With very few exceptions, the weather for the fishing opener over the past several years has been blustery and wet across the state of Minnesota and this time around it looks like we’ll be having more of the same. Cool air has invaded from the north over the past 24 hours and looks to be sticking around for the weekend while some energy aloft in the atmosphere will keep the threat of rain around for many of us at least to start the weekend. After a breezy and cool day that will feature occasional showers or sprinkles, we’ll have a wetter, drearier day tomorrow as light rain will settle in for most of our Saturday, keeping things cool and wet while gusty north winds will make it feel even cooler than the lower 50s we’ll experience for afternoon highs. If you’re fishing tomorrow, you’ll have to be prepared to deal with some choppy waves, persistent light rain, and subnormal temperatures. If you’rte lucky enough to heading up north, say to Bemidji or Hibbing, look for some late day clearing and highs in the upper 50s thanks to some afternoon sunshine. The Governor, in the meantime, will have to keep the rain gear handy as Pokegama Lake, which is near Pine City, will be shrouded in murky cloud cover all day with north winds around 15 miles per hour and high temperatures around 52°. Hopefully, the fishing will be good to make up for the weather! Sunday looks brighter for just about the entire state with sunshine prevailing and temperatures warming to the upper 50s and lower 60s while north winds will remain pretty gusty.
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This post was written by tschmidt on May 13, 2011