Snowsporting Mom & Son Go Global

Tom Buchkoe

The Waara-Thorley family of Marquette is something of a Lake Superior snow dynasty. Frida Waara and her husband, Ron Thorley, raised their two children surrounded by plenty of Upper Peninsula snow. Read more

, Recreation

Snowfall totals through Friday morning. Winter storm warnings remain in effect for parts of the region. Read more

Weather News

After a three-day snowstorm to kick off the month, Duluth has already topped its usual December total by nearly 6 inches. And the 23.3 inches measured at the airport is more than a quarter of Duluth's typical snowfall total for the entire season. Read more

Weather News

The second wave of a major winter storm could drop 10 to 18 inches of additional snow on the western Lake region by Thursday, bringing the week's total to nearly 40 inches in some areas. Read more

Weather News

December 2013 Winter Storm Projection

A storm that may evolve into an all-out blizzard will deliver snow, slippery roads, increasing wind and reduced visibility, and will create treacherous travel conditions across the Upper Midwest during the week of Dec. 2. Read more

Weather News

Snow and high winds batter the region; Duluth sets a record for April snowfall; Visit Duluth announces more day sail tickets for Tall Ships 2013; the Wisconsin Lake Superior Scenic Byway opens; and a look at upcoming events. Read more

Around the Circle This Week


John Shibley / LSSU

You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Snowman: Annual Burning at LSSU Postponed

In an ironic twist, Lake Superior State University's annual Snowman Burning, a rite held on the first day of spring to ward off winter, was postponed until Friday because of frigid temperatures, high winds and incoming lake effect snow. Read more

Mar 20, 2013 4:39 PM Superior Notes

U.S. 41 to Copper Harbor, Michigan

Mark Upton

Featured Photo, 2/19/13 – Winter Highway

Mark Upton captured our latest Featured Photo on U.S. 41, heading toward Copper Harbor, Michigan. Read more

Feb 19, 2013 1:38 PM My Lake Superior 1 Comments

My Lake Superior: Jim Peacock

Jim Peacock

Winter Wonderland

We asked our friends on Facebook to share their winter photos with us. Check out a few of our favorites. Read more

Feb 15, 2013 9:15 AM My Lake Superior

Around the Circle This Week: Busy Beavers

Beaver news from Grand Marais, Minnesota; Bentleyville to stay in Duluth through 2015; a winter storm wallops the south shore of the Lake; a new app shows off the shoreline of the Upper Peninsula; and a look at the week ahead. Read more

Dec 21, 2012 5:16 PM Superior Notes

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Paul von Goertz

Featured Photo, 12/18/12 – A Shining Light

Paul von Goertz mounted a replica steamship's mast on his lakeside deck, topped with a flag and the masthead light from the Governor Miller. It will be a memorial, he writes, "to all those sailors who lost their lives on Lake Superior." Read more

Dec 18, 2012 9:00 AM My Lake Superior



From Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" to Bing Crosby's "White Christmas," Christmas is portrayed as a snowy time. For the Lake Superior region, it almost certainly will be. Read more

Weather News

Average snowfall totals for cities and towns in the Lake Superior region, led by Houghton/Hancock and its 207.7 inches of snow per year. Read more

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