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CLIMATE REPORT...FINAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
655 AM EDT TUE MAY 27 2014

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...THE MARQUETTE MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1961 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              92   04/22/1980
 LOW               -9   04/06/2003
HIGHEST            66   04/21        46      20       67  04/30
                                                          04/27
LOWEST             -5   04/16        27     -32        2  04/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     42.8              47.8    -5.0     40.7
AVG. MINIMUM     23.5              28.0    -4.5     24.1
MEAN             33.1              37.9    -4.8     32.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4               2.6     1.4        8
DAYS MIN <= 32     25              21.1     3.9       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               0.1     1.9        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.56   1985
 MINIMUM         0.90   1998
TOTALS           4.45              3.01    1.44     4.76
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.10    0.05     0.16
DAYS >= .01        14              12.2     1.8       18
DAYS >= .10         8               6.9     1.1       10
DAYS >= .50         4               1.7     2.3        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.6     0.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.11   04/04 TO 04/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           55.2   2007
TOTALS           35.8              14.5    21.3     27.6
SINCE 7/1       195.3             201.8    -6.5    210.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     19                11       8       31
DAYS >= 1.0         7               3.3     3.7        7
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        39   04/05                         39  04/15
                                                          04/13
 24 HR TOTAL     10.3   04/04 TO 04/04

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     951               815     136      971
 SINCE 7/1       9796              8702    1094     8631
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        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  04/10

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               2
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN               18     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               16     SLEET                      1
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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...APRIL 2014 MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR UPPER MICHIGAN...
(THIS DISCUSSION DOES NOT INCLUDE CHIPPEWA AND MACKINAC COUNTIES)

...VERY CHILLY AGAIN...
...FIFTH COLDEST APRIL AT MANISTIQUE...
...SEVENTH COLDEST APRIL AT THE MARQUETTE NWS...
...NINTH COLDEST APRIL AT IRONWOOD...
...TENTH COLDEST APRIL AT NEWBERRY...

...ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL AT MOST PLACES...
...THIRD HIGHEST APRIL SNOWFALL AT IRONWOOD AND HOUGHTON...
...FOURTH HIGHEST APRIL SNOWFALL AT THE MARQUETTE NWS...
...SIXTH HIGHEST APRIL SNOWFALL AT MANISTIQUE...
...SEVENTH HIGHEST APRIL SNOWFALL AT MUNISING AND MARQUETTE CITY...
...NINTH HIGHEST APRIL SNOWFALL AT NEWBERRY AND IRON MOUNTAIN...

...TENTH WETTEST APRIL AT NEWBERRY AND MANISTIQUE...


APRIL CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR THE MARQUETTE NWS IN NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP

                                    NORMAL   DEPARTURE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE         33.1     37.9  MINUS    4.8
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE    42.8     47.8  MINUS    5.0
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE     23.5     28.0  MINUS    4.5
HEATING DEGREE DAYS          951      815   PLUS    136
COOLING DEGREE DAYS            0        1  MINUS      1
TOTAL PRECIPITATION         4.45     3.01   PLUS   1.44
TOTAL SNOWFALL              35.8     14.5   PLUS   21.3

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE:                    66 ON 4/21
LOWEST TEMPERATURE:                     -5 ON 4/16
GREATEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  1.11 ON 4/4
GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION:       1.11 ON 4/4
GREATEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:       10.3 ON 4/4
GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL:            10.3 ON 4/4
GREATEST SNOW DEPTH:                    39 ON 4/5
PEAK WIND SPEED:      37 MPH FROM THE WEST ON 4/10

DAILY RECORD SNOWFALL ON 4/14...6.0 /OLD RECORD 2.3...2013/
DAILY RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 4/15...-1 /16...1964/
DAILY RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 4/15...23 /27...1983/
DAILY RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 4/16...-5 /7...1980/
DAILY RECORD SNOWFALL ON 4/17...3.9 /2.5...1982/
DAILY RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE TIED ON 4/29...37 /37...1993&94/
DAILY RECORD PRECIPITATION ON 4/29...0.99 /0.72...1963/
DAILY RECORD SNOWFALL ON 4/29...4.1 /1.7...1996/
FOURTH HIGHEST APRIL SNOWFALL...35.8 /RECORD 55.2...2007/
SEVENTH LOWEST APRIL MEAN TEMPERATURE...33.1 /RECORD 31.0...1972/
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GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS (FEET/METERS ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL)

                            LAKE SUPERIOR  LAKE MICHIGAN-HURON
04/01/14 DAILY MEAN         601.14/183.23     577.32/175.97
04/30/14 DAILY MEAN         601.48/183.33     577.96/176.16
AVG MAR 2014 DAILY MEAN     601.15/183.23     577.26/175.95
AVG APR 2013 DAILY MEAN     600.13/182.92     576.60/175.75
LONG TERM APR DAILY MEAN    601.21/183.25     578.67/176.38
MAXIMUM APR DAILY MEAN      602.62/183.68     581.46/177.23
                                (1986)           (1986)
MINIMUM APR DAILY MEAN      599.48/182.72     576.15/175.61
                                (1926)           (1964)

...GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS RISE STEADILY IN APRIL...

AS IS OFTEN THE CASE IN SPRING...SNOW MELT RUNOFF CONTRIBUTED TO
RISING GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS IN APRIL. LINGERING ICE COVER...
WHICH PERSISTED OVER A GOOD PORTION OF LAKE SUPERIOR THROUGH EVEN
THE END OF THE MONTH...ALSO LIMITED EVAPORATION...FURTHER AIDING THE
WATER LEVEL RECOVERY. IN FACT...LAKE SUPERIOR ROSE ABOUT 4 INCHES IN
APRIL TO AROUND 3 INCHES ABOVE THE LONG TERM NORMAL LEVEL ON 4/30.
ON 4/30...LAKE SUPERIOR WAS ABOUT 16 INCHES HIGHER THAN IN APRIL
2013. THE WATER LEVEL ON LAKES MICHIGAN AND HURON ALSO RECOVERED
SIGNIFICANTLY...RISING NEARLY 8 INCHES TO WITHIN 9 INCHES OF THE
LONG TERM AVERAGE AND AROUND 16 INCHES HIGHER THAN IN APRIL 2013.

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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                       APRIL CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHEST REPORTED TEMPERATURE...71 AT IRON MOUNTAIN AND RANDVILLE IN
                                DICKINSON COUNTY ON 4/21

LOWEST REPORTED TEMPERATURE...-7 AT WAKEFIELD IN GOGEBIC COUNTY ON
                               4/5 AND CLARKSBURG/CHAMPION IN
                               MARQUETTE COUNTY ON 4/16

HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...37.4 DEGREES AT NORWAY IN DICKINSON
                               COUNTY

LOWEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...30.6 DEGREES AT HERMAN IN BARAGA
                              COUNTY

HIGHEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...5.57 INCHES AT ATLANTIC MINE IN
                                 HOUGHTON COUNTY

LOWEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...2.68 INCHES AT BARAGA AND 6 MILES
                                INLAND FROM ONTONAGON

HIGHEST MONTHLY SNOWFALL...51.0 INCHES AT ATLANTIC MINE

GREATEST SNOW DEPTH...64 INCHES AT PAINESDALE IN HOUGHTON COUNTY
                       ON 4/5


FOR THE FIFTH MONTH IN A ROW...A COLD NORTHWEST FLOW OF CANADIAN AIR
BETWEEN A MEAN TROUGH IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN NORTH AMERICA AND A
RIDGE OVER THE WEST DOMINATED THE WEATHER PATTERN ACROSS THE GREAT
LAKES IN APRIL 2014. WITH MEAN MONTHLY TEMPERATURES RANGING BETWEEN
ABOUT 30 AND 38 DEGREES OR 4 TO 6 DEGREES BELOW THE LONG TERM
MONTHLY AVERAGE...A NUMBER OF PLACES ENDURED A TOP 10 COLDEST APRIL.
THE MEAN APRIL TEMPERATURE WAS ABOUT 16 TO 22 DEGREES HIGHER THAN
THE RECORD COLDEST AVERAGE REPORTED AT MOST SPOTS IN MARCH. THE
COLDEST WEATHER OCCURRED AROUND MID-MONTH...WHEN MEAN DAILY
TEMPERATURES FELL TO AS MUCH AS 25 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL ON 4/15 AND
4/16. SEVERAL OF THE INTERIOR COLD SPOTS REPORTED A SUB ZERO MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE ON 4/15 AND 4/16 AS WELL AS ON 4/5. THE TIME AROUND
EASTER WAS THE WARMEST PART OF THE MONTH EVEN THOUGH A DISTURBANCE
RIDING ALONG A STALLED FRONT BROUGHT SOME CLOUDS AND SHOWERS TO
MAINLY THE SOUTH CENTRAL ON 4/20 AND 4/21. THE THERMOMETER AVERAGED
10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ON THOSE TWO DAYS...AND AFTERNOON READINGS
WERE AS HIGH AS 71 AROUND IRON MOUNTAIN THE DAY AFTER EASTER SUNDAY
ON 4/21.

UNLIKE MARCH WHEN DRIER THAN NORMAL WEATHER WAS THE RULE OVER THE
GREAT LAKES UNDER THE TROUGH...SEVERAL STRONGER DISTURBANCES
EMBEDDED WITHIN THE LARGER SCALE WINTRY PATTERN AND THEIR
ACCOMPANYING SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS BROUGHT ACTIVE WEATHER AND
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION TO UPPER MICHIGAN IN APRIL. MOST PLACES
MEASURED 3.00 TO 4.50 INCHES OF WATER EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION...OR
150 TO 200 PERCENT OF THE MONTHLY NORMAL. AS MUCH AS 4.50 TO 5.50
INCHES FELL AT A FEW LOCATIONS...INCLUDING THE APRIL MAXIMUM 5.57
INCH TOTAL LOGGED OVER HIGHER TERRAIN AT ATLANTIC MINE IN HOUGHTON
COUNTY. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS IMPACTED THE U.P.
FROM LATE ON 4/3 THROUGH 4/4...4/13 INTO 4/14...4/16 INTO 4/17...
4/24 INTO 4/25 AND ON 4/29.

SINCE THE WEATHER WAS SO CHILLY...MUCH OF THE HEAVY PRECIPITATION
DURING THESE EVENTS FELL IN THE FORM OF SNOW...ESPECIALLY OVER THE
HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE WEST AND NORTH CENTRAL. MAXIMUM REPORTED SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS WERE A FOOT OR MORE DURING THE 4/3 THROUGH 4/4 AND
4/16 INTO 4/17 WINTER STORMS. IN FACT...MOST LOCATIONS WERE BURIED
BY ONE OF THE TOP 10 HEAVIEST APRIL SNOWS THAT EXCEEDED 30...40 AND
EVEN 50 INCHES AT A FEW OF THE COLDER...HIGHER ELEVATION PLACES OVER
THE NORTHWEST...AMOUNTS THAT WERE 250 TO 400 PERCENT OR MORE OF
NORMAL. AT IRONWOOD AND HOUGHTON...THE MONTHLY SNOWFALLS OF 34.7
INCHES AND 31.5 INCHES RESPECTIVELY GO DOWN IN THE RECORD BOOKS AS
THE THIRD HIGHEST APRIL TOTALS AT THOSE SITES. THE SNOW DEPTH
REACHED AN IMPRESSIVE 64 INCHES AT PAINESDALE OVER THE HIGHER
TERRAIN IN HOUGHTON COUNTY ON 4/5 FOLLOWING A BIG SNOW STORM ON 4/4.
WHILE SNOW AMOUNTS OVER THE SOUTHEAST HALF WERE MORE MODEST...
GENERALLY 10 TO 20 INCHES...THE TOTALS WERE STILL 200 TO 300 PERCENT
OF NORMAL AND AMONG THE TOP TEN HIGHEST FOR APRIL.
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...TOP 10 HIGHEST APRIL SNOWFALL AT MOST PLACES IN UPPER MICHIGAN...

                      ...APRIL 2014 SNOWFALL...

              OBSERVED  NORMAL  DEPARTURE     RECORD       2014 RANK

HOUGHTON        31.5      7.8     +23.7    35.1 /2013/    3RD HIGHEST

IRONWOOD        34.7     11.4     +23.3    44.9 /2013/    3RD HIGHEST

MARQUETTE NWS   35.8     14.5     +21.3    55.2 /2007/    4TH HIGHEST

MARQUETTE CITY  24.2      7.5     +16.7    37.7 /1996/    7TH HIGHEST

MUNISING        18.3      7.6     +10.7    47.4 /2007/    7TH HIGHEST

IRON MOUNTAIN   14.6      4.6     +10.0    22.0 /1907/    9TH HIGHEST

NEWBERRY        16.1      7.1      +9.0    28.0 /1979/    9TH HIGHEST

MANISTIQUE      10.0      2.6      +7.4    16.0 /1996/    9TH HIGHEST
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     ...TOP 10 COLDEST APRIL AT SOME PLACES IN UPPER MICHIGAN...

                  ...APRIL 2014 MEAN TEMPERATURE...

              OBSERVED  NORMAL  DEPARTURE     RECORD       2014 RANK

MANISTIQUE      34.0     38.8      -4.8    32.4 /1996/    5TH COLDEST

MARQUETTE NWS   33.1     37.9      -4.8    31.0 /1972/    7TH COLDEST

IRONWOOD        33.5     39.3      -5.8    30.3 /1907/    9TH COLDEST

NEWBERRY        34.7     39.9      -5.2    31.9 /1926/   10TH COLDEST

MUNISING        33.8     39.0      -5.2    30.1 /1920/   12TH COLDEST

IRON MOUNTAIN   36.9     41.5      -4.6    31.6 /1907/   14TH COLDEST

HOUGHTON        33.0     38.0      -5.0    27.9 /1907/   16TH COLDEST

MARQUETTE CITY  35.2     40.1      -4.9    29.8 /1907/   22ND COLDEST
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                ...VERY COLD DECEMBER THROUGH APRIL...

           ...DECEMBER 2013-APRIL 2014 MEAN TEMPERATURE...

              OBSERVED  NORMAL  DEPARTURE   RECORD      2013-14 RANK
                                         /OR PREVIOUS/

IRONWOOD        12.6     21.5     -8.9  14.9 /1995-96/ RECORD COLDEST

IRON MOUNTAIN   15.2     24.0     -8.8  17.3 /1903-04/ RECORD COLDEST

NEWBERRY        16.2     24.9     -8.7  18.4 /1919-20/ RECORD COLDEST

HOUGHTON        15.1     23.2     -8.1  16.4 /1887-88/ RECORD COLDEST

MARQUETTE NWS   14.2     22.0     -7.8  17.1 /1971-72/ RECORD COLDEST

MUNISING        16.3     25.4     -9.1  15.9 /1919-20/    2ND COLDEST

MANISTIQUE      16.3     25.3     -9.0  15.9 /1919-20/    2ND COLDEST

MARQUETTE CITY  18.2     26.5     -8.3  16.2 /1884-85/    2ND COLDEST
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SOME OTHER TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION OBSERVATIONS ACROSS UPPER
MICHIGAN IN APRIL 2014 INCLUDE:

IRONWOOD...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 33.5 (5.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
           PRECIPITATION 4.05 INCHES (1.41 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)
           SNOWFALL 34.7 INCHES (23.3 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

WATERSMEET (GOGEBIC COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 4.67 INCHES
                              SNOWFALL 29.3 INCHES

ONTONAGON...PRECIPITATION 3.31 INCHES
            SNOWFALL 26.2 INCHES

ONTONAGON...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 36.7 (5.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
 (6 MILES   PRECIPITATION 2.68 INCHES (0.42 INCH ABOVE NORMAL)
  INLAND)   SNOWFALL 20.0 INCHES (13.1 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

GREENLAND (ONTONAGON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 34.9 DEGREES
                               PRECIPITATION 3.81 INCHES
                               SNOWFALL 27.3 INCHES

BERGLAND DAM (ONTONAGON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 32.1 DEGREES
                                  SNOWFALL 33.8 INCHES

HOUGHTON COUNTY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 33.0 (5.0 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
 AIRPORT          PRECIPITATION 3.44 INCHES (1.60 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)
                  SNOWFALL 31.5 INCHES (23.7 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

ATLANTIC MINE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 5.57 INCHES
                                  SNOWFALL 51.0 INCHES

PAINESDALE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...SNOWFALL 41.8 INCHES

MOHAWK (KEWEENAW COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 4.45 INCHES
                           SNOWFALL 29.8 INCHES

COPPER HARBOR...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 34.1 DEGREES

JACOBSVILLE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 32.6 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 3.36 INCHES
                                SNOWFALL 22.1 INCHES

BARAGA...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 35.4 DEGREES
         PRECIPITATION 2.68 INCHES
         SNOWFALL 27.6 INCHES

WATTON (BARAGA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 34.1 DEGREES
                         PRECIPITATION 3.75 INCHES
                         SNOWFALL 28.0 INCHES

HERMAN (BARAGA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 30.6 DEGREES
                         PRECIPITATION 3.59 INCHES
                         SNOWFALL 44.5 INCHES

CLARKSBURG (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 31.8 DEGREES
                                SNOWFALL 24.2 INCHES

BIG BAY (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 34.3 DEGREES
                             PRECIPITATION 3.59 INCHES
                             SNOWFALL 25.6 INCHES

MARQUETTE CITY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 35.2 (4.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
                 PRECIPITATION 3.41 INCHES (0.96 INCH ABOVE NORMAL)
                 SNOWFALL 24.2 INCHES (16.7 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

HARVEY (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 36.7 DEGREES
                            PRECIPITATION 3.20 INCHES
                            SNOWFALL 21.0 INCHES

CHATHAM (ALGER COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 34.5 DEGREES
                         PRECIPITATION 3.32 INCHES
                         SNOWFALL 18.4 INCHES

MUNISING...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 33.8 (5.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
           PRECIPITATION 3.98 INCHES (1.78 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)
           SNOWFALL 18.3 INCHES (10.7 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

GRAND MARAIS...PRECIPITATION 4.45 INCHES
(10 MILES SOUTH) SNOWFALL 28.1 INCHES

NEWBERRY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 34.7 (5.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
           PRECIPITATION 4.01 INCHES (1.79 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)
           SNOWFALL 16.1 INCHES (9.0 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

STAMBAUGH (IRON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 32.9 DEGREES
                          PRECIPITATION 3.96 INCHES
                          SNOWFALL 22.4 INCHES

AMASA (IRON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 3.23 INCHES
                      SNOWFALL 22.5 INCHES

IRON MOUNTAIN...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 36.9 (4.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
                PRECIPITATION 3.53 INCH (1.17 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)
                SNOWFALL 14.6 INCHES (10.0 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

NORWAY (DICKINSON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 37.4 DEGREES
                            PRECIPITATION 3.46 INCHES
                            SNOWFALL 15.6 INCHES

MENOMINEE...PRECIPITATION 3.96 INCHES
            SNOWFALL 3.6 INCHES

ESCANABA...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 36.4 DEGREES
           PRECIPITATION 3.79 INCHES
           SNOWFALL 16.3 INCHES

GLADSTONE (DELTA COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 3.42 INCHES
                           SNOWFALL 10.3 INCHES

GARDEN CORNERS (DELTA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 35.2 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 3.62 INCHES
                                SNOWFALL 12.3 INCHES

MANISTIQUE...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 34.0 (4.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
             PRECIPITATION 3.50 INCHES (1.11 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)
             SNOWFALL 10.0 INCHES (7.4 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

                        APRIL WEATHER SUMMARY

A NORTHWEST WIND THAT GUSTED AS HIGH AS 35 MPH ON 4/1 IN THE WAKE OF
LOW PRESSURE MOVING FROM THE UPPER GREAT LAKES INTO ONTARIO ADVECTED
A CHILLY AIRMASS OVER UPPER MICHIGAN TO BEGIN APRIL. MEAN DAILY
TEMPERATURES ON 4/1 AND 4/2 AVERAGED FROM NEAR NORMAL TO ABOUT 5
DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE. THERE WERE ALSO SOME SNOW SHOWERS DOWNWIND OF
LAKE SUPERIOR. SOME LOCATIONS PICKED UP 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW BEFORE
THE ARRIVAL OF HIGH PRESSURE ON 4/2 ENDED THIS PRECIPITATION.

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM THAT DEVELOPED IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS ON 4/3
MOVED NORTHEAST THROUGH THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES ON 4/4 AND INTO
QUEBEC ON 4/5. LIGHT SNOW BEGAN ON 4/3 WELL IN ADVANCE OF THIS LOW.
AS THE DISTURBANCE MOVED CLOSER...HEAVIER SNOW ARRIVED DURING THE
NIGHT ON 4/3 AND 4/4 AND CONTINUED THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY ON 4/4...
ESPECIALLY OVER THE NORTHWEST HALF OF THE U.P. BY THE TIME THE
PRECIPITATION DIMINISHED DURING THE NIGHT ON 4/4-4/5...10 INCHES OR
MORE OF THE WHITE STUFF HAD ACCUMULATED AT MANY PLACES NORTHWEST OF
A LINE FROM MARQUETTE TO IRON RIVER. WATER EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION
EXCEEDED AN INCH IN THIS AREA AS WELL. HERMAN OVER THE HIGHER
TERRAIN IN BARAGA COUNTY AND IRONWOOD LED REPORTING STATIONS WITH
17.6 INCHES AND 16.7 INCHES OF SNOW RESPECTIVELY. BIG BAY IN
MARQUETTE COUNTY HAD THE MOST LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION WITH
1.40 INCHES. SINCE THE PRECIPITATION WAS LIGHTER AND MIXED WITH RAIN
AND FREEZING RAIN OVER THE SOUTHEAST HALF...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AND
PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WERE LIGHTER IN THIS AREA. MENOMINEE AND
ESCANABA SAW NO MORE THAN 1 TO 3 INCHES AND 0.50 INCH RESPECTIVELY.
NORTH WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 40 MPH ON 4/4 ADDED TO THE SEVERITY
OF THIS LATE SEASON WINTER STORM. MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURES ON 4/3 AND
4/4 RAIN AROUND 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. AS THE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM
TRAILING THE LOW MOVED CLOSER...SKIES CLEARED WEST-TO-EAST DURING
THE NIGHT ON 4/4-4/5. SOME OF THE COLDER LOCATIONS OVER THE WEST
HALF SAW THE MERCURY TUMBLE BELOW ZERO BY DAYBREAK ON 4/5...WITH
READINGS AS LOW AS -7 AT WAKEFIELD IN GOGEBIC COUNTY.

DESPITE THE CHILLY START ON 4/5...THE STRONGER APRIL SUNSHINE LIFTED
THE MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURE ON 4/5 BACK TO NEAR NORMAL. THE
COMBINATION OF THIS SUNSHINE AND A RETURN SOUTHWEST FLOW BETWEEN THE
DEPARTING HIGH TO THE EAST AND A COLD FRONT APPROACHING FROM THE
NORTHWEST BOOSTED THE MEAN TEMPERATURE TO AROUND 10 DEGREES ABOVE
AVERAGE ON 4/6. SEASONABLE WEATHER WITH MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURES
AROUND 5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL THEN PREVAILED ON 4/7 THROUGH 4/10.
ALTHOUGH A DISTURBANCE AND COLD FRONT EMBEDDED IN THE NORTHWEST FLOW
ALOFT PASSED THROUGH THE UPPER LAKES EARLY ON 4/10...ONLY SCATTERED
LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS FELL ACROSS UPPER MICHIGAN. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT
WEATHER WAS A NORTHWEST WIND THAT GUSTED AS HIGH AS 45 TO 50 MPH
OVER THE KEWEENAW ON 4/10 BEHIND THE FRONTAL PASSAGE.

A STRONGER COLD FRONT CROSSED THE UPPER GREAT LAKES ON 4/11 AND WAS
ACCOMPANIED BY SOME SCATTERED LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS...MAINLY OVER THE
SOUTH CENTRAL. THE FRONT STALLED JUST TO THE SOUTH ON 4/12 AS A WAVE
OF LOW PRESSURE MOVED TO THE NORTHEAST ALONG THIS BOUNDARY. THIS
DISTURBANCE DROPPED SOME LIGHT RAIN THAT WAS MIXED WITH SNOW OVER
THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE NORTH CENTRAL. MOST PLACES OVER THE SOUTH
HALF CLOSER TO THE TRACK OF THE DISTURBANCE SAW 0.10 TO 0.20 INCH OF
PRECIPITATION ON 4/12...BUT ANY SNOW ACCUMULATION WAS NEGLIGIBLE.
NEAR NORMAL MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURES ON 4/11 FELL TO AROUND 5 DEGREES
BELOW ON 4/12. AREAS OF FOG DEVELOPED DURING THE NIGHT ON 4/12-4/13
AND BECAME LOCALLY DENSE BEFORE BURNING OFF AFTER SUNRISE ON 4/13.

A DEEPER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM EMERGING FROM THE SOUTH CENTRAL PLAINS
ON 4/13 MOVED NORTHEAST ALONG THE STALLED FRONT TO THE SOUTH IN THE
MORNING ON 4/14 BEFORE SHIFTING INTO SOUTHEAST CANADA ON 4/15. A MIX
OF RAIN AND SNOW DEVELOPED IN THE EVENING ON 4/13 AND THEN CHANGED
TO MAINLY SNOW AS NORTH WINDS GUSTING TO 40 MPH DROVE COLDER AIR
SOUTH INTO THE UPPER LAKES. THESE GUSTY WINDS ALSO CAUSED SOME
BLOWING SNOW. THE SNOW FELL HEAVY AT TIMES SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM
CRYSTAL FALLS TO THE HURON MOUNTAINS...WHERE MOST PLACES PICKED UP 2
TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW AND 0.50 TO 1.00 INCH OF WATER EQUIVALENT
PRECIPITATION BY THE TIME THE STEADY SNOW DIMINISHED TO SNOW SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON ON 4/14. A SWATH OVER THE NORTH CENTRAL FROM
MARQUETTE TO MUNISING AND GRAND MARAIS PICKED UP THE MOST SNOW...UP
TO 9 INCHES AT MUNISING AND CHATHAM IN ALGER COUNTY. AREAS OVER
NORTHWEST UPPER MICHIGAN FARTHER FROM THE TRACK OF THE LOW GENERALLY
SAW NO MORE THAN 1 TO 3 INCHES. MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURES ON 4/13 NEAR
5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL PLUMMETED TO 10 TO 15 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE
ON 4/14 FOLLOWING THE INFLUX OF UNSEASONABLE COLD AIR. SOME DAILY
RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES FELL BY THE WAYSIDE ON 4/14.

LINGERING SNOW SHOWERS ENDED AND SKIES BEGAN TO CLEAR DURING THE
NIGHT ON 4/14-4/15 WITH THE CLOSER APPROACH OF HIGH PRESSURE MOVING
EAST FROM THE PLAINS...SETTING THE STAGE FOR A NIGHT OF SOME RECORD
LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURES THAT INCLUDED SOME SUB-ZERO READINGS OVER
THE COLDER INTERIOR WEST HALF. STAMBAUGH IN IRON COUNTY WAS THE
COLDEST SPOT WITH A LOW OF -6 AT DAYBREAK ON 4/15. A TRAILING UPPER
DISTURBANCE BROUGHT MORE CLOUDS AND NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS TO MAINLY
THE NORTHWEST HALF OF UPPER MICHIGAN ON 4/15. UP TO 3 INCHES OF THE
WHITE STUFF ACCUMULATED AT NEGAUNEE IN MARQUETTE COUNTY. ALTHOUGH
MOST PLACES SAW LESS THAN AN INCH OF ADDITIONAL SNOW ON 4/15...THE
CONSIDERABLE CLOUD COVER HELD THE MERCURY IN THE 20S AT MANY
LOCATIONS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...ESTABLISHING SOME RECORD LOW
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES FOR THE DATE. CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS
ASSOCIATED WITH THE PASSAGE OF SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE ALLOWED
TEMPERATURES TO PLUMMET DURING THE NIGHT ON 4/15-4/16 INTO RECORD
LOW TERRITORY AND BELOW ZERO AGAIN AT SOME OF THE INTERIOR COLD
SPOTS. THE THERMOMETER READ AS LOW AS -7 AT CLARKSBURG/CHAMPION IN
MARQUETTE COUNTY AT DAWN ON 4/16. AT SOME LOCATIONS...THE BELOW ZERO
TEMPERATURES ON 4/16 WERE THE LATEST OCCURRENCE OF THIS INTENSE COLD
INTO THE SPRING ON RECORD. MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURES ON 4/15 AND 4/16
WERE AN IMPRESSIVE 20 TO 30 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE...AND A NUMBER OF
NEW DAILY RECORD LOW MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
ESTABLISHED ON BOTH DAYS.

THE RETURN TO DRY WEATHER WAS BRIEF. AS ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
MOVED TOWARD THE UPPER MIDWEST FROM THE NORTHERN PLAINS ON 4/16...
CLOUDS BEGAN TO INCREASE AGAIN...AND MORE SNOW ARRIVED WEST-TO-EAST
IN THE AFTERNOON. THE SNOW FELL HEAVY AT TIMES DURING THE NIGHT ON
4/16-4/17 OVER MAINLY THE NORTHWEST HALF OF UPPER MICHIGAN AS THE
LOW TRACKED THROUGH NORTHERN WISCONSIN. OVER THE SOUTHEAST HALF...
THE PRECIPITATION WAS LIGHTER AND EVEN MIXED WITH RAIN OVER THE FAR
SOUTH CENTRAL IN MENOMINEE AND DELTA COUNTIES. THE PRECIPITATION
ENDED WEST-TO-EAST ON 4/17 AS DRIER AIR OVERSPREAD THE AREA ONCE THE
SURFACE LOW HAD SHIFTED INTO LOWER MICHIGAN...BUT NOT BEFORE STORM
TOTAL SNOWFALL AND PRECIPITATION HAD REACHED AT LEAST 10 INCHES AND
AN INCH RESPECTIVELY OVER MUCH OF THE NORTHWEST HALF OF UPPER
MICHIGAN. SOME OF THE MORE IMPRESSIVE SNOW TOTALS INCLUDED 19.0
INCHES AT LAURIUM IN HOUGHTON COUNTY...18.0 INCHES NEAR SOUTH RANGE
IN HOUGHTON COUNTY...15.8 INCHES AT HERMAN IN BARAGA COUNTY...15.0
INCHES AT WATERSMEET IN GOGEBIC COUNTY AND CASPIAN IN IRON
COUNTY...14.2 INCHES AT BARAGA AND 14.0 INCHES AT MOHAWK IN KEWEENAW
COUNTY. NO MORE THAN AN INCH OF SNOW AND 0.10 TO 0.25 INCH OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ACROSS THE SOUTH CENTRAL FROM MENOMINEE TO
ESCANABA AND MANISTIQUE ON 4/16 INTO 4/17. UNDER THE CLOUDS AND
WINTRY PRECIPITATION...SOME NEW DAILY RECORD LOW MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURES WERE ESTABLISHED ON 4/17. LOTS OF CLOUDS ALONG WITH
SOME DRIZZLE AND FREEZING DRIZZLE LINGERED THROUGH THE NIGHT ON
4/17-4/18 BEFORE THE APPROACH OF HIGH PRESSURE BROUGHT A RETURN OF
MORE SUNSHINE IN THE AFTERNOON ON 4/18. THE MERCURY AVERAGED AROUND
10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL ON BOTH 4/17 AND 4/18.

AS THE UPPER TROUGH OVER THE EAST HALF OF NORTH AMERICA WEAKENED AND
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVED EAST ACROSS SOUTHERN CANADA...WINTER
WEARY RESIDENTS OF UPPER MICHIGAN ENJOYED A PERIOD OF WARMER WEATHER
JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER...WHICH FELL ON 4/20 THIS YEAR. MEAN DAILY
TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 5 AND 10 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE ON 4/19 ROSE TO
AROUND 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ON 4/20 AND 4/21 AS THE SOUTHWEST
WIND AROUND THE CANADIAN LOW ADVECTED WARMER AIR INTO THE UPPER
LAKES. SOME SHOWERS DEVELOPED ON 4/19 AS THIS WARMER AIR MOVED BACK
TOWARD THE UPPER LAKES AND CONTINUED INTO 4/20 AS ITS ATTENDANT COLD
FRONT SLIPPED THROUGH THE UPPER GREAT LAKES. SINCE THE FRONT STALLED
OUT JUST TO THE SOUTH...THE SHOWERS PERSISTED OVER THE SOUTH CENTRAL
COUNTIES INTO 4/21...WHEN THE PASSAGE OF A STRONGER SECONDARY COLD
FRONT ON 4/21 PUSHED THE SHOWERS TO THE SOUTH OF UPPER MICHIGAN AND
BROUGHT A RETURN OF COOLER WEATHER. TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 4/19 THROUGH
4/21 ADDED UP TO AS MUCH AS 0.25 TO 0.60 INCH SOUTHEAST OF A LINE
FROM IRON MOUNTAIN TO MUNISING AND NEWBERRY. LESS THAN 0.10 INCH
FELL AT MOST PLACES TO THE NORTHWEST.

THE UPPER TROUGH DEEPENED AGAIN OVER THE EAST HALF OF NORTH AMERICA
BEGINNING ON 4/22 AS NORTH WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 30 TO 35 MPH
BEHIND THE SECOND COLD FRONT THAT PASSED ON 4/21 DROVE COLDER AIR
BACK INTO THE GREAT LAKES. THIS UPPER TROUGH REMAINED DOMINANT
THROUGH THE LAST WEEK OF APRIL...WHICH ENDED UP MUCH COLDER THAN
NORMAL WITH MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURES FROM 4/22 THROUGH 4/30 RUNNING 5
TO 15 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE. THERE WERE SOME FLURRIES AND LOW CLOUDS
ON 4/22 ASSOCIATED WITH THE INFLUX OF COLDER AIR...BUT THEN CANADIAN
HIGH PRESSURE PASSING THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES BROUGHT A PERIOD OF
MOSTLY CLEAR WEATHER FROM LATER ON 4/22 INTO 4/24.

MORE RAIN MIXED WITH SNOW ARRIVED FROM THE WEST ON 4/24 AHEAD OF A
LOW PRESSURE TROUGH MOVING THROUGH THE UPPER MIDWEST. THIS MIXED
PRECIPITATION...WHICH FELL PRIMARILY AS SNOW OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN
OF THE WEST HALF...THEN DIMINISHED TO SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS BY THE MORNING ON 4/25 WITH THE ARRIVAL OF DRIER AIR ALOFT
FOLLOWING THE TROUGH PASSAGE. MOST PLACES OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF
THE NORTHWEST HALF REPORTED 2 TO 4 INCHES OF WET SNOW DURING THIS
EVENT...WITH AS MUCH AS 5 INCHES NEAR REDRIDGE IN HOUGHTON COUNTY
AND IN KEWEENAW COUNTY JUST INLAND FROM COPPER HARBOR. THE SNOW
ACCUMULATION WAS LESS THAN AN INCH OR TWO AWAY FROM THESE HIGHER
AREAS. TOTAL WATER EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION RANGED FROM 0.25 TO 0.75
INCH AT MOST PLACES...BUT AS MUCH AS 1.03 INCHES FELL AT MOHAWK IN
KEWEENAW COUNTY AND 0.90 INCH AT COPPER HARBOR.

MORNING CLOUDS...FLURRIES AS WELL AS DRIZZLE AND EVEN SOME FREEZING
DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING ON 4/26 GAVE WAY A MOSTLY SUNNY AFTERNOON AS
HIGH PRESSURE MOVED INTO NORTHWEST ONTARIO. THESE MOSTLY CLEAR
CONDITIONS DOMINATED INTO 4/27...WHEN INCREASING HIGH CLOUDS
STREAMING INTO THE UPPER GREAT LAKES HERALDED THE APPROACH OF A LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE PLAINS. DESPITE SOME SUNSHINE ON 4/26 AND
4/27...THOSE DAYS WERE BOTH RATHER CHILLY...WITH MEAN DAILY
TEMPERATURES NEAR 15 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL THANKS TO A CHILLY
AFTERNOON ON 4/26 THAT FEATURED MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES IN THE 30S AT
SOME PLACES AND A COLD EARLY MORNING ON 4/27. ALTHOUGH SOME RAIN IN
ADVANCE OF THE PLAINS LOW IMPACTED WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN AND SOME
AREAS FARTHER E NEAR THE WISCONSIN BORDER...THE DRY EAST TO
NORTHEAST WIND THAT GUSTED UP TO 30 MPH OUT OF THE HIGH IN ONTARIO
LIMITED THE SPREAD OF THIS RAIN FARTHER TO THE NORTH AND EAST.
WATERSMEET REPORTED THE MOST PRECIPITATION ON 4/27 INTO 4/28 WITH
0.27 INCH OF RAIN.

AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVED FROM THE PLAINS TOWARD THE UPPER
MIDWEST AND THE HIGH TO THE NORTHEAST RETREATED...RAIN...MIXED WITH
SNOW AT TIMES...OVERSPREAD THE U.P. ON 4/29. MOST OF THE SNOW
OCCURRED OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE NORTH CENTRAL...WHERE THE
MERCURY ROSE NO HIGHER THAN 36 AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS. THIS
PRECIPITATION DIMINISHED LATER IN THE DAY ON 4/29...BUT NOT BEFORE
AS MUCH AS 2 TO 4 INCHES OF WET SNOW HAD ACCUMULATED OVER THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTH CENTRAL. WATER EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION
RANGED FROM AROUND 0.25 INCH OVER THE KEWEENAW TO AS MUCH AS 1.08
INCHES AT NEWBERRY AND 0.99 INCH AT NEGAUNEE IN MARQUETTE COUNTY.
DURING THE NIGHT ON 4/29-4/30...AREAS OF DENSE FOG DEVELOPED. THIS
FOG DISSIPATED ONLY SLOWLY ON 4/30 UNDER A GOOD DEAL OF CLOUD COVER
THAT FINALLY GAVE WAY TO MORE SUNSHINE IN THE AFTERNOON.

                           JUNE FORECAST

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) IS FORECASTING A GREATER THAN
CLIMATOLOGICAL CHANCE OF A BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE AND
BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION OVER ALL OF UPPER MICHIGAN IN
JUNE 2014.

                          JUNE CLIMATOLOGY

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO RISE DURING JUNE AS DAILY POSSIBLE
SUNSHINE PEAKS AT 950 MINUTES AROUND THE SUMMER SOLSTICE...WHICH
OCCURS THIS YEAR AT 6:51 AM EDT ON 6/21. AT THE MARQUETTE NWS...THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 56 ON 6/1 INCREASES TO 64 BY 6/30. THE JUNE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT MOST PLACES OVER UPPER MICHIGAN IS ABOUT NINE
DEGREES HIGHER THAN IN MAY. AN INCREASE IN CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY FROM
MAY TO JUNE ALSO PUSHES AVERAGE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION UP AT MOST
LOCATIONS. SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS CAN DROP TORRENTIAL RAIN...AND
12.26 INCHES OF RAIN DELUGED THE MARQUETTE NWS IN JUNE 1968. THE
HIGHEST RECORD DAILY RAINFALL AMOUNT AT ALL STATIONS IN JUNE EXCEEDS
TWO INCHES.

EVEN THOUGH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE MONTH SHOW A STEADY
WARMING TREND...FROST REMAINS A THREAT EVEN LATE IN JUNE. THE LATEST
OCCURRENCE OF FREEZING TEMPERATURES AT THE MARQUETTE NWS IS 6/22...
AND AS LATE AS 6/26 AT NEWBERRY. SHELTERED COLD SPOTS IN THE
INTERIOR CAN HAVE FROST THROUGH 6/30. ALTHOUGH ACCUMULATING SNOW IS
RARE...IT CAN OCCUR EARLY IN THE MONTH. ON 6/2/98...HIGHER TERRAIN
AREAS IN NORTH CENTRAL UPPER MICHIGAN RECORDED A SLUSHY INCH OF
SNOW.

THE COOLEST JUNE IN RECENT MEMORY WAS IN 2004...WHEN TEMPERATURES
AVERAGED 2 TO 4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. BUT JUNE 1982 SAW EVEN LOWER
TEMPERATURES...ABOUT SIX OR SEVEN DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. IN FACT...
JUNE 1982 IS THE COOLEST SIXTH MONTH ON RECORD AT MUNISING (MONTHLY
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 52.9)...IRONWOOD (54.4)...MARQUETTE CITY
(54.4)...AND ONTONAGON (56.2). JUNE 1982 LANDED IN THE LIST OF TOP
TEN COOLEST AT MOST LOCATIONS.

ALTHOUGH EARLY SPRING CHILL CAN OCCUR IN JUNE...BLISTERING SUMMER
HOT SPELLS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES AT ALL
REPORTING STATIONS ARE BETWEEN 94 AND 100. AT ALMOST EVERY
LOCATION...JUNE 2005 IS AMONG THE TOP TEN WARMEST ON RECORD. A
SWELTERING HEAT WAVE WITH DAYTIME HIGHS IN THE 90S AWAY FROM THE
COOLING INFLUENCE OF THE GREAT LAKES DURING PART OF THE FOURTH WEEK
OF THAT MONTH PUSHED AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES 3 TO 6 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. AT ONTONAGON (67.9) AND MANISTIQUE (64.0)...JUNE 2005
IS THE WARMEST ON RECORD. JUNE 1995 WAS ALSO VERY WARM...WITH MEAN
TEMPERATURES AVERAGING AS MUCH AS 6 TO 7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. IN
FACT...THAT JUNE IS THE WARMEST ON RECORD AT THE MARQUETTE NWS
(66.3)...THE HOUGHTON COUNTY AIRPORT (66.1)...AND MUNISING (65.1).
ONLY AT IRONWOOD DID JUNE 1995 NOT END UP IN THE TOP TEN WARMEST. A
TORRID HEATWAVE AROUND MID MONTH PUSHED THE MERCURY UP TO THE
CENTURY MARK AT IRON MOUNTAIN ON 6/19/95. THE 78.6-DEGREE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE AT IRON MOUNTAIN BETWEEN 6/18 AND 6/25 IN 1995 PUTS THAT
EIGHT-DAY STRETCH IN THE RECORD BOOK AS THE WARMEST WEEK IN JUNE
EVER OBSERVED THERE. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE EXCEEDED 90 ON SEVEN OF
THOSE EIGHT DAYS.

                 OUTLOOK FOR SUMMER INTO EARLY FALL

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) IS FORECASTING A GREATER THAN
CLIMATOLOGICAL CHANCE OF A BELOW NORMAL 3-MONTH MEAN TEMPERATURE BUT
EQUAL CHANCES OF ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL 3-MONTH PRECIPITATION OVER
ALL OF UPPER MICHIGAN IN JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2014.

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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