Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 5-17-2022

Steve Suman   Spring weather this year is truly a “If it is not to your liking, just wait a bit” situation. The shift from winter seemed to go straight to summer heat! This week’s forecast predicts somewhat cooler temperatures, however, with chances for showers and storms. Go about your plans ‑ but keep an…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 5-9-2022

Steve Suman Monday started this week with rain and a thunderstorm that delivered golf-ball size hail to the Hayward area. The forecast indicates sunshine and thunderstorms intermixed through the week. Look for warm to very warm temperatures from mid to late week, nearing 90 degrees Thursday. THAT should warm the water and get the fish…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 5-3-2022

Steve Suman   This week, spring weather should start looking more like… well, spring weather! The week starts with high temperatures in the 50-degree range, but ends with highs in the mid-60s (and maybe warmer!) Rumor has it we might see some sunshine as well. Sunny and 65 degrees are on the schedule for the…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-26-2022

Steve Suman   This week, it appears the North Woods’ weather will provide a roller coaster ride variety, offering something for everyone, at least in small quantities. Lows should range from 20 to 40 degrees, with highs ranging from 36 to nearly 60 degrees. These temperatures are all within April’s annual averages. Expect rain (and…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-19-2022

Steve Suman   Spring and winter continue their duel in the North Woods, but we all know which of the two will prevail… eventually. The forecast shows Tuesday and Thursday offering sunshine, though the remainder of the week indicates varying chances for rain and/or snow every day. Temperatures are slowly warming, so we should soon…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-12-2022

Steve Suman   Spring is giving it a good shot, but just cannot seem to break loose from winterish weather. This week’s forecast calls for somewhat mild temperatures, but with Tuesday night through Friday offering “various” types of precipitation. Most everyone is ready for true spring weather ‑ there is no well-known popular song, “I’m…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-5-2022

Steve Suman   This should be an interesting week. The forecast calls for highs around 50 degrees with rain, but also highs in the 40-degree range with snow. Then there are the days with a rain/snow mix. Keep a good outlook through the week and the weekend should provide some much nicer weather, with sunshine,…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report-3-29-2022

Steve Suman   Spring arrived about one week ago, but apparently departed shortly thereafter, judging by the forecast for this week… or so it appears. However, according to one weather website, the average high in March is 41 degrees, the average low 15 degrees, and the average snowfall 11 inches, and we are within those…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-22-2022

Steve Suman   Spring arrived Sunday, March 20, with some very pleasant temperatures and sunshine, but apparently, winter will not depart without a struggle. This week’s current forecast shows a precipitation mix on a few days, with highs ranging from 37 to 46 degrees and lows from 13 to 32 degrees. Never fear ‑ spring…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-15-2022

Steve Suman   A wonderful week ahead, if the forecast holds, with sunshine, blue skies, and some high temperatures pushing into the 50s. Spring begins this Sunday and it might actually look like it, but a bit early to rotate recreational equipment. Keep rubber boots handy, however! This past Sunday, March 13, Daylight Saving Time…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-8-2022

Steve Suman   “Looking like spring,” say some people, though technically spring begins March 20. This week’s forecast indicates subzero lows, upper teens to low 20s for highs, varying winds, and even a few rays of sunshine through Friday. Enjoy! It is that time again ‑ Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-1-2022

Steve Suman   Saturday’s American Birkebeiner race had sunshine, blue skies, and temperatures probably too warm to suit many of the participants, but it was great for spectators. Monday brought sunshine and a high pushing 40 degrees. The remainder of this week does not look as nice, though should offer moderate daytime temperatures… and some…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 2-22-22

Steve Suman   Those who perhaps had concerns about sufficient snow for this week’s American Birkebeiner events can rest easy ‑ there is no snow shortage in the Hayward area! Reports on accumulation are still out, but snow fell most of Monday and the forecast say it will continue through Tuesday night. This week, highs…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 2-15-2022

Steve Suman   Once again, the forecast indicates the only thing stable about the weather is its instability! During the next week (according to the current forecast), lows will range from -13 to 22 degrees, highs from 11 to 34 degrees, and winds from 5-15 mph, with gusts to 30 mph. Snow chances appear Tuesday,…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 2-8-2022

Steve Suman   According the current forecast, we have a weird weather week ahead! Lows range from -5 to 31 degrees, and highs from low 20s to 36 degrees. Some stiff winds return, with top end in the mid-20s. All that and “maybe” some sunshine on a couple days, too. Considering this is early February…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 2-1-2022

Steve Suman   The Hayward area has enjoyed a short respite from the cold and Tuesday should see temperatures in the 30s. Leave the golf clubs in storage, however ‑ the forecast says Tuesday night will bring a low of -8 degrees. Expect a slight warm-up on the weekend, with highs in the 20s. January…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-25-2022

Steve Suman   Subzero low temperatures, strong winds, and chances of snow for much of this week, according to the forecast, with a slight, somewhat short warming toward the weekend. Wind chills will reach serious levels and an advisory is in effect until Tuesday noon. Judging from the forecast, this will not be the only…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-18-2022

Steve Suman   The forecast for this week starting Tuesday night is cold, windy, and snow in undetermined accumulations, if any. Most of the heavy snow predicted is for north of Hayward, says “they” (and always subject to change!) The current high for the coming week is Tuesday’s 31 degrees, with the low -18 degrees…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-11-2022

Steve Suman   This week’s forecast indicates a slight warming mid-week, with highs in the upper 20s, only slightly cooler through the weekend . . . and with lows above zero. This is good news for all who plan to partake of the state’s Free Fishing Weekend Saturday and Sunday January 15-16. Check below for…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-4-2022

Steve Suman   The week started with a cloudy Monday and a high of 15 degrees. However, snow is in the forecast for Tuesday evening through Wednesday, with total accumulation of 2-5 inches possible (and we know how THAT goes sometimes.) There is also a chance of snow Friday night through Sunday. Snowmobilers and skiers…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-28-2021

Steve Suman   Winter missed its “official” December 21 start date by nearly a week, but it arrived in all its glory Sunday night and Monday morning ‑ and appears to be settling in for the duration. Snowfall reports show nearly a foot of fresh snow in northern Sawyer County, with slightly lesser amounts in…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-21-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast for this week starts with cold temperatures and Tuesday snowfall of 1-6 inches possible. However, as all who spend any time in the North Woods know, snowfall predictions are usually only approximations and can vary from less than predicted to “quite a bit more” than the forecast. The remainder of…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-14-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast for this week shows mild temperatures are in store for the North Woods. However, warm winds from the south will also bring more moisture, varying from rain to sleet to snow ‑ and any mixture of the three. Temperatures will top out Wednesday with a high pushing 50 degrees, but…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-7-2021

Steve Suman   Snowfall hit the Hayward area Saturday night and again Sunday night, leaving assorted depths around Sawyer County and adjacent areas. This week starts a bit colder than average for early December, but moderates as the week progresses ‑ according to the forecast. Daily highs will hit the 30s by the weekend, and…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 11-30-2021

Steve Suman   This week should be somewhat mild ‑ IF the forecast holds at its current prediction ‑ with highs in the mid to upper 30s and lows dancing around in the 20s. It also shows chances for various types of precipitation. Go with the flow and dress appropriately. In the North Woods, adapting…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 11-22-2021

by: Steve Suman Monday night’s 10-degree low missed the projected single-digit, 9-degree low forecast by one degree. Whew, that was close! Otherwise, it might have been a bit chilly! Looks like a cooler than average week ahead for November, as the average high is 42 degrees and the average low 22 degrees. The forecast has…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 11-16-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast shows a week of near-seasonal average temperatures ‑ 42-degree highs and 22-degree lows. This follows a snowfall of more than 4 inches this past weekend, halfway to the 8-inch November average. Though this current forecast indicates no snow during the week, if the predicted weather occurs, it should maintain tracking…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 11-9-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast for this week indicates falling temperatures, though finally aligning with the annual averages for this time of year. We had a wonderful fall run, but knew that “late fall” weather would eventually catch up to us. Look for highs in the 40s (mostly), lows in the low 20s, and a…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 11-2-2021

Steve Suman   Monday’s weather was somewhat “iffy,” but the forecast for the remainder of the week is encouraging. Temperatures will be a bit cool, but then with highs in the low 50s going into the weekend. For now, at least, there is no mention of precipitation (in any form!) In other good news (snooze…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 10-26-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast for this week indicates somewhat stable temperatures, with daytime highs in the low 50s, nighttime lows in the 30s ‑ and chances for rain Wednesday and Thursday. A slide to cooler weather continues the following week as daily temperatures run about five degrees cooler than this week. On the up…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 10-19-2021

Steve Suman   This week’s forecast shows a cooling trend after Tuesday, chances for rain showers Wednesday afternoon and evening, and then mostly sunshine through the weekend. We will see a few lows in the 20s in the coming week, and some highs in the 40s. Maybe the sun will extend some warmth as we…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 10-12-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast calls for a chance of rain and storms Wednesday through Wednesday night, possibly with strong winds and lightning. In addition, temperatures are starting to slide downward. Still some mild, sunny days ahead, but we knew a change was coming… eventually. That said, we certainly enjoyed a good run of beautiful…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 10-5-2021

Steve Suman   Though the forecast for the past busy weekend was not encouraging, Saturday was dry and Sunday had only a few light, spotty showers. This week, the forecast predicts a few foggy mornings and evenings, sunshine through Thursday, lows in the mid-50s, and highs in the low 70s. Nearly perfect fall weather, so…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 9-28-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast calls for a beautiful week ahead through Thursday (not that they have not tricked us in the past!) with highs in the low 70s to 80s and lows in the low to mid-50s. Chances for showers start Friday evening and run through the (busy) weekend. Plan ahead and do not…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 9-21-2021

Steve Suman   This week should offer plenty of sunshine once the heavy rains of Monday night move through the Hayward area. The forecast predicts high temperatures in the 60s and lows in the 40s ‑ except Wednesday’s low of 35 degrees! This is the time for considerable weather changes, so start digging out those…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 9-14-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast for this week indicates we could see anything from sunshine to rain to thunderstorms at any time. Not sure if the weather or the forecast changes more often! That aside, temperatures are running near the annual September average ‑ high of 73 and low 45 degrees ‑ and fall colors…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 9-6-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast “promises,” in general, mostly very nice weather this week, though with a few chances for rain and/or thunderstorms. Cool nights and mild days in the upper 60s to mid-70s are perfect for nearly all forms of outdoor recreation. Look around just a bit ‑ not all that closely‑ and you…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 8-31-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast says sunshine and cooler temperatures through much of Thursday, and then showers into the weekend. However, heavy rains predicted last week never materialized, so enjoy any sunny days and 70-degree temperatures!   “Though it is hard to believe September is almost here,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “fall fishing on…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 8-24-2021

Steve Suman   The current forecast shows rain and thunderstorms early and late in the week, with Wednesday and Thursday offering sunshine and blue skies. Maybe. The best thing to do is go ahead with you plans, but with a Plan B available just in case. The forecast seems to be in a state of…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 8-17-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast for this week indicates clear skies into the weekend, with high temperatures in the upper 80-degrees into the 90s. Weekend temperatures return to highs in the 70s, but with chances for showers.   “Summer in the Quiet Lakes’ area always goes too fast,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “We are…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 8-9-2021

By: Steve Suman If this week’s forecast holds (one can hope!) and we move past Tuesday’s possible rain and/or thunderstorms, it looks like mostly smooth sailing through the weekend. Summer recreational possibilities abound in the Hayward area AND we are quickly moving toward the fall season! The weather is mostly great, so get out outside…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 8-3-2021

Steve Suman   The current forecast does not indicate much for rain in the next week, but most days show haze and smoke from wildfires to the north and west of the North Woods. Expect high temperatures in the low 80s and upper-50 nighttime lows. There is an Air Quality Advisory in effect until 12…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 7-27-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast (in a state of flux), currently indicates a mix of sun and rain early this week, then sunny and “less warm” from Wednesday through the weekend. Just keep moving forward… while keeping an eye on the sky.   There is still time to sign up for the free Kids Fishing…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 7-20-2021

Steve Suman   Chances for rain and thunderstorms, though slight, are in the forecast for all week and leading into the weekend. High temperatures will range from the low to upper 80s, with most lows around the lower 60s. There are many recreational opportunities to enjoy during summer in the North Woods ‑ do not…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 7-13-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast says there are chances for rain and thunderstorms midweek, after which we can expect(?) a return to sunshine, blue skies, and highs in the 80s. Since it is not duck season, these conditions are excellent for all outdoor recreation the North Woods offers! Days are getting shorter… just sayin’.  …

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 7-6-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast shows a cooling trend, and with Wednesday and Thursday the only days not showing rain chances. We need moisture, though not all at once, but forecasts have built-in “flexibility.” This is only the start of July, but summer moves along quickly, whether or not you take advantage of it, so……

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 6-29-2021

Steve Suman   Monday’s and Tuesday’s weather could be wet, but the forecast for the remainder of the week through the July 4 weekend says mild/warm and sunny. We should have beautiful North Woods’ weather to celebrate the July 4, 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence. Make it a safe one ‑ and have…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 6-22-2021

Steve Suman   Sunday, June 20, was the summer solstice, the “official” start of summer, the longest day of the year ‑ and the start of shorter daylight hours. Keep that in mind if you perhaps procrastinate planning of outdoor recreation. Summer is a too-short season in the North Woods, so use the time wisely!…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report June 15, 2021

Steve Suman   The North Woods’ June heat wave with 90-degree temperatures finally broke, and at least through this week, the forecast calls for highs in the upper 70s to low 80s, lows in the upper 40s to low 50s, and low humidity. This compromise should please just about everyone! Take advantage and get outdoors!…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report June 7, 2021

By: Steve Suman Those looking for a break in the 90-degree heat will have to wait until the weekend. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the week, most in evening hours, and highs remain in the upper 80s and nighttime lows in the mid-60s. Enjoy these days when and while you can ‑ spring and summer are…

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