I just got back yesterday from the Northwoods.
The Porkies were beautiful! We hiked in on the evening of the 27th from Presque Isle. We took the Lake Superior Trail up to Big Carp, then the Cross Trail over to Greenstone Falls. We ended by hiking the Little Carp River Trail back to the Lake Superior Trail and back to Presque Isle on the 29th. We then spent the next few nights at my parent's cabin up in the Chequemagon NF.
As of then, there was hardly any snow. Flurries came down early morning of the 29th, but not a lot. We woke up on the first of the year to about 4-5 inches of new snow.