Nov 16-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: November: Nov 16-05
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 09:36 am:

Unpredictable temperatures, winds and SNOW have driven many Yoopers inside to escape the chill. And what better way to do that, than to put another log on the fire, listen to the crackling of the burning logs and enjoy the warmth emanating from the blaze. This cozy looking fireplace was photographed by David Cloutier and he says it was in the room they stayed in while here in the Keweenaw. My guess is the Laurium Manor Inn, which is also a sponsor here at Pasty Central and a wireless HotSpot. ...Something else to do when huddling indoors.

By Alison P (Ricelakealison) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 09:38 am:

Good morning! Happy day: SNOW!!!

By SGT Nate (Sgt_nate_tormal) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 09:40 am:

I wish I was in the Yoop now to see the fresh snow, must me a nice sight. Here in Texas it was cold this morning, it was about 30ish...a mit chilly for here. Well, hope all is well there in the Yoop, take care everyone!

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 09:50 am:

Sgt. Nate, Ft. Hood, Texas where you are at is named after my maternal grandmother's, great uncle. She kept the name Janie Hood going until she married and became Stovall. If I remember, General Hood had one leg and 8 kids. Funny what you remember of family history!

By dlp (Babyseal) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 09:54 am:

Winter is here! We received eight inches of heavy wet snow on the snowboard as of 7:00AM here in Painesdale. HM..I wonder how many of the hunters took their snowmobile out in the woods so they could hunt in their favorite spot today?

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 09:59 am:

That fireplace sure does look nice and inviting. How I miss my Michigan fireplace...and Michigan for that matter.

Sgt. Nate, I never realized that Texaz got that cold in the winter, until yours and Margaret's posts. I know that Margaret had posted last night about the temps being in the 30's and the winds howling.

Bobbysgirl, wow what a great family history...and definately something to be proud of.

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 09:59 am:

Well no more fall hey? Winter has hit here in the hills of NW Illinois. Yes not all Il. is flat. Even the cats hesitated about going outdoors. They'll be back soon. Have a question...doesn't H. Donn da Yampert have photos in the album? Miss his comments about the great photos you use. too. Stay watm and hold on to your hats. Me, I'm packin" for Texas.:>

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 10:06 am:

I have to correct myself.. just did some digging around in my resources of Gen. Hood that has been passed down to me, The General had 11 kids, 3 sets of twins born within 10 years, yoowza! No tv back in them days! But he still had only one leg.

By happyooper (Trigal) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 10:15 am:

I wonder how many other hunters' wives got left with no snow plow and a half mile driveway? Guess I gotta pull out the ole trusty scoop. :)

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 10:23 am:

escape the COLD? Fireplace and COFFEE -- Is it just me or do yoopers (in particular Finns and Swedes) drink more coffee per capita than ANYONE else in the world???????

Coffee and trenary toast - does life get any better than that?

By Sofia Lokke, Scandinavia (Sofial) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 10:36 am:

Jeff K. - Yeah, according to different polls all about everything and nothing... Finns&Swedes are the ones in the world drinking most coffee. Norwegians goes for bronze.
But, I think that Finn-blood makes some people drink even more coffee than an average Swede would least, that's how I am.

But, coffee and fireplace - sounds great! (Might be since it reminds us Finns of a hot sauna...)

By Lisa McCormick (Catlady) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 10:38 am:

Hey Sgt. Nate,
We are another pair of yoopers here at Fort Hood!
What I wouldn't give to be there for the first snow!!!!We miss the U.P. so much especially this time of year!!I think it is kind of funny how people down here are wearing their winter jackets,hats and gloves! They have no clue what real cold is!Everyone have a great day and stay warm!!

By David C Cloutier (Dccloutier) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 10:57 am:

Good Morning from Colorado! Yes, Mary that wonderful fireplace was in our room (the Superior Suite)which is actually across the street from the Laurium Manor Inn in the Victorian Hall. Both buildings are incredible! They don't build 'em like that anymore. We had a really nice visit to the Keweenaw. In fact, my wife, who is a native Coloradan, liked it so much she said she would love to spend a couple months there every fall when we are finally able to retire. Me, I'm praying that I win the next big powerball lottery! I hope everyone is enjoying the change of seasons. We have had a couple snows here so far, but nothing too serious. I'm hoping for a BIG storm that dumps at least a couple feet of snow. take care!

By Tammy Walls (Tammyk) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 11:05 am:

I wish I was in the Keweenaw now! It is absolutely beautiful there when it snows! Come to think of it, the Keweenaw is the most beautiful place in the world during every season!

By Shelly Harwood (Shelly) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 11:57 am:

Us Michiganders are loving these cooler Temps here in Texas!!!! Bring it on!

By SGT Nate (Sgt_nate_tormal) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 12:27 pm:

Hey there again pasty fans,

Yup, it does get somewhat cold here at Ft Hood too....and wow, that is awesome to have that family history about the Fort here. THats just too cool.
Another Yooper here at Ft Hood? Awesome! How long have you been here? I agree, it was just too funy to see everyone with all of the snivle gear on complaining about the cold, oh well....guess the Yooper blood in us Take care everyone!

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 01:17 pm:

Decided to wear my winter coat back from lunch! (I work a couple blocks from home.) Saw snow falling, too!

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 01:28 pm:

Hi all
Down in southeast MI we're supposed to maybe get a dusting of snow this afternoon--looks like you have more than that now up north. However, parts of SE Michigan were under a tornado warning last night, and a good bit of rain & high winds everywhere.

Oh, my boss just walked by & said it's snowing right now

By NKR (Nkr) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 01:51 pm:

Good afternoon from Mishawaka IN. Well, you guys got the snow!!! So far we haven't. How about you, sur5er, are you getting any snow your way. I have my fingers crossed we don't get any. I'm not ready yet.

By Alex J. Tiensivu (Ajtiensivu) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 02:02 pm:

This is just too unreal to someone like me, in Georgia. Hey, it's cold here today, but you can hardly see the bridge! Unreal!

/image {The Bridge}

By Capt. Paul & Dr. Nat in Texas (Eclogite) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 02:30 pm:

There seems to be a lot of former yoopers residing in Texas these days.......

In certain places Texas does get cold. We had 44 near Houston this morning and now they are warning that some of the northern communities (Conroe, Tomball, etc...) could hit 30 tonight; a real Blue Norther for SE Texas. We don't get as cold as places in west Texas like Hood, but compared to a humid 88 yesterday a dry 56 right now is cool.

So how much snow has fallen in the Keweenaw so far??? A former Calumetite is curious....

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 02:35 pm:

Da Bridge

By happyooper (Trigal) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 02:40 pm:

We got 8 inches last night in Trimountain. When I cruised up to Calumet late morning, it was about the same there. It keeps snowing though, so it's probably getting close to 10-12 inches in Calumet, if not already.
I can't wait to get off work, fire up the woodstove and sit down with my book and a hot cup of coffee. (After I clear the driveway and stack the rest of the wood, of course) :)

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 02:43 pm:

Sure wish I was equipped to submite some pics. Maybe some day. We got 4 & 1/2 inches last Christmas Eve in Rockport, Tx near Corpus Christi! The locals went crazy with it. snowmen, "angels" on the ground etc. First big snow that area since 1890s!

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 02:58 pm:

"So how much snow has fallen in the Keweenaw so far?"

U.P. Snow Depths

PELKIE 7W08:309"
BIG BAY 1W08:0011"

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 03:15 pm:

Wow 10 11,12, and even 14 inches of heavy wet snow and looks like still snowing! Geeet ready! With the lakes being so warm, this could be a record year. Still too warm here in Motown area for anything to stick.

By Sharon I. Smith (Sharons) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 03:36 pm:

Hey, up on the shores of the big lake we probably didn't get more than 3" of snow, but it looks like it rained on top of all the trees and bushes look like an ice storm only in white instead of clear. On top of that, the power was out from about 8:45 until 2:45...and the phones were down for a while, too! When the temperature in the tree is 25 amd the north wind is blowing 25-30 mph, it's a mite chilly up here! Everything's Ok now, though, except the broadband, and that probably just needs to be reset.
Talk about winter coming with a jolt! It's so beautiful!

By Alex J. Tiensivu (Ajtiensivu) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 04:49 pm:

FRNash... Show off! (Smirk). Thanks for putting it up. I have NO idea what I did wrong this time. Mary Drew hasn't yelled at me yet! (LOL).
That's because Mary is gone today and Daryl is minding the store, Alex. I removed your mishaps above for you;)- Hope you don't mind.

Mary says: Thanks for minding things for me while I'm in Green Bay for a couple days, Daryl.
Hey Alex, Now when have I yelled at you before? :-) When I get back from Wisconsin, I'll have to give you a lesson in uploading pictures!

By Charles in Adrian (Charlesinadrian) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 05:25 pm:

Lots of comments from Ft. Hood. I am going to a Civil War
Roundtable meeting tonight. If you are a Yankee, you have to
love Gen. Hood. "Charge," he said, without ever thinking of the
consequences if things went wrong. He was a general from
Texas. Are all military leaders from Texas like that?

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 05:37 pm:

We have only had a few snow flurries, here and there, since early this afternoon...with no accumulation. It sure is cold with the wind blowing though. I walked up to where hubby parks his semi...and then we walked back home... stopping for dinner at the diner, on the way. Now it doesn't seem so cold in the house ;)

By 69 TOOT (Flyindamooney) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 07:34 pm:

My guess is Laurium Manor too. We took the 2 bedroom suite over the garage for a few days over the 4th of July last year and it was great. What a nice place........It will be temporary home whenever I get a chance to visit (during the warmer months as they don't let it during winter)

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 07:48 pm:

Couldn't figure out why it was so late getting on and not being able to post at school. We just don't fly right without Mary.
11 degrees at 6:00 this morning; 15 by the time I left for work. It's finally 40 now. Still some wind out there.

By Barbara Nelson (Barb) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 07:56 pm:

To FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash)

What URL did you find your snowfall data?

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 08:44 pm:

Barbara Nelson (Barb):
"What URL did you find your snowfall data?"

1. Go to the Marquette, MI NWS Website's home page
2. When you get there, it should look approximately like this (in part):

MQT NWS Home Page

3. Note the links on the left side of the page.
4. Under the heading Current Conditions, find and click on the link as reads COOP Reports.

(Posting that information in the format I used is a "whole 'nother story"!)

I tried to just copy that link and post in at the end of my note with a suggestion to "Watch this space for updates", but that link won't work that way.

FYI: The COOP Reports are typically updated between 10:00 and 11:00 Eastern time each morning.
J.T. Toivola (Joyce) on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 08:54 pm:

My eyes snapped open wide when I saw the picture of the fireplace today. I want one! I had to make do with the heat from the gas oven today since we were powerless. At 6:00 this evening there was light and heat and water and TV and PC. The branches and powerlines are sagging from the weight of ice and snow. It was good for building snowmen,but hard to fling from the shovel. This stuff keeps everybody busy!
Hey,happyooper,you are not alone here. Our driveway is also a half mile long,but we were not without the plow truck and Old Blue,the plow Bronco. We must try to behave by staying safe and warm,eh.
Our son is also stationed in Fort Hood. Jason and another Yooper from Ishpeming were home on leave last week. They returned to Texas Monday. As I type, they are with Nathan,heading to see a movie.
I think I will grab another cup of coffee and sing what I can remember of the "Heikki Luntta,go away" song.

By Barbara Nelson (Barb) on Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 07:43 am:

To FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash),

Thank you so much for the URL and specific instructions!

By Lynn Virtanen (Lynn) on Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 10:41 am:

I have seen studies indicating that there may be a correlation between immoderate coffee consumption and low incidence of diabetes in a study group of Finns. I guess I'll have another cup!

By Alex J. Tiensivu (Ajtiensivu) on Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 12:16 pm:

Alex looks forward to lessons in uploading!

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 01:13 pm:


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