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CLIMATE REPORT...PRELIMINARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
426 PM EDT MON APR 13 2015

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...THE MARQUETTE MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1961 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              81   03/21/2012
 LOW              -30   03/03/2003
HIGHEST            58   03/10        33      25       50  03/10
LOWEST            -17   03/05        14     -31      -19  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.0              34.7     0.3     27.5
AVG. MINIMUM     14.0              13.8     0.2      3.8
MEAN             24.5              24.2     0.3     15.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     14              12.8     1.2       21
DAYS MIN <= 32     29              29.2    -0.2       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       4               4.4    -0.4       14

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.08   1979
 MINIMUM         0.28   2010
TOTALS           1.26              3.03   -1.77     1.96
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.10   -0.06     0.06
DAYS >= .01        11              14.5    -3.5       16
DAYS >= .10         4               7.2    -3.2        8
DAYS >= .50         0               1.4    -1.4        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.6    -0.6        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.43   03/25 TO 03/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           83.1   2002
TOTALS           11.3              34.9   -23.6     30.0
SINCE 7/1       165.3             187.3   -22.0    159.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     24                21       3       34
DAYS >= 1.0         3               7.2    -4.2        9
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        33   03/09                         41  03/28
                        03/08
                        03/07
 24 HR TOTAL      4.5   03/25 TO 03/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1249              1263     -14     1523
 SINCE 7/1       8560              7887     673     8845
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              MM
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/270    DATE  03/17

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                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW               18     SLEET                      1
FOG                       1     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      0

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

&&

...MARCH 2015 MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR UPPER MICHIGAN...
/THIS DISCUSSION DOES NOT INCLUDE CHIPPEWA AND MACKINAC COUNTIES/

...PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL GENERALLY WELL BELOW NORMAL...

...NEAR NORMAL MEAN MONTHLY TEMPERATURE EXCEPT COLDER THAN NORMAL
OVER THE EAST...

MARCH CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR THE MARQUETTE NWS IN NEGAUNEE
 TOWNSHIP

                                    NORMAL   DEPARTURE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE         24.5     24.2   PLUS    0.3
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE    35.0     34.7   PLUS    0.3
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE     14.0     13.8   PLUS    0.2
HEATING DEGREE DAYS         1249     1263  MINUS     14
COOLING DEGREE DAYS            0        0             0
TOTAL PRECIPITATION         1.26     3.03  MINUS   1.77
TOTAL SNOWFALL              11.3     34.9  MINUS   23.6

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE:                    58 ON 3/10
LOWEST TEMPERATURE:                    -17 ON 3/5
GREATEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  0.43 ON 3/25
GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION:       0.43 ON 3/25
GREATEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:        4.5 ON 3/25
GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL:             4.5 ON 3/25
PEAK WIND SPEED:      37 MPH FROM THE WEST ON 3/17

DAILY RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE TIED ON 3/5...-17 /OLD RECORD
                                                        -17...2003/
DAILY RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 3/10...35 /30...1966/
DAILY RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 3/10...58 /55...1977&1990/
DAILY RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE TIED ON 3/27...20 /20...1965/
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GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS (FEET/METERS ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL)

                            LAKE SUPERIOR  LAKE MICHIGAN-HURON
03/01/15 DAILY MEAN         601.80/183.43     579.03/176.49
03/31/15 DAILY MEAN         601.76/183.42     579.02/176.48
AVG FEB 2015 DAILY MEAN     601.93/183.47     579.06/176.50
AVG MAR 2014 DAILY MEAN     601.15/183.23     577.26/175.95
LONG TERM MAR DAILY MEAN    601.12/183.22     578.38/176.29
MAXIMUM MAR DAILY MEAN      602.40/183.61     581.10/177.12
                                (1986)           (1986)
MINIMUM MAR DAILY MEAN      599.54/182.74     576.05/175.58
                                (1926)           (1964)

...GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS WELL ABOVE NORMAL AGAIN IN MARCH...

GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS HELD NEARLY STEADY IN MARCH 2015 AS
EXTENSIVE ICE COVER AND COLD WATER WHICH LIMITED EVAPORATION OFFSET
RECENT DRYNESS AND A LACK OF SIGNIFICANT RUNOFF. AT THE END OF
MARCH...WATER LEVELS ON ALL THREE OF THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES WERE 7
TO 8 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. ON LAKES MICHIGAN AND HURON...THE LEVEL ON
3/31 THIS YEAR WAS ABOUT 21 INCHES HIGHER THAN IN MARCH 2014. AS FOR
LAKE SUPERIOR...THE 3/31 LEVEL OF THAT BODY OF WATER WAS OVER 7
INCHES HIGHER THAN OBSERVED IN MARCH A YEAR AGO.

DUE TO THE INTENSE CHILL THAT PREVAILED DURING FEBRUARY AND EARLY
MARCH...LAKE SUPERIOR...NORTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN AND THE BAY OF
GREEN BAY WERE ALMOST 100 PERCENT ICE COVERED AT THE BEGINNING OF
MARCH. BUT THE ARRIVAL OF WARMER WEATHER AND STRONG WINDS AT
TIMES CAUSED THE ICE COVER TO DIMINISH AFTER THE FIRST WEEK. BY
THE END OF MARCH...MOST OF WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR WAS ICE FREE...
WITH THE BULK OF THE LINGERING ICE COVER OVER THE NORTHEAST HALF OF
THAT LAKE. THE ONLY ICE THAT REMAINED ON LAKE MICHIGAN AT THE END OF
THE MONTH WAS OVER THE FAR NORTHEAST CORNER. ALTHOUGH EXTENSIVE ICE
REMAINED ON THE SOUTH HALF OF THE GREEN BAY...THE ICE OVER THE NORTH
HALF WAS FRAGMENTED.

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 (ALL LOWER CASE).
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                        MARCH CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHEST REPORTED TEMPERATURE...66 AT BIG BAY IN MARQUETTE COUNTY AND
                                PELKIE IN BARAGA COUNTY ON 3/10

LOWEST REPORTED TEMPERATURE...-33 AT STAMBAUGH IN IRON COUNTY ON 3/5

HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...29.0 DEGREES AT HARVEY IN MARQUETTE
                               COUNTY

LOWEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...20.9 DEGREES AT STAMBAUGH IN IRON COUNTY
                              CLARKSBURG/CHAMPION IN MARQUETTE COUNTY
                              AND HERMAN IN BARAGA COUNTY

HIGHEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...1.97 INCHES AT HERMAN

LOWEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...0.60 INCH AT MENOMINEE

HIGHEST MONTHLY SNOWFALL...24.4 INCHES AT HERMAN

LOWEST MONTHLY SNOWFALL...4.7 INCHES AT MENOMINEE AND MARQUETTE CITY

GREATEST SNOW DEPTH...47 INCHES NEAR GRAND MARAIS IN ALGER COUNTY ON 3/4

MORE TO COME LATER.
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SOME OTHER TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION OBSERVATIONS ACROSS UPPER
MICHIGAN IN MARCH 2015 INCLUDE:

IRONWOOD...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 25.9 (0.8 DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL)
           PRECIPITATION 1.23 INCHES (0.75 INCH BELOW NORMAL)
           SNOWFALL 11.8 INCHES (13.1 INCHES BELOW NORMAL)

WATERSMEET (GOGEBIC COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 0.90 INCH
                              SNOWFALL 8.3 INCHES

GREENLAND (ONTONAGON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 27.4 DEGREES
                               PRECIPITATION 1.44 INCHES
                               SNOWFALL 12.5 INCHES

BERGLAND DAM (ONTONAGON COUNTY)...SNOWFALL 13.1 INCHES

HOUGHTON COUNTY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 24.7 (0.5 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL)
 AIRPORT          PRECIPITATION 1.02 INCHES (0.54 INCH BELOW NORMAL)
                  SNOWFALL 11.4 INCHES (7.8 INCHES BELOW NORMAL)

ATLANTIC MINE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 1.48 INCHES
                                  SNOWFALL 18.0 INCHES

PAINESDALE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...SNOWFALL 20.7 INCHES

COPPER HARBOR...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 26.2 DEGREES
                PRECIPITATION 1.14 INCHES

JACOBSVILLE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 23.5 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 0.97 INCH
                                SNOWFALL 7.8 INCHES

BARAGA...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 26.7 DEGREES
         PRECIPITATION 0.88 INCH
         SNOWFALL 8.1 INCHES

WATTON (BARAGA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 24.8 DEGREES
                         PRECIPITATION 1.51 INCHES
                         SNOWFALL 9.9 INCHES

HERMAN (BARAGA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 20.9 DEGREES
                         PRECIPITATION 1.97 INCHES
                         SNOWFALL 24.4 INCHES

CLARKSBURG (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 20.9 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 1.38 INCHES
                                SNOWFALL 13.7 INCHES

BIG BAY (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 26.2 DEGREES
                             PRECIPITATION 1.29 INCHES
                             SNOWFALL 9.6 INCHES

MARQUETTE CITY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 27.0 (2.0 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
                 PRECIPITATION 0.86 INCH (1.14 INCHES BELOW NORMAL)
                 SNOWFALL 4.7 INCHES (17.0 INCHES BELOW NORMAL)

HARVEY (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 29.0 DEGREES
                            PRECIPITATION 1.22 INCHES
                            SNOWFALL 9.1 INCHES

CHATHAM (ALGER COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 23.3 DEGREES
                         PRECIPITATION 1.12 INCHES
                         SNOWFALL 11.3 INCHES

MUNISING...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 24.2 (3.5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
           PRECIPITATION 1.26 INCHES (0.83 INCH BELOW NORMAL)
           SNOWFALL 11.9 INCHES (6.9 INCHES BELOW NORMAL)

GRAND MARAIS...PRECIPITATION 1.55 INCHES
(10 MILES SOUTH) SNOWFALL 15.7 INCHES

NEWBERRY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 23.1 (3.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
           PRECIPITATION 1.52 INCHES (0.75 INCH BELOW NORMAL)
           SNOWFALL 17.3 INCHES (0.6 INCH BELOW NORMAL)

STAMBAUGH (IRON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 20.9 DEGREES
                          PRECIPITATION 0.87 INCH
                          SNOWFALL 6.7 INCHES

AMASA (IRON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 22.8 DEGREES
                      PRECIPITATION 1.07 INCHES
                      SNOWFALL 7.4 INCHES

IRON MOUNTAIN...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 27.3 (0.6 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL)
                PRECIPITATION 0.63 INCH (1.02 INCHES BELOW NORMAL)
                SNOWFALL 5.1 INCHES (5.5 INCHES BELOW NORMAL)

NORWAY (DICKINSON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 0.95 INCH
                            SNOWFALL 5.3 INCHES

MENOMINEE...PRECIPITATION 0.60 INCH
            SNOWFALL 4.7 INCHES

GLADSTONE (DELTA COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 1.22 INCHES
                           SNOWFALL 6.9 INCHES

GARDEN CORNERS (DELTA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 22.5 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 1.15 INCHES
                                SNOWFALL 6.4 INCHES

COOKS (SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY)...SNOWFALL 6.3 INCHES

MANISTIQUE...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 23.9 (3.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
             PRECIPITATION 0.89 INCH (0.90 INCH BELOW NORMAL)
             SNOWFALL 7.1 INCHES (3.7 INCHES BELOW NORMAL)

                        MARCH WEATHER SUMMARY

MORE TO COME LATER.

                           APRIL FORECAST

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) IS FORECASTING AN EQUAL CHANCE
OF AN ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE IN APRIL 2015
OVER ALL BUT FAR EASTERN UPPER MICHIGAN...WHERE THE CPC INDICATES A
GREATER CHANCE FOR A BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE. THE
CPC EXPECTS AN EQUAL CHANCE OF ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION
OVER ALL OF UPPER MICHIGAN IN APRIL.

                          APRIL CLIMATOLOGY

AS THE SUN CONTINUES ITS MARCH NORTHWARD DURING THE FOURTH MONTH OF
THE YEAR...DAYLIGHT AND AVERAGE TEMPERATURES INCREASE STEADILY. THE
DAILY POSSIBLE SUNSHINE INCREASES FROM 769 MINUTES ON 4/1 TO 860
MINUTES ON THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH. ON 4/1...NORMAL MAXIMUM AND
MINIMUM TEMPERATURES AT THE MARQUETTE NWS ARE 41 AND 21...BUT
REBOUND TO 55 AND 35 ON 4/30. MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
THROUGHOUT UPPER MICHIGAN ARE 12 TO 14 DEGREES HIGHER IN APRIL THAN
IN MARCH. THE RELATIVELY COOL WATERS OF THE GREAT LAKES OFTEN KEEP
TEMPERATURES NEAR THE SHORE DURING THE DAY MUCH LOWER THAN FARTHER
INLAND.

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION IN APRIL IS GREATER THAN IN MARCH OVER MUCH OF
INTERIOR UPPER MICHIGAN...BUT GENERALLY LESS IN AREAS NEAR LAKE
SUPERIOR AS THE RELATIVELY COOL WATERS INCREASE LOW LEVEL STABILITY
AND REDUCE THE THREAT OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND CONVECTIVE SHOWERS.
SNOWFALL DURING WARM AND/OR DRY APRILS ACROSS UPPER MICHIGAN IS
OFTEN LESS THAN AN INCH.

SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER CAN OCCUR DURING APRIL. RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES
NEAR THE END OF THE MONTH GO ABOVE 90 IN SOME LOCATIONS...INCLUDING
THE 94 AND 92 DEGREE READINGS OBSERVED AT IRON MOUNTAIN AND THE
MARQUETTE NWS ON 4/22/80. ALTHOUGH APRIL 1987 IS THE WARMEST ON
RECORD OR AT LEAST IN THE TOP FIVE WARMEST AT MANY PLACES...THE
SECOND HALF OF APRIL 1990 STANDS OUT AS A PERIOD OF UNPRECEDENTED
WARMTH. IN FACT...THE WEEK BETWEEN 4/22/90 AND 4/29/90 IS THE
WARMEST ON RECORD AT ALL REPORTING STATIONS. TEMPERATURES DURING
THIS WEEK AVERAGED AS HIGH AS 68 AT MUNISING AND THE MARQUETTE
NWS...67 AT ONTONAGON...65 AT IRON MOUNTAIN...IRONWOOD AND
MANISTIQUE...64 AT HOUGHTON AND 62 AT NEWBERRY. AT MANY OF THESE
SITES... THE HIGHEST APRIL TEMPERATURE ON RECORD OCCURRED DURING
THIS WEEK...INCLUDING 89 AT MUNISING (4/26/90) AND ONTONAGON
(4/25/90)...88 AT HOUGHTON (4/25/90)...84 AT MANISTIQUE (4/26/90)
AND 82 AT NEWBERRY (4/25/90). SEVEN OF THE 10 HIGHEST APRIL MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURES RECORDED AT MANISTIQUE OCCURRED BETWEEN 4/23/90 AND
4/29/90. ALL OF THESE TEMPERATURES WOULD BE CONSIDERED NORMAL OR
EVEN ABOVE NORMAL DURING MID SUMMER.

WHEN APRIL TEMPERATURES SOAR QUICKLY WITH LINGERING DEEP WINTER SNOW
COVER...SNOWMELT CAN CAUSE SERIOUS FLOODING...ESPECIALLY IF HEAVY
RAINS FALL AROUND THE TIME OF WARMUP. IN 2002...THE COMBINATION OF
DEEP EARLY APRIL SNOW COVER AND A FEW DAYS OF HEAVY RAIN BEFORE
TEMPERATURES WARMED AS HIGH AS 80 TO 85 CAUSED DISASTROUS MID-APRIL
FLOODING IN WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN. THE FLOODING WAS SO BAD IN
GOGEBIC COUNTY THEN MICHIGAN GOVERNOR JOHN ENGLER DECLARED THAT
COUNTY A DISASTER AREA AND DISPATCHED MICHIGAN NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS
TO ASSIST WITH RECOVERY. ALTHOUGH SEVERE WEATHER IS UNCOMMON ACROSS
UPPER MICHIGAN IN APRIL...AN OUTBREAK OF EARLY SEASON SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS ENDED THIS PREMATURE SUMMER WARMTH IN APRIL 2002.

ALTHOUGH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES CLIMB QUICKLY IN APRIL AND SUMMER-LIKE
HEAT SOMETIMES HERALDS THE COMING WARM SEASON...WINTER CAN RETURN
WITH A VENGEANCE EVEN AT MONTHS END. FOR STATIONS WITH A LONGER TERM
RECORD...APRIL 1907 STANDS OUT AS THE COLDEST ON RECORD AT IRONWOOD
AND HOUGHTON. AT HOUGHTON...THE MEAN MONTHLY TEMPERATURE THAT MONTH
WAS A WINTER-LIKE 27.9 DEGREES. APRIL 1950 WAS THE COLDEST FOURTH
MONTH ON RECORD AT NEWBERRY...IRON MOUNTAIN AND MUNISING. MORE
RECENTLY...APRIL IN 2013 AND 2014 FEATURED PERIODS OF VERY COLD
WEATHER AND RANK AMONG THE TOP FIVE COLDEST AT SOME PLACES. RECORD
LOW TEMPERATURES IN APRIL ARE BELOW ZERO AT MOST LOCATIONS. THE
MERCURY FELL AS LOW AS -12 AT IRONWOOD ON 4/7/82. SUB-ZERO MINIMUMS
HAVE OCCURRED EVEN AFTER MID MONTH AT SOME LOCATIONS...INCLUDING -8
AT IRONWOOD ON 4/17/83 AND -7 AT CLARKSBURG/CHAMPION IN MARQUETTE
COUNTY ON 4/16/2014.

RECORD HIGH APRIL SNOWFALL AT ALMOST ALL LOCATIONS EXCEPT THE
SOUTHERN TIER COUNTIES IS 20 INCHES OR MORE. A HISTORIC BLIZZARD
STRUCK THE NORTHERN COUNTIES OF UPPER MICHIGAN ON 4/3 INTO 4/8 IN
2007. THE COMBINATION OF LAKE ENHANCED SNOW AND NORTH WIND GUSTS AT
OR ABOVE 50 MPH CAUSED WIDESPREAD BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ON 4/4 AND 4/5
THAT YEAR NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR. BY THE TIME THE SNOW ENDED EARLY ON
4/8/2007...AS MUCH AS 59.0 INCHES HAD FALLEN AT PAINESDALE IN
HOUGHTON COUNTY. IN APRIL 2013...A PERSISTENT AND DEEP UPPER TROUGH
OVER CENTRAL AND EASTERN NORTH AMERICA RESULTED IN STUBBORN CHILL
UNTIL THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH AND SEVERAL HEAVY SNOW FALLS THAT
PUSHED THE MONTHLY SNOWFALL TO RECORD LEVELS AT OR ABOVE 50 INCHES
AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS OVER WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN. MOST LOCATIONS
ENDURED TOP TEN APRIL SNOWFALL IN 2013. APRIL 2014 ALSO FEATURED
SOME HEAVY SNOWFALL THAT PLACED THE MONTH IN THE LIST OF TOP FIVE
SNOWIEST APRILS ON RECORD AT SOME SPOTS.

               OUTLOOK FOR LATE SPRING INTO SUMMER

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) IS FORECASTING A GREATER THAN
CLIMATOLOGICAL CHANCE OF AN ABOVE NORMAL 3-MONTH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
AND BELOW NORMAL 3-MONTH PRECIPITATION OVER ALL OF UPPER MICHIGAN IN
MAY THROUGH JULY 2015.

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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