Nov 13-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: November: Nov 13-03
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Photo by Sharon Smith

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 06:52 am:

Yesterday the ground was covered with autumn colors. After yesterday's weather change.... we're white again! Sharon Smith gives us a visual somewhere on US 41, looks to be on the way to or from Copper Harbor.

I'm sure all the hunters are happy with the change in weather. Last evening during the windiest part of this little storm, I could hear the tree branches slapping the roof and sides of the house, like they were hollering... let me in, I'm freezing out here!

By Mary Ann, Bloomington, IN on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 07:17 am:

So, how much accumulation did you get?

By Troll in Eagle Harbor on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 07:30 am:

Some where between 5-8 inches.Looks nice but there is some serious ice on those roads...

By k on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 08:10 am:

How's the state roads in Houghton County ???
Did the State Forces do a good job of keeping the roads safe ???

By Debbie - U.P. on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 08:19 am:

In Painesdale we received 4.5" of the white stuff. The roads were actually pretty good. No problems this AM making it to work :( Higher on the Keweenaw end is where most of the snowfall went. Lucky them !!

By Troll, MI on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 08:28 am:

Just checked the Bridge Cam and could hardly see the bridge because of the snow.....burrrrrrrr.
My hubby is heading up to Houghton Lake today to begin the deer hunting season. Hang on to that steering wheel..

High winds last night and this AM down here in Troll Land. Lots of electrical wires and trees down. And the fun begins!!!!! Hope there are not freighters on the Great Lakes today.

By MI lower... yucky... on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 08:28 am:

Hey all -

At one point you had a link to a place that made the yooper scooper snow pusher things. I was wondering if someone might be able to supply that link again.

Thank you!

By Desert Rat on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 08:33 am:

Mary Drew - You are doing a wonderful job in Toivo's place! Thanks for all the great pictures.

By CC MI on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 08:52 am:

snow scoops at

By Tbel, MN on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 08:56 am:

Try this for the snow scoop

By Bob Roysdon,Arizona on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 09:01 am:

The picture of bridge is the one from Wed.Webcam must be dowm..Bob

By Mike-Transplanted Yooper-Mi on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 09:10 am:

To Mi lower...yucky...
They're called snow scoops. If you ain't got a snow blower in 'da yoop, you have one of these.
I've got one here in Redford, and I use it on our annual three snow falls a year. I get the wierd looks from my passing neighbors. "What is that thing, and where can I get one?"
They work pretty good. Highly recommended from someone that spent alot of his childhood pushing one!!

By SharonS on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 09:12 am:

Copoper Harbor didn't appear to get much snow - there is a coating of ice on my deck, though. However, the power went out around 6 pm for six hours, and I understand it went out even earlier in Hancock.

Not much snow here, but gale force winds most of the night and a really angry lake...

By John, Livonia, Michigan on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 09:28 am:

Yesterdays picture was more my taste. The one good thing about being under the bridge is the snow doesn't fly this early. We might get 4.5 inches by January 1st

By Missin the UP from NJ on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 09:35 am:

There you go again... zooming me back to childhood days, when my family and I went driving around on the "backroads". We only had one channel on the TV so going out in the car was entertainment. Those drives are one of the things that made me LOVE my Yoop and all it's beauty.
It's windy as can be here today, blowing more Oak leaves into my yard! Thought I was finished raking for the season! Some snow would solve that problem. But, it's supposed to stay fairly warm here, as usual. RAIN today or tomorrow.

By Ms Katie, Il on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 10:12 am:

Thanks, Mary, for the beautiful pics you choose. As I'm gradually packing our R.V. for winter in Texas, this scene reminds me of my youth in Milwaukee in the "old days" when a snow looked more like this picture. We too had a day of tremdous winds yesterday. All the thick carpet of leaves from our 9 trees in the yard have relocated in the beanfield across the road :) (our version of a leaf blower). I still wish in my young thinking heart that I could be in the UP right now (that's said in a whisper) Keep warm and safe everyone.

By lower upper on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 10:43 am:

The Gaylord area got socked with blizzard conditions over night. Schools are all closed, some power outages, and still high winds today. Sure glad I don't have to head to the UP over the Mighty Mac. Should clear up later today. Just like being back home in the Copper Country. I always enjoyed a good blizzard. Drive safely everyone.

By mi lower on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 11:41 am:

Regarding the yooper scooper.. Thanks for the posts with the link!!!!

much appreciated!

By MI on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 11:42 am:

State crews were a little slow getting going, but they at least got out unlike the county. No state trunk line excuses this time!

By Mary Lou on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 11:45 am:

Escanaba, here in the UP. didn't get was windy last night......beautiful sunny day today...check out our web-cam at "Fudgie"......from the UP's "Banana Belt...... Beautiful Escanaba"

By Win T. Wisconsin on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 11:53 am:

Gale warnings were posted for all the lakes.
Most of the lake freighters took shelter or
delayed their departure. []- news
The storm wasn't as powerful as predicted -
but you don't chances with "The Gales of November"

By JO The lowest portion of MI on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 12:01 pm:

Hello All!!! Thanks so very much for the updates. My husband left this morning for Lac LaBelle, hunting. I am praying he gets there safely. I love the picture of the snow. Thanks alot. I have gone up there my whole childhood and have never been there in the fall or winter. 41 has always been my favorite drive.
Drive safe to all the hunters and good luck!

By PJ on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 12:02 pm:

Now why did I move to Arizona?.....
Oh, yeah! now I remember!

By Yooper in Mattawan on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 12:10 pm:

Yah, I got one a dose snow scoops too. All my neighbors laugh at me, but come blizzard time look who's laughing. If dem trolls want to break their backs wit shovels, that's dere problem. They're out dere shoveling, I just make a coupla passes and I'm done. Also good for leaves.

By Mike-Transplanted Yooper-Redford,Mi on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 01:22 pm:

Yooper in Mattawan;
'Nough said. Spoken like one of 'dem true blue Yoopers like me. Too bad I gotta be down 'ere wit all da trolls. I have a hard time scoopen' dem leaves tho. Kinda hard to push. Wah!!

By JJM, Green Bay on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 01:38 pm:

A snowy day in da Keweenaw is better than a sunny day in Green Bay. Wish I was there.

By yooper in indiana on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 03:26 pm:

No hunting contest on Maybe one ought to be started,,,
Would be nice to be there,,,

By Samantha Mac Pherson on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 05:59 pm:

Hello ya' all!
I live in Lac La Belle. It's always been very nice here during hunting season. Today the waters were real rough because of the WIND ADVISORY. Them lower peninsula people sure have been hit hard with the wind! HA,but we always seem to get hit harder and always get more snow then them. Which I have always enjoyed, feeling like we got something that they could never get "Tons of SNOW!" I heard they shut down the bridge for almost the whole day! Yikes! Hope nobody was stupid and wen't on the bridge anyway. (EVEN THOUGH IT WOULD BE HARD TO WITH DA COPS!)

By Carole on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 06:04 pm:

Samantha: Been watching the Mackinac Bridge cam off and on all day. Traffic has been real heavy at the toll booth going into the UP. When was the bridge closed?

By Brad, California on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 06:41 pm:

Call me crazy, but after seeing the snowy pics from today, I am day dreaming of leaving San Diego to visit Copper Harbor....a reverse snowbird!

By Steve, Il. on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 06:45 pm:

To David S. yesterday: Try Toni's Pasties in Laurium. Also do a search on This topic was covered to a great extent earlier. Also,I saw the Food Channel spot on Dobber's. I have had their pasties in Iron Mountain, and thought they were good also. (and reasonably cheap)

By Rivera on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 07:53 pm:

Ahhh, indeed 'tis almost high time for we riflemen to wander awood and seek to harvest the mighty and elusive white-tail. May our hunt be safe, may our shot be true, and may we pause to give thanks to our Creator for his most wonderful gift to us.

By Mr. Wheatman, South End on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 10:50 pm:

Well said Rivera, may said hunt enrich our soul, and if it is "in the cards", our palate also for the frigid months we are soon to embattle indeed. Hunt well, hunt safe and above all treasure nature's bounty.


By Quiet in troll ville on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 11:33 pm:

Like the hunter who came home and yelled at his wife for not packing him any extra socks. She smiled and said "they were in your gun bag dear."
(Wonder if he enjoyed Hurley, WI, but those were the bad old day) No name tonight

By Trollette, Lower MI on Friday, November 14, 2003 - 09:09 am:

My Hunter packs his own hunting crap!!! So he has himself to blame if he forgets his "socks"!!!!

Enjoying the remote for a change!

Whats the website for the Mackinaw Bridge cam?

By Connie - Colorado on Friday, November 14, 2003 - 10:44 am:

Don't be like the Colorado Hunter who told me of his day out hunting. He shot an elk from a great distance with his high-powered rifle. Then, no one in his party was in good enough physical condition to make it to the elk he shot. They never found it.

In Colorado, a lot of folks worry that hunters will shoot Bambi and they think it's bad. It's a better fate for Bambi to be shot and eaten than the more certain fate of being hit by a car.

Today might be a good day to watch "Escanaba in Da Moonlight" to celebrate!

By Judy Brown-Kurnik, Chesaning MI on Friday, November 14, 2003 - 11:15 pm:

Great website for the Mackinac Bridge is Has a tremendous amount of information plus the Bridge cams.

By Johnny from MAINE on Sunday, December 7, 2003 - 10:58 am:

almost two feet today! what's the best snow scoop out there

By Jackey -Airzona on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 - 12:13 am:

Last easter my mother had ran over a bunny with my little sister in the car.My little sister was so worried that there would be no more easter so we were worried that mabey there would be no easter too.

Well in Airzona i guess you have to becareful where you drive!!!

By Jeff, Reno, Nevada on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 08:06 pm:

Does anyone back home in the UP have plans on how to make a Yooper Scooper. We just got a huge dump of the white stuff and since I lived in the UP for 9 years going to NMU. I figured someone must have a set of pans so I could build my very own, I am pretty handy with common tools so I am sure it would not be a problem. I appreciate any help I can get. Put something in the subject line so I know it is not a SPAM and delete it accidently.

By yooper on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 02:35 pm:

jeff. silverbear snow scoops in laurium will send you the kit, and you can assemble it, check out their website. i think they have a link on this site.

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