Originally Posted by kingfisher24
it is hotter than H E double LL here..90 today...i can go back to texas for this...the black flies are horrible,...only at the state park at union bay...why is that....we have beeN to other places nearby and the flies are not out...BUT THEY ARE PAST HORRIBLE AT THIS LOCATION....
if we can get past the 90 degrees today...it is supposed to cool back to the 70's...i have really ben enjpying the UP...but this is souring my entire outlook on Michigan........
headed for copper harbor next week,,,what do i need to expect
Right at the moment we are about 150 miles north of you in the Minnesota Arrowhead (north of Lake Superior) and it's in the 90's here, too. Mosquitoes and black flies not too terrible, though. Always travel with plenty of bug repellent.
Supposed to cool off tomorrow but looks like it's going to rain on everyone's Fourth of July parades. You should be a lot happier in Copper Harbor as the lake moderates the temperatures plus you will probably get a cooling onshore breeze. Lake Superior is big, deep, and cold all year around.
Black flies arrive in bunches called "hatches" but fortunately don't stay around too long. Sounds like you were unlucky enough to be there for a hatch. Welcome to the north woods. . .
What are "the porkies", anyway?