Governor's Fishing Opener Weather History

Cloudy and cool weather conditions are expected for Saturday's Governor's Fishing Opener at Pokegama Lake on Saturday. Highs will be in the upper 40's with a 30% chance of rain showers. Winds will be out of the north at 10 to 15 miles per hour. The warmest opener was in 1987 with a high temperature of 89 degrees. The coldest temperature reported for this event was in 2004 when the low was 26 degrees. The wettest was in 1963 with 1.50 inches of rain. Three out of the 64 openers had a trace of snow. 24 out of the 64 openers had at least a trace of precipitation. The nearest available weather station data was used to compose the following list.

 

Governor's Fishing Openers
Year Date Location Closest Weather Station High Low Precip Snow
1948 15-May Lake Mille Lacs Mora 72 41 0.00 0.0
1949 14-May Lake Mille Lacs Mora 68 40 0.00 0.0
1950 13-May Lake Mille Lacs Mora 70 36 0.42 0.0
1951 12-May Lake Mille Lacs Mora 71 38 0.00 0.0
1952 17-May Lake Mille Lacs Mora 64 35 0.00 0.0
1953 16-May Lake Mille Lacs Mora 65 31 0.00 0.0
1954 15-May Lake Mille Lacs Mora 75 50 0.02 0.0
1955 14-May Lake Mille Lacs Mora 84 46 0.00 0.0
1956 12-May Lake Mille Lacs Mora 77 49 0.00 0.0
1957 18-May Lake Mille Lacs Mora 58 34 0.13 0.0
1958 17-May Upper Red Lake Baudette 80 45 0.04 0.0
1959 16-May Upper Red Lake Baudette 63 38 0.00 0.0
1960 14-May Upper Red Lake Baudette 81 48 0.00 0.0
1961 13-May Leech Lake Walker 61 47 0.40 0.0
1962 12-May Detroit Lake, Island Lake Detroit Lakes 1NNE 61 48 0.00 0.0
1963 18-May Crane Lake Tower 3S 68 40 1.50
1964 16-May Lake Darling Alexandria 74 45 0.00 0.0
1965 15-May Gunflint Lake Gunflint Lake 10NW 59 43 0.80 0.0
1966 14-May Moose Lake, Fall Lake Tower 3S 53 34 0.08 0.0
1967 13-May Lake Mary Alexandria 57 32 0.00 0.0
1968 18-May Leech Lake Walker 50 32 0.05 T
1969 17-May Snowbank Lake Tower 3S 57 31 0.00 0.0
1970 16-May Pelican Lake Brainerd 59 37 0.06 0.0
1971 15-May Pelican Lake Detroit Lakes 1NNE 78 31 T 0.0
1972 13-May Lake Mille Lacs Aitkin 2E 73 51 0.01 0.0
1973 12-May Mississippi River Winona 66 41 T 0.0
1974 18-May Hill Lake Grand Rapids 65 41 0.00 0.0
1975 17-May Lake Andrew, Green Lake Willmar 76 60 T 0.0
1976 15-May Gull Lake Gull Lake 81 42 0.00 0.0
1977 14-May Lake Darling Alexandria 85 63 0.00 0.0
1978 13-May Crane Lake Crane Lake Airport 45 34 0.00 0.0
1979 12-May Island Lake Park Rapids 42 30 0.00 0.0
1980 17-May Otter Tail Lake Fergus Falls 66 48 0.00 0.0
1981 16-May Lake Pepin Red Wing Airport 70 47 0.00 0.0
1982 15-May Lake Kabetogama International Falls 73 53 0.23 0.0
1983 14-May Shagawa Lake Ely Airport 56 32 0.00 0.0
1984 12-May Lake Mille Lacs Brainerd 68 40 0.00 0.0
1985 18-May French Lake Faribault 70 46 0.00 0.0
1986 17-May Lake Bemidji Bemidji Airport 55 36 0.00 0.0
1987 16-May Hall Lake Fairmont 89 59 0.00 0.0
1988 14-May Pelican Lake Detroit Lakes 1NNE 79 40 0.00 0.0
1989 13-May Pelican Lake Brainerd 77 39 0.00 0.0
1990 12-May Hill Lake Grand Rapids 66 36 0.00 0.0
1991 11-May Lake Mille Lacs Isle12N 77 57 0.00 0.0
1992 9-May Lake Darling Alexandria 85 55 0.00 0.0
1993 15-May Gull Lake Gull Lake 69 37 0.00 0.0
1994 14-May Rainy Lake International Falls 64 41 T 0.0
1995 13-May Green Lake Willmar 71 51 0.70 0.0
1996 11-May Lake Bemidji Bemidji Airport 45 30 0.00 0.0
1997 10-May Otter Tail Lake Fergus Falls 63 32 0.00 0.0
1998 9-May Mississippi River Red Wing 69 51 0.20 0.0
1999 15-May Pokegama Lake Grand Rapids 67 47 0.00 0.0
2000 13-May Crane Lake Crane Lake Airport 50 39 0.61 T
2001 12-May Pelican Lake Brainerd 63 40 0.00 0.0
2002 11-May Rainy Lake International Falls 63 31 0.00 0.0
2003 10-May Big Detroit Lake Detroit Lakes 1NNE 49 42 0.53 0.0
2004 15-May Lake of the Woods Baudette 59 26 0.00 0.0
2005 14-May Lake Vermillion Tower 3s 43 33 0.12 0.0
2006 13-May Rainy Lake International Falls 55 40 0.01 0.0
2007 12-May Leech Lake Walker 69 43 0.00 0.0
2008 10-May Pelican Lake Brainerd 63 40 0.00 0.0
2009 9-May White Bear Lake Minneapolis/St. Paul 58 42 T 0.0
2010 15-May Lake Kabetogama International Falls 76 37 T 0.0



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