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CLIMATE REPORT...PRELIMINARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
558 AM EDT THU APR 13 2017

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...THE MARQUETTE MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1961 TO 2017

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            52   03/28        33      19       61  03/12
LOWEST            -13   03/04        14     -27      -11  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     32.3              34.7    -2.4     39.2
AVG. MINIMUM     16.3              13.8     2.5     19.5
MEAN             24.3              24.2     0.1     29.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     16              12.8     3.2       10
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              29.2     0.8       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       3               4.4    -1.4        4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.08   1979
 MINIMUM         0.28   2010
TOTALS           1.84              3.03   -1.19     3.34
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.10   -0.04     0.11
DAYS >= .01        17              14.5     2.5       12
DAYS >= .10         7               7.2    -0.2        6
DAYS >= .50         1               1.4    -0.4        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.6    -0.6        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.52   03/01 TO 03/01

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           83.1   2002
TOTALS           19.9              34.9   -15.0     18.8
SINCE 7/1       141.0             187.3   -46.3    118.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      9                21     -12       12
DAYS >= 1.0         6               7.2    -1.2        6
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        16   03/03                         25  03/06
                                                          03/05
 24 HR TOTAL      6.2   03/01 TO 03/01

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1252              1263     -11     1096
 SINCE 7/1       6936              7887    -951     6863
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    52/225    DATE  03/07

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               1
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          8     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               20     SLEET                      2
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      0

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

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...MARCH 2017 MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR UPPER MICHIGAN...
/THIS DISCUSSION DOES NOT INCLUDE CHIPPEWA AND MACKINAC COUNTIES/

...BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL...
...EIGHTH LOWEST MARCH SNOWFALL AT IRONWOOD...

...BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION AT MOST PLACES...

...NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...

MARCH CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR THE MARQUETTE NWS IN NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP

                                    NORMAL   DEPARTURE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE         24.3     24.2   PLUS    0.1
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE    32.3     34.7  MINUS    2.4
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE     16.3     13.8   PLUS    2.5
HEATING DEGREE DAYS         1252     1263  MINUS     11
COOLING DEGREE DAYS            0        0             0
TOTAL PRECIPITATION         1.84     3.03  MINUS   1.19
TOTAL SNOWFALL              19.9     34.9  MINUS   15.0

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE:                    52 ON 3/28
LOWEST TEMPERATURE:                    -13 ON 3/4
GREATEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  0.52 ON 3/1
GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION:       0.52 ON 3/1
GREATEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:        6.2 ON 3/1
GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL:             6.2 ON 3/1
GREATEST SNOW DEPTH:                    16 ON 3/3
PEAK WIND SPEED: 52 MPH FROM THE SOUTHWEST ON 3/7

NO NEW DAILY OR MONTHLY RECORDS ESTABLISHED IN MARCH 2017
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      ...AUGUST THROUGH MARCH VERY WARM AT THE MARQUETTE NWS...

                         AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

              OBSERVED NORMAL DEPARTURE     RECORD          RANK
MARQUETTE NWS   36.8    33.3    +3.5    38.5 /2011-12/   3RD WARMEST
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GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS (FEET/METERS ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL)

                             LAKE SUPERIOR  LAKE MICHIGAN-HURON
03/01/17 DAILY MEAN          601.79/183.43     579.10/176.51
03/30/17 DAILY MEAN          601.60/183.37     579.24/176.55
AVG FEB 2017 DAILY MEAN      601.80/183.43     578.99/176.47
AVG MAR 2016 DAILY MEAN      601.91/183.46     579.42/176.61
LONG TERM MAR DAILY MEAN     601.15/183.23     578.41/176.30
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)

...WATER LEVELS REMAIN ABOVE NORMAL IN MARCH...

EVEN THOUGH THE OBSERVED LAKE SUPERIOR WATER LEVEL FELL AGAIN DURING
MARCH, THE WELL ABOVE NORMAL WATER LEVELS AT THE END OF LAST
SUMMER ENSURED THE LAKE LEVEL REMAINED ABOVE AVERAGE THROUGH 3/31.
AT THE END OF MARCH, WATER LEVELS ON LAKE SUPERIOR WERE 5 TO 6
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL BUT AROUND AN INCH LOWER THAN OBSERVED IN MARCH
2016. THE LEVEL ON LAKES MICHIGAN AND HURON ACTUALLY ROSE THROUGH
MARCH SO THAT AT THE END OF THE MONTH THE LEVEL WAS ABOUT 10 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL BUT AROUND AN INCH LOWER THAN IN MARCH 2016.

DUE TO THE OVERALL WINTER WARMTH ACROSS THE UPPER GREAT LAKES, ICE
COVER ON LAKE SUPERIOR AND LAKES MICHIGAN-HURON IN MARCH WAS
RESTRICTED TO THE SHELTERED BAYS ALONG THE SHORES OF THESE GREAT
LAKES. EXCEPT FOR AROUND WHITEFISH BAY, MOST OF THIS ICE MELTED LATE
IN THE MONTH.

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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                       MARCH CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHEST REPORTED TEMPERATURE...60 AT IRON MOUNTAIN, WAKEFIELD IN
                                GOGEBIC COUNTY, KENTON IN HOUGHTON
                                COUNTY, AND LABRANCHE IN MENOMINEE
                                COUNTY ON 3/28

LOWEST REPORTED TEMPERATURE...-18 AT AMASA IN IRON COUNTY AND
                               CLARKSBURG IN MARQUETTE COUNTY ON 3/4

HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...27.6 DEGREES AT NORWAY IN DICKINSON
                               COUNTY

LOWEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...21.0 DEGREES AT HERMAN IN BARAGA COUNTY

HIGHEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...2.69 INCHES AT GRAND MARAIS IN ALGER
                                 COUNTY

LOWEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...0.77 INCH AT JACOBSVILLE IN HOUGHTON
                                COUNTY

HIGHEST MONTHLY SNOWFALL...22.9 INCHES AT GRAND MARAIS

LOWEST MONTHLY SNOWFALL...2.3 INCHES AT IRON MOUNTAIN

GREATEST MONTHLY SNOW DEPTH...39 INCHES AT GRAND MARAIS ON 3/3
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     ...AUGUST THROUGH MARCH VERY WARM ACROSS UPPER MICHIGAN...

                 ...TOP 10 WARMEST AT MOST PLACES...

                         AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

              OBSERVED NORMAL DEPARTURE    RECORD           RANK
MANISTIQUE      40.0    36.2    +3.8   39.9 /2011-12/ RECORD WARMEST

HOUGHTON        38.6    34.1    +4.5   39.4 /2011-12/    3RD WARMEST

NEWBERRY        39.6    35.8    +3.8   41.0 /2011-12/    3RD WARMEST

MARQUETTE NWS   36.8    33.3    +3.5   38.5 /2011-12/    3RD WARMEST

IRON MOUNTAIN   38.9    35.1    +3.8   40.0 /2011-12/    4TH WARMEST

MUNISING        38.9    36.3    +2.6   40.1 /2011-12/    4TH WARMEST

IRONWOOD        36.4    32.8    +3.6   38.2 /2011-12/    5TH WARMEST

MARQUETTE CITY  40.6    37.6    +3.0   43.0 /1877-88/    6TH WARMEST
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SOME OTHER TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION OBSERVATIONS ACROSS UPPER
MICHIGAN IN MARCH 2017 INCLUDE:

IRONWOOD...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 24.6 /0.5 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL/
           PRECIPITATION 1.46 INCHES /0.52 INCH BELOW NORMAL/
           SNOWFALL 5.3 INCHES /19.6 INCHES BELOW NORMAL/

WATERSMEET (GOGEBIC COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 0.97 INCH
                              SNOWFALL 3.0 INCHES

GREENLAND (ONTONAGON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 0.78 INCH
                               SNOWFALL 4.9 INCHES

BERGLAND DAM (ONTONAGON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 23.1 DEGREES
                                  PRECIPITATION 1.65 INCHES
                                  SNOWFALL 9.6 INCHES

HOUGHTON COUNTY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 25.4 /0.2 DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL/
AIRPORT           PRECIPITATION 0.97 INCH /0.59 INCH BELOW NORMAL/
                  SNOWFALL 7.0 INCHES /12.2 INCHES BELOW NORMAL/

ATLANTIC MINE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 1.37 INCHES
                                  SNOWFALL 11.0 INCHES

PAINESDALE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...SNOWFALL 14.8 INCHES

COPPER HARBOR...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 27.1 DEGREES
                PRECIPITATION 1.83 INCHES
                SNOWFALL 8.9 INCHES

JACOBSVILLE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 23.4 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 0.77 INCH
                                SNOWFALL 5.2 INCHES

BARAGA...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 25.6 DEGREES
         PRECIPITATION 0.80 INCH
         SNOWFALL 7.0 INCHES

HERMAN (BARAGA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 21.0 DEGREES
                         PRECIPITATION 1.52 INCHES
                         SNOWFALL 12.6 INCHES

CLARKSBURG (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 1.02 INCHES
                                SNOWFALL 5.9 INCHES

BIG BAY (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 26.4 DEGREES
                             PRECIPITATION 1.41 INCHES
                             SNOWFALL 9.6 INCHES

MARQUETTE CITY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 27.1 /1.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL/
                 PRECIPITATION 1.29 INCHES /0.71 INCH BELOW NORMAL/
                 SNOWFALL 8.2 INCHES /13.5 INCHES BELOW NORMAL/

CHATHAM (ALGER COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 26.0 DEGREES
                         PRECIPITATION 2.13 INCHES
                         SNOWFALL 14.9 INCHES

MUNISING...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 26.3 /1.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL/
           PRECIPITATION 2.57 INCHES /0.48 INCH ABOVE NORMAL/
           SNOWFALL 14.9 INCHES /3.9 INCHES BELOW NORMAL/

GRAND MARAIS...PRECIPITATION 2.69 INCHES
(10 MILES SOUTH)    SNOWFALL 22.9 INCHES

NEWBERRY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 26.4 /0.4 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL/
           PRECIPITATION 1.58 INCHES /0.69 INCH BELOW NORMAL/
           SNOWFALL 11.3 INCHES /6.6 INCHES BELOW NORMAL/

STAMBAUGH (IRON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 21.7 DEGREES
                          PRECIPITATION 1.36 INCHES
                          SNOWFALL 4.1 INCHES

AMASA (IRON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 22.5 DEGREES
                      PRECIPITATION 1.09 INCHES
                      SNOWFALL 3.4 INCHES

FORD AIRPORT...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 27.0 DEGREES
 NEAR IRON MOUNTAIN

IRON MOUNTAIN...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 27.1 /0.8 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL/
                PRECIPITATION 1.18 INCHES /0.47 INCH BELOW NORMAL/
                SNOWFALL 2.3 INCHES /8.3 INCHES BELOW NORMAL/

NORWAY (DICKINSON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 27.6 DEGREES
                            PRECIPITATION 1.23 INCHES
                            SNOWFALL 3.2 INCHES

ESCANABA...PRECIPITATION 1.52 INCHES
           SNOWFALL 3.7 INCHES

GLADSTONE (DELTA COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 1.95 INCHES
                           SNOWFALL 5.9 INCHES

GARDEN CORNERS (DELTA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 26.6 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 2.06 INCHES
                                SNOWFALL 3.9 INCHES

COOKS (SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 2.58 INCHES
                             SNOWFALL 8.8 INCHES

MANISTIQUE...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 26.6 /0.5 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL/
             PRECIPITATION 2.52 INCHES /0.73 INCH ABOVE NORMAL/
             SNOWFALL 6.9 INCHES /3.9 INCHES BELOW NORMAL/
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                            APRIL FORECAST

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) IS FORECASTING A GREATER THAN
CLIMATOLOGICAL CHANCE OF AN ABOVE NORMAL MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE
BUT EQUAL CHANCES OF ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION
ACROSS ALL OF UPPER MICHIGAN IN APRIL 2017.

                          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 AND 2016 ALSO
FEATURED SOME HEAVY SNOWFALL THAT PLACED THOSE MONTHS 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
BUT EQUAL CHANCES OF ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL 3-MONTH PRECIPITATION
ACROSS ALL OF UPPER MICHIGAN IN MAY THROUGH JULY 2017.
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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.

THE 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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