superior trails | lake superior sunset superiortrails - shovel point

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

bayfield wisconsin ice caves

Winter Weather Recreation & Sports Forecast Around Lake Superior

Two years ago I came across this neat weather forecasting service called "Weather Decoded" from Cody Ervin, a weather forecasting geek who has incorporated data from 10 different weather forecasting models into an overall forecast for the coming winter. The information and graphics to follow is taken from Cory's First Winter Forecast for the 2018 - 19 winter (forecast date October 26).

Winter Temperature Forecast December through February 2018-19

winter temperature forecast

As the graphic to the right indicates, the forecast for Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota including the entire Lake Superior region is for temperatures to average "Slightly Below Normal or Normal." The Upper Peninsula will be cooler than normal which means when we get precipitation it is likely to be snow and likely to hang around when it does come. It means roads will be less likely to be icey if temperatures keep below freezing. But the normal forecast from Ashland over to the Minnesota North Shore may not bode well for Lake Superior freezing over to allow over-the-ice travel to see the fantastic Bayfield Lake Superior Ice Caves.

winter precipitation forecast

Winter Snowfall Forecast December through February 2018-19

As the adjacent graphic indicates, precipitation and expected Winter Snowfall will be about average. But equal chance actually means the snowfall could go plus or minus 20% of the average annual snowfall so don't give up hope for decent winter sports conditions.

I think in a month we might see a revised forecast by Cory.


Weather Decoded Preliminary Winter 2018-19 Forecast

arrow See our Winter Weather & Snow Reports Weather
Forecast Links here
.

Snow & Weather Report Links

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.

SuperiorTrails Travel Directory - Site Map

invisible image Winter Events - MN North Shore
Winter Events - Upper Peninsula
Winter Events - Wisconsin
Interesting Facts about Lake Superior

 

SuperiorTrails.com - Reinhold Development - 2019
Privacy Policy

Mobile-Friendly Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner

bentleyville tour of lights
Duluth's amazing Bentleyville Duluth Christmas Lights Village opens Nov 17, 2018

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 14 - 18, 2019

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

miners castle on the pictured rocks cruise
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.


porcupine mountains hiking trails
See our recommendations on Best Hiking and Camping Guides around Lake Superior.

bay furnace campground upper peninsula
Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory

Camping along the Lake Superior Circle Drive.

Travel Information



lake superior road map of the circle tour
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 Don't miss experiencing Duluth's Canal Park, Shopping and Entertainment District.

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

basalt with quartz band
Agate Imposters - Agate Wanna-bees

A local spring garden
Bayfield annually welcomes spring by hosting WPR's Garden Talk Radio Show and a walking tour of "Bayfield in Bloom" gardens

bayfield applefest
Bayfield Applefest
Fall Harvest & Color Festival

Enger Park Tower Duluth MN
Duluth's Enger Park Tower provides a panaramic view of the city of Duluth.

Grandpa Tony's madeline island and Most popular Madeline Island AttractionsSee our guide to interesting and fun things to see and do on Madeline Island.

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