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Fishing Frenzy

With this cold front coming in that looks like it will cool down the water significantly. Has anybody know of any water temperatures on the lakes lately?

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mrpike1973

I'm hoping by thanksgiving that I'll be on ice hard to say but the forecast looks good. 

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Wanderer

No, sorry, I don’t have any temps.  I was half expecting some skim ice near shore last Saturday morning for my duck hunt.  Not even close.

 

I do expect to at least see it this weekend. If not, I think we’d be hard pressed to have much by Thanksgiving. 

 

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Wanderer

According to the webinar I’m attending, next week = colder than normal; the week after = cooler than normal but not much.

 

OVERALL WINTER:

 

NOAA figures up to 75% chance of a mild El Niño winter.

 

40-50% chance of warmer than normal temps December - February.

 

Farmers Almanac predicts cold winter...

 

Basically a good chance of an average winter is the final prediction.  No hard bets on anything going wild long term, only short term spikes.

 

It’s great to be a weatherman! 🤪

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Borch

A 3-4 acre pond near my house was froze over tonight when I drove by with a light coating of fresh snow.  I was definitely surprised.

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workin4bait

The last time I was out the water temp was 44 degrees, that was on halloween, in southern Wright county.

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BobT

Was on Osakis 10 days ago and the surface water temp was about 41 degrees per my sonar unit. 

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workin4bait

I was walking on 2 inches of ice today in McLeod county. So I would say about 32 degrees.

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ozzie

I saw enough ice on smaller lakes in the Crosslake area to know they are getting closer and colder to icing over!

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monstermoose78

Lakes around Princeton are froze over or close. Lori lake had the most open water and lots of ducks. Silver lake capped over and stanchfield south and north mist froze over. 

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