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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 05:35 am:

Name four lakes that appear in today's slideshow.

By Bruce (Bessemerbj) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 05:42 am:

Mud, Prickett,Superior,and Michigan
First Post
Possibly Huron, but we're ok with Michigan

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 05:42 am:

Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Prickett Lake and Mud Lake. Good morning all.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 05:45 am:

Mud Lake, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, and Prickett Lakes appear in today's slide show. Good Morning!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 07:13 am:

Good Tuesday morning!! 3 more days until I'm on the road to Denver, CO, cooler temps, and a possible trip to the top of Pikes Peak.......

If the first photo is truly at Mackinac Island, then it has to be Lake Huron and not Michigan.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 08:10 am:

I bet Lake Superior is a movin' and a shakin' with the winds associated with this low pressure moving through! Should be an awe to see!

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 09:30 am:

FYI if you havent noticed it yet, The Herbert C Jackson came in through the south entry last night and is anchored in the middle of portage Lake where it can swing 360 on hook for the remainder of the storm.

When was the last time you saw that! Take a drive towards chassel. I'll try to get some pics at lunch if its not too nasty out.

By Norma in Midland (Normainmidland) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 09:30 am:

I just heard this morning a plug for the Pepsi Challenge for another organization on Good Morning America. Too bad someone who is sponsoring the ambulance couldn't get a plug on one of the national news stations tomorrow?? Have a great Tuesday and hold on to your hats the winds are a blowin'..

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 09:55 am:

A little Dark, but here are a couple shots from our run down to South entry (where we missed the boat) and back to dreamland area where we got some shots of the Jackson


By FJL (Langoman) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 10:04 am:

Last week there was some scepticism about the Pepsi Challenge. One poster said he "doubts that this is ligit, and is also a waste of time." Nothing about it since then..........Is it or isn't it??

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 01:23 pm:

I tried to post the following note at 12:50PM (EDT) today, just as the connection to PastyCam went away.
A bit too prophetic, I guess (UPPCO stats have been updated below).

'Tis interesting to see the photo of the downed power line on US-41 in today's decade in review.

That might be a bit prophetic, I see UPPCO is reporting a total of 165 power outages, 3322 customers (at 1:14PM EDT)!

As John Dee said yesterday:


"Category 3 "Hurricane" headed to the Midwest

The storm currently dumping all the snow in the northern Rockies will get better organized in KS later today and then track north into MN tomorrow. By tomorrow night it will be sitting near International Falls MN and is indicated to have a central pressure of 963, which is equivalent to a category 3 hurricane and stronger than the 977 low that sunk the Fitzgerald.

Looks like some accumulating snows on it's back side in ND, MN and maybe even portions of the western UP.

-John "

Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 02:00 pm:

I just put some more photos up from the Jackson, see Link above.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 03:11 pm:

Bobg...those are good pictures! Post more if you take any, I find them fascinating! Thanks!

By AJ - WI (Ajinwi) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 03:30 pm:

Hey Bob G: Thanks for the pictures. I loved them. Strong winds blowing here in Wisconsin.

By Yooperguide (Huntandfish) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 04:16 pm:

The Gales of November are upon us, a bit early this year. Gitchee Gumee is roaring, the wind is howling, 50 mph gusts and the Snow Buntings are here. No power loss, yet. Love this exciting weather. Batten down the hatches.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 04:37 pm:

Great variety of photos, 2 day.

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 10:13 pm:

more jackson photos uploaded from after work see link above

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 10:22 pm:

The hardwoods here in Cornell are really talking tonight! Must be trying to warn us about the storm, 'eh? Probably get worse before it gets better. Hei hei.

By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 11:04 pm:

Report from the dune:

Big air out there tonight. The sky is mostly clear; some bright,
hard lights of stars and a planet or two showing in the dark sky
between the clouds that are scudding fast. From where I sit, I
can see the lights on the piers at Muskegon and Grand Haven
very clearly, and mercifully there are no lights of boats out on
the big lake, which is just raging white.

The anemometer here tells me it's blowing 25-35 most of the
time, with some higher gusts. It started from the southeast this
morning. My sister called from Texas mid-morning to tell me
the Weather Channel had a crew on the beach at Muskegon. If
they didn't stick around until later today, they didn't see much. It
was around noon that the surf really started to build.

We were inland about 15 miles earlier this evening, and in the
woods you'd hardly know there was a storm; probably was still
blowing hard above the treetops, though.

Out here on the lakeshore, the wave crests are 50 yards apart as
they start to come on shore , and they're moving fast. That tells
me there are some big, big waves farther out. No beach erosion
so far, since the lake level has dropped a lot this fall and there's
a lot of quite shallow water just offshore. We might actually
build some beach if the waves move some of that sand onshore.
I've seen that happen before, though you never know how things
will play out. The low pressure center is far enough north that
we might not get much northwest wind out of this system.
That's when it can get really interesting with storm surge around

The house is buffeting and rocking moderately in the wind that's
coming up over the dunetop. The cracks under the doors are
shrieking as they do when it blows really hard. This is what I call
a four-reefer gale, when the waves are big enough to break on
the fourth sandbar out from shore, maybe a third of a mile out.

I love these storms, as long as no one is in harm's way. It's great
to go out in it, feel it take the breath out of you, chap your skin
red raw, then you come in and feel the warmth coming back and
you appreciate so much more the simple things...shelter,
firelight, something warm to drink, family, a place called home.

Here's a prayer for safe harbor for all mariners, literally and

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 11:18 pm:

Sure has been some major winds whipping the midwest! It's so rough on the Mississippi River that they've closed it from Dubuque down to Fort Madison, Iowa! Very dramatic and rough going. Glad I'm pretty much confinded to the house these days. Am recouperating pretty well. An moving slowing.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 11:57 pm:

Hi Dunerat. Loved your recap, as long as no one gets hurt. Think of you often.

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