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Big snow, blustery winds, bone-chilling temps nothing new to Jackson (MI)
Mlive ^ | January 05, 2014 | Leanne Smith

Posted on 01/05/2014 1:31:32 PM PST by cripplecreek

JACKSON, MI – This new year started with a deluge of snow and bone-chilling temperatures, but that’s nothing new to Jackson.

Throughout the ages, hale and hearty souls here have endured winter – and spring – snows that have made getting around challenging, if not nearly impossible.


In honor of that – and another pending storm predicted to dump much more of the white stuff here this weekend – is a Peek Through Time extra look back at a couple of notable past Jackson blizzards.


Jackson was buried by 23 inches of blowing snow during 'Blizzard of '78'

(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Weather
KEYWORDS: 78blizzard; snowmageddon2014
Lots of cool pics at link as well as some interesting memories in the comments.

So far the snow is still mostly falling down rather than sideways but I think we'll end up with far more than is predicted.

1 posted on 01/05/2014 1:31:32 PM PST by cripplecreek
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To: cripplecreek
Michigan Blizzard of '78
2 posted on 01/05/2014 1:38:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Ah, memories of my childhood. Nothing like driving a ‘56 Chevy on a frozen lake making rooster tails.


3 posted on 01/05/2014 1:39:55 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Just a little something of interest while we hunker down for the night.

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Michigan legislative action thread
4 posted on 01/05/2014 1:40:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Slyfox

Last time I drove on the ice was around 1990 or so on Wilbur Lake near Concord. I had a little Ford Courier pickup that didn’t weigh much more than a snowmobile.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 1:43:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Awesome video, who was the soundtrack group?


6 posted on 01/05/2014 1:52:11 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

That was Ted Nugent.

In fact he was still living between Concord and Hanover then and was in on the plowing and dragging cars out of the drifts.


7 posted on 01/05/2014 1:53:59 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Just got out of bed and made my morning coffee. son called to tell me to stay safe, I looked out the window and have about 1 foot of snow on top of the mail box. Its nasty but you gotta say it sure is pretty hanging on all the trees. Its true, every cloud has a silver lining.


8 posted on 01/05/2014 1:55:50 PM PST by goat granny
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To: cripplecreek
THE TALE OF TWO STORMS (1974)
9 posted on 01/05/2014 2:15:15 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: cripplecreek

GREAT BLIZZARD of 1888.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Blizzard_of_1888

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitalweathergang/2011/01/freak_deadly_storm_childrens_b.html


10 posted on 01/05/2014 2:24:13 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: goat granny
Its true, every cloud has a silver lining.

Where are you again? Being retired has its advantages but living in the suburbs as I do has its drawbacks.........

Here in macomb county, the storm has now hit and even tho my condo complex has snow removal svcs., I went out and shoveled the first inch that had been coming down throughout this afternoon. But they're warning us that the worst is coming............oh well.

Living out in the country as you do is far more fun in the winter even tho the county snow removal isn't as timely as they try to be down here. But then again, you folks are prepared.

Winter in Michigan is indeed beautiful but only if you live in an area where you can appreciate it.........

11 posted on 01/05/2014 2:26:31 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

The interesting thing about living in the country, is that the snow stays white and pretty a lot longer than in the city. When I had the farm, all the farmers got out early in the morning and plowed out the road and driveways. Much easier in the country to get from point A to point B.


12 posted on 01/05/2014 2:35:10 PM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny
The neighbor's horse in the snow the next street over from me.


13 posted on 01/05/2014 2:39:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Great now downstate Michigan is stealing our snow too.


14 posted on 01/05/2014 2:45:28 PM PST by jimpick
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To: cripplecreek

lovely picture. Some years I’d go to sleep with no snow and wake up with 8 inches on the ground. At those times I felt bad having to let my dog out to pee. Squat and freeze in delicate places...


15 posted on 01/05/2014 3:04:08 PM PST by goat granny
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To: cripplecreek

I was in elementary school in Avon Township during that blizzard. Our side of the street was the last to have power in our neighborhood, so we ended up pet sitting for numerous families. Had all kinds of extension cords running hither and yon so people could run their furnaces now and then. Nobody b!tched about food spoilage because we all had the sense to put things in coolers and leave them outside. Good times, good times...


16 posted on 01/05/2014 3:35:16 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: cripplecreek

Great balls of ice ...

https://www.google.com/search?q=lake+michigan+ice+images+on+michigan+shore&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS495US496&espv=210&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=FAbKUrndEePlsASQhYLoDA&ved=0CCwQsAQ&biw=1163&bih=592


17 posted on 01/05/2014 5:29:23 PM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: shove_it

Check out the pics of frozen Lake Michigan lighthouses.

http://mytechnologyworld9.blogspot.com/2013/11/frozen-lighthouses-on-lake-michigan.html


18 posted on 01/05/2014 5:32:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

If one forgets it may be bad for humans, those lighthouse’s are God’s beauty in ice...


19 posted on 01/05/2014 5:39:41 PM PST by goat granny
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks for the memories. It was 77° when we had dinner on my pool deck this evening on the FL Space Coast.


20 posted on 01/05/2014 5:44:47 PM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: cripplecreek

Love the pics of the lighthouses. My mother sent me some nice ones of the South Haven lighthouse a couple of years ago. Nature is beautiful.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 6:30:50 PM PST by Think free or die
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