Oct 13-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: October: Oct 13-06
Snowy October    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Mary Drew
Fun in the snow    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Ashlee Harvey
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Photo by Ashlee Harvey

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 07:07 am:

This is what my morning walk was all about yesterday, colorful leaves still hanging on, amidst the blanketing of snow that was pelting down. When coming up to this stop sign, my immediate thought was, "This snow can STOP anytime now, it's way too early!"

I'm betting these little tykes belonging to Ashlee Harvey and Neil Strieter aren't thinking anything of the sort though. They look like they're enjoying the snow just fine in the second and third shots. Smart parents there, getting a miniature snow scoop and having this little Yooper join in the fun of clearing the driveway!

For those of you that are lucky enough to be enjoying this onslaught of snow, just remember to adjust your driving speed from the "dry road" mode to the "slippery/slick/icy" road mode. There have already been a number of accidents around the Keweenaw.

I almost forgot...Happy Friday the 13th! :->

By Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 04:56 am:

The Weather Channel was broadcasting from Houghton last night(I saw it at 4:00 this morning).

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 06:58 am:

Thankfully it doesn't look like that here.

By Richard Johnson (Dick_fl) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 07:24 am:

Sure wish it looked like that here. Heat index should hit 100 today. Ugh! I'm tired of hot.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 07:24 am:

I do remember one Halloween trick or treating with my princess costume on and my heavy winter coat over it. I wasn't happy then either.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 07:38 am:

As I remember, growing up in Lake Linden, we nearly always wore our winter coats on Halloween. It never really paid to get a costume! Oh, life in da UP, eh? But I have to admit it's like that out here sometimes too. When you live UP north, you learn to deal with cold and snow. And you never know when it's coming. Did any more fall UP there last night?

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 07:58 am:

Actually, the kids usually have to wear some type of coat on Halloween down here, too! But here it's not because of snow, just cold. Thanks for the tips yesterday about Yaktrax. I looked at their website last night and think I'll order a pair. So I'd wear them across the parking lot and have to take them off immediately upon entering the school? If that's the case, maybe I'd just put them on an old pair of shoes and switch shoes when I enter. In other words, I can't wear them down the hall, right? For the uninitiated, they don't have spikes.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 08:06 am:

Thank you for the pictures. The first picture is really cool, with all of the snow & colored leaves still on the trees!

I understand that records for the earliest first measurable snow of the season are being broken in a number of places, from Chicago, to mid-Michigan, etc. I hope this is not foreshadowing a long, cold, snowy winter!

Take care,

By Mel, Kansas (Mehollop) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 08:14 am:

Send it this way!

I would love to see the looks on people's faces if they were to wake up with snow in October. :)

By Nancy Geist (Niftynan) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 08:20 am:

Not to worry about this storm !! The frist snow never stays any way..... we should still have a few nice weeks of fall yet.. Stay in and stay warm,,,,This will pass.. niftynan

By jeffryeleconte (Upwannabee) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 08:39 am:


By Dotsie Salani Stewart (Suna) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 09:29 am:

My friend who lives in the south was in awe over the recent snow fall in Hancock. I told her we sometimes refer to it as---"Winter Wonderland". She said, "I WONDER--why anybody would want to liver there". Still think its the best place on earth!!!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 09:42 am:

I wonder why anyone would want to "liver" there as well?? ;P

I remember many years in Lake Linden when the kids would come around and they were all wearing the same costume; Carhart brown and swampers!! Oh, and dont forget the "Toque". Usually we felt sorry for them being out in the cold so we gave them extra candy.

By Larry Smith (Dakota9159) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 09:53 am:

These pics are making me more homesick. It got down to 42 degrees here in northcentral TX. Send the snow this way. Thanx

By Cindy, Now in New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 09:58 am:

Good morning,
I love the snow pictures, too. It's hard to believe that one week ago today, my husband and I attended a wedding on Mackinac Island. It was about 70 degrees and sunny - perfect for a wedding outside at the gazebo. I'm sure there must be weddings planned for this weekend where the couples won't be that lucky. We didn't have time to get to the Keweenaw, but we did go to Tahquamenon Falls, Whitefish Point, and Seney. I put some pics in my gallery, but will be adding more. The colors last weekend were fabulous!

By Justin Johnson (Tinksno) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 09:58 am:

I have been told I am crazy for Tinking Snow all year round, its even on my license plate! I agree its a little early for getting outside projects done but the hunters sure love it. Its this time of year that i get very homesick and just want to go out to camp, start a fire in the stove and get working. I want to say Happy Birthday to my wife as its her big day.
Have a great day everyone and keep warm.

By Karen D Powers (Kareninoshkosh) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 10:09 am:

I saw Houghton on Good Morning America this morning. GMA weather guy Sam Champion showed someone walking on what I recognized as MTU's campus; a snowmobiler out there somewhere; and a snowplow just after rounding Shelden Avenue by the Franklin Miner, plowing past the closed Burger King. That brought back a few waves of homesickness. It is cold here in Oshkosh and there was a light dusting on roofs yesterday, but that's about it for Cheese-Land!

By Joan Sinkler (Joanie) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 10:39 am:

I miss the days when my boys were just little tots. Oh how they looked forward to the snow!! I haven't lost that feeling, I still look forward to the snow, the little that we get here. Sure brings back great memories!!

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 10:49 am:

My hubby had our snow blower running this morning. I thought to myself, if this snow fall doesn't melt, we could be in for 7 months of snow blowing. That is a long winter. Oh well, it looks pretty outside my window. The snow is falling continually and most of the leaves are still on my trees.

If you are out there Unkie, I love you.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 10:51 am:

Seems hard to believe that just a week ago we were there in shorts and t-shirts.
Mr. Deb

By Brian Davis (Bigcity) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 11:06 am:

This is nothing more exciting than the first snowfall of the season. (Well except for maybe the last snowfall after a long winter).


By Danbury (Danbury) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 11:13 am:

Maybe, Jeffrey - just because the whole thing is heating up doesn't mean it will be warmer everywhere, as absurd as that might sound. One or two cold, long winters are insignificant, anyhow.
I'm afraid I'm sitting in one of the warming places - wished we could get some of that cold and snow here.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 11:21 am:

Happy B'day, Mrs. Tinksno! Joanie, you're new here, I think. What brought you to this site? We got 2.6 inches snow in the Flint area yesterday.

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 11:27 am:

Just a dusting here in northern Monroe County. Here is article from the BOATNERD site today.
From: Jim Location: The Keweenaw
Date: 10.13.06
Time: 06:13:06 AM
Comments. waves on Lake Superior
Checking out the NOAA bouys this morning there are pretty good seas running out on the big lake. Bouy #45004 was recording seas at 14.5 feet at 0450 this morning. Should be good sightings out on Bete Greise...

By Michael Austin (Mjayeh) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 11:35 am:

We got 1.5 inches in the Lansing Area. :)

By dlp (Babyseal) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 11:52 am:

We received 16 inches of snow as of 7AM here in Painesdale, and guess what. It's still snowing. WInd is really kicking up though. Talked with my sister out in Toivola's Misery Bay. Banana belt weather: no snow, 40 some degrees and very windy. What a difference a few miles makes.
Oh well..........

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew1) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 12:22 pm:

mein gott vat beautiful vether

By Joan Sinkler (Joanie) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 12:27 pm:

Marsha, Genesee
I'm not that new, today is my second day here. The Z-Man, who's pics are beautiful, turned me on to this site. He knows we are going to retire up there in 3 years! Hope you get to enjoy the snow!

By Sue (Sussu) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 12:41 pm:

The NBC Today show had a clip this morning of the house that was hit by a sliding truck on the bottom the hill in Lake Linden (same on TV-6 had last night). We were lucky to get away with so little snow, Buffalo NY got 2 ft.

By Christy Uhrich (Christy) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 01:14 pm:

Greetings from Oregon. I visited the Keweenaw one week ago, and I absolutely loved it! I have been dreaming about the UP and seeing Lake Superior ever since I started dating my husband (a Michigan native). I had my first pasty, drank a beer in the Gay Bar, and saw most of the sites and towns in the Keweenaw. I can't wait to go back! Good luck with the snow. I wish we had some of it here. It will be 71 in Portland today. I would also like to say a special hello to Gretchen and Tony: Thanks for showing us your special place. I REALLY enjoyed it! See you at Christmas (for ice fishing (: ) - Love, Christy

By ken gervais (Glpopeye) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 01:40 pm:

When do we get our Indian Summer? We do get one , RIGHT. Need time to get the leaves out of the way so we can snowblow. I am looking out my window at Big Portage and it looks like winter is here already. BAH HUMBUG

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 02:13 pm:

Deb S. : Don't know exactly where you are but it looked almost like the above pics here yesterday and this AM just north of Anchor Bay/Lake St. Clair! We finally came to realize living here for 25+ years we are in a sort of mini snow belt that stretches from west & south of Port Huron down to almost Anchor Bay. Always way more snow then most of SE MI. Probably a lake effect thing because of proximity to Lake Huron/Lake St. Clair.
Yesterday if not for the sun peeking out at times we would have easily accumulated amounts like above pics! What made it scary was the squalls would quickly dump heavy amounts of snow on mostly still fully leafed trees which weren't used to that weight. Several limbs here and other places did crack and fall!
Cindy in New Baltimore: We are not far from you! Sometime in the winter when it snows. take a ride east & north of town and after just a few miles you will see the change in snowfall amounts. (usually)
As I type this, slightly warmer temps and high winds have about cleared it all away! All in all I think I prefer cutting grass to shoveling snow, and
I think we will need to cut grass 1 or 2 times yet this season here!

By gretchen arnold (Garnold) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 02:46 pm:

Hi christy, glad to see you made it back to portland ok. My pictures from our trip came out great! when I figure out how to e-mail them we will send you some. We got a little snow here too, just enough to cover the ground and then it melted. Now that we are both hooked up to the pasty cam. check for me often. Gretch

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 03:21 pm:

Just thought I'd share another current shot of the conditions today. This is in the Rice Lake Hill area, outside of Lake Linden, around 9:30 a.m.! Pretty dark skies to the Northwest!

Ominous skies

Cindy, Now in New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 03:26 pm:

Russ, you are exactly right. I moved to New Baltimore only a few months ago from St. Clair Shores. My husband and I were talking about the same thing. We had snow still on the ground this morning, and I could not believe that it was coming down so hard yesterday. The winds were also blowing hard enough to knock over an arborvitae bush that we just planted about a month ago.

By Joan Sinkler (Joanie) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 03:38 pm:

Beautiful shot in the Rice Lake Hill area. Now that's a very threatening sky. Wonder how long that will last with all the suprise weather coming in from Ole' Lake Superior? She does like changes doesn't she? Never a dull moment every time we come to Ontonagon!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 04:19 pm:

To borrow a phrase I hear UP there all the time,
"Still love it here!"(there)
Mr. Deb

By Danbury (Danbury) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 05:47 pm:

Love that shot, Mary.

Walter P: Das sach man.

By Backhomedon (Backhomedon) on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 10:12 pm:

Ken Gervais....Nothing like getting rid of the
snow and leaves at the same time. LOL. Enjoy!!

By Nancy (Nsanderson) on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 08:25 am:

Good Morning,
I enjoyed all of the pictures and all of the comments. Loved the shot of the skies on the Rice Lake Hill. I remember one Halloween when I was a kid, we had alot of snow. I wore my aunts high riding boots and still got wet socks.

By Thomas C. Phillips (Tcp1) on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 09:48 am:

On Five Mile Point Rd. at Sliver Meadows Rd. at 1615 Friday afternoon, we saw a wolf cross the road in front of us.

I doubt we would have seen it had the weather not been like it was in the picture above.

Tom -- Romeo, Michigan

By Barry Seymour (Bimplebean) on Monday, October 16, 2006 - 01:27 am:

Mary, where's the link to the album that contains the large version of the first photo? I want it for my wallpaper!



Hi Barry, I just sent you an email about this, but in case it doesn't get to you, here's what it says:
It's a picture I took myself, so it's not in a gallery right now. If you'd like I can send you a 1600 X 1200 copy of it, just let me know! Mary

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