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
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 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
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 - 2019
Duluth's amazing Bentleyville Duluth Christmas Lights Village opens Nov 17, 2018
UP 200 Sled Dog Marathon
February 14 - 18, 2019
Tahquamenon Falls is one of the most impressive waterfalls around Lake Superior. Tahquamenon Falls State Park
See the lighthouses on an Apostle Islands Cruise.
See our recommendations on Best Hiking and Camping Guides around Lake Superior.
Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory
Camping along the Lake Superior Circle Drive.