The first frost comes to the area in late September and the last frost ends in May. Rains usually begin in early April. Ice usually forms in mid to late November and leaves the lake just prior to Mothers Day. The lake has complete ice coverage for approximately 4 months. The months considered most suitable to swimming are from mid June to Mid September. Fall colors usually begin early to mid October with a few Sugar Maples showing bright red colors as early as August.
Snow can begin as early as mid October and has been reported as late as early June. The area has in the past had significant rainfall during the spring and fall months.
July and August are generally warm and sunny and temperatures have been reported above 100 degrees several times in the last several years. The high for 2006 was in July at 106 and the low was in February at -30.
Average Rain totals: 31 inches, Average Snow totals: 45 inches (State Average).
The local area has had five years of lower moisture and warmer weather than the previous five years. Weather patterns in the summer months are from the Northwest to Southeast. The lake area provides exceptional viewing of the Northern Lights (Aurora).
US Gov. Weather: http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/wi.html
Aurora (Northern Lights) Information: http://www.geo.mtu.edu/weather/aurora/
Night Sky in Wisconsin: http://www.wisconline.com/almanac/sky/index.html
DNR Fire Restrictions: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/forestfire/restrictions.html