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Lake Superior Winter Weather Forecast
Downhill Skiing, Snowmobiling, Snowshoe Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing and more
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Winter Weather Recreation & Sports Forecast Around Lake Superior

Three 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 2019 - 20 winter (forecast date November 7).

Winter Temperature Forecast December through February 2019-20

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As the graphic to the right indicates, the forecast for Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota including the entire Lake Superior region is for temperatures to "Below Normal" and what Cory described as Crushing Cold Historic Arctic Outbreaks occurring.

That forecast is sort of mixed good and bad news for winter sports. We want cold and snow but too much of the former not good. But with consistent below normal temps at least shouldn't be much ice.

But one good news part of the Historic Arctic Outbreak forecast is for Lake Superior freezing over to allow over-the-ice travel to see the fantastic Bayfield Lake Superior Ice Caves.

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Winter Snowfall Forecast December through February 2019-20: Lots of Snow!

As the adjacent graphic indicates, precipitation and expected Winter Snowfall will be above average, as much as 25%. But the eastern UP may experience greater than 50% above normal snowfall, which is huge considering they normally get in excess of 100 inches a year. So good news for skiers, snowshoe enthusiasts, and snowmobiling fans.

Weather Decoded Preliminary Winter 2019-20 Forecast

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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 Travel Directory - Site Map

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Winter Events - Upper Peninsula
Winter Events - Wisconsin
Interesting Facts about Lake Superior - Reinhold Development - 2019
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Mobile-Friendly Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner

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Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory

Best Camping along the Lake Superior Circle Drive.

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Things to Do and See in Duluth, Minnesota

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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

Brockaway Mountain Fall Color By Ziming Zheng
Brockway Mountain
Fall Color, Copper Harbor

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Canal Park Brewery Beer Garden Enjoying lake breezes and views at the Duluth Canal Park Brewery Beer Garden - Canal Park.

Devils Island Lighthouse Apostle Islands
See the lighthouses on an Apostle Islands Cruise.

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See our reviews on Best Hiking and Camping Guides around Lake Superior.

Weather Reports
Regional Weather from the Weather Channel

Travel Information

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

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

Walking along Canal Park Drive Don't miss experiencing Duluth's Canal Park, Shopping and Entertainment District.

Understanding and Finding Agates
See 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

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Duluth's Enger Park Tower provides a panaramic view of the city of Duluth.

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Golf Courses Around Lake Superior
See our
Reviews of golf courses around Lake Superior.