Copper Harbor Lighthouse

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ice Storm Images 2

As I was editing photos today, I realized that I really had too many to fit into one post, so this will be the 2nd of 3 posts featuring ice storm images from last week. The first post, Ice Storm Images 1, had photos from Wednesday and Thursday. Today's photos were all taken through the windows of our house on Friday.

It was snowing so hard about 4:00 on Friday afternoon, and I was very concerned that all the new snow on top of the ice was going to cause us to lose power again. The forecast was also calling for increased winds overnight.

Thankfully, it didn't continue to snow for very long. By 6:00 p.m., the sun was peeking in and out and the temp had climbed up to 40°.

The icy trees looked gorgeous against the backdrop of the blue sky!

The sun and 40° temp caused some of the ice to melt which took a bit of weight off the trees before the winds increased that night. 

Can you believe that ice? Remember, click on any of these photos to see them larger.

It was difficult to pull ourselves away from the windows!

The real melting began the next morning. I have those photos and a cool video to share with you in the next post.

All is well in the Keweenaw.


  1. The world after an ice storm is so beautiful yet scary at the same time. Your lucky you only lost power for hours instead of days. We live in SW lower Michigan and the last ice storm we had (about 2 years ago) left us without power for 7 days. Sounds like your power company is more on top of things than ours down here lol!

    1. Yes, our crews were great! Of course, there aren't many homes in our area and the ice was concentrated to the areas of higher elevation north of Mohawk. Some of those drooping tree photos were taken on Hwy 41 very close to the snow gauge. I know you know where that is! The crews were actually parked near the end of our road for a while - just waiting for the next tree to come down - as they knew it was going to happen! I do remember the ice storm of March 1976 when several states in the Midwest were affected, and we lost power in south central Wisconsin for a week. Not fun at all!


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