Nov 29-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: November: Nov 29-07
Blowing and snowing    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Paul Roberts
Clearing the path    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Paul Roberts

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 05:33 am:

Paul Roberts sent in today's pictures, figuring they'd be a good way to announce that winter has arrived here in the Copper Country. He actually took these on Tuesday morning, while the winds were whipping and blowing the snow around the Pamida parking lot. Then he captured someone out clearing the sidewalk in downtown Houghton. It's probably a good time to remind folks to bundle up properly and use extra care when out shoveling, walking or driving. It's slippery out there, so you have to make adjustments in your walking and driving habits, to avoid accidents.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 05:35 am:

Good morning! This is what we've been waiting for?

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 05:40 am:

Paul Roberts is a fan of the weather here in the northwoods. He took one shot that was acclaimed calendar-ready by Pasty Cam regulars who made nominations for the 2008 edition. It ended up as the August picture.

You can view a complete slide show of the Pasty Cam 2008 Color Calendar photos on the order page, where your Pasty Cam Notes screen name is worth a free extra when you buy one or more for the holidays.
Smfwlk (Trollperson) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 05:42 am:


By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 05:44 am:

Charlie, what is the explanation for the cloud formation? I'm sure someone on the site will know!

By Brent in UPstate NY (Brent) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 05:54 am:

The cloud formation happens when Gitcheegumee is contemplating its next move. See, it's like a giant eyebrow raised up, as if to say 'Hmm. I wonder what I could get into today.'

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 05:58 am:

Makes sense to me Brent! Thanks.

By john mich (Johnofmi) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 06:11 am:

I believe it's called a Roll Cloud. Formed from a thunderstorm gust front. see:

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 06:56 am:

Oh my gosh I hope not to see that stuff for a while. It even looks cold!

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 07:19 am:

its coming..we have a warning issued already for this weekend down here in Wisconsin...3-6 on Saturday with more on Sunday.

but thos pics look too cold for me

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 07:31 am:

GReat shots this morning!!Facinating how the weather can change one's outlook.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 07:53 am:

Time to put the snow tires on my motorcycle.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 07:54 am:

That funky looking cloud is indeed a roll cloud. They are a good indication of a storm gust front approaching or sometimes a microburst. They are quite rare in nature so good job Paul on being in the right place........

Lol, I guess I should have looked at the webpages before I started writing; I mirrored what they already said ;-)

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 07:59 am:

Weather predictors here in eastern Iowa are telling us snow is coming our way this weekend also. Our snowmobiles are ready and willing, let the party begin! We did get some riding in on Thanksgiving morning.

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 08:17 am:

Those pictures and what's outside my window caused me to spread the thimbleberry jam a little thicker on today's toast. I already know I don't have enough for a long winter. Those pictures do capture the conditions, though!

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 08:38 am:

You will warm up cleaning it, I was pretty warm this morning after making sure I could get out of my driveway. I guess you really can stay in shape in the winter! Love looking at it, hate shoveling it.

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 09:36 am:

.....Crap, I am ready for SPRING ..... Hey Deb, youusedtobe ....... come on up!!!!!

This is the day that the Lord has made.....I WILL rejoice and be glad in it...sigh
Ps 118:24 GB

By Dorothy Stewart (Bootjackbabe) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 09:48 am:

Now, you have to admit that Christmas tree in the window looks fantastic with all the snow. I can remember as a child we always had tons of snow for the holidays so I could use my new sled or "flying saucer". All the stores in downtown Hancock and Houghton were opened late on Friday nights and we could walk from one end of the town to the other shopping for presents. Stopping at the "Koffee Kup" for hot cocoa was always a treat. Snow banks were plowed so high one year that they covered the meters on the street---merchants shoveled a seperate path to their stores from the street. Had to place flags on the fire hydrants so they could be seen. We also had tennis balls on the car antenas so they would be seen from the high snow banks. Fun good olde days. Wish I could be there to enjoy all the snow---don't think I could get down on the ground to do the "snow angels"---hard to get up in my old age. God Bless.!!

By Tim Holland (Tholland) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 09:55 am:

The business owners in Copper Harbor will be happy to see this because of the snowmobile traffic. Last year, I understand, there was no good snowfall until mid January and business was very slow over the usually busy Christmas holidays.

By Paul Roberts (Grizzlyadams) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 10:17 am:

Capt. Paul,

Thank you for verifying what kind of cloud that was. I actually thought it was a beaver tail cloud.

By Hilarie Alwine (Halwine) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 10:39 am:

Unfortunately, Iron Mountain has been experiencing a bit of a drout/dry spell. We get freezing cold temperatures, but hardly any snow. I got a pair of snow shoes for Christmas last year and haven't used them yet! I'm hoping our bad luck will change down here! If only we were a little closer to the big lake!

By Mr. Bill (Mrbill) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 10:41 am:

The CANADIAN TRANSPORT, upclose and in person, taking refuge in Bete Grise Bay today.


By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 11:37 am:

I love the picture, Mrbill! Thank you for posting it.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 11:43 am:

Great pictures of the snow & the roll cloud, Paul Roberts! Thank you, Paul R & Mary for the pictures today. I am glad to be able to see some pictures now, besides web cams, of somewhat current weather conditions UP there.

Thanks to those who posted info on the roll cloud, too. I was not familiar with those before. I love learning more about weather!

By Marcia H. (Livinindenver) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 12:14 pm:

Sure looks like the middle of winter...can't wait to ski Swedetown at xmas time! Send some snow West...we're getting it but it won't stay:(
Stay warm all you YOOPERS!

By Steve L. (Steveexyooper) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 12:30 pm:

Ah, Yes! memories of Houghton. Seems like a long time since I was at Da tech.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 12:31 pm:

Hey "UP-Goldwinger", could you post a picture of your 2 wheeler when you get the snow tires on it please? Thanks!

By Smfwlk (Trollperson) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 12:32 pm:

Thanks for the great picture, Mrbill!

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 01:27 pm:

After what we went through last week up north at our "camp" in Kalkaska county, 4 to 8" snow and +5 degrees F at night, what I'm seeing here, plus our forecast for the upcoming days down here, I think I will remove my "signature" verse up on the website forum which has said the past few months:

"Be Like the Sun and the Meadow, Which are not in the Least Concerned About the Coming Winter"!
>>> (Bernard Shaw)<<<

We did though have a very nice weekend and Thanksgiving dinner at our Sons new place just down the road from ours! Lots of birds at the feeders and Ducks, Swans at the lakes. Got lots of nice pics some of which are in my gallery!

Russ Emmons, St. Clair county in troll land

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 02:39 pm:

Boy would I love to be in the middle of that snow, and cold weather,

Mr.Bill, great picture as always, you sure have the advantage spot where you are!

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 03:58 pm:

Snow is not for me,so I stay in Tennessee,not the U.P.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 04:05 pm:

David Hiltunen: I was down in Tennessee last weekend to scout our the Cherohala Skyway...Fantastic Road. I plan on driving the entire road on my motorcycle next spring.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 04:24 pm:

Alex,you will be winding up and over 5,400 foot mountains for 15 miles in North Carolina and descending another 21 miles into the deeply forested backcountry of Tennessee.Make sure your Goldwinger has a full tank.Only restrooms,and a great ride on a motorcycle.You are going to enjoy that ride.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 05:00 pm:

David, thanks for the advise. I heard that the police watch for speeders very closely as well.

By Tim Holland (Tholland) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 05:11 pm:

I just moved to Tennessee last Spring from Michigan. I now can make a contrast to blizzards versus living in a blast furnace: Michigan's winters are long and often gray, but last summer was the hottest in TN since 1952 and I felt like I was under house arrest because of the heat. When it's cold in MI, you can always bundle up, but we had 15 days over 100 degrees in August alone and you can't do anything outside and stripping to your skivies doesn't help much at those temps. We spent more on A/C down here than on heat in MI.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 06:17 pm:

Tim Holland: My sentiments exactly! Don't like the bitter cold and such either but whatever, wherever one lives I agree with you on the overall!
We lived in southern California for a spell, it had it's advantages true, but we got homesick and returned!
AC in cars or in buildings is the biggest drain/waste (proportionately) on this countrys energy sources, costs.

By Justin Johnson (Tinksno) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 06:24 pm:

Two more days to the offical openning of Snowmobile Season!


By Snowman (Snowman) on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 07:07 pm:

Tink snow!


By Sean Williams (Bbaxj) on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 12:58 am:

Pictures like this make me miss Houghton(and the rest of the UP) more everyday. Anybody wanna hire an engineer up there??

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 05:38 pm:

I like the Christmas Tree with its white Christmas Lights + the multicolored Christmas Lights in the 2nd photo.

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