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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Steve Suman This week’s forecast shows a mix of sunny, cloudy, and cold days, with a warm-up and the best chances for snow Saturday and through the weekend. “We are seeing ice depths of 6-12 inches on the Quiet Lakes,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “so most lakes are still too unstable for truck traffic.…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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By: Steve Suman   Forecasts for the North Woods vary considerably this week, so let’s go with the best one! Look for colder nights with lows in the mid to low teens, and highs in the mid to upper 30s – and even into the 40s. IF this forecast holds true, most days will be…

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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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