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Lake Superior Weather & Winter Snow Report
Downhill Skiing, Snowmobiling, Snowshoe Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing and more
Lake Superior Circle Tour

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Snowshoeing Porcupine Mountains Lakeshore

arrow See the 2017-18 Winter Weather Forecast by "Weather Decoded".

Winter Recreation Snow Conditions Around Lake Superior

December 8, 2017. Weather Forecast. Cool weather and likelihood of snow to return in December. For more info see Weather Channel links further down this page.

With some sections of the UP receiving over 200 inches of snow, one can see how this is a winter wonderland for skiers, snowshoeing enthusiasts, and snowmobilers. With the milder winters we've been having in the upper midwest, going to Yooperland is your best chance at fun in the snow.

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Best Agate & Rock Picking Lake Superior Beaches

Veteran Agate Hunters get out on the beaches in early spring to see what gems the winter ice has washed ashore.

Last winter started off with lots of snow and cold weather. That bode well for the legendary Duluth to Grand Portage John Beargrease Sled Dog race along Minnesota's North Shore. There were good conditions from Duluth to Grand Marais and further north. Bayfield, Wisconsin also had lots of snow so things looked positive for their Apostle Islands Dog Sled race and the cold weather will help make safe the trail to the Wisconsin Lake Superior Ice Caves. Ontario, from Thunder Bay to Wawa has decent snow cover and snowmobile and x-c trails are open and in good condition. In Michigan's Upper Peninsula conditions are looking good from Ironwood and good from there through the Keweenaw and over to Marquette. Munising to Grand Marais to Sault Sainte Marie has had some good snowfalls. The previous winter I had double knee replacements over the winter but did manage to get north to do some snowshoeing on trails in Munising and Jo and I caught the UP 200 Sled Dog Race in Marquette, which was really a fun event seeing the start of the race in downtown Marquette and the finish in the harbor park.

Weather Report Links

The links below allow you to check current weather conditions, year-round, in specific locations as well as a general snow cover map across the Northern Wisconsin Lake Superior region.

During the winter as the snow season progresses, you can check our Snow Depth links below the Weather Report links for the latest information.

Also our Superior Travel & Events page will be providing periodic snow report summary's over the winter. But for the latest information check the links below for more details in the Lake Superior region of your interest.

Regional Weather from the Weather ChannelAccuweather Weather Channel Links:

Ironwood, Michigan UP
Houghton, Keweenaw Peninsula Michigan UP
Marquette, Michgan UP
Grand Marais, Michgan UP
Sault Saint Marie, Michigan UP
Ashland-Bayfield Peninsula, Wisconsin
Duluth, Minnesota
Grand Marais, Minnesota
Wawa, Ontario Canada
Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

Note: See "more Historical Weather Data" for previous month's weather info.
The above links go to the extended forecast for the indicated region.
If you scroll down the page an click on the link entitled more Historical Weather Data you can see several interesting pieces of information, among them:
1) The amount of rain or snow that has occured in the past 30 days.
2) High and Low Temperatures in the past 30 days.
3) Forecasts for upcoming days including temperatures, precipitation, and snow.

red Another Source for Weather History is Weather UnderGround
Plug in your City & State or Zip Code

  • Link to NOAA Lake Superior Area Snow Depth Map

    snow depth report map around Lake Superior
    Current link shows Dec 8th report, be sure to
    update (redraw) map to today's date.
    Change the date to the current date and click on "Redraw Map." These maps are a "model" of forecasted snow depth so actual up-to-the-minute
    results may vary from what is shown here.

Snow Reports Weather Decoded - 2017-18 Weather Forecast

SuperiorTrails Travel Directory - Site Map

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Winter Events - Upper Peninsula
Winter Events - Wisconsin
Interesting Facts about Lake Superior - Reinhold Development - 2017

Mobile-Friendly Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner

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Duluth's amazing Bentleyville Duluth Christmas Lights Village opens Nov 18, 2017

gooseberry falls park Winter - Minnesota
Winter - Michigan UP
Winter - Wisconsin
Winter - Sault Ste Marie

marquette michigan up 200 sled dog raceUP 200 Sled Dog Marathon
February 15 - 19, 2017

Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Tahquamenon Falls is one of the most impressive waterfalls around Lake Superior. Tahquamenon Falls State Park

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Pictured Rocks National Park

Madeline Island Big  Bay Park
Enjoying the great swimming Beach Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island

Devils Island Lighthouse Apostle Islands
See the lighthouses on an Apostle Islands Cruise.

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Hiking and Camping Guides & Books

Travel Information

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Lake Superior Circle Tour Road Map & Guide to Travel Attractions around Lake Superior.

How to recognize Lake Superior Agates and Beach Rocks.Lake Superior Agate?

Snow &
Weather Reports

Regional Weather from the Weather Channel

See our Directory of our favorite Upper Peninsula Scenic and Recreation areas.Upper Peninsula Porcupine Mountains

Walking along Canal Park Drive Duluth's Canal Park, Shopping and Entertainment District

Understanding and Finding Agates
Our Reviews of the best guides to Lake Superior Agates and Beach Rocks

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Agate Imposters - Agate Wanna-bees

Fall colors from the top of Moose Mountain
Minnesota North Shore Fall Colors from the top of Moose Mountain.

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Bayfield Applefest
Fall Harvest & Color Festival

Visiting the amazing Bayfield Ice Caves and
Lake Superior Ice Caves.Bayfield Lake Superior Ice Caves

Golf Courses Around Lake Superior
See our
Reviews of golf courses around Lake Superior

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Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory

Camping along the Lake Superior Circle Drive.