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

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Winter Weather Recreation & Sports Forecast Around Lake Superior

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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

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 "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.

Mark Levitski Sled Dog Racer
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.

winter precipitation forecast by Weather Decoded
winter snowfall forecast by weather decoded

Weather Decoded Video

Snow & Weather Report Links

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.


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

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Wisconsin Fall Color
Tour Map
- Scenic drives near Lake Superior in Wisconsin and the western Upper Peninsula

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

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

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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

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

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Bayfield Applefest
Fall Harvest & Color Festival

Weather Reports
Regional Weather from the Weather Channel

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

Mobile-Friendly Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner

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See when Peak Fall Color is expected to arrive along the scenic Lake Superior Circle Route and our recommended
Scenic Fall Color Drives

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Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory

Camping along the Lake Superior Circle Drive.

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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

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

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See the lighthouses on an Apostle Islands Cruise.

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Hiking and Camping Guides & Books

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