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CLIMATE REPORT...PRELIMINARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
430 PM EDT THU AUG 2 2013

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...THE MARQUETTE MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2013...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1961 TO 2013

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              99   07/28/1988
                        07/19/1977
 LOW               34   07/10/1968
                        07/05/1967
HIGHEST            92   07/16        75      17       91  07/05
                                                          07/03
                                                          07/02
LOWEST             38   07/02        54     -16       47  07/28
AVG. MAXIMUM     76.0              76.4    -0.4     80.3
AVG. MINIMUM     54.4              54.6    -0.2     58.2
MEAN             65.2              65.5    -0.3     69.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      2               1.3     0.7        3
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.60   1970
 MINIMUM         0.57   1981
TOTALS           4.78              2.84    1.94     4.08
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.09    0.06     0.13
DAYS >= .01        13              11.6     1.4       11
DAYS >= .10        10               6.6     3.4        7
DAYS >= .50         2               1.7     0.3        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.4     0.6        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.69   07/18 TO 07/19

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2007
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     112                79      33       14
 SINCE 7/1        112                79      33       14
COOLING TOTAL     128                94      34      154
 SINCE 1/1        180               154      26      266
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              MM
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/270    DATE  07/18

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER             MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            0
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              0
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     MM

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               18     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
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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...JULY 2013 MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR UPPER MICHIGAN...
(THIS DISCUSSION DOES NOT INCLUDE CHIPPEWA AND MACKINAC COUNTIES)

...VERY WET AT MOST PLACES...

...RECORD WETTEST JULY AT NEWBERRY...
...THIRD WETTEST JULY AT MANISTIQUE...
...FOURTH WETTEST JULY AT HOUGHTON...
...SIXTH WETTEST JULY AT ONTONAGON...
...SEVENTH WETTEST JULY AT THE MARQUETTE NWS...
...TENTH WETTEST JULY AT MARQUETTE CITY...

...MEAN TEMPERATURES NOT FAR FROM NORMAL DESPITE DAILY EXTREMES...

JULY CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR THE MARQUETTE NWS IN NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP

                                    NORMAL   DEPARTURE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE         65.2     65.5  MINUS    0.3
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE    76.0     76.4  MINUS    0.4
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE     54.4     54.6  MINUS    0.2
HEATING DEGREE DAYS          112       79   PLUS     33
COOLING DEGREE DAYS          128       94   PLUS     34
TOTAL PRECIPITATION         4.78     2.84   PLUS   1.94
TOTAL SNOWFALL                 0        0             0

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE:                    92 ON 7/16
LOWEST TEMPERATURE:                     38 ON 7/2
GREATEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  1.46 ON 7/18
GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION:       1.69 ON 7/18-7/19
GREATEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:          0
GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL:               0
PEAK WIND SPEED:      51 MPH FROM THE WEST ON 7/18

DAILY RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 7/2...38 (OLD RECORD
                                                  40...1995)
DAILY RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 7/23...64 (65...2004)
DAILY RECORD PRECIPITATION ON 7/26...0.89 (0.65...1973)
DAILY RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 7/27...57 (62...1992)
DAILY RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 7/28...52 (61...1971)
SEVENTH HIGHEST JULY PRECIPITATION...4.78 (RECORD 5.60...1970)
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GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS (FEET/METERS ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL)

                            LAKE SUPERIOR  LAKE MICHIGAN-HURON
7/01/13 DAILY MEAN          601.42/183.31     577.63/176.06
7/31/13 DAILY MEAN          601.84/183.44     577.72/176.09
AVG JUN 2013 DAILY MEAN     601.26/183.26     577.59/176.05
AVG JUL 2012 DAILY MEAN     601.37/183.30     577.55/176.04
LONG TERM JUL DAILY MEAN    602.10/183.51     579.30/176.58
MAXIMUM JUL DAILY MEAN      603.10/183.82     582.00/177.39
                                (1950)           (1986)
MINIMUM JUL DAILY MEAN      600.30/182.96     576.70/175.78
                                (1926)           (1964)

...LAKE SUPERIOR WATER LEVELS CONTINUE STEADY REBOUND IN JULY...

THANKS TO SOME HEAVY SPRING AND EARLY SUMMER PRECIPITATION...LAKE
SUPERIOR WATER LEVELS ROSE STEADILY IN JULY...BY ABOUT 5 INCHES FROM
7/1 TO 7/31 AND TO WITHIN ABOUT 3 INCHES OF NORMAL BY 7/31. ALTHOUGH
THERE WAS ALSO SOME HEAVY PRECIPITATION IN THE LAKE MICHIGAN/HURON
DRAINAGE BASINS...HIGHER WATER TEMPERATURES AND GREATER EVAPORATION
LIMITED THE RISE IN WATER LEVEL ON THOSE LAKES TO LESS THAN AN INCH.
THE WATER LEVEL ON LAKES MICHIGAN/HURON REMAINED ABOUT 19 INCHES
BELOW AVERAGE ON 7/31.

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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                        JULY CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHEST REPORTED TEMPERATURE...95 AT MUNISING ON 7/16

LOWEST REPORTED TEMPERATURE...32 AT KENTON IN FAR SOUTHERN HOUGHTON
                               COUNTY ON 7/2

HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...68.5 DEGREES AT IRON MOUNTAIN

LOWEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...62.5 DEGREES AT COPPER HARBOR

HIGHEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...8.89 INCHES AT WATERSMEET

LOWEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...2.43 INCHES AT IRON MOUNTAIN

MORE TO COME LATER
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                    MARCH-JULY 2013 PRECIPITATION

                                               RECORD
              OBSERVED  NORMAL  DEPARTURE  /OR PREVIOUS/   2013 RANK

HOUGHTON       20.69    10.97     +9.72    20.65 /1899/    NEW RECORD

IRONWOOD       28.01    15.51    +12.50    28.25 /1909/   2ND HIGHEST

NEWBERRY       19.22    13.18     +6.04    25.53 /2002/   4TH HIGHEST

MARQUETTE NWS  19.88    14.77     +5.11    23.83 /1973/   7TH HIGHEST

MUNISING       17.45    13.90     +3.55    23.74 /1960/   8TH HIGHEST

MARQUETTE CITY 16.08    12.48     +3.60    23.39 /1960/   9TH HIGHEST

MANISTIQUE     16.68    12.22     +4.46    23.19 /2002/  11TH HIGHEST

IRON MOUNTAIN  16.31    13.98     +2.33    23.54 /1942/  23RD HIGHEST
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SOME OTHER TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION OBSERVATIONS ACROSS UPPER
MICHIGAN IN JULY 2013 INCLUDE:

IRONWOOD...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 65.1 (0.7 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL)
           PRECIPITATION 6.90 INCHES (2.80 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

WATERSMEET (GOGEBIC COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 8.89 INCHES

ONTONAGON...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 66.9 (0.2 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL)
 (6 MILES   PRECIPITATION 6.02 INCHES (2.74 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)
  INLAND)

ROCKLAND (ONTONAGON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 6.49 INCHES

GREENLAND (ONTONAGON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 63.6 DEGREES
                               PRECIPITATION 5.69 INCHES

BERGLAND DAM (ONTONAGON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 4.42 INCHES

TWIN LAKES (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 64.6 DEGREES
                               PRECIPITATION 6.30 INCHES

HOUGHTON COUNTY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 64.1 (0.7 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL)
 AIRPORT          PRECIPITATION 6.06 INCHES (3.57 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

ATLANTIC MINE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 5.21 INCHES


MOHAWK (KEWEENAW COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 8.15 INCHES

COPPER HARBOR...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 62.5 DEGREES
                PRECIPITATION 6.72 INCHES

JACOBSVILLE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 62.7 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 5.72 INCHES

BARAGA...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 66.0 DEGREES
         PRECIPITATION 7.09 INCHES

WATTON (BARAGA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 63.2 DEGREES
                         PRECIPITATION 4.46 INCHES

CLARKSBURG (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 63.7 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 6.00 INCHES

MARQUETTE CITY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 65.8 (0.8 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL)
                 PRECIPITATION 4.65 INCHES (1.83 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

MUNISING...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 64.2 (0.6 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL)
           PRECIPITATION 5.11 INCHES (1.84 INCH ABOVE NORMAL)

WETMORE (ALGER COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 4.85 INCHES
(15 MILES SOUTH)

NEWBERRY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 66.3 (0.9 DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL)
           PRECIPITATION 8.46 INCHES (5.36 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

STAMBAUGH (IRON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 64.5 DEGREES
                          PRECIPITATION 3.95 INCHES

AMASA (IRON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 4.04 INCHES

IRON MOUNTAIN...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 68.5 (0.5 DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL)
                PRECIPITATION 2.43 INCHES (1.02 INCHES BELOW NORMAL)

NORWAY (DICKINSON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 4.06 INCHES

DAGGETT (MENOMINEE COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 3.72 INCHES

MENOMINEE...PRECIPITATION 4.79 INCHES

GLADSTONE (DELTA COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 4.92 INCHES

GARDEN CORNERS (DELTA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 66.3 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 6.30 INCHES

COOKS (SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 7.49 INCHES

MANISTIQUE...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 64.1 (0.6 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL)
             PRECIPITATION 7.15 INCHES (4.11 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

                        JULY WEATHER SUMMARY

MORE TO COME LATER

                          AUGUST FORECAST

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) IS FORECASTING A GREATER THAN
CLIMATOLOGICAL CHANCE OF A BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE BUT
EQUAL CHANCES OF ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION OVER
ALL OF UPPER MICHIGAN IN AUGUST 2013.

                         AUGUST CLIMATOLOGY

AFTER PEAKING IN JULY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN AUGUST BEGIN TO
SLIDE AS THE SUN CONTINUES ITS LATE YEAR JOURNEY SOUTH. POSSIBLE
SUNSHINE DECLINES FROM 892 MINUTES ON 8/1 TO 804 MINUTES ON 8/31...
AND AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ARE ONE TO TWO DEGREES LOWER THAN IN JULY.

BUT SUMMER ACROSS UPPER MICHIGAN IS NOT OVER YET IN AUGUST. ALTHOUGH
100 DEGREE TEMPERATURES ARE RARE DURING THE EIGHTH MONTH...SUCH HEAT
IS NOT UNPRECEDENTED. IN AUGUST 2001...BARK RIVER IN DELTA COUNTY
SAW THE MERCURY RISE AS HIGH AS 102 ON 8/7 AND 101 ON 8/6 DURING A
TORRID HEAT WAVE BETWEEN 8/5 AND 8/8. 8/5/47 GOES DOWN IN THE RECORD
BOOKS OVER MUCH OF UPPER MICHIGAN AS THE HOTTEST AUGUST DAY SINCE
RECORDS BEGAN. IRON MOUNTAIN (101)...IRONWOOD (101)...AND DOWNTOWN
MARQUETTE (102) ALL RECORDED THEIR ALL TIME HIGHEST AUGUST
TEMPERATURES ON THAT SWELTERING DAY. AUGUST 1947 IS ALSO THE WARMEST
AUGUST ON RECORD AT IRONWOOD (73.4 DEGREE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE)...
IRON MOUNTAIN (72.4)...AND NEWBERRY (69.6).

ALTHOUGH SUMMER HEAT CAN STILL GRIP THE AREA IN AUGUST...COOLER AIR
MASSES MAKE MORE FREQUENT VISITS TO THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES DURING
THE EIGHTH MONTH. AS THE NIGHTS LENGTHEN IN AUGUST...FROST BECOMES
A  GREATER THREAT OVER ESPECIALLY INTERIOR LOCATIONS AWAY FROM THE
MODERATING INFLUENCE OF THE GREAT LAKES (LAKE WATER TEMPERATURES
TYPICALLY REACH THEIR HIGHEST LEVELS IN MID TO LATE AUGUST). THE
LOW  TEMPERATURE AT IRONWOOD HAS REACHED FREEZING AS EARLY AS
8/4...IN  1907. BETWEEN 8/19 AND 8/21 IN 2000...SOME SHELTERED
INLAND LOCATIONS REPORTED FROST. AUGUST 2004 WAS THE COOLEST EIGHTH
MONTH IN RECENT MEMORY. MONTHLY TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 3 TO 6 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL...AND AUGUST 2004 GOES DOWN IN THE RECORD BOOKS IN THE
LIST OF TOP 10 COOLEST AT ALMOST ALL REPORTING STATIONS. PATCHY
FROST WAS OBSERVED OVER THE COOLER INLAND LOCATIONS IN AUGUST 2004
BETWEEN 8/19 AND 8/21.

PRECIPITATION IN AUGUST CAN BE QUITE VARIABLE DEPENDING ON THE
FREQUENCY OF THUNDERSTORMS. THE DRIEST EIGHTH MONTH IN RECENT YEARS
OCCURRED IN 2008...WHEN MANY PLACES ENDURED ONE OF THE TOP FIVE
DRIEST AUGUSTS ON RECORD IN THE ABSENCE OF MUCH CONVECTION. ONLY
0.42 INCH AND 0.44 INCH OF RAIN FELL IN THE CITY OF MARQUETTE AND AT
THE MARQUETTE NWS IN THAT DRY MONTH...WHICH GOES DOWN IN THE RECORD
BOOKS AS THE DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD AT THOSE LOCATIONS. 2007 ALSO
FEATURED A TOP TEN DRIEST EIGHTH MONTH AT MOST LOCATIONS THAT HELPED
DROP LAKE SUPERIOR TO A RECORD LOW LEVEL. ON THE OTHER HAND...SLOW
MOVING THUNDERSTORMS CAN STILL THREATEN THE UPPER PENINSULA WITH
TORRENTIAL RAIN. A TOTAL OF 11.15 INCHES OF RAIN INUNDATED IRONWOOD
DURING AUGUST 1941.

                           OUTLOOK FOR FALL

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) IS FORECASTING A GREATER THAN
CLIMATOLOGICAL CHANCE OF AN ABOVE NORMAL 3-MONTH MEAN TEMPERATURE
BUT AN EQUAL CHANCE OF ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL 3-MONTH PRECIPITATION
OVER ALL OF UPPER MICHIGAN IN SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER 2013.


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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