Nov 21-14

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2014: November: Nov 21-14
Accumulation    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Beth Jukuri
Blowing snow    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Beth Jukuri
Clear as a bell    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Beth Jukuri
Blowing again    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Beth Jukuri
Snowy delivery    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Beth Jukuri

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:00 am:

Beth Jukuri is a rural mail carrier with a route from Chassell to Tapiola, so she sees more than her share of poor driving conditions, especially in the winter months. Now granted, even though the calendar says it is still fall, we are definitely in the throes of winter here UP North.

The pictures here today from Beth, give you an idea of a typical wintry day on the route, complete with the snow piled high on the mailboxes she delivers to. A rural carrier like Beth, drives all the country back roads to bring your mail, so she encounters plenty of blowing and drifting along the way. One minute you can barely see where the road is, the next it's sunny and clear, then before you know it, the visibility is next to nothing once again. In some places, she may have to follow someone else's ruts in the snow, in others she may be the first vehicle through the drifted snow. Beth says she is grateful for her Jeep, which gets her and the mail through each day!

FOOTNOTE: Yesterday's shots from Chad Johnson were uploaded to the webpage later in the evening. If you missed this wintry day in the park with his two-legged and four-legged friends, just click here: Thursday, November 20th, to take a look at them!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:23 am:

Nice pix...I experienced white-out snow squalls last evening which made for a tricky commute home. Supposed to reach 50 degrees by we go again.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:29 am:

Weird!! We have pictures just like these, lol!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:45 am:

"Neither rain nor snow, nor......", bless you, Beth!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 09:53 am:

Dashing through the snow in her 4WD sleigh...hoping a safe winter driving to you Beth!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:20 am:

... over the hills she goes, plodding all the way??

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:40 am:

Thanks for keeping the mail moving. You get to deliver a lot of joy to people this time of the year. I do feel that the only one that should be out and about in those wintry conditions is a stout fellow with reindeer.
Beth, I had a nice surprise visit from your husband and son a couple days ago. It was nice to see them again.

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:06 am:

Looks like being a mail carrier in the UP takes some sisu. I can't help contrast with my downstate mail carrier last winter, who wanted a long shovelled area around the mailbox.

By Jose (Jtraveler) on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 04:58 pm:

I share Shirley's and Duane's sentiment about the fine job that our mail carriers do delivering our mail. I know that it is often referred to as snail mail but I have never received electronic mail that brings more joy to my day than 'snail mail'. I always look forward to walking out to my mailbox to get the surprise of the day.

By James W. Hird (Wvyooper) on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 06:24 pm:

As a former Buffalonian you can be glad you live in Da UP. At least you have some place to put it when you clear the drive and I do not mean in the street.
After all 6 feet in one storm would put even Da UP on the way to a record year.

By Daveofmohawk (Daveofmohawk) on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 06:34 pm:

Just saw on the TV6 News that Calumet has 53-inches on the ground.

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 09:03 pm:

Beautiful pic's, Global warming is truly in effect!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:07 pm:

Snow, snow, and MORE snow.

By Greta Jones (Urbanescapees) on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm:

Keep on truckin' Beth!

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