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CLIMATE REPORT...PRELIMINARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
647 AM EDT SAT JUL 2 2016

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...THE MARQUETTE MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 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              99   06/30/1963
 LOW               25   06/04/1964
HIGHEST            87   06/19        70      17       81  06/27
                        06/18
LOWEST             36   06/08        48     -12       30  06/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     70.7              71.7    -1.0     69.3
AVG. MINIMUM     49.3              49.4    -0.1     46.8
MEAN             60.0              60.6    -0.6     58.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.7    -0.7        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.26   1968
 MINIMUM         0.61   1992
TOTALS           3.54              2.84    0.70     2.49
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.09    0.03     0.08
DAYS >= .01        13              12.2     0.8       15
DAYS >= .10         7               6.8     0.2        7
DAYS >= .50         3               1.8     1.2        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.4     0.6        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.14   06/25 TO 06/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   1998
                        1990
TOTALS              TR              0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1       160.9             203.3   -42.4    178.7
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        TR  06/01 TO 06/01

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     182               182       0      202
 SINCE 7/1       8386              9334    -948     9987
COOLING TOTAL      41                48      -7        0
 SINCE 1/1         52                60      -8        2
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              MM
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/270    DATE  06/20

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                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     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.

&&

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

...A BIT COOLER THAN NORMAL...

...GENERALLY WETTER THAN NORMAL ESPECIALLY OVER THE NORTHWEST HALF...

JUNE CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR THE MARQUETTE NWS IN NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP

                                    NORMAL   DEPARTURE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE         60.0     60.6  MINUS    0.6
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE    70.7     71.7  MINUS    1.0
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE     49.3     49.4  MINUS    0.1
HEATING DEGREE DAYS          182      182             0
COOLING DEGREE DAYS           41       48  MINUS      7
TOTAL PRECIPITATION         3.54     2.84   PLUS   0.70
TOTAL SNOWFALL                 0        0             0

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE:                    87 ON 6/18 AND 6/19
LOWEST TEMPERATURE:                     36 ON 6/8
GREATEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  1.06 ON 6/25
GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION:       1.14 ON 6/25-6/26
GREATEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:          0
PEAK WIND SPEED:      40 MPH FROM THE WEST ON 6/20

DAILY RECORD PRECIPITATION ON 6/1...0.85 /OLD RECORD 0.59...1987/
DAILY RECORD PRECIPITATION ON 6/4...0.65 /0.40...2010/
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GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS (FEET/METERS ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL)

                            LAKE SUPERIOR  LAKE MICHIGAN-HURON
6/01/16 DAILY MEAN          602.14/183.53     580.11/176.82
6/29/16 DAILY MEAN          602.52/183.65     580.17/176.84
AVG MAY 2016 DAILY MEAN     602.05/183.51     580.11/176.82
AVG JUN 2015 DAILY MEAN     602.45/183.63     579.67/176.68
LONG TERM JUN DAILY MEAN    601.84/183.44     579.20/176.54
MAXIMUM JUN DAILY MEAN      602.89/183.76     581.79/177.33
                                (1986)           (1986)
MINIMUM JUN DAILY MEAN      599.90/182.85     576.64/175.76
                                (1926)           (1964)

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

DESPITE PERIODS OF DRY WEATHER IN RECENT MONTHS, GREAT LAKES WATER
LEVELS CONTINUED TO RISE SLOWLY DURING JUNE DUE TO RUNOFF FROM
EPISODES OF HEAVY PRECIPITATION THAT HAVE ALSO IMPACTED THE AREA. AT
THE END OF JUNE, WATER LEVELS ON LAKE SUPERIOR WERE 8 TO 9 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL AND WITHIN AN INCH OF THE LEVEL OBSERVED IN JUNE 2015.
THE LEVEL ON LAKES MICHIGAN AND HURON WAS 11 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE
AVERAGE ON 6/29 AND ABOUT 6 INCHES HIGHER THAN IN JUNE 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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                        JUNE CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS

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 IN 2004 AND 2014 WAS ALSO QUITE CHILLY, WITH MOST LOCATIONS
OBSERVING MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES 2 TO 5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL
BOTH THOSE MONTHS. MANY PLACES EXPERIENCED A TOP TEN COOLEST JULY IN
2014, WITH THAT MONTH THE SECOND COOLEST JULY AT MANISTIQUE.

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
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.

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KC


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