The 2018 gun deer season was marked as one of the safest on record. For many areas across the state the nine day hunt came with some good weather conditions. Snow across far northern Wisconsin stuck around through much of the hunt thanks to lake effect snow showers off of Lake Superior.
Here in Green Bay we only received 0.1” of snowfall throughout this hunting season which fell back on November 19th. Temperatures throughout the hunt remained seasonably cool mainly in the 20s and 30s with a few breezy days. We were able to hit 50 degrees for a high temperature on the 23rd.
The average temperature through the hunt this year was 30° which ended a five year warming trend which began in 2013. Here is a list of the average temperatures and snowfall throughout the last 10 seasons in Green Bay.
Year Avg. Temp. Snowfall
2018 30.0° 0.1”
2017 35.1° Trace
2016 34.6° 0.9″
2015 31.1° 0.2″
2014 26.4″ 5.8″
2013 23.6° 0.9″
2012 39.4° 0.3″
2011 38.1° 0.0″
2010 30.0° 0.3″
2009 39.7° Trace
For hunters taking part in the muzzleloader season through December 5th there will be an opportunity for a rain or snow mix across Wisconsin by the weekend with temperatures likely remaining at or below average.
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