Winter Weather Recreation & Sports Forecast Around Lake Superior
I recently came across this neat video (see lower down the page) from Cody Ervin, a weather forecasting geek who has incorporated data from 10 different weather forecasting models into an overall forecast for this coming winter. The information and graphics to follow is taken from Cory's forecast.
PS I think winter recreation enthusiasts will like the forecast!
Temperature Forecast December through February
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 "Much Below Normal." This 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. Also it means that Lake Superior could freeze over around Bayfield allowing over-the-ice travel to see the fantastic Bayfield Lake Superior Ice Caves.
Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race
An entertaining family winter event celebrating its 22nd year.
Precipitation & Snowfall Forecast December through February
As the graphic below indicates, precipitation will be a little above average. But if you look at the next graphic, winter snowfall is expected to be Above Average and close to Much Above Average. Although precipitation will be close to normal, most of it will be snow because of the below normal temperatures.
As Cory indicates in his video we'll see lots of Lake Effect snowfall this winter so unlike some recent winters the region from Ironwood to Marquette, to Grand Marais in the Upper Peninsula may be getting more like its historical two hundred plus inches of snow this winter.
Weather Decoded Video
Our Lake Superior Region Snow Depth & Weather Report and Weather Links page (go here) allows 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 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.
SuperiorTrails.com - Reinhold Development - 2017
Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory
Camping along the Lake Superior Circle Drive.
UP 200 Sled Dog Marathon
February 15 - 19, 2017
Tahquamenon Falls is one of the most impressive waterfalls around Lake Superior. Tahquamenon Falls State Park
See the lighthouses on an Apostle Islands Cruise.