Oct 18-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: October: Oct 18-04
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Photo by Mike Radigan
Season's first snowfall    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Yooper66

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 07:00 am:

That's right, we received our first measurable whiteness of the fall season here in the Keweenaw over the weekend, as Yooper66 reported from Laurium. There were also some dandy wind gusts blowing everything sideways at times. Mike Radigan shows us Lake Superior, not quite into the frenzy she got herself during the height of the onslaught, but the crash of that wave is still quite impressive! This certainly wouldn't have been a good spot to be during the storm, getting splashed plus pelted with the rain/sleet/snow that blanketed the ground in the higher elevations and just made puddles in other locations. Nature's power in all her glory!

By Son of a Yooper in Germany on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 07:01 am:

First PostGood morning from Germany!

By Steve,WI on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 07:07 am:

Good Morning

By Son of a Yooper in Germany on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 07:08 am:

My first "First Post"! Just happened to look in while eating lunch. Rats, now I gotta go back to work.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 07:13 am:


By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 07:20 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka, IN.

By john p., il on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 07:22 am:

Good morning from the prairie

By Paul , Webberville Troll on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 07:23 am:

Good morning! Looks wet! 39 degrees and no ---- here!

By NKR Mishawaka IN on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 07:25 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN #2. Its hard to believe that you have snow on the ground already. But seeing is believing. Have a great day everyone.

By Troll in Eagle Harbor on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 07:31 am:

Mornin' all!I don't know where all that wind went,but I hope it got to where ever it was going to...Nice pics,Chief!

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 07:33 am:

Hear this morning's Triple-AAA report courtesy of WHWL-FM in Marquette.

Here at Pasty.NET and Pasty Central we have been expanding more into streaming media, perhaps leading toward a daily multi-media feature on the Pasty Cam. We already present a variety of audio and video content, including sports events from K-Bear and WMPL, live and archived church services (an example), and of course the almost-live webcams from Houghton County Airport and the Lift Bridge.

If you have any contacts in the media here in Northern Michigan, we would welcome anyone interested in growing the use of our resources to include an ever-widening "glimpse of life" in the U.P.

By L-O-V-E Pastycam! on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 08:11 am:

Thank you to Mike Radigan for the beautiful picture of the crashing wave. Glad you didn't stand out there during the storm, tho. This pic is great.

By Meggie, MI on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 08:19 am:

Sure wonder what street that is in Laurium; my old home town.

By Brent, still enjoyin' the colors in the Rochester, NY area on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 08:20 am:

Question for all:
Do Yoopers, or people in your area if you're somewhere else, completely forget how to drive in the white stuff every year? Here in the UPstate, not a year goes by when "just a trace of snow" means drive at 27 miles per hour and brake frequently and unnecessarily. Of course, there are a few that never quite figure it out ever.

By Sandstone princess on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 08:37 am:

Brent, I found your comment quite amusing. As a former Yooper who visited the area in Feb one year: Yes, I almost forgot how to drive in the white stuff. It snowed everyday, that is very normal and I didn't have my usual small SUV, but a little Ford. It did very well, I must admit.
Many years ago we lived in Tulsa, in the fall it rained buckets! I drove like those you discribed, driving 27 mph! And the locals drove like mad, however, the scene changed with the first bit of snow. The locals drove so slow..etc.
Thanks for the memory.
I love that sound of the lake crashing against the rocks and shore. My daughter said to me, that is a sound you would never tire of. How true. Missing the Yoop today.

By Rose on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 08:47 am:

Found a lone goose this morning who hasn't gone south yet. Enjoying the sunrise with me.
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By Rose on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 08:48 am:

Found a lone goose this morning who hasn't gone south yet. Enjoying the sunrise with me.
1,goose at dawn7

By Frank,,,,,Milw........ on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 09:11 am:

First a victory by the U. of Wisconsin, then a blow-out by the Pack!! Great week-end for Wi. sports fans.........

By Rose on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 09:25 am:

Sorry for so many failed attempts for one little snapshot. I thought I was uploading the resized version but had clicked on the original, huge photo. I must be under-caffeineded this morning or Over-Monday-ed !
Dawn goose

By Once More? on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 09:28 am:

Dawn goose

By 'ol Laurium gal too on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 09:30 am:

That looks to be iroquois st., the block between 4th and 5th. The shot must have been taken just past 5th, looking toward 4th.

By yooper66 on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 09:32 am:

Well, it's Monday morning in the Calumet area, all of the wet slushy snow is being pushed aside and business is as usual again. Here's a few Monday morning pics to start your day...and week. Hope you enjoy.
Airport CHS
5th Street Stillwaters

By Rose on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 09:40 am:

This four shot of Calumet-Laurium is wonderful, Yooper66 ! Can we reserve these 4 spots for further updates from you?
Is that the beginning of a snowbank on Fifth street? Gasp.

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 09:46 am:

LOOK AT THE SNOW!!!!!! Our trees have just barely started to change colors, here in Georgia!

Uhm... Like WOW, or something!

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 09:49 am:

How many people think that I should win the Toivo and Eino's Pasty Sauce t-shirt in this month's contest, after what I pulled with the A-1 Sauce a few weeks back?


By Rose on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 09:52 am:

Still in shock over the A-1 sauce incident. We hope you have changed your ways! LOL

By Ms. Katie on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 10:01 am:

Rose...it was worth the wait. Thanks it's beautiful! Yooper66, love your reality shots. Still would like to see these myself. Like Rose said, do some follow ups later this season. Thank to you too.

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 10:03 am:


I tell you the truth here that when I saw your pictures I teared up. It has been so long since I have seen snow!!! I am so homesick!!!

By jim Fort Wayne,Ind on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 10:08 am:

4 more days. we are leaving the 5 kids behind and headed north don't care if there are any leaves and ten feet of snow just want to be around the big lake. going to copper harbor any points of interest? you can email me. go to porkies every year only been to copper harbor 1 time

By camwatcher on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 10:09 am:

I have devised a simple 10 step program for you. ( In jest )
1. Place order for delicious pasties from Stillwaters.
2. Said pasties will arrive promptly and will have you greeting the delivery-person with huge smile and perhaps a yooper story or two.
3. Pop all but one pasty into the freezer.
4. Enjoy the amazing aroma as your pasty heats in the oven. This is a genuine UP aroma and good for your health.
5. Remove from oven and add catsup or Toivo & Eino's sauce, if desired.
6. Review step 5.
7. Enjoy each marvelous forkful while rolling eyes blissfully.
8. Wash your own dishes...it won't kill you.
9. Share this experience with friends and family until pasty supply is depeleted. ( Steps 4-8 -
10. Repeat Step 1

By yooper66 on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 10:11 am:

shelly/Yankee in Texas, to tell the truth, when I see snow, the last thing I am doing is "tearing up". I have a few other adjectives that best describe my feelings when it first starts snowing. But I gradually accept it a little better as the season goes on......... and on .........and on!! This year I am going to try and get into the elements a little more. I will be shopping for some good snowshoes this week and possibly upgrade my camera to better catch the beauty that is the Copper Country in the winter, and for all year round for that fact. Sorry you are homesick, BUT there is a cure for that, it is called and airplane..... smile

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 10:18 am:

Rose and Camwatcher...

Rose: Sorry for the fact you are still in shock!

Camwatcher: Awesome advice, especially #'s 5 and 6. Thanks!

By RKJ St Paul on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 10:28 am:

Author uknown.
The North wind shall blow,
And we shall have snow,
And what will the poor robin do then?
She'll fly to the barn,
to keep herself warm,
And tuck her head under her wing.
Poor thing, poor thing.

By Roy TN on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 10:36 am:

Our family was at our cottage at Gratiot Lake and we spoke to them by phone yesterday. They said that they got 7 or 8 inches of snow on Saturday. Heavy wet stuff. Ugly, Ugly!

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 10:42 am:

Beautiful shots in John Dee's journal at johndee.com. They are of his honeymoon in Minnesota and the trip back home. Near the end of the journal is a shot entitled something like "old two-track". It's a very unique picture of a snowy lane amidst the fall leaves. Check it out!

By Dr. Nat in Nevada on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 10:54 am:

Good morning from Vegas!

By Tim in Boston on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 11:03 am:

Check out the airport web cam !!

By Barb Nelson, Jacobsville, MI on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 11:12 am:

To RKJ St. Paul:

I loved your quote, so I did a google on it and found these:




(You have to scroll way down on this URL)

By shelly on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 11:39 am:

I grew up in Gaylord out in the country and I have always loved the outdoors. Winter was one of my favorite times. Ski, snowshoe, snowmobile, sledding, ice skating, building bonfires in a snow-pit and drinking hot chocolate....ahhhh. I used to ice fish until my Dad had a bad dream about me falling into an unmarked hole and seeing my red mitten go down....yikes.... I really wish I could come home via a plane, BUT there is a little thing called MONEY of which I know very little about. :) Your pictures will help! Keep them coming.

By trish, wa on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 12:05 pm:

Mary Drew, **happy first anniversary **with pasty.com! You
have done a great job greeting this crowd every weekday
morning for the past year!

Mary says: Wow! Has it been a year already? Guess time flies when you're having fun! Thanks, Trish!

By Kelly, Green Bay on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 12:22 pm:

I having been searching through past discussions looking for a Finnish blessing that someone posted looking for the translation. Does anyone remember what day that was posted? I thought it was in August. Thanks for your help!

By Brita on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 12:25 pm:

WOW!! Beautiful!

By Freethinkin Finn on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 12:42 pm:

Don't remember when it was posted, but I copied the blessing:

"Joka toiselle hyvää suopi
Se itsellensä siunausta tuopi"

( umlauts on the a's in hyvaa and itsellensa)

To all others good will,
It is its own blessing

He that wishes well to others
Brings blessings for himself.

By Marcy/Arizona on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 01:09 pm:

hello everyone love the pics of calumet! even with the snow it makes me home sick. My dad and stepmother arrived here in Arizona a few days ago from Eagle Harbor, I have not seen them for a year. We had a nice visit. Hopefully, we will be going up there next time. Have a nice day to all!

By Candy, CA on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 01:37 pm:

Hey Dave, thanks for sharing snowy Calumet with all of us who can't see it in person! I'm not exactly tearing up at the sight (cause I vividly remember what's next!) but it is great to see...and I do miss it.

By Skylar in Wi on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 01:47 pm:

I love all the snow pictures! If anyone else wants to see more, go check out John Dee's journal. Later, Skylar.

P.S. Congrats Mary!

By sblaze,Oconomowoc, Wi on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 03:07 pm:

Thank you for the beautiful snow pictures. I not
only tear up at snow and it's beauty but the
awesome beauty of the whole Keweenaw.
Sometimes a person can't afford to hop a
plane or spend the money on gas or even the
time. That is why we depend on you good
people to fill our hearts.

Thank you again

By D.L. on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 03:15 pm:

greetings from Escanaba do enjoy the pictures

By Mr. Wheatman, South end on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 03:48 pm:

Ahh the season's inaugural crystalline signature. A harbinger of the nascent of the winter season. An antecedent of felicity in some and chagrin in others indeed. Kudos on the fine shot of nature's canvas.


By anita, lp on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 03:50 pm:

enjoyed the pics. I thought the street was Iroquois. My mom lives on that street. Pics of Calumet bring back memories. I am glad for this site. I can show non Yoopers that I am not kidding about the amount of snow. Also how pretty it is. Get to see the beauty of the UP. Hope you will get snow pics of the sun on the snow and it sparkles like diamonds.

By Jeff also in Texas on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 05:34 pm:

Yooper66, I'll make you a deal. You can come stay at my place in the Houston area around March and enjoy the early spring flowers and Shelly and I will camp out at your place for a sampling of a real winter...What do you say, Shelly, you game???

By maijaMI on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 07:21 pm:

Thanks for the pictures of Calumet's first snow storm. The wind was unrelenting, and the snow wet, icy and persistent. Woke up on Sun, the day after my Dad's memorial service, to find 3 inches of ice-snow plastered to my car. Calumet was beautiful the night before, after the power came back on, when we went to the Michigan House. I was so impressed, as always, with the spirit of the people.

Thanks also for the glorious picts of fall color posted while I was gone. Just beginning to get into those!

By ace,tx on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 07:36 pm:

Jeff & Shelly _ Please add my name to the Tx. list for Yooper 66.- would love to visit the Copper Coutry in the winter.To be able to ski,skating on an out door rink while big snow flakes are falling down. Hope Dave has enough room for all us transplant ? LOL Thank for the snow pic's.

By camwathcer on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 07:39 pm:

Lake Linden's park has an old-fashioned oval ice rink that has white Christmas type lights strung up above. Hand shoveled natural ice with low snowbanks all around. A small building with benches and tables and hot chocolate. Like the 1950's. Just wonderful !

By yooper66 on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 07:41 pm:

Jeff & Shelly... the yooper66 B&B is ready anytime, you just have to cook your own meals.....

By downstate yooper on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 08:13 pm:

The Keweenaw was not alone this weekend. Gaylord reported over 3 inches of the wet heavy white stuff, with power outages and high winds. Always makes me feel like I'm back home in the Copper Country living here. It's already melting though, too early for winter.

By Candy, CA on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 09:28 pm:

Dave, you can take a turn here in California if you want, too -- just pencil me in for whenever cabin fever gets too terrible!

By Elvira on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 - 12:12 am:

Me to Dave, I certainly would like to Bust out of here and have some fun in the snow. Maybe make some angels, or snow boarding, or cross country skiing, or just an old fashion sleigh ride on a nice starry night with little bells jingleing as we ride all bundled up in warm blankets. Hmmm...sure sounds nice.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 - 01:05 am:

Freethinkin' Finn, You can make the umlats appear by using the number keypad (locked on). While holding the 'alt' key down, press 132 and you get: ä, alt and l42 for: Ä, alt and 148 for: ö, alt and 153 for: Ö. If you need 2 letters with the umlats you have to release the 'alt' key between them. You're welcome! (courtesy of our Finnish teacher.)

By danbury on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 - 02:32 am:

Glad to see you made it back home safely in these conditions, maija.

By kosk in Toronto on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 - 05:43 am:


So glad to hear that you made it back safely.
The drive back after these events is often hard
enough without snow--it's hard to see the
road with tears in your eyes.

By Gliderrider on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 - 06:31 am:

Elvira: Maybe you could "bust outa there", and come up here for a good ole fashioned yooper snowstorm and stage a benefit for the Animal Alliance at the same time! Food for thought maybe?

By ME on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 - 07:01 am:

I am very glad you made it back safely Maija. You are in my thoughts and prayers right now.

By Dave, Laurium on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 - 07:28 am:

Elvira & Candy...... My rates are cheap, but I may put you to work with my snowblower and shovel. Coffee's on...... sm

By Meggie, MI on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 - 08:18 am:

Thanks for the info on the Laurium street.

By Rachel, MI on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 07:59 pm:

O.M.G I can't believe that at the phoenix Farms that got 14 Inches of snow so soon! Wait, I can believe it!

By Cindy-lu-freebush on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 08:04 pm:

I bet the coffee's on! wink,wink! l.o.l

By wade,mi on Thursday, October 21, 2004 - 01:10 pm:

The waves are huge, thats crazy

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 01:14 pm:

Pretty pictures. I've seen other photos that show snowfall with Autumn leaves still on trees, shrubs, or bushes. I have a 1983 Michigan calendar that shows a similar type of picture 4 the month of October taken around Marquette, I think.

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