Month: November 2014

Ice on Lake Winnebago

Ice yachting on Lake Winnebago

Ice yachting on Lake Winnebago

The temperatures dip into the singles digits at night, and the wind chills are below zero. One would assume that winter has arrived. It has us wondering the last time the cold set in this early! Well, this is not the first time the area has encountered record lows and snow this early in November!

A portion of Lake Winnebago’s broad expanse was frozen over this morning. The temperature dropped during the night to six or eight degrees above zero, the coldest on record, and today there is sure-enough ice and bona fide snow on the ground.

That was written in the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern 100 years ago today. The silver lining is that we get to look forward to the fun a frozen Lake Winnebago has to offer. Ice fishing, skating, snowmobiling, and ice yachting are among  the long-standing traditions on the frozen lake and rivers in the area. So embrace the cold and bring on the snow.