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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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 6-1-2021

Steve Suman   Memorial Day weekend weather in the North Woods was mostly good, though somewhat cool. Those desiring warmer temperatures will get their wish this week, with sunshine and highs in the 80-degree range. This “trend” looks as if it will last most of this month ‑ and summer does not officially begin until…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 5-25-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast for this week shows a number of “chances for showers and thunderstorms” days, along with a cooling trend. Rain alone is not a terrible problem, but it is a good idea to watch for thunderstorms, particularly if you are recreating in open areas or spending time on the water. Friday…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 5-18-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast indicates a warm week, but with rain showers possible from Tuesday evening through the weekend. However, if forecast history is an indicator (and it IS!), those showers might never reach fruition. Go forward with your outdoor recreation plans, but have a “Plan B” ‑ and keep an eye on the…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 5-11-2021

Steve Suman   This should be a mild and sunny week until… the weekend, when chances for rain make an appearance. Otherwise, look for sunshine, highs in the mid to upper 60s, and nighttime lows from the upper 20s to low 40s. Nice ‑ take advantage and get outdoors!   “This is such a fun…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 5-4-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast calls for a mild week ahead, with highs in the mid-50s, lows in the 30s, consistent 20 mph winds, and some chances for rain. Considering this is the first week of May in the North Woods ‑ nice weather! Hayward Lakes Visitor and Convention Bureau hosted the 2021 Governors Fishing…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-27-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast indicates mild, but wet, weather until the sun shines Friday ‑ and with luck, through the weekend. Then we are back to wet and cool for about a week before turning warm and sunny. That is a ways away, however, so…   Hayward Lakes Visitor and Convention Bureau is hosting…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-20-2021

Steve Suman   This week’s forecast indicates sunshine Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, making them the best days for outdoor recreation. Typical spring weather in the North Woods, but we are moving in the right direction ‑ even if two steps forward and one step back!   “What a wet and cool couple weeks we have…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-13-2021

Steve Suman   Rain and snow combinations are not an encouraging start the week, but the forecast shows improvement as it progresses. Highs in the 50s ‑ and sunshine! ‑ should return later in the week. Nice early spring weather set somewhat unreasonable expectations, but better weather is on the way… says the forecast.  …

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-6-2021

Steve Suman   Monday afternoon’s 78-degree (or warmer!) temperature was a great way to start the week. However, spring is in session and the forecast indicates wet (rain possible every day) and warm (though not as warm as Monday) for the remainder of the week and through the weekend. This rain and warmth will help…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-30-2021

Steve Suman   According to the forecast, this week should provide a bit of weather to please (and displease) everyone. Lows range from low teens to upper 30s, and highs from 30 to almost 70 degrees ‑ definitely March in the North Woods! Quick reminder: 2020-21 hunting/fishing licenses expire March 31.   “Ice-out is well…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-22-2021

Steve Suman   The North Woods enjoyed a few days of mild, early spring weather, but the forecast indicates a switch to more typical spring conditions this week. Cooler temperatures will again prevail, mixed with some days of rain and snow mix. At least for the next week, keep a jacket/rain jacket handy!   “There…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-16-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast for this week is a good one for March in the North Woods, with sunshine, lows in the 20s, and highs in the 40s to upper-50s. Snow sport enthusiasts are seeing the limited usable conditions disappearing quickly. This is a good time to start preparing for the transition to spring…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-9-21

Steve Suman This week starts warm and sunny, with some inclement weather midweek, and then returns to mild and sunny the remainder of the week into the weekend. Great weather to be outdoors, but it will be sloppy in most areas! Reminder: Please be note that Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend at 2 a.m.…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-2-21

Steve Suman   March arrived and with it warmer weather. Expect cold nights, but highs most days in the 40s – and yes, that is an 80-degree swing from a couple weeks ago! This is wonderful weather to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh North Wood’s air!   “Fishing success is hit-and-miss on the Quiet…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 2-22-2021

Steve Suman   This week’s forecast shows quite a change in temperatures (warmer!), but with some possible “heavy” snow Tuesday and mid-week. While just in time for Birkie events and good for snowmobiling, deep snow could hamper ice fishing access and activities.   “It is good put to this polar vortex behind us,” says Pat…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 02-15-2021

Steve Suman   The current forecast indicates a break from the extreme cold and wind chills about mid-week, with high temperatures in the 20s – ABOVE zero – by week’s end. Until then, be cautious when outdoors. Though not spring weather, it appears headed in that direction!   “Ice conditions on the Quiet Lakes continue…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 2-9-2021

Steve Suman The forecast for this week shows double-digit subzero low temperatures, with wind chills registering as low as -35 to -50 degrees. This will continue for at least the better part of a week. When outdoors, be cautious, dress for the conditions, and do not take unnecessary risks! “Temperatures have dropped into the subzero…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 2-1-2021

BY: Steve Suman This week starts with mild temperatures, but turns cold and windy towards the end, with possible snowfall, and wind-chill could be a serious factor at that time. It is finally February and time to pull out the woolies! “Recent cold temperatures improved ice conditions a bit on the Quiet Lakes,” says Pat…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-19-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast for this week shows temperatures colder and closer to the January average, particularly nighttime lows. It indicates a brief warm-up Wednesday and Thursday, and with the best chances for snowfall next weekend. Keep an eye on the forecast, however – it can change in a matter of minutes! Despite minimal…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-11-2021

by: Steve Suman The forecast indicates we could have some lake effect “shovel-able” snow Thursday and Friday this week. Otherwise, temperatures continue in the 20s and 30s for highs and single-digit to the 20s for lows. The weather is great for outdoor recreation, but minimal snow makes pursuit of some activities challenging! This weekend is…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor report 12-28-2020

Steve Suman   The most current forecast (Monday evening) predicts snowfall accumulation up to 8 inches in the next day or two. Aside from -11 degrees Monday night, temperatures this week range from highs in the mid-20s to single digit lows. Snow will benefit snowmobilers and skiers, and somewhat hinder anglers, but the cold temperatures…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-21-2020

by: Steve Suman Light snow is falling (Monday – shortest daylight day of the year!) and the latest forecast says up to 4 inches is possible. It is not as much as some would like, but it is snow and there is some building accumulation. We should definitely have a white Christmas, but in addition,…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-14-2020

by: Steve Suman A light dusting of snow dropped on Hayward Sunday night/Monday morning, but the forecast indicates that might be it until Friday. Cold nights early in the week will moderate through the week into the weekend, but those cold nights should help build a solid ice base for ice fishing and snowmobiling seasons.…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-8-2020

by:  Steve Suman The forecast predicts yet another week of milder temperatures and dry weather, though with snow at the end of the week. Next week appears to be more of the same, but with temperatures slowly sliding downward, and it is likely the North Woods will see single-digit – and subzero – lows in…

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