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CLIMATE REPORT...PRELIMINARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
448 AM EDT TUE JUN 14 2016

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...THE MARQUETTE MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1961 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              95   05/28/1969
 LOW               17   05/09/1983
HIGHEST            86   05/06        62      24       83  05/07
LOWEST             28   05/17        39     -11       28  05/22
                        05/09                             05/20
                                                          05/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     63.4              61.8     1.6     63.0
AVG. MINIMUM     40.2              39.9     0.3     40.0
MEAN             51.8              50.9     0.9     51.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      9               6.8     2.2        6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.91   1973
 MINIMUM         0.06   1986
TOTALS           4.42              3.05    1.37     4.64
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.10    0.04     0.15
DAYS >= .01        12              11.5     0.5       14
DAYS >= .10         6               6.4    -0.4        9
DAYS >= .50         3               1.6     1.4        4
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.6     1.4        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.85   05/24 TO 05/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.6   1990
TOTALS            1.1               1.5    -0.4      0.3
SINCE 7/1       160.9             203.3   -42.4    178.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.3     0.7        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   05/14                         -1  05/19
 24 HR TOTAL      1.1   05/14 TO 05/14

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     414               450     -36      412
 SINCE 7/1       8204              9152    -948     9785
COOLING TOTAL      11                11       0        2
 SINCE 1/1         11                12      -1        2
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              MM
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    36/270    DATE  05/03

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER             MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          MM
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            MM
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        MM

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     MM

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...MAY 2016 MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR UPPER MICHIGAN...
/THIS DISCUSSION DOES NOT INCLUDE CHIPPEWA AND MACKINAC COUNTIES/

...A BIT WARMER THAN NORMAL DESPITE A COOL FIRST HALF...

...GENERALLY WET EXCEPT DRIER OVER THE EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL...
...SEVENTH DRIEST MAY AT NEWBERRY..

MAY CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR THE MARQUETTE NWS IN NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP

                                    NORMAL   DEPARTURE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE         51.8     50.9   PLUS    0.9
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE    63.4     61.8   PLUS    1.6
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE     40.2     39.9   PLUS    0.3
HEATING DEGREE DAYS          414      450  MINUS     36
COOLING DEGREE DAYS           11       11             0
TOTAL PRECIPITATION         4.42     3.05   PLUS   1.37
TOTAL SNOWFALL               1.1      1.5  MINUS    0.4

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE:                    86 ON 5/6
LOWEST TEMPERATURE:                     28 ON 5/9 AND 5/17
GREATEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  1.85 ON 5/24
GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION:       1.85 ON 5/24
GREATEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:        1.1 ON 5/14
GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL              1.1 ON 5/14
GREATEST SNOW DEPTH                      1 ON 5/14
PEAK WIND SPEED:      36 MPH FROM THE WEST ON 5/3

DAILY RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 5/6...86 /OLD RECORD
                                                   85...2000/
DAILY RECORD SNOWFALL ON 5/14...1.1 /0.8...1997/
DAILY RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 5/14...37 /40...1978&2004/
DAILY RECORD PRECIPITATION ON 5/24...1.85 /1.40...1999/
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GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS (FEET/METERS ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL)

                            LAKE SUPERIOR  LAKE MICHIGAN-HURON
5/01/16 DAILY MEAN          602.03/183.50     580.06/176.80
5/31/16 DAILY MEAN          602.13/183.53     580.15/176.83
AVG APR 2016 DAILY MEAN     601.96/183.48     579.94/176.77
AVG MAY 2015 DAILY MEAN     602.13/183.53     579.35/176.59
LONG TERM MAY DAILY MEAN    601.57/183.36     578.97/176.47
MAXIMUM MAY DAILY MEAN      602.82/183.74     581.63/177.28
                                (1986)           (1986)
MINIMUM MAY DAILY MEAN      599.61/182.76     576.57/175.74
                                (1926)           (1964)

...GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS RISE SLOWLY AND REMAIN WELL ABOVE NORMAL
IN MAY...

DESPITE A PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER FROM LATE APRIL UNTIL THE LAST WEEK
OF MAY, GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS CONTINUED TO RISE SLOWLY DURING MAY
DUE TO SOME LINGERING RUNOFF FROM HEAVY PRECIPITATION THAT FELL MOST
OF APRIL. AT THE END OF MAY, WATER LEVELS ON LAKE SUPERIOR WERE 6 TO
7 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND WITHIN AN INCH OF THE LEVEL OBSERVED IN
APRIL 2015. THE LEVEL ON LAKES MICHIGAN AND HURON WAS 14 TO 15
INCHES ABOVE AVERAGE ON 5/31 AND 9 TO 10 INCHES HIGHER THAN IN MAY
2015.

OBTAIN GREAT LAKES WATER LEVEL DATA AS REPORTED BY THE U.S. ARMY
CORPS OF ENGINEERS AT

HTTP://WWW.LRE.USACE.ARMY.MIL/MISSIONS/GREATLAKESINFORMATION/
       GREATLAKESWATERLEVELS/CURRENTCONDITIONS.ASPX.
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                        MAY CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHEST REPORTED TEMPERATURE...93 AT KENTON IN HOUGHTON COUNTY ON 5/6

LOWEST REPORTED TEMPERATURE...19 NEAR COVINGTON IN BARAGA COUNTY
                               ON 5/5 AND NEAR NEWBERRY ON 5/9

HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...55.8 DEGREES AT NORWAY IN DICKINSON
                               COUNTY

LOWEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...48.5 DEGREES AT JACOBSVILLE IN HOUGHTON
                              COUNTY

HIGHEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...6.25 INCHES AT WATERSMEET IN GOGEBIC
                                 COUNTY

LOWEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...1.12 INCHES AT NEWBERRY

HIGHEST MONTHLY SNOWFALL...2.2 INCHES AT PAINESDALE IN HOUGHTON
                            COUNTY

DESPITE SOME PERIODS OF COOL WEATHER MAINLY DURING THE FIRST 18 DAYS
OF THE MONTH WHEN UPPER TROUGHING DOMINATED CENTRAL AND EASTERN
NORTH AMERICA, THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF MAY WERE SO WARM AFTER A
DRAMATIC CHANGE IN THE WEATHER PATTERN TO ONE THAT FEATURED AN UPPER
RIDGE OVER THE MIDDLE OF THE CONTINENT THAT THE MONTH ENDED UP 0.5
TO 1.5 DEGREES WARMER THAN NORMAL AT MOST PLACES. MEAN MONTHLY
TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM ABOUT 49 DEGREES NEAR THE COOLING
INFLUENCE OF LAKE SUPERIOR TO ALMOST 56 DEGREES AT THE WARMER SPOTS
OVER THE INTERIOR SOUTH CENTRAL WERE 14-18 DEGREES WARMER THAN THE
APRIL AVERAGES.

LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE 20S WERE COMMON DURING THE PERIOD OF COOL
WEATHER THAT PREVAILED THROUGH 5/18. AT LEAST ONE LOCATION REPORTED
A MINIMUM TEMPERATURES UNDER 30 ON 5/1 THROUGH 5/3, 5/5, 5/8 THROUGH
5/10, 5/14, 5/15, AND 5/17 THROUGH 5/19. THE COLDEST INTERIOR SPOTS
REPORTED A LOW OF 19 ON 5/5 AND 5/9. SOME LOCATIONS ALSO SAW HIGH
TEMPERATURES ONLY IN THE 30S ON 5/14, A DAY WHEN SOME SNOW FELL AT
MANY PLACES. THESE HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE DAILY RECORD LOW MAXIMUMS
AT SOME SPOTS.

EVEN THOUGH COOL WEATHER DOMINATED MOST OF THE TIME THROUGH 5/18,
THE GRADUALLY BUILDING UPPER RIDGE DID BRING A VERY WARM DAY ON 5/6,
WHEN A STRONG SOUTHWEST FLOW BETWEEN HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE OHIO
RIVER VALLEY AND AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT ADVECTED AN UNSEASONABLY
WARM AIRMASS INTO THE UPPER LAKES FOR THE DAY. MANY LOCATIONS SAW
THE MERCURY SURGE INTO THE 80S AND EVEN THE LOW 90S AT A FEW PLACES.
KENTON IN SOUTHERN HOUGHTON COUNTY SAW THE MONTHLY HIGH OF 93 ON
5/6. THE PASSAGE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT DURING THE NIGHT ON 5/6-5/7
THAT CAUSED SOME THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY WINDS TO 50 MPH ENDED THIS
EPISODE OF SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER. THERE WERE NO 80-DEGREE TEMPERATURES
AGAIN UNTIL THE FOURTH WEEK OF MAY. AT LEAST ONE SPOT SAW THE
THERMOMETER REACH 80 ON 5/21 THROUGH 5/23, ON 5/28 AND AGAIN ON 5/30.

THE PERIOD FROM 5/1 THROUGH 5/23 WAS MUCH DRIER THAN NORMAL. MOST
PLACES PICKED UP LESS THAN AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION DURING THIS
TIME. BUT AS THE UPPER RIDGE THAT BUILT OVER CENTRAL NORTH AMERICA
SHIFTED TO THE EAST, A DEEP SOUTHWEST FLOW BETWEEN THIS RIDGE AND A
DEEPENING TROUGH OVER WESTERN NORTH AMERICA BROUGHT MOISTER
AIRMASSES INTO THE UPPER LAKES. AS A PARADE OF LOW PRESSURE CENTERS
MOVED FROM THE PLAINS AND INTO THE UPPER LAKES AND INTERACTED WITH
THIS MOISTER AIR, SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS FELL AT TIMES ACROSS
UPPER MICHIGAN ON 5/24 THROUGH 5/29. THE NORTHWEST HALF OF THE U.P.
SAW THE MOST RAIN...LIFTING MAY PRECIPITATION TOTALS TO 3 INCHES OR
MORE IN THAT AREA. WATERSMEET IN GOGEBIC COUNTY WAS INUNDATED WITH
6.25 INCHES OF RAIN, ABOUT DOUBLE THE MAY NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR
THAT AREA. OF THIS TOTAL, 5.25 INCHES FELL ON 5/24 THROUGH 5/29. THE
HEAVIER RAINS TENDED TO MISS THE SOUTHEAST HALF OF UPPER MICHIGAN.
NEWBERRY PICKED UP ONLY 1.12 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION THE ENTIRE
MONTH, LESS THAN 50 PERCENT OF THE MAY NORMAL.

THE ONLY ACCUMULATING SNOW DURING MAY FELL ON 5/14 WHEN A STRONG
NORTHWEST FLOW OF UNSEASONABLY CHILLY AIR UNDER A DEEP UPPER TROUGH
DOMINATED THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES. A DISTURBANCE EMBEDDED IN THIS
FLOW CAUSED NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS TO DEVELOP DURING THE NIGHT ON
5/13-5/14. THESE SNOW SHOWERS WERE MOST NUMEROUS OVER THE HIGHER
TERRAIN OF THE WEST AND NORTH CENTRAL, WHERE 1 TO AS MUCH AS A
LITTLE OVER 2 INCHES FELL AT PAINESDALE IN HOUGHTON COUNTY THROUGH
THE MORNING ON 5/14. ALTHOUGH SOME SNOW SHOWERS MIXED WITH RAIN
CONTINUED INTO THE MORNING ON 5/15, THERE WAS LITTLE ADDITIONAL
ACCUMULATION AFTER LATE MORNING ON 5/14.
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SOME OTHER TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION OBSERVATIONS ACROSS UPPER
MICHIGAN IN MAY 2016 INCLUDE:

IRONWOOD...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 52.5 /0.6 DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL/
           PRECIPITATION 4.11 INCHES /0.98 INCH ABOVE NORMAL/
           SNOWFALL 0.6 INCH /1.3 INCHES BELOW NORMAL/

WATERSMEET (GOGEBIC COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 6.25 INCHES
                              SNOWFALL 0.5 INCH

GREENLAND (ONTONAGON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 51.7 DEGREES
                               PRECIPITATION 3.15 INCHES
                               SNOWFALL 0.6 INCH

BERGLAND DAM (ONTONAGON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 52.2 DEGREES
                                  PRECIPITATION 2.38 INCHES
                                  SNOWFALL 10.4 INCHES

HOUGHTON COUNTY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 51.7 /1.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL/
 AIRPORT          PRECIPITATION 3.10 INCHES /0.60 INCH ABOVE NORMAL/
                  SNOWFALL 1.5 INCHES /0.5 INCH ABOVE NORMAL/

ATLANTIC MINE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 3.07 INCHES
                                  SNOWFALL 1.0 INCHES

PAINESDALE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...SNOWFALL 2.2 INCHES

COPPER HARBOR...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 49.8 DEGREES
                PRECIPITATION 2.16 INCHES

JACOBSVILLE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 48.5 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 3.76 INCHES
                                SNOWFALL 0.3 INCH

BARAGA...PRECIPITATION 3.89 INCHES

HERMAN (BARAGA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 49.9 DEGREES
                         PRECIPITATION 3.74 INCHES
                         SNOWFALL 1.5 INCHES

CLARKSBURG (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 50.7 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 3.18 INCHES
                                SNOWFALL 0.1 INCH

BIG BAY (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 50.2 DEGREES
                             PRECIPITATION 2.86 INCHES
                             SNOWFALL 0.7 INCH

MARQUETTE CITY...PRECIPITATION 3.35 INCHES /0.82 INCH ABOVE NORMAL/
                 SNOWFALL TRACE /0.6 INCH BELOW NORMAL/

CHATHAM (ALGER COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 51.9 DEGREES
                         PRECIPITATION 3.45 INCHES
                         SNOWFALL 1.1 INCHES

MUNISING...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 50.6 /0.6 DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL/
           PRECIPITATION 3.44 INCHES /0.46 INCH ABOVE NORMAL/
           SNOWFALL TRACE /0.3 INCHES BELOW NORMAL/

NEWBERRY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 52.6 /1.0 DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL/
           PRECIPITATION 1.12 INCHES /1.49 INCHES BELOW NORMAL/
           SNOWFALL 0.3 INCH /0.2 INCH ABOVE NORMAL/

STAMBAUGH (IRON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 51.4 DEGREES
                          PRECIPITATION 3.43 INCHES
                          SNOWFALL TRACE

AMASA (IRON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 53.2 DEGREES
                      PRECIPITATION 2.98 INCHES

FORD AIRPORT...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 54.8 DEGREES
 NEAR IRON MOUNTAIN

IRON MOUNTAIN...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 55.3 /1.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL/
                PRECIPITATION 2.28 INCHES /0.76 INCH BELOW NORMAL/
                SNOWFALL TRACE /0.7 INCH BELOW NORMAL/

NORWAY (DICKINSON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 55.8 DEGREES
                            PRECIPITATION 1.54 INCHES
                            SNOWFALL TRACE

MENOMINEE...PRECIPITATION 1.81 INCHES

ESCANABA...PRECIPITATION 2.60 INCHES
           SNOWFALL TRACE

GLADSTONE (DELTA COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 3.26 INCHES

GARDEN CORNERS (DELTA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 52.5 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 2.17 INCHES
                                SNOWFALL TRACE

COOKS (SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 2.70 INCHES
                             SNOWFALL 0.7 INCH

MANISTIQUE...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 50.1 /0.8 DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL/
             PRECIPITATION 2.01 INCHES /0.72 INCH BELOW NORMAL/
             SNOWFALL TRACE /TRACE ABOVE NORMAL/

                         MAY WEATHER SUMMARY

MORE TO COME LATER.

                            JUNE FORECAST

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) IS FORECASTING EQUAL CHANCES OF
AN ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE ACROSS ALL OF
UPPER MICHIGAN IN JUNE 2016. THE CPC IS FORECASTING A GREATER THAN
CLIMATOLOGICAL CHANCE OF ABOVE NORMAL JUNE PRECIPITATION OVER THE
EAST HALF BUT EQUAL CHANCES OF ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE WEST HALF OF UPPER MICHIGAN.

                          JUNE CLIMATOLOGY

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO RISE DURING JUNE AS DAILY POSSIBLE
SUNSHINE PEAKS AT 950 MINUTES AROUND THE SUMMER SOLSTICE, WHICH
OCCURS THIS YEAR AT 6:34 AM EDT ON 6/20. AT THE MARQUETTE NWS, THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 56 ON 6/1 INCREASES TO 64 BY 6/30. THE JUNE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT MOST PLACES OVER UPPER MICHIGAN IS ABOUT NINE
DEGREES HIGHER THAN IN MAY. AN INCREASE IN CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY FROM
MAY TO JUNE ALSO PUSHES AVERAGE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION UP AT MOST
LOCATIONS. SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS CAN DROP TORRENTIAL RAIN, AND
12.26 INCHES OF RAIN DELUGED THE MARQUETTE NWS IN JUNE 1968. THE
HIGHEST RECORD DAILY RAINFALL AMOUNT AT ALL STATIONS IN JUNE EXCEEDS
TWO INCHES.

EVEN THOUGH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE MONTH SHOW A STEADY
WARMING TREND, FROST REMAINS A THREAT EVEN LATE IN JUNE. THE LATEST
OCCURRENCE OF FREEZING TEMPERATURES AT THE MARQUETTE NWS IS 6/22,
AND AS LATE AS 6/26 AT NEWBERRY. SHELTERED COLD SPOTS IN THE
INTERIOR CAN HAVE FROST THROUGH 6/30. ALTHOUGH ACCUMULATING SNOW IS
RARE, IT CAN OCCUR EARLY IN THE MONTH. ON 6/2/98, HIGHER TERRAIN
AREAS IN NORTH CENTRAL UPPER MICHIGAN RECORDED A SLUSHY INCH OF SNOW.

THE COOLEST JUNE IN RECENT MEMORY WAS IN 2004, WHEN TEMPERATURES
AVERAGED 2 TO 4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. BUT JUNE 1982 SAW EVEN LOWER
TEMPERATURES...ABOUT SIX OR SEVEN DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. IN FACT,
JUNE 1982 IS THE COOLEST SIXTH MONTH ON RECORD AT MUNISING (MONTHLY
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 52.9), IRONWOOD (54.4), MARQUETTE CITY (54.4)
AND ONTONAGON (56.2). JUNE 1982 LANDED IN THE LIST OF TOP TEN
COOLEST AT MOST LOCATIONS.

ALTHOUGH EARLY SPRING CHILL CAN OCCUR IN JUNE, BLISTERING SUMMER HOT
SPELLS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES AT ALL REPORTING
STATIONS ARE BETWEEN 94 AND 100. AT ALMOST EVERY LOCATION, JUNE 2005
IS AMONG THE TOP TEN WARMEST ON RECORD. A SWELTERING HEAT WAVE WITH
DAYTIME HIGHS IN THE 90S AWAY FROM THE COOLING INFLUENCE OF THE
GREAT LAKES DURING PART OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF THAT MONTH PUSHED
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES 3 TO 6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. AT
ONTONAGON (67.9) AND MANISTIQUE (64.0), JUNE 2005 IS THE WARMEST ON
RECORD. JUNE 1995 WAS ALSO VERY WARM, WITH MEAN TEMPERATURES
AVERAGING AS MUCH AS 6 TO 7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. IN FACT, THAT JUNE
IS THE WARMEST ON RECORD AT THE MARQUETTE NWS (66.3), THE HOUGHTON
COUNTY AIRPORT (66.1), AND MUNISING (65.1). ONLY AT IRONWOOD DID
JUNE 1995 NOT END UP IN THE TOP TEN WARMEST. A TORRID HEATWAVE
AROUND MID MONTH PUSHED THE MERCURY UP TO THE CENTURY MARK AT IRON
MOUNTAIN ON 6/19/95. THE 78.6-DEGREE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT IRON
MOUNTAIN BETWEEN 6/18 AND 6/25 IN 1995 PUTS THAT EIGHT-DAY STRETCH
IN THE RECORD BOOK AS THE WARMEST WEEK IN JUNE EVER OBSERVED THERE.
THE HIGH TEMPERATURE EXCEEDED 90 ON SEVEN OF THOSE EIGHT DAYS.

                OUTLOOK FOR SUMMER INTO EARLY FALL

THE CPC IS FORECASTING A GREATER THAN CLIMATOLOGICAL CHANCE OF AN
ABOVE NORMAL 3-MONTH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BUT EQUAL CHANGES OF ABOVE
AND BELOW NORMAL 3-MONTH PRECIPITATION OVER ALL OF UPPER MICHIGAN IN
JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2016.

GO TO HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CLIMATE/L3MTO.PHP TO ACCESS DETAILED
LOCAL THREE-MONTH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS FOR A NUMBER OF SITES
IN UPPER MICHIGAN.

CHECK OUT HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER AND MORE LONG RANGE PREDICTIONS.

NOTE THAT STATISTICS FOR THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN
NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP ARE BASED ON RECORDS WHICH BEGAN IN OCTOBER 1961.
THIRTY YEAR NORMALS USED ARE FOR THE PERIOD OF 1981 THROUGH 2010.
NOTE ALL TEMPERATURES ARE IN FAHRENHEIT AND PRECIPITATION IS IN
INCHES. ALL CLIMATE DATA LISTED IN THIS PRODUCT ARE UNOFFICIAL. FOR
OFFICIAL DATA...PLEASE REFER TO THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER.
ALSO NOTE THIS DISCUSSION DOES NOT INCLUDE DATA FROM CHIPPEWA AND
MACKINAC COUNTIES.

NWS MARQUETTE WEB PAGE IS AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MQT (ALL LOWER
CASE). CONTACT THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER AT (828) 271-4800
OR WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV.

$$

KC



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