Greetings and welcome!
We have had some very nice days this week, and golly have things changed. Some lawns in Wausaukee are almost fully green. The maples are starting to get their first red flowers, and the cottonwoods have first leaves emerging making them look hazy at a distance. Here is Silver Cliff the grass is just getting started, but the greening is definitely under way.
The frogs in the pond are putting up quite a ruckus now. There are the peepers and the croakers, and they are really loud. Sometimes you can get surprised while driving along and passing a little pothole pond or wetland and the frogs are suddenly so loud.
The turkeys are not as abundant up by the roads anymore. I did see a Tom strutting Tuesday, so the season of love is still here for them, but they have moved more into tthe woods and fields.
Fire danger is very high right now throughout the state. Really watch your fire. They had red flag warnings for most of the southern and central parts of the state this week. With a little more humidity and a little less wind they reduced it to very high fire danger, still really bad.
This will be a good weekend to go whitewater rafting. The Peshtigo River is running high. The last that I saw it was close to +24. That is a very fun water level, and with decent weather, Saturday would be a good day to hit the river.
We hit 73 today, similar temps Tuesday, and 69 Wednesday. Tomorrow should be in the low 70s too.
The weekend doesn’t look quite as nice, but Saturday looks good. Temperatures should be in the 60s Saturday and about 60 Sunday. Saturday looks nice, but Sunday brings a pretty good change of rain after about noon.
Earlier model runs had held off the rain until Sunday night. Hopefully the weather will follow the earlier scenario and we end up with two good days.
While some years have us wondering if lakes will open in time for fishing, this isn’t one of them. Most lakes are ice free. All of the small ones that I have seen were wide open. When I went by Townsend Flowage last Friday the north end had a lot of open water, and the south end looked dark like it was ready to open up. Our 60s and 70s probably finished that off.
The ground has firmed up quite a bit this week. There is still soft stuff out there, but it has come a long way. A week ago the wood truck was parked by the wood shed because it would make huge ruts if I moved it. Today I could drive right out.
It is a little early to speculate when ATV trails will open and road bans will be lifted, but we are ahead of normal.
Well time for me to get back to work. Have a good weekend and thank you for visiting!