Steve Suman   The forecast for this week shows some snow early in the week, which should help deer hunters with tracking. Then we should see some highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s – and even some sunshine. Nice weather… for this time of year!   “Anglers have stored their fishing gear and…

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Steve Suman   This week looks reasonably good (considering the season), with some sunshine, some wind, and temperatures covering a wide range. The temperature pushing 50 degrees on Thursday is definitely a high point! There is no precipitation in the forecast until Friday (though always subject to change!) Enjoy some outdoor time this week!  …

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By: Steve Suman Though blessed by phenomenal weather last week, we are in for a very abrupt reset! A current winter storm watch is in effect for Tuesday and Tuesday night, with more than six inches of snow possible. The forecast is constantly changing, so keep on top of it. Still, for Wednesday – Veterans…

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October 26, 2020 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman   The forecast for this week is an improvement from last week, which did turn out somewhat better than predicted. The coming week indicates a return to seasonal temperatures, both highs and lows, and even some sunshine! Note: This Sunday, November 1, the North Woods…

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by: Steve Suman There is no good way to spin the forecast – snow accumulation of 1-5 inches through Tuesday night, with chances for rain and snow showers Wednesday night through the weekend. High temperatures are in the average low range! The first two weeks of November – not far down the road – should…

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Steve Suman   This week’s forecast predicts some sunshine, much cooler temperatures, and a few showers – and includes the use of a meteorological four-letter “s” term! Keep some warm and water repellent outdoor gear handy and an eye on the sky, but keep enjoying your favorite fall activities! The Travel Wisconsin Fall Color Report…

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Steve Suman   Should this week’s weather forecast hold true (hope so!), the North Woods is in for an outstanding week! Predictions include highs in the 60s or warmer, lows generally in the 40s, and sunshine through the weekend. Take advantage of these wonderful conditions while you can!   The Travel Wisconsin Fall Color Report…

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Steve Suman   This week’s forecast predicts cooler temperatures and chances for rain nearly every day, with Friday the exception. However, rain chances are only about 20 percent each day, with Wednesday’s 70-percent chance the exception. Highs range from upper 40s to upper 50s, and lows from upper 20s to mid 40s. Travel Wisconsin produces…

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Steve Suman   This week (says the forecast) should be warm and sunny, with a few chances of showers. Foliage colors are turning quickly following frosts last week. This is a beautiful time to recreate and sightsee in the North Woods!   “Changing weather and falling water temperatures on the Quiet Lakes means more fish…

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Steve Suman   Sunny, clear, and mild is the forecast for much of this week, with colder nighttime lows, including chances for frost returning for a few days mid-week. Great weather and the abundance of outdoor activities available can make it difficult to choose! Choose one – or a dozen – but enjoy fall in…

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By: Steve Suman   “Noticeable” weather changes occur this time of year – and apparently, some are occurring this week. Expect some nights in the 30s (frost possible) and highs in the 50s/60s, both about 10 degrees below average, and some rain showers. There will be also be days of sunshine and mild temperatures, so…

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by: Steve Suman This week’s forecast predicts a mostly mild and clear week, with highs in the high 60s to mid-70s and a few lows in the 40s. Pick your favorite outdoor recreational activity and take advantage of this outstanding early September weather! “We are still in the dog days of summer,” says Pat at…

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Steve Suman The forecast indicates another mostly warm week with a mix of sunshine and thunderstorms. At this time, it shows Monday night with the only possibility of severe weather. As is always the case, make plans and follow plans, but watch for changing conditions. Fishing is often extremely good before a storm – but…

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By: Steve Suman The forecast shows a hit-and-miss week for sunshine and possible rain showers, but with no expectations of severe storms. Most daily highs are in the mid-70s to low 60s, so great weather –again – for outdoor recreation. While it might be difficult to believe (perhaps even more difficult to accept), we are…

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August 10, 2020 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman   This week should be similar to last week, with warm temperatures, mild nights, and low percentage chances for rain and thunderstorms, though increasing odds for the weekend. Great weather – get out and enjoy it!   “Last week’s weather was ideal for outdoor activities…

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August 3, 2020 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman   Forecasts show another beautiful, slightly cooler week ahead, with a few rain chances. The lows in the 40s and 70-degree highs are nearly perfect for all outdoor activities, so take advantage of this weather while it is available!   “Recent weather certainly helped aquatic…

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by Steve Suman We have a great week ahead! Sunshine, upper 70 highs, low 50 lows, and chances are 80 percent against rain. If the hot, humid weather has limited your outdoor activities, this week is the time to let loose and have some summer fun! August 1 application deadline reminder: The application deadline to…

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By: Steve Suman The forecast indicates Wednesday and Thursday as the high points this week. Rain and thunderstorms are possible for the other days, but highs in the low 70s to mid 80s offer a short respite from the extreme heat. Enjoy some outdoor recreation these days – hot temperatures return this weekend and next…

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By: Steve Suman This week’s forecast shows rain and thunderstorm chances through Tuesday, and clear and sunny mid-week. Chances for rain and thunderstorms, and a warming trend, return Friday night through the weekend. That is reaching out a ways and subject to change. It is a great summer in the North Woods, despite the unfortunate…

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By: Steve Suman This week’s forecast looks a bit cooler, except Wednesday, but with chances for storms nearly every day until Friday and into the weekend. Chances for rain aside, these hot and sunny summer days encourage considerable outdoor activity.   “It is summer, hot and humid, and biting insects are out in number around…

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By: Steve Suman According to the forecast, the North Woods will experience hot temperatures and various chances for thunderstorms in the next week (or longer). There should also be plenty of sunshine in the mix, however, so make your plans for summer recreation and a July 4th celebration!   “Water temperatures on the Quiet Lakes…

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By: Steve Suman   The current forecast predicts a very pleasant week ahead, with most lows in the 50s and highs ranging from 73 to 85 degrees. While there are chances for rain, they are at this time less than 30 percent. Take advantage of this great weather – the days are now growing shorter!…

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by: Steve Suman The current forecast shows nice weather through Wednesday, but then predicts highs in the upper 80s and chances of rain and thunderstorms through the weekend. Forecasts seem quite fluid, so go ahead and make your plans, but keep an eye on weather conditions! It is a great time for recreation of all…

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By: Steve Suman This week should see a return to cooler (i.e., more seasonal) temperatures, but better keep rain gear handy through Thursday! While the forecast is less than encouraging, remember that forecasts are often wrong. Take advantage of the good days to get outdoor and fish, hike, bike, golf, or whatever – enjoy the…

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By: Steve Suman   On the heels of Sunday night’s 35-degree low (not a typo!), this week’s forecast predicts a mix of rain, thunderstorms, and sun, with highs in the 80s and lows not below 50 degrees. Take advantage of the Free Fun and Free Fishing weekend June 6-7, but keep an eye on the…

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By: Steve Suman Forecasts for rain over the Memorial Day weekend did not come to fruition, with the exception of thunderstorms Monday morning. As such, it is probably best to take the forecast for the remainder of this week as a toss-up. Though it currently shows wet and warm as a distinct “possibility” – think…

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By:  Steve Suman   Warm spring weather is finally arriving in the North Woods, just in time for Memorial Day. The forecast calls for high temperatures hitting the low 80s by the weekend, with lows dropping only to the low/mid 50s. This should be a great week to get outdoors and catch up on fresh…

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By: Steve Suman The forecast for this week shows a warming trend, with temperatures nearing 70 degrees on some days, but includes a few chances for showers spread out over the week. During your outside activities, remember that northern Wisconsin’s fire danger remains High to Very High due to low humidity and slow green-up, so…

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By:  Steve Suman   If you enjoy outdoor recreation of any type, this past weekend provided you some extremely nice weather to do so, though with a stiff breeze and cooler temperatures Sunday. This week looks a bit cooler, but get out and enjoy the sunshine and absorb Vitamin D!   “Anglers are targeting the…

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By: Steve Suman The weather forecasts for the first part of this week show rain chances, but the weekend looking very good for the fishing opener, with current predictions showing mid-60 highs. That is about as good as it gets for an opener! Get out and take advantage of the tremendous fishing and other recreational…

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By: Steve Suman This week looks to be another spring run of very varied weather, from warm and sunny to cool and cloudy, with rain, snow, and a mix of the two – even while most lows are in the 30s and highs in the mid-50s! Keep an eye on the sky and do not…

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By:  Steve Suman Snowfall totaling 3-4 inches fell on Hayward late Sunday afternoon and night, much of which did stay for long, as Monday’s sunshine and blue skies quickly removed a good portion of it. The remainder of this week looks mostly clear, but with some nighttime lows in the mid to upper teens. Enjoy…

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By:  Steve Suman This week’s forecast indicates typical spring conditions in the North Woods, though perhaps a bit cooler than normal. Fresh air and outdoor activities are great for many of us “stuck” at home, but with chances for rain nearly every day, make sure to pick the best times… or wear rain gear. Do…

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By: Steve Suman This week’s forecast predicts upper 40s to mid-50 highs in the coming week, though with some rain possible Wednesday through late in the week. As always, this is subject to change – maybe we will even see sunshine! The milder temperatures offer a good opportunity to get away from home and get…

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By: Steve Suman The forecast indicates somewhat of a roller coaster ride on the weather front this week, which includes everything from snow to sunshine, and temperatures ranging from 25 degrees to the mid-50s. Thursday and Friday look like good days for outdoor recreation (keep your distance!), and then again Sunday and Monday. Again, as…

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March 16, 2020 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report By:  Steve Suman   Spring officially starts March 19 this year, the earliest since 1896, but this week does not look all that “springy,” judging from the current forecast. We should see a varied mix of weather, from rain to snow to sunshine (not much of that),…

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March 9, 2020 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report By: Steve Suman   The North Woods enjoyed another mild and sunny weekend, with temperatures even reaching into the 50s! This week looks as if the weather will revert to old habits, however. Temperatures will slowly drop into the 30s for highs and a few single-digit nights…

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March 2, 2020 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report By: Steve Suman There is a good chance this week you will see some weather you like – as well as weather you do not like. While not necessarily touching the far ends of the spectrum, it will be quite the mix, from rain to snow and…

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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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