Apr 28-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: April: Apr 28-02
A Northern Michigan problem    ...scroll down to share comments
photo from Robert C Wetton

Charlie H., Eagle River, MI on Sunday, April 28, 2002 - 07:47 am:

This morning a fresh blanket of snow has covered the greening grass here in the North. It reminded me of this old postcard I received a while back from Robert Wetton. The first time he sent it was back in 1950 to his Uncle.

Sometimes the April showers encounter a little arctic air from across Lake Superior. I knew we put that shovel away a bit too soon.

By Bill Jacka Sr. Bham. Alabama on Sunday, April 28, 2002 - 01:06 pm:

Laurium had a similar tractor with the side fan wheels or blowers to throw the snow. The Village received a new Oshkosh SNOWGo the late 40's relacing the above. As I recall was always sheraing a pin when it would strike a hard object resulting in frquent brekadowns. Use to ride on it with Tommy Deagan and other village employees in the early 40's.

By Andrew Sawhill, Knoxville, TN on Sunday, April 28, 2002 - 07:47 pm:

I am a former MTU grad living an estranged life in Knoxville, TN now. I can only imagine the chaos that would ensue if southerners woke up to this sight. 1/2" of snow brought with it mass hysteria this past winter, with people cleaning out grocery stores and buying the Home Depots out of all their shovels. The snow fell overnight and was gone by mid-afternoon.

By Ken from da UP on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 12:01 am:

This looks very much like winter in Paavola way back when. I was probably 7 yrs old then. I remember the SnoGo coming by the house with blue fire coming out the exhaust from the blower engine. It was late, 'way after dark. I saw one of those old SnoGoes at Sands yesterday and this evening on our way home from the Humane Society Benefit dance at the Elks in Ishpeming. We sure had a good time there. Ritchie Yurkovich's Polka band and Wil Kilpela and Friends were the music. :o) Thanks RCW and Charlie for stirring up some old memories.

By Martha K., Pinckney, MI on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 02:05 am:

Seems strange that there's so much where the plow is, but barely any on the trees and houses. Plowing away winter's accumulation from someplace? Just heard they got 20" in northern Wisconsin today. Did that hit you folks, too?

By Charlie H., Eagle River on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 03:50 am:

Martha -

Our snow in Eagle River was gone by the evening, but we noticed they had received more in Kearsarge when we drove in for dinner at the Hut.

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Alice, CA on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 10:22 am:

Funny note from Andy Sawhill! Out here in CA, everyone gets panicky when it rains more than a few drops. As Andy said, mass hysteria. The TV stations tag a few days rain as "Storm of..." People also don't know how to drive in the rain, can you imagine in the snow?

By Marie, Ok. on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 05:47 pm:

A snow storm in OK is sure to close the schools and no one here will believe my (true) stories of the rule for school closure in Covington was over 4 Feet of new snow and/or colder than minus 40 degrees below zero! They have no snow plows here despite the fact it does snow at least once in a winter and there must be a ghastly shortage of sand and salt here too as it is applied as though it were gold dust. Goosing your gas pedal and braking hard are the winter road rules for snow and ice here so it is best to remain in your home for the duration of the three day winter.:)

By KOLEHMAINEN SEATTLE WA. on Thursday, May 2, 2002 - 11:38 pm:


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