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Big Spirit Lake , IA
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Big Spirit Lake's current water temperature is under 40°°F. Today's forecast is: Windy in the morning and afternoon., with a high around 28°F and a low around -12°F. Winds are out of the SSW at 15 mph with gusts of 43 mph.
Current Conditions
under 40° F
Water estimate as of
Jan 21, 2022
28° -12° F
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SSW 15 - 43 gust
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Latest satelite temp: under 40°°F
under 40°°F
  Warning: Greater than 10% difference.


Forecast as of Jan 26, 2022
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Wednesday
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28° 25°
SSW 15-43 mph
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8
10

Windy in the morning and afternoon.
Thursday
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26° -9°
NW 13-30 mph
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10
12
2
4
6
8

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Friday
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21° 10°
SW 7-17 mph
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10
12
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6
8

Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Saturday
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31°
WSW 10-22 mph
6
8
10
12
2
4
6
8

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Sunday
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27° 19°
WSW 8-34 mph
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8
10
12
2
4
6
8

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Monday
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38° 28°
SSW 9-42 mph
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10
12
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6
8

Windy overnight.
Tuesday
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33° -5°
NNW 16-42 mph
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12
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6
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Foggy in the evening and overnight.
Wednesday
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-11°
N 16-37 mph
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12
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4

Foggy in the morning.

Description
Big Spirit Lake is a natural body of water, approximately 5,684 acres in area, in Dickinson County in northwest Iowa in the United States. It is part of the chain of lakes known as the Iowa Great Lakes, the northern shore of the lake straddles the border with Minnesota. It is the largest natural lake in Iowa. Wikipedia Amenities at Spirit Lake include: Boat Access Accessible Pier Picnic Area Beach Trails Accessible Facilities Playground Restrooms Camping Good/Excellent Shorefishing Hard Surface Boat Ramp Accessible Shoreline Fish Cleaning Station

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Attributes
Acres 5,683
Base Elevation 1417 Ft
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Nearby Lakes
Water: 36° H: 28° L: -12°
Wind 16-44 mph
Little Spirit Lake Windy in the morning and afternoon. 6 miles from Big Spirit Lake Little Spirit, MN
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Wind 16-43 mph
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Rush Lake Windy in the morning and afternoon. 8 miles from Big Spirit Lake Richville, MN
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East Okoboji Windy in the morning and afternoon. 10 miles from Big Spirit Lake Okoboji, IA
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Wind 14-40 mph
West Okoboji Lake Windy in the morning and afternoon. 14 miles from Big Spirit Lake Arnolds Park, IA
Water: 35° H: 28° L: -12°
Wind 15-43 mph
Silver Lake Windy in the morning and afternoon. 24 miles from Big Spirit Lake Lake Park, IA
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Wind 15-43 mph
Round Lake Windy in the morning and afternoon. 30 miles from Big Spirit Lake Worthington, MN
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Wind 14-39 mph
Trumbull Lake Partly cloudy throughout the day. 35 miles from Big Spirit Lake Ruthven, IA
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Wind 14-38 mph
Lost Island Lake Partly cloudy throughout the day. 36 miles from Big Spirit Lake Ruthven, IA
Water: 38° H: 28° L: -13°
Wind 16-43 mph
Heron Lake Windy in the morning and afternoon. 37 miles from Big Spirit Lake Heron Lake, MN
Water: 36° H: 27° L: -18°
Wind 15-38 mph
Big Twin Lake Partly cloudy throughout the day. 37 miles from Big Spirit Lake Trimont, MN
Water: 36° H: 27° L: -18°
Wind 15-38 mph
Fox Lake Partly cloudy throughout the day. 37 miles from Big Spirit Lake Sherburn, MN
Water: 44° H: 27° L: -16°
Wind 15-39 mph
Okamanpeedan Lake (Tuttle Lake) Partly cloudy throughout the day. 38 miles from Big Spirit Lake Wallingford, IA
Water: 39° H: 26° L: -17°
Wind 15-38 mph
Bright Lake Partly cloudy throughout the day. 39 miles from Big Spirit Lake Ceylon, MN
Water: 35° H: 28° L: -15°
Wind 16-43 mph
Fish Lake Windy in the morning and afternoon. 40 miles from Big Spirit Lake Fish Lake, MN
Water: 35° H: 27° L: -18°
Wind 15-38 mph
Cedar Lake Partly cloudy throughout the day. 43 miles from Big Spirit Lake Trimont, MN
Water: 34° H: 29° L: -10°
Wind 16-42 mph
Okabena Lake Windy in the morning and afternoon. 49 miles from Big Spirit Lake Worthington, MN
Water: 43° H: 25° L: -17°
Wind 15-38 mph
Iowa Lake Partly cloudy throughout the day. 49 miles from Big Spirit Lake Fairmont, MN
Water: 36° H: 26° L: -15°
Wind 14-37 mph
Five Island Lake Partly cloudy throughout the day. 49 miles from Big Spirit Lake Emmetsburg, IA
Water: 34° H: 26° L: -18°
Wind 15-38 mph
Hall Lake Partly cloudy throughout the day. 50 miles from Big Spirit Lake Fairmont, MN