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youp50

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Friday saw a stiff blow on Superior.  I learned a new term for it, or a New York term.  'Snotty'  I like the term.

 

We tend to call it 'Lumpy'.  Standing on shore, above the wave action and looking up at water piling up at a river mouth, 15 foot plus?  Watching waves start to curl in 20 foot depth, lumpy seems understated.  We tend to put emphasis on the first syllable and draw it out, still... 

 

Lake Michigan they are 'Sheep', the white caps are.  The red clay washing down rivers makes for brown sheep in the river plume.  Baa, Baa brown sheep?  That doesn't cut it...

 

I kind of like Snotty. Thanks, guys.

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On Erie we call it bumpy or sporty.
Anything over 4’ or so. Lol


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When referring to winds, my two all time favorite words are"light and variable".   :rofl:

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It's getting nautical for wind and waves. When it's raining it's heavy dew!

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