Paul Nelson column for Oct. 23: Bemidji area lakes getting ready to freeze
If the current weather trend continues, this month will go down as one of the coldest Octobers on record in Minnesota. This comes after last month was one of the warmest Septembers. Who knows what we can expect in November.
Surface water temperatures have cooled into the low 40s in the Bemidji area, so the lakes only need to cool a few more degrees before they are ready to freeze.