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   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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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   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 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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Steve Suman   More winter weather (i.e., snow) and stiff winds are on the way, but with temperatures that are more seasonal. It IS February, so there is still some winter ahead. Take advantage of the great cross-country skiing and snowmobiling conditions!   “Now that we are further into February,” says Pat at Happy Hooker,…

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Steve Suman   The current forecast predicts a rough start to the week, with snow, freezing rain, and a possible “significant” accumulation of ice. A return to colder temperatures after Monday should address the ice issue, though snow chances at this time do not include much for accumulation. Be safe, dress for the conditions, and…

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  By: Steve Suman   The forecast is not pretty for this week, with no temperatures above -4 degrees before Friday and dangerous wind chills. The cold spell breaks Friday, with highs in the mid 30s (above zero!) forecast for Saturday and Sunday!   “This frigid cold will help build ice,” says Pat at Happy…

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  by: Steve Suman This week’s forecast predicts some snow, temperatures significantly below average, and wind chill concerns all week. If you intend to enjoy some outdoor recreation, dress appropriately, go prepared, and use good sense! A slight warming trend begins the first of February and continues through the month (so “they” say).   “The…

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By: Steve Suman The forecast indicates a cooler (lows in the 40s; highs in the 60s), wet week, but current radar does not appear to support the wet. Regardless, the prediction is for sunshine and blue skies for Saturday, Sept. 22, and the 34th Annual Hayward Fall Festival. Come partake in the food, entertainment, arts…

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by: Steve Suman The forecast for this week, with the exception of possible rain early and late in the week, is about as good as it gets in mid September! Get out and enjoy these days – the Farmer’s Almanac predicts a long, cold, and snowy winter! “Less daylight and cool temperatures are lowering water…

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By: Steve Suman The forecast through Tuesday is for “wet,” but then mostly clear and sunny days into the weekend! Mild fall weather includes lows in the mid to upper 40s and highs in the low 70s and that is great for all outdoor recreation. Get out and take advantage of these days while you…

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by: Steve Suman This week is starting with some rough weather (severe storms, heavy rain), but looks to improve Wednesday and Thursday – and then more rain possible. However, forecasts and reality are not always synonymous, so make and follow your recreational plans, but keep an eye on the sky. “Fishing is rather slow,” says…

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by: Steve Suman The forecast predicts another mild, comfortable week ahead, at least Tuesday through Thursday when chances for showers make a return. The weekend could be nice, too, if rain forecasts do not reach fruition. Enjoy the North Woods! “Ample rain led to many hatches of mosquitoes, blackflies, horseflies, and deer flies,” says Pat…

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