Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Superior Blizzard

The last day of February 2012 brought in a powerful blizzard to the Head of the Lakes.  60MPH northeast winds, and a foot of snow closed schools and snarled traffic. 
There was beauty on the Lake Superior shoreline though. With the wind, ice pellets, sea spray, and roar of the waves, the power of the big lake was an awesome sight. Much different then the peaceful afternoon yesterday on the Split Rock Lighthouse shoreline.
Enjoy the storm pictures, I have to go shovel now!
Dennis





15 comments:

  1. Wow! Incredible photos, you can almost hear the roar of the waves. Thank you so much for sharing these with us Dennis! I wish I'd been there in person.
    Lori

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  2. The power of the wind and water come forth. More awesome photos...incredible talent and so appreciate your sharing that talent.

    In the pix of the harbor, upper right is ID of boat docked available?

    Sinead
    Racine,WI

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  3. Awesome pictures. I tried to make it out but had to much snow removal to do at home.

    To the above poster. The boat that is docked in the furthest right camera is the M/V Roger Blough of the Great Lakes fleet. I hope to go visit her up close sometime next week.

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  4. Amazingly beautiful pictures. That Mother Nature is a pip!
    Therese from Davenport, IA

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  5. WOW WOW & WOW I think back to last summer we walked out to that lighthouse,that one picture shows the wave as high as the lighthouse.Unbeleiveable--GREAT pictures--Mar.1,2oo1
    PS It was on tv,but nothing like these pictures--No wonder that locked gate is there.

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  6. I'm with Lori. Would have love to have been there in person. I watched the Weather Channel's coverage from Duluth and got to see a lot of the wave action live. I know people complain about snow but it sure beats the year-round heat and humidity we suffer here on the Gulf Coast. Enjoy your beautiful neck of the woods.

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  7. One would think that, by now, I would be used to being amazed by all of the absolutely beautiful pictures that you post - but, once again, I am simply astounded! Thanks, Dennis!

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  8. I've seen wind & waves coming off of the Lake, but nothing like this. Thanks for sharing these awesome pictures, Dennis.

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  9. Just wanted you to know how much I enjoy this website. Having moved my son to Duluth last summer (from Florida!), I saw the sites pictured here. I love getting a glimpse of the weather there - I look pretty much daily....and thanks to the Weather Channel and this site, I know he experienced his first full on blizzard yesterday! Your photographs are nothing short of FABulous!

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  10. I usually do not post comments but I was in awe of these photos. I frequently look at your photographs be I live an hour away and my family and I travel to Duluth frequently. It is our favorite place in the state. We love the site and watching the ships come in. Thank you for the pictures that you take all season long. They are truly wonderful!

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  11. I love the pics :) How high would that wave be with the South Pier Lighthouse in the background?? It looks huge!!! I wish that I could have seen it up close and experienced it. Thanks Dennis!!! :)

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  12. The height of the beacon lantern room is 44 feet, so, the waves were probably half that height making a much higher splash, going over the lighthouse.

    These were some of the largest waves I have seen.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful!! I, like so many of the others, love this web site. I come to it and all of the others in Duluth numerous times a day.
    Thanks for the great job of keeping those of us who aren't close enough to visit very often in contact with your beautiful place.

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  14. Awesome pictures. Even just watching on the Duluth cam, you could tell the water was rough! Would have been fun to see in person! Thanks for taking the pictures.

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  15. You guys got more snow today...now it looks like a winter wonderland in Duluth. Awaiting more photos of the beauty.

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