February 24, 2020 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report By: Steve Suman   Monday’s sun and mild temperatures in the 40s followed the same as experienced during Birkie weekend, but as always, all good things must end. Though there are no serious weather events in the forecast at this time, temperatures will slide back to readings…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report By: Steve Suman   This week will bring an “interesting” mix of weather that includes snow, wintry mix, freezing drizzle, sunshine, and temperatures ranging from a low of about -15 degrees to a high in the low 40s! Overall, the area should offer very good conditions for the 46th Annual…

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February 11, 2020 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report By: Steve Suman The past weekend saw reasonably moderate temperatures (for February), but this week will see a return to more typical temperatures, with lows dropping to double-digit subzero numbers a few nights. Some wind and flurries in the forecast, too, with high temperatures ranging from 4-32…

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By: Steve Suman Following a weekend of mild temperatures and strong winds, this week’s forecast indicates a return to more seasonal winter weather. Look for single digit lows, both above and below zero, and highs in the 20s, with snow late in the week. This combination makes for excellent conditions for nearly all winter recreation…

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Steve Suman   The forecast for this week predicts mostly cloudy, highs from 27-33 degrees and lows from 11-24 degrees – highs about 10 degrees lower than they forecast only a day or two ago! However, in the North Woods, these are mild temperatures for January, so do take advantage of them!   Pat at…

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Steve Suman This week’s forecast indicates somewhat mild temperatures for this time of year, but includes some sun, strong winds, snow, wintry mix, and perhaps even rain on some days. Whatever weather you prefer (almost), you might see it this week! “Winter weather returned to the Quiet Lakes,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “with subzero…

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Steve Suman The forecast this week predicts cold and snow, but not much accumulation. Cold temperatures without heavy snow will help firm lake ice, swamps, and marshes for trail grooming. It is a busy weekend ahead! This weekend, Jan. 18-19, is Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend when both residents and non-residents do not need a fishing…

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Steve Suman   The forecast for this week indicates a few chances for snow, with some subzero night temperatures good for ice building and trail grooming, and moderate daytime highs. This is about as comfortable as it gets for winter activities, though some people might find it too warm! Get out and enjoy all of…

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By: Steve Suman   The forecast calls for snow early in the week, with somewhat cooler temperatures. How this change affects ice and trail conditions depends on how much snow falls and how low the temperatures drop. Happy New Year! “There is a lot of snow and slush on the Quiet Lakes,” says Pat at…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman The Hayward area has warmer temperatures on tap for this week, but a number of days show chances for a “wintery mix” that includes rain, freezing rain, snow – and various combinations of the three. If you are traveling, keep an eye on the weather, pay close attention…

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Steve Suman   There is no shortage of snow or cold temperatures in the Hayward area! This week’s forecast shows somewhat of a welcome warming trend toward the end of the week and through the weekend, with a few chances for snow. Crews continue to groom the Birkie Trail.   “The Quiet Lakes area experienced…

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By: Steve Suman If record snowfall the first day of December left any doubt, sub-zero temperatures this week should drive home the point winter arrived – even if it is not “official” until December 21. However, the current extended forecast shows somewhat of a warming trend returning next week, with little indication (at this time)…

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Steve Suman The North Woods received an abundance (some might say over-abundance) of snow this past weekend. However, this heavy, water-laden snow combining with relatively mild temperatures and sunshine will likely delay some snowmobile and ski trail grooming and degrade already questionable ice conditions. The current forecast indicates no additional snowfall until the weekend, but…

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by: Steve Suman The current weather forecast for Thanksgiving Day looks reasonably good, but the days leading up to and following it not so much, particularly Tuesday night through Wednesday. Snow accumulation estimates are in a state of flux. People traveling for the holiday should keep up-to-the-minute current on conditions and make common sense decisions,…

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Steve Suman   At this time, the forecast for this week currently indicates a mostly moist week that includes drizzle, rain, sleet, snow and a combination of all, but with little to no accumulation (again, at this time). Temperatures remain somewhat milder, with highs primarily in the mid to high 30s. The current prediction for…

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Steve Suman   This week started with colder temperatures and snow flurries – and it appears the weather will continue in this manner through the weekend. According to the current forecast, highs this week will range from 18 to 35 degrees, with lows ranging from -2 to 19 degrees. For comparison, the November average daily…

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Steve Suman   Winter continues to make its way into the North Woods, with dropping temperatures and rain/snow mix common recently. This week will bring lows as low as 10 degrees and highs barely – if that – reaching the 30s, with chances for snow mostly spotty. Get out and enjoy the sunny days that…

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By: Steve Suman This week’s forecasts predict clear and somewhat colder temperatures, with upper-teen lows a couple nights. With no chances of snow until late in the week, there is still time to complete any remaining house and yard projects! Reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 3, so be sure to…

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  By: Steve Suman   A rainy, windy start to the week will transition to drier weather, but much cooler! Highs in the low to mid 40s and lows in the low to mid 30s (with a night in the 20s ahead) will round out the week. Wednesday evening to the weekend looks relatively clear.…

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Steve Suman   Hayward and the North Woods had a slight (and not necessarily welcome) taste of winter this past weekend. This is a good reminder to address those “I’ll do it later” outside projects now. The forecast says the area should see weather that is more seasonal later this week.   “Rain and wind…

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By: Steve Suman   The current forecast indicates a relatively mild week, with some rain possible (likely). From Friday through Sunday, the highs drop to the very low 40s and the “possible” rain turns into a different form. Might want do any outside work before the end of the week!   “Quiet Lakes water temperatures…

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By:  Steve Suman The forecast for this week indicates a wet and cool stretch is likely until Friday when the sun makes another showing. Of course, the forecast is subject to change at any time. Still, might be a good idea to keep rainwear handy… “We are in the fall fishing season on the Quiet…

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By: Steve Suman Waterfowlers should appreciate this week’s weather predictions (though perhaps not the warm temperatures), as the forecast shows “chances” for rain nearly every day. If we avoid some of the rain days, which is possible, it should be a very comfortable week for outdoor activities. The “good” days are growing shorter – enjoy…

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By: Steve Suman   The current forecast, which is always subject to change (for which we are certainly hoping in this case!), predicts mild but wet conditions most of the week – but with some sunshine by the weekend. Speaking of the weekend, it will be a very busy one for many Wisconsin hunters. Saturday…

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Steve Suman   The current forecast is less than encouraging for Monday and Tuesday (showers, t-storms). However, Wednesday into next weekend looks good, though with cooler high temperatures, especially Saturday and Sunday.   “As overnight temperatures cool the water, the jig bite will pick up on the Quiet Lakes,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “and…

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Steve Suman   The forecast includes chances of showers from now through Wednesday, followed by a return to mild, sunny days with 70-degree highs and lows in the 40s. Fall is in the air!   Wisconsin’s early Canada goose, early teal, and mourning dove hunting seasons open this Sunday, Sept. 1. Early Canada goose season…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman The North Woods can look forward to a very nice week, according to the forecast, with Tuesday currently showing the only chances for rain. Highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s offer great weather for recreation AND sleeping! Take advantage – we have already passed mid-August!…

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By: Steve Suman The “forecast” for this week includes quite a mix of sun and rain chances, with mild temperatures. As such, follow your plans, prepare for rain, keep an eye on the sky – and enjoy the outdoors in the North Woods! “Fishing patterns on the Quiet Lakes should remain consistent through the month,”…

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Steve Suman   Aside from a chance of thunderstorm Wednesday, the forecasts indicate a very nice week through the weekend. Daytime highs in the 70s are perfect for outdoor activities and nighttime lows around 50 degrees make for very good sleeping weather. If you are waiting for better conditions, well… good luck with that! Enjoy…

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by: Steve Suman   The forecast “promises” fine weather until toward the end of this week when it mentions chances for rain and/or thunderstorms. Warm days and comfortable nighttime lows make for perfect summer weather. Get out and enjoy it! “With challenging conditions such as we had last week,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “anglers…

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Steve Suman   Hot and humid to start the week and it could continue through Friday, with some showers. However, forecasts can change quickly and substantially, so keep that in mind as you make your plans for this week. Keep in mind, too, that July 4th and mid July are now history!   “Inlet areas…

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  By: Steve Suman   According to forecasts, a moderately warm week lies ahead, with some rain possible. Rain chances after Monday night are about 30 percent – which is 70 percent against showers – so not bad odds! Whatever your plans for July 4th, have a safe and fun holiday celebration!   “Summer started…

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Steve Suman   Rain forced cancellation of this past Sunday’s Musky Fest Parade, but the weather was pleasant for event activities Thursday through Saturday. This week will be warm, with highs in the mid to upper 80s, and a good number of days with “chances” of rain. It is difficult to tell what that means,…

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by: Steve Suman The 70th Annual Musky Festival and Hayward Lions Catch and Release Fishing Contest are this week and weekend so it is no surprise the forecast is full of rain “chances” after Wednesday. This actually might be a good thing, as recent forecasts show a poor track record! Pack rain gear, watch the…

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by: Steve Suman This week’s weather forecast shows lows in the 40s, highs in the low 70s, and various “slight” chances for rain and thunderstorms. As always, those predictions can change at any moment, so keep your plans – and an eye on the sky. “Last week we had warm days and sunny skies,” says…

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Steve Suman A gorgeous Monday to start this week, with highs touching 70 degrees following morning lows in the lower 40s. The current forecast indicates Tuesday through Wednesday morning “could” be the only inclement weather this week, with upper 70s highs and lower 50s lows. Summer weather was a long-time coming – get out and…

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Memorial Day weekend ended with a cool, wet Monday, but the remainder of the week looks warm and sunny, a wonderful time to participate in any outdoor recreation!   Wisconsin’s Free Fun Weekend is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, and the following outdoors activities are free for both Wisconsin residents and visitors: free…

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Steve Suman   Monday and Tuesday started this week in fine fashion, possible rain showers through Friday, with a sunny Thursday, lows in the 40s, and highs in the 60s. Keep rainwear handy, though with some luck you will not have to use it!     “May is surely the best fishing month,” says Pat…

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Steve Suman   This week brings warmer days, less cool nights, and chances for showers and even thunderstorms during the next seven days. Spring rains (in limited quantity, please!) should warm the waters and encourage plant growth to pop! There is no shortage of activities this time of year, so get out and enjoy a…

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By: Steve Suman The forecast throws out a few chances for showers in the coming week or two, but there is also a “somewhat” consistent warming trend developing for the month (as one might expect in May!) Whatever develops, it will be difficult to beat the exceptional weather gamefish opener participants enjoyed this past weekend!…

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by: Steve Suman This week is starting out wet and the forecast indicates chances are good some of this weather will continue through the week and into the weekend, but with warmer temperatures. It is spring and expected (but not necessarily appreciated!) This Saturday, May 4, is Wisconsin’s statewide inland gamefish opener for many species…

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by: Steve Suman   A rainy Sunday night and Monday give way to a mostly warm, dry (possible exception Wednesday), and sunny remainder of the week (minor setback Friday night/Saturday). Less than two weeks from the fishing opener and in general the weather is trending in the right direction… can only hope it continues! Get…

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By: Steve Suman Mostly seasonal, somewhat mild temperatures prevail this week – according to the forecast – but after Tuesday do not expect to see sunshine again until Friday. However… keep in mind forecasts can miss the mark, as did (fortunately) last week’s prediction for up to 16 inches of snow in the Hayward area!…

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By: Steve Suman   A warm, wet weekend and Monday gives way to cooler temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by highs in the 30s and precipitation ranging from rain to snow. On the positive side, spring snow is short-lived!   “We still have nights cold enough to allow anglers to get on the ice,” says…

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By: Steve Suman This week’s forecast indicates somewhat decent weather ahead, though with a slight “hiccup” Tuesday evening and some precipitation possible, and then a low of 18 degrees Wednesday night. A warming trend starts Friday with a sunny 56 degrees, followed by 61 degrees Saturday and 63 degrees Sunday. Get out and enjoy some…

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By: Steve Suman According to the current forecast, once we move past Tuesday night and Wednesday skies clear and temperatures turn mild (for awhile), with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s. It was a big change in a short period! The down side is dealing with wet and sloppy conditions – but not…

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By: Steve Suman Temperatures should show some improvement this week, though the current forecast calls for rain, fog, and some snow, and no sunshine until the weekend. Let’s hope the “big storm” developing to the west tracks to the north of the North Woods! “Anglers will not soon forget this ice fishing season,” says Pat…

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By: Steve Suman Temperatures rise slightly this week and the forecast currently shows no chances for snow. Perhaps the only “down side” for the week is at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 10, at which time we lose an hour of sleep when changing to Daylight Saving Time. “Gamefish season closed this past Sunday,” says…

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by: Steve Suman This week’s forecast indicates more snow and cold temperatures, but no mention of strong winds. For those who enjoy skiing and snowmobiling, there is more than “sufficient” snow. For ice anglers, however, it has produced very difficult travel on the lakes. “We have received a lot of snow,” says Pat at Happy…

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  by: Steve Suman   Sunny weather to start this week eventually gives way to somewhat mild temperatures and more snow – the latter of which will surely brings smiles to participants in this week’s 45th American Birkebeiner cross-country ski event.   “The lakes have ample ice following the brutal cold weather,” says Pat at…

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