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MawkHawk
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Reged: 08/23/09

Loc: SE Michigan, USA
Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan!
      #5642426 - 01/25/13 11:55 AM

Look closely, we're in there somewhere:
Lake Effect - The Great Lakes Snow Machine (or is it Cloud Machine?)


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csrlice12
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Reged: 05/22/12

Loc: Denver, CO
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: MawkHawk]
      #5642533 - 01/25/13 12:57 PM

To be truthful, when I was last in Michigan and the plane took off.....I did say "Yes!"

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JIMZ7
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 10/22/05

Loc: S.E.Michigan near DTW
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5643083 - 01/25/13 06:14 PM

but I'm not laughing.

Jim


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csrlice12
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Reged: 05/22/12

Loc: Denver, CO
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: JIMZ7]
      #5643120 - 01/25/13 06:34 PM

Lived in Michigan on the Upper Penensola (Sault St Marie) for a few years, more snow and cold then anything, got chased by a bear when the car broke down; billions and billions of mosquitos in the summer bigger than airplanes; and it had three seasons: June, July, and Winter. It actually snowed EVERY month out of the year up there (even in the summer, in the middle of the night, at least one night a month, would melt as it hit the ground, but it snowed). Nope, don't miss it. Oh, and where I worked? They turned the facility into a prison.........and every word of this is true fact....that's what's funny about it.

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GeneT
Ely Kid
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Reged: 11/07/08

Loc: South Texas
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: MawkHawk]
      #5643157 - 01/25/13 06:52 PM

No thanks! San Antonio--76F at 5:52 p.m. Jan. 25.

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Pauls72
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Reged: 10/28/07

Loc: LaPorte, IN
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: MawkHawk]
      #5643288 - 01/25/13 08:17 PM

Quote:

Look closely, we're in there somewhere:
Lake Effect - The Great Lakes Snow Machine (or is it Cloud Machine?)




Me too...


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la200o
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 09/09/08

Loc: SE Michigan, USA
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: Pauls72]
      #5643296 - 01/25/13 08:24 PM

Michigan isn't the worst place to live . . . I guess.

Bill


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csrlice12
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Reged: 05/22/12

Loc: Denver, CO
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: la200o]
      #5643362 - 01/25/13 09:06 PM

Uh, I guess this settles it:

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/things-hell-michigan-55641.html

Edited by csrlice12 (01/25/13 09:09 PM)


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mich_al
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 05/10/09

Loc: Rural central lower Michigan ...
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5643575 - 01/25/13 11:32 PM

Quote:

Uh, I guess this settles it:

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/things-hell-michigan-55641.html





Don't believe everything you read. Hell is a wide spot in the road with a novelty store and a dive bar (dam site inn). There's nothing to do there. Oh, yea, and my X used to live there. Left me and went to Hell, or maybe Hell was better than me.


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JimMo
I'd Rather Do It Myself


Reged: 01/08/07

Loc: Under the SE Michigan lightdom...
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: MawkHawk]
      #5644053 - 01/26/13 09:51 AM

I posted a link to that pic in the "Worst state for doing astronomy" thread a few weeks ago. My sister has a framed print of it in her family room.

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la200o
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 09/09/08

Loc: SE Michigan, USA
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: JimMo]
      #5644618 - 01/26/13 03:38 PM

Hard to beat SE MIchigan, when you factor in everything: cloudy, cold winters; serious light pollution; hot, buggy summers during which it doesn't get dark until 10 o'clock. I could go on. . .

Bill


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azure1961p
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Reged: 01/17/09

Loc: USA
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: la200o]
      #5645291 - 01/26/13 11:39 PM

It'd take something biblically catastrophic to get me to say yes. A comet, biblical flooding or some such. But don't feel bad I don't say yes to Connecticut either, but it'd be a lot easier to say that to it it than the other.

Pete

Edited by azure1961p (01/26/13 11:40 PM)


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csrlice12
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Reged: 05/22/12

Loc: Denver, CO
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5645947 - 01/27/13 12:17 PM

Our Question: Do you have better viewing skies then Michigan?

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Seldom
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 08/05/12

Loc: N of Cedar City Light Dome
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5645958 - 01/27/13 12:23 PM

Eat, Drink, and be Merry, for tomorrow you may be in Utah...

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rookie
Good Night Nurse
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Reged: 01/14/06

Loc: St. Petersburg, FL
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: Seldom]
      #5646315 - 01/27/13 04:04 PM

Florida Winter
It's why we live here.


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rick-SeMI
sage


Reged: 01/08/11

Loc: Michigan - USA
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: MawkHawk]
      #5646574 - 01/27/13 06:09 PM

Quote:

Look closely, we're in there somewhere:
Lake Effect - The Great Lakes Snow Machine (or is it Cloud Machine?)




At first I thought that was a birds wing then I realized it was Lake Superior

For you guys NOT from Michigan, at least we have seasons.
Winter & Construction


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JIMZ7
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 10/22/05

Loc: S.E.Michigan near DTW
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: rick-SeMI]
      #5646750 - 01/27/13 07:24 PM

Construction barrels some say are our state animal.

Jim


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rookie
Good Night Nurse
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Reged: 01/14/06

Loc: St. Petersburg, FL
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: JIMZ7]
      #5647494 - 01/28/13 07:15 AM

x2

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JimMo
I'd Rather Do It Myself


Reged: 01/08/07

Loc: Under the SE Michigan lightdom...
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: JIMZ7]
      #5647510 - 01/28/13 07:37 AM

Quote:

Construction barrels some say are our state animal.

Jim




And the state bird is the mosquito.

I don't know what you guys are complaining about, the huge Michigan Nebula is observable most nights all year long.


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csrlice12
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Reged: 05/22/12

Loc: Denver, CO
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: JimMo]
      #5647564 - 01/28/13 08:16 AM

Its grey and hangs low all over the sky and occasionally drops white dandruffy stuff all over......

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JIMZ7
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 10/22/05

Loc: S.E.Michigan near DTW
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5647598 - 01/28/13 08:50 AM

Today a beautiful day with snow/freezing rain/drizzle/fog & rising temps. Tomorrow mid-50's. Whoopie!

Jim


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la200o
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 09/09/08

Loc: SE Michigan, USA
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: JIMZ7]
      #5647634 - 01/28/13 09:17 AM

But then back to the teens and single digets later in the week.

Bill


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JimMo
I'd Rather Do It Myself


Reged: 01/08/07

Loc: Under the SE Michigan lightdom...
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: la200o]
      #5647779 - 01/28/13 10:45 AM

Man, if I wasn't in the middle of a big project at work for the next month I'd be packing for the Winter Star Party. I'm going next year for sure. It's a long drive but to paraphrase Jimmy Buffet the changes in latitude sure helps to change ones atitude.

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mich_al
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 05/10/09

Loc: Rural central lower Michigan ...
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: la200o]
      #5648012 - 01/28/13 12:23 PM

Quote:

But then back to the teens and single digets later in the week.

Bill





Pretty much exactly what sould be expected in Michigan in January.


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amillego
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Reged: 12/14/10

Loc: Southeast MI USA
Re: Our Motto: Say Yes to Michigan! new [Re: mich_al]
      #5648062 - 01/28/13 12:42 PM

Guys, guys! Sure it sucks now, but what about last year? We had a boat load of great clear stable nights. It will warm up and clear up eventually (hopefully). When you've got lemons, you make margaritas. Suck it up, wrap it up and look up! Just sayin'!

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