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CLIMATE REPORT...PRELIMINARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
818 PM EDT THU JUN 23 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.

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...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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          ...SPRING 2016 CLIMATE STATS FOR UPPER MICHIGAN...

        ...GENERALLY WARM AND WET WITH NEAR NORMAL SNOWFALL...

                     MARCH-MAY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

               OBSERVED NORMAL DEPARTURE    RECORD          RANK

MARQUETTE NWS    38.4    37.7    +0.7    45.1 /2010/    18TH WARMEST

NEWBERRY         40.0    37.9    +2.1    46.3 /2010/    23RD WARMEST

HOUGHTON         39.1    37.8    +1.3    45.0 /2010/    25TH WARMEST

IRONWOOD         40.4    38.8    +1.6    46.2 /1977/        ****

IRON MOUNTAIN    42.5    41.0    +1.5    47.7 /1977/        ****

MUNISING         39.1    38.9    +0.2    44.5 /2010/        ****

MANISTIQUE       38.6    38.4    +0.2    43.4 /2010/        ****

                       MARCH-MAY PRECIPITATION

               OBSERVED NORMAL DEPARTURE    RECORD          RANK

IRONWOOD        11.24    7.75    +3.49  15.67 /2013/    10TH HIGHEST

MARQUETTE NWS   11.59    9.09    +2.50  15.43 /1973/    11TH HIGHEST

MANISTIQUE       7.96    6.23    +1.73  14.30 /1960/    16TH HIGHEST

MUNISING         8.85    7.27    +1.58  12.61 /1960/    21ST HIGHEST

HOUGHTON         7.71    5.90    +1.81  13.02 /1954/        ****

MARQUETTE CITY   7.90    6.98    +0.92  15.01 /1960/        ****

IRON MOUNTAIN    7.86    7.05    +0.81  12.56 /2002/        ****

NEWBERRY         6.52    7.10    -0.58   2.73 /2010/    25TH LOWEST

                          MARCH-MAY SNOWFALL

               OBSERVED NORMAL DEPARTURE    RECORD          RANK

NEWBERRY         34.0    25.1    +8.9    88.5 /2002/    10TH HIGHEST

MARQUETTE NWS    60.8    50.9    +9.9   102.3 /2002/    12TH HIGHEST

MANISTIQUE       20.0    13.4    +6.6    47.5 /1939/    17TH HIGHEST

HOUGHTON         37.1    28.0    +9.1    74.8 /2013/        ****

IRONWOOD         41.8    38.2    +3.6    91.0 /2013/        ****

IRON MOUNTAIN    18.5    15.9    +2.6    44.5 /1972/        ****

MUNISING         24.6    26.7    -2.3     4.0 /1912/        ****

MARQUETTE CITY   22.9    29.8    -6.9     3.3 /1925/        ****

**** RANK NOT IN TOP 25

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    ...SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY CLIMATE STATS FOR UPPER MICHIGAN...

  ...TOP FIVE WARMEST AND BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL AT MOST PLACES...
          ...ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION AT MOST PLACES...

                         AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

               OBSERVED NORMAL DEPARTURE    RECORD           RANK

HOUGHTON         37.1    33.0    +4.1   38.0 /2011-12/    2ND WARMEST

MANISTIQUE       37.7    35.3    +2.4   38.3 /2011-12/    2ND WARMEST

IRON MOUNTAIN    38.2    34.2    +4.0   39.1 /2011-12/    3RD WARMEST

MARQUETTE NWS    35.7    32.1    +3.6   37.3 /2011-12/    3RD WARMEST

NEWBERRY         38.2    34.8    +3.4   39.7 /2011-12/    3RD WARMEST

MUNISING         37.7    34.8    +2.9   38.7 /2011-12/    3RD WARMEST

IRONWOOD         35.9    32.0    +3.9   37.4 /2011-12/    5TH WARMEST

                            PRECIPITATION

                                         /OR PREVIOUS/
               OBSERVED NORMAL DEPARTURE    RECORD           RANK

IRONWOOD        34.60   23.80   +10.80  34.76 /1926-27/   2ND HIGHEST

MANISTIQUE      26.05   20.46    +5.59  29.33 /1978-79/   3RD HIGHEST

MUNISING        30.99   28.34    +2.65  38.17 /1978-79/  15TH HIGHEST

IRON MOUNTAIN   22.12   19.53    +2.59  26.35 /2014-15/  18TH HIGHEST

NEWBERRY        26.02   24.90    +1.12  41.75 /2001-02/  20TH HIGHEST

HOUGHTON        25.73   20.31    +5.42  35.68 /1985-86/      ****

MARQUETTE CITY  22.95   21.00    +1.95  33.77 /1881-82/      ****

MARQUETTE NWS   27.77   26.95    +0.82  34.73 /1968-69/      ****

                               SNOWFALL

               OBSERVED NORMAL DEPARTURE    RECORD           RANK

MANISTIQUE        56.2    73.0   -16.8   24.8 /1901-02/   11TH LOWEST

IRON MOUNTAIN     44.2    58.4   -14.2   20.2 /1904-05/   15TH LOWEST

MARQUETTE NWS    160.9   203.3   -42.4   68.2 /1962-63/   19TH LOWEST

MARQUETTE CITY    82.3   117.2   -34.9   51.9 /2011-12/   19TH LOWEST

MUNISING         153.4   161.3    -7.9   48.0 /1911-12/      ****

HOUGHTON         200.3   207.7    -7.4   81.3 /1930-31/      ****

IRONWOOD         187.5   188.2    -0.7   46.9 /1901-02/      ****

NEWBERRY         146.5   133.2   +13.3  200.4 /2000-01/      ****

**** RANK NOT IN TOP 25
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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.

                            JULY 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 JULY 2016.

                           JULY CLIMATOLOGY

ALTHOUGH DAYLIGHT BEGINS TO GROW SHORTER DURING JULY (946 MINUTES OF
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE ON 7/1 DECREASES TO 894 MINUTES ON 7/31) AS THE
SUN STARTS ITS ANNUAL MIGRATION SOUTHWARD...AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURES PEAK DURING THE SEVENTH MONTH...ABOUT 5 DEGREES HIGHER
THAN IN JUNE. TEMPERATURES OVER 100 ARE RARE IN UPPER MICHIGAN...BUT
THEY ARE MOST LIKELY IN JULY. THE MOST EXTREME HEATWAVE IN UPPER
MICHIGAN HISTORY OCCURRED DURING THE SECOND WEEK OF JULY 1936.
RESIDENTS OF NEWBERRY ENDURED SIX DAYS IN A ROW FROM 7/8/36 TO
7/13/36 WHERE THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 100 OR ABOVE...INCLUDING
AN ALL TIME RECORD 103 DEGREE READING ON 7/13/36. IN FACT...THE
SEVEN HOTTEST DAYS IN NEWBERRY HISTORY OCCURRED DURING THE WEEK OF
7/8/36 TO 7/14/36. IRONWOOD AND IRON MOUNTAIN ALSO RECORDED THEIR
ALL TIME HIGHEST TEMPERATURE ON 7/13/36 WITH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES OF
104 AND 103 RESPECTIVELY. EVEN THOUGH THE 104 READING IN DOWNTOWN
MARQUETTE ON 7/13/36 IS NOT THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE EVER OBSERVED
THERE...WHICH IS 108 ON 7/15/1901...THAT FACT PROBABLY WAS OF LITTLE
COMFORT TO LOCAL RESIDENTS...WHO ALSO SUFFERED THROUGH SWELTERING
LOW TEMPERATURES OF 80 ON 7/8/36 AND 7/9/36.

IN RECENT MEMORY...JULY IN 2006 AND 2011 WERE QUITE WARM OVER UPPER
MICHIGAN WITH MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURES AVERAGING 2 TO 5 DEGREES
ABOVE THE 30-YEAR NORMAL. THOUSAND ISLAND LAKE IN GOGEBIC COUNTY
REPORTED A MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 100 OR BETTER ON FOUR DAYS IN JULY
2006...WHICH GOES DOWN IN THE RECORD BOOKS AS ONE OF THE TOP 10
WARMEST SEVENTH MONTHS AT ALL REPORTING SITES. JULY 2011 WAS ALSO
ONE OF THE TOP 10 WARMEST AT MANY LOCATIONS.

AT THE OTHER EXTREME...COOL AIRMASSES FROM CANADA CAN BRING FROST TO
MAINLY OUTLYING AREAS OF UPPER MICHIGAN DURING JULY. IRONWOOD
RECORDED A 31 DEGREE READING ON 7/2/1907...AND NEWBERRY OBSERVED 32
ON 7/21/92. ON 7/19 AND 7/20/2000...FROST DEVELOPED AT SOME INTERIOR
LOCATIONS AS CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE PARKED ITSELF OVERHEAD AND
DROPPED THE MERCURY AS LOW AS 28. JULY 1992 GOES DOWN IN THE RECORD
BOOKS AT MOST UPPER MICHIGAN STATIONS AS THE COOLEST EVER. MEAN JULY
1992 TEMPERATURES THROUGHOUT THE AREA AVERAGED SIX TO NINE DEGREES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 65 TO 68. JULY 2009 ENDED UP AS THE SECOND
COOLEST SEVENTH MONTH ON RECORD AT MOST PLACES...TRAILING ONLY JULY
1992 WITH A MEAN MONTHLY TEMPERATURE 4 TO 6 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE.
JULY 2004 WAS ALSO QUITE CHILLY...WITH MOST LOCATIONS OBSERVING
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES 2 TO 5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

ALTHOUGH THE AVERAGE JULY TENDS TO BE DRIER THAN JUNE BECAUSE THE
JET STREAM AND MOST WEATHER DISTURBANCES ARE FARTHER NORTH...
FREQUENT JULY THUNDERSTORMS CAN DROP HEAVY RAINS. DURING THE
OVERNIGHT OF 7/14-7/15 IN 1999...THUNDERSTORMS DELUGED SOUTHERN IRON
COUNTY WITH AS MUCH AS 8 INCHES OF RAIN AND CAUSED SOME FLASH
FLOODING. IN JULY 1909...AS MUCH AS 15.45 INCHES OF RAIN INUNDATED
IRONWOOD. MOST OF THIS RAIN FELL ON 7/19 INTO 7/22...WHEN THAT SITE
REPORTED AN INCREDIBLE 13.21 INCHES DURING THAT FOUR DAY STRETCH.

              OUTLOOK FOR LATE 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
AUGUST THROUGH OCTOBER 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
EHE 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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