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Lake Superior Weather & Winter Snow Report
Downhill Skiing, Snowmobiling, Snowshoe Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing and more
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Winter Recreation Snow Conditions Around Lake Superior

January 15, 2024: Currently there is from 8 to 16 inches of snow accumulation across the Lake Superior region. Areas near Lutsen, MN and Silver Bay, MI report the highest; good news for skiers.

Direct Weather Forecast Service is predicting colder than normal Winter temperatures across the Lake Superior region. They predict normal to slightly below normal for this Winter's precipitation, but they also forecast normal Lake-Effect snowfall around Lake Superior.

smile-arrow See the details in the Direct Weather Video on our Winter Weather Forecast Page.

smile-arrow For updates on particular areas see our WEATHER CHANNEL & SNOW DEPTH LINKS near the bottom of 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.

Some good early snowfalls so far this winter and more recently cold weather to ensure the snow stays put! That bodes well for the legendary Duluth to Grand Portage John Beargrease Sled Dog race along Minnesota's North Shore. There are good conditions from Duluth to Grand Marais and further north. Bayfield, Wisconsin also has decent snow cover so things look 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.

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 NeoWeather Service Video - 2021-22 Winter Weather Forecast

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

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