Snowshoeing Porcupine Mountains Lakeshore
January 15, 2020: Snowstorms continue to blanket Lake Superior communities from Duluth and the Northshore to East of Grand Marais in the Michigan Upper Peninsula, including over 100 inches of snow in the Keweenaw!
Karen Brzys of the Gitche Gumee Museum in Grand Marais reports two to three feet of snow on the ground! Others report five foot snowbanks
So get those skis, snowshoes, and snow machines ready; time to play in the snow!
For more detailed info see WEATHER CHANNEL & SNOW DEPTH LINKS further down 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.
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.
Lake Superior Snow Condition & Weather Report Links
GO BELOW FOR LINKS TO TEMPERATURE FORECASTS
BE SURE TO UPDATE THE MAP TO THE "MOST CURRENT DATE"
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.
Accuweather 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
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.
Another Source for Weather History is Weather UnderGround
Plug in your City & State or Zip Code
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