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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 06:49 am:

A great view of the Portage Canal 8 years ago, with Mt. Ripley Ski Hill on the other side.

By Susan Caryl (Gilbsulmum) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 06:39 am:

Good morning, all. Have a great weekend!
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By NKR (Nkr) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 07:00 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. 6 this morning with a wind chill of -8. We are suppose to have snow showers today and a wind chill advisory this evening. Stay warm!

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 07:04 am:

Good morning! All the pictures look frozen this morning! The birds will be back deep in the spruce trees to get out of the wind this weekend. Probably I will be inside also after our Cracker Barrell trip this morning! Oh, Oh, I think we have card club tonight.

By Heikki (Heikki) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 07:38 am:

G'Mornin'... -12F at our house in Southern Door County, WI. Gettin' to be just about right for the NFC Championship game tomorrow. G-G-G-GO P-P-P-P-PACKERS!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 07:43 am:

Just took a look at the thermometer, we're at -18, I think, the flashlight beam froze then broke off, so I didn't get a good look. Have a great morning everyone!
Mr. Deb

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 07:43 am:

Good Morning everyone! 0 degrees and snowing here in Houghton. Very cold, best just to stay in a warm house today. Predicted low for one day next week, -20 degrees, WOW!

By k j (Kathiscc) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 10:09 am:

Morning. Minus 4 in NE Illinois this AM. My dogs did not stay out long at all.

By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 10:37 am:

Mornin', everyone!

Not as cold down here at Muskegon,,,13 degrees with a minus
six wind chill. Still, you don't want to stand out there too long in
the wind whooping up over the face of the dune.

We got our shoreline ice in overnight, as I expected with the cold
front last night veering the wind into the northwest. For all the
years I've been out here, I never cease to be amazed at how
much ice gets made in just a few hours. Last night the waves
were rolling up on sand, and now there's a shelf of ice that
extends out from shore a hundred yards in places. It's cold
enough for the water to be covered with those long swirly
patches of small milky-white ice chunks drifting downwind.

Mr. Deb, sorry to hear about how your flashlight beam busted. I
hate it when that happens. Seriously, I've never heard that one
before; it's brilliantly funny and I hope you can take credit for

Have a great day, everyone! Stay warm.

By Tom (Tom) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 11:08 am:

KJ, NE Illinois. How far from Galena?
Or Quad Cities?

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 11:12 am:

Good Morning, Everyone! Our temperature is falling, currently at 11. It is supposed to continue falling throughout the day today. We have a wind chill advisory here, that is supposed to begin at midnight tonight.

Mr Deb, that is cold. I was in temperatures colder than that when we went to my cousin's wedding in northwest Iowa in December, 1968. In fact, the daytime temperature only got above zero one day during the two weeks we were there, if I remember correctly. And those were air temperatures, too, not wind chill. That was not a lot of fun, when it was that cold.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 11:29 am:

Time to break out the shorts and flip-flops, we've warmed up to 10 below! I'm guessing the wind chill is still somewhere around minus 20 to minus a bunch. No sitting out on the ice fishing today!

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 12:34 pm:

Sure is cold here in K-town! My thermometer reads 42 F Burrrr. I got to see more snow yesterday then I have in years. Afew of us went to Harrahs (ka-seen-o) yesterday in Cherokee, N.C. Not to far up the mountain from the Sugarlands started to see snowbanks knee high.. The children were making little snowman's and sliding on small hill's on plastic things. A lot of out of state tags that never seen snow where there from, even here between the Plato and the Valley we don't get much. Average like 9 inches a year, with a dusting, a half inch or so now and then. We had a snow alert for Friday on Thursday that canceled school's ect. the stores were packed with worrisome folks scared we might get a inch. It just snowed in the higher elevations up from Gatlinburg, it was gorgeous at 5048 feet at the Newfoundland Gap, and the roads were bare. Well it is winter so must expect these cold temps in the 40's here in the south.

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 02:36 pm:

its -25 windchill down here in Wisconsin, just south of Green Bay. Supposed to be colder tomorrow morning, with a high about 5 for the BIG GAME !!! GO PACK !!!! Negative windchills around -10 or colder.... brrrrrrr

I know the buildings are of special historical significance for the CC, but in my opinion, the scenery would be so much more beautiful if they were not there.
no building

By k j (Kathiscc) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 05:26 pm:

Tom(Tom)- uh, I think that would be NW Ilinois. We are about 30 miles from Rockford- West of us- and about 50 from Chicago- SE of us, or on a map between Elgin and Rockford on I-90.

By k j (Kathiscc) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 05:29 pm:

PS-About 100 miles to Galena

By Snowman (Snowman) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 05:39 pm:

Wow David S., that is much better! Do you work for the "Daily Planet"?

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 05:57 pm:

a little overgrowth helps a lot of stuff :) just a quick cut and paste job. Wish I had some talent, but its a fact that someone with a bit of it can convert any photograph into anything they want, pretty much.

I'm not real happy the way I feel about those old buildings...really do understand what they mean, so that's all cool, but when I stay at the Franklin House Inn, or whatever its called this year, they always ask me if I want street side or lake side and charge more for lake side. Then I look out the window, and all you can see are those old buildings and all the junk that is all over the place. Its not very attractive, really. too bad.

The lakeshore is slowly being converted, however. Not sure what can be done with the Ripley buildings to help the scenery. Guess its something that you have to appreciate for its historical meaning, which isn't all bad either. Its our heritage.

By Snowman (Snowman) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 06:18 pm:

Maybe the Ripley buildings should go to "Ripley's Believe It Or Not".

By Kenty (Dashamo) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 06:46 pm:

Suprised to see the Ranger in this pic. How do they keep the ice from crushing the hull in the winter?

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 06:50 pm:

Yes, David, I agree that it would be much more beautiful without all those old buildings. I know there's history in them, but they are an eyesore. If they would do something to fix them up, it would be better. Same goes with the stretch between LL & Hubbell. Those buildings should be torn down or made to look better. There is nothing attractive about them. My grandfather used to work there, and it'd be different not driving by where he worked, but they didn't look this way back then. Fix them up or tear them down. Also, cut down some of the trees along the drive between LL & Houghton. You can't see the lake much at all. We used to drive by and watch the ore carriers filling up or unloading outside of Dollar Bay. You can't even see the lake there anymore because of the overgrowth of trees. It's sad.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 07:47 pm:

Tom(Tom)it's barely above zero right now but forecast for negative 10 by 6 AM(not wind chill) I live north of your former residence of Galesburg, in Savanna, Il. That's 30 miles downriver from Galena and something like 50/60 miles north of Quad Cities, right on the river.

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