The weather outside isn't as frightful

Only three more days remaining until the start of gun deer season. The DNR has made many changes to this season’s regulations and hunters can site in only the bucks in the Northern Forest Region this year.

One question many hunters are keyed in on - what will the weather be this year? Hunters recall a pretty cold nine days last year. Looking at the records from last year for Eagle River from Weather Underground, on the whole, temperatures this year will be about 10-12 degrees warmer than last year. This is true for most of the period with the exception of the last weekend.  AccuWeather is showing a 10 degree cool down for the last weekend. This year there are no below zero temperatures forecasted for the entire hunt.

Last year it snowed six of the first nine days with little or no accumulation. AccuWeather is forecasting snow for Saturday and Monday with snow and rain forecasted for Sunday. There is also snow forecasted for Thursday. No significant accumulations are being called for.

Prior to this season, the area has received in excess of 25 inches. Last year nearly three inches of snow fell on the Wednesday before hunting season opened but temperatures were in the mid-30s. Bottom line – there is definitely better tracking snow for this year.

With deer herds being down in the region, this is good news for the hunters. There are a couple cold days but the start of the season looks very tolerable. But still the same – keep those coffee and hot chocolate thermos close by!

Below are the daily highs and lows recorded in 2013 for Eagle River as reported by Weather Underground:

Nov. 23    12 / 5

Nov. 24    21 / -1

Nov. 25    32 /2

Nov. 26    28/ 7

Nov. 27    22/9

Nov. 28    22/ 0

Nov .29    23/ 1

Nov. 30    34 / 23

Dec.  1     31/ 27

 

Forecasted for 2014 by AccuWeather

Nov. 22    34/24

Nov. 23    35/28

Nov. 24    30/16

Nov. 25    23/8

Nov. 26    23/10

Nov. 27    21/5

Nov. 28    18/ 3

Nov. 29    17/4

Nov. 30    25/24

 

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