Apr 22-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: April: Apr 22-09
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Photos by Paul Roberts
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Photos by Paul Roberts

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 06:36 am:

Yesterday we had a little blast of winter here in the Keweenaw and surrounding areas, just to remind us that it's not over 'til the last snowflake falls. I found some photos from Paul Roberts, to give you a feel for what's fallen around these parts. Here in Lake Linden, we didn't get as much as the higher elevations and even there, it was mostly wet, white stuff. It did produce more melting though and that means rushing waters where there aren't usually any. In Paul's photos, that's not really a river, it's actually a two track road that is pretending to be a river with the runoff of a late spring snowfall. Notice the culvert where the water is flowing down into the ditch, then further back you can see the tracks where a car has driven. No big deal, it will all melt and the road will dry up in just a few days again.

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 06:38 am:

This is exactly how it appears in Eagle River this morning, but I bet they have a foot on the ground in some spots around the peninsula.

By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 07:02 am:

There's a foot on the ground in Baraga! It's like wet cement. And hard to move....

By D. Clark (Dcclark) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 07:09 am:

One more day of shovelling, just to get us in shape for summer! :)

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 08:00 am:

Man! I've been down some of those 2 tracks!

Of course they didn't turn into a river until after a few miles and where there were only 2 options - ford the 'stream' or back track. Always an interesting choice....

By elm (Grampy) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 08:09 am:

There's more than a foot or two on top of Lake Linden Hill.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 08:31 am:

My driveway in Laurium was an ugly scene I avoided like the plaque. I will admit I totally wimped out. Let it melt and look like those pictures.

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 08:57 am:

talked to my mom, over a foot of the wet heavy fun stuff in Bergland.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 10:04 am:

On my way to work in Calumet this morning, I took a few photos to give everyone an up to the minute view of the snow situation.
The first shot is heading up the hill from Lake Linden to Calumet (commonly known as the Calumet Hill to us L.L. folks):

Calumet Hill

Next is the pile of snow down the middle of Hecla St. in Laurium:
Hecla St. - Laurium

Third is someplace many of you might recognize, the former Still Waters building:
Still Waters

And finally, something to show you the vast difference of living at a lower elevation here in the Keweenaw...this is what it looks like in Lake Linden this morning...NO SNOW!
Same day - different universe?  :->

David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 12:13 pm:

oh boy oh boy sure am glad I no longer have to climb that hill to go to work at Calumet Electronics in the snow when it was on 7 th. St. from $ Bay. Thank's for the sight Mary.

By Pam & Jim - Calumet (Pjgrill) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 01:48 pm:

Calumet made the National News this morning having recorded 19 inches of snow, while Rockland had 24 inches during the two days.

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 01:51 pm:

Us trolls have it soft; neither snow nor flooded roads. However, we have been seeing another sign of spring that also can impede your progress: orange barrels.

Brooke, plaque, either in your arteries or teeth, is indeed something to avoid...just like the plague. ;>)

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 02:34 pm:

I heard you Keweenaw folks had been hit with snow, and the pics prove it. WOW!

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 02:53 pm:

Demonstrating my typing skills again I see. By the looks of Mary's picture maybe I will be able to at least approach my driveway today.

By James Alain (Charlevoix) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 06:28 pm:

Herman had over 20" snow the other day, and the county road snowbanks were 3 to 4 ft high this morning!

By Laure (O2bindaup) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 06:31 pm:

The picture of the snow down the middle of the road sure looks like more of an "INCONVENIENCE" to me !!!

Mary says: Yes Laure, it is kind of an inconvenience, but only a temporary one. The village road crew was busy snowblowing that pile of snow into dump trucks and hauling it away. Note there are no snowbanks on the sides of the road because they push it all to the middle to remove it. By this afternoon on my way home all the roads were bare pavement. :->

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