It appears winter has arrived

Ice has been building up along the shores of Lake Winnebago during the last few days of unseasonably cold weather.  Continual wind with occasional strong gusts are leading to big upward shoves along the edge of the ice formation.

Venturing out to explore the biting wind prevents us from staying long.  How cold is it?  A quick check online reveals 15 degrees with a windchill of -5 degrees F at 3:30 pm on November 17.  While the average high on November 17 is 43 degrees, we barely made it to 15 degrees today.  January weather in mid-November doens’t bode well for warmer weather this winter.

And another day dawns with ice stretching further and further out into the lake as temperatures struggle to get to the teens.