Jul 07-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: July: Jul 07-03
Clouds over Portage    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Keith Meyers

Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, July 7, 2003 - 07:27 am:

The Guest Gallery continues to attract some amazing glimpses of life in the U.P. This shot is from one of the new albums by Keith Meyers, but could well have been taken this morning.

Just a side note about online pasty orders. If you've been keeping up with Pasty Central over the past 7 years, you know that we stop shipping for awhile over the summer, for a variety of reasons. Once again this year we will be providing thousands of pasties for the Minnesota State Fair, and the local demand has dramatically increased as well. Coupled with the hot conditions around much of the country, we have decided it would be best to suspend any more shipments until after Labor Day. If you have an order scheduled for shipping today (Monday), it will be sent as planned, and we'll email the tracking number later on.

Come on up to the U.P. this summer if you get a chance. Have a good week!

By Molly Houghton MI on Monday, July 7, 2003 - 09:37 am:

This is such a cool picture. Can anyone out there tell me where it was taken? And to catch the storm in action is totally awesome. There's just something about thunderstorms that is so mighty. Keep up the great work.

By Dave the River Slave MO. on Monday, July 7, 2003 - 01:13 pm:

Hey Keith, excellent-a-mente snaps in your
gallery. A good trek often results in a great

By danbury; germany on Monday, July 7, 2003 - 01:26 pm:

Whoa - that looks really weird. And gorgeous. I'd love to get a couple of storms, too (100+F).

By Keith in Kansas on Monday, July 7, 2003 - 07:01 pm:

Hi Molly, this one was shot down in Chassell looking toward the northeast over Portage Lake.

By Transplanted Troll,MI on Monday, July 7, 2003 - 07:36 pm:

Just curious, was it very crowded up there this past week?

By Mary Drew on Monday, July 7, 2003 - 07:37 pm:

Great shot Keith! I enjoyed the rest of your gallery also. Makes me "antsy" to get out in my kayak....but that "four letter" word (WORK), keeps getting in my way!

By Ron Syria, Shelby Twp MI on Monday, July 7, 2003 - 08:51 pm:


By Dave Janke-colorado on Monday, July 7, 2003 - 09:06 pm:

We would like to have half the rain and half the temp this cloud produced. 105 degrees here for the 9th day in a row, wind gust to 40 mph, and dry!

By Curt B phoenix az on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 - 07:08 pm:

we're about to get into Monsoon Season here in Arizona, we should get some good Thunderstorms in a month or so, we hope! We haven't seen water in 6 months here.
Great Picture, brings back memories!

By Kate, CA on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 10:53 am:

Hey Curt, I'm going to Phoenix next week.....not relishing the 115 degree temperatures. Couldn't you order the monsoons a little earlier? I'm spoiled by coastal weather here in Northern California. Still, nothing quite as refreshing as a dip in Lake Superior! I'm really enjoying seeing all the gallery photos. Thanks to all who are contributing.

By Connie - Colorado on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 03:58 pm:

Dave Janke,
Don't forget to mention that most of our roads are closed due to this being the construction season! Perfect conditions .... for vapor lock!

By Ed Colangelo, Fanwood, New Jersey on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 05:06 pm:

Spectacular picture of a cold front. They are called cumuluminbus clouds. They form in rapidly rising warm air ahead of an advancing cold air mass. I'm downloading it and plan to show our weather students in school. Thanks

By A Nunny Mouse on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 05:53 pm:


Maybe you can explain also the cloud shaped like the UP in this gallery.


By Ed Colangelo, New Jersey on Saturday, July 12, 2003 - 07:28 pm:

A Nunny Mouse,
What picture are you referring to?

By A Nunny Mouse on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 12:34 pm:

Dear Ed,
Please see the photo in the "Guest Photo Gallery" for "Adair". There is a photo shaped like the Upper Peninsula!

By Ed Colangelo, New Jersey on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 05:14 pm:

Dear Nunny,
I saw the Adair photo and yes it is an interesting shaped cloud. I might say the same thing for the "Clouds over Portage" above. As you know, clouds continue to change shapes as they are influenced by rising and falling wind currents. What makes the Adair photo "unique" is the timing of the image. If it was taken earlier or later the photo would look different.

By Sarah. England on Friday, August 8, 2003 - 12:17 pm:

Love this one Keith!!

By T, MI on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 04:33 pm:

Chassell ~ What a wonderful town. Been gone a little over a year from Portage Entry and miss the lake terribly. I am now downstate but will be up this weekend to visit.

By Ariana, MI on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 01:10 pm:

this is probably my favorite

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