberg snapped a similar photo in 2013, but the snow on his house was slowly making itís way off the roof with the help of the metal roof getting warmed up so it can slide off and save the job of shoveling it instead. Marlin said it sounds like rolling thunder and then a big thump when it hits the ground, but in this photo, it is taking its sweet old time curling as it goes. I donít know if he had to, but back then he said if it didnít come off by the end of the day, heíd be helping it along.

Our video feature today takes us on a drive in Copper Harbor with Amanda Wais Rogers. Sheís driving down Woodland Road in 2008 and the snowbanks alongside her are amazing high!

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Monday, February 12, 2018 - 04:52 pm:

Nice pictures and neat video! Hope to get to the Keweenaw next month.

By D. A. (Midwested) on Monday, February 12, 2018 - 07:31 pm:

I always love the snow overhangs. The snow in that video compares well to some of the Rocky Mountain snow banks.

By Sharon I. Smith (Sharons) on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 01:17 pm:

It was like that a year ago yesterday when I was stuck in my car for 8 hours. Not so bad this year, though - they're only about 4' high so far...but it's not over yet!

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