January 19, 2021 – 1:00 am update: – GOOD NEWS: Cold temps have returned and lake effect snow has been falling and continues to fall with more lake effect snow in the forecast. So far snow totals have been light-to-moderate, however, some heftier totals are in the forecast for this week. AND MORE GOOD NEWS is a snow storm in the forecast for this weekend with modeate to heavy snow totals a possibility.
Groomers have been out working the snow in the Western U.P. and the Keweenaw Peninsula. The additional snow, colder temps and grooming should improve trails conditions to fair-to-good during the week. The base is still thin so there will likely be some poor sections throughout the system. Easily the best conditions so far this season.
Groomers are starting to get out on the trails in the Eastern U.P. The base is still thin. Conditions will likely be poor-to-fair until the snow totals start adding up.
The snow belts of Northern Lower Michigan area also picking up some lake effect snow. Trails are thin and there has only been some very limited grooming. If the forecast holds, cold weather and lake effect snow should get the groomers out on the trails this week.