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CLIMATE REPORT...PRELIMINARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
1005 PM EDT WED JUL 24 2013

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...THE MARQUETTE MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 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   06/30/1963
 LOW               25   06/04/1964
HIGHEST            86   06/26        70      16       88  06/20
                                                          06/10
LOWEST             32   06/03        48     -16       33  06/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     70.0              71.7    -1.7     74.9
AVG. MINIMUM     48.9              49.4    -0.5     52.5
MEAN             59.5              60.6    -1.1     63.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.7    -0.7        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1               0.0     1.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.26   1968
 MINIMUM         0.61   1992
TOTALS           3.31              2.84    0.47     3.57
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.09    0.02     0.12
DAYS >= .01        14              12.2     1.8       15
DAYS >= .10         7               6.8     0.2        9
DAYS >= .50         3               1.8     1.2        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.69   06/20 TO 06/21

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   1998
                        1990
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1       214.7             203.3    11.4    152.8
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     198               182      16      119
 SINCE 7/1       9341              9334       7     7772
COOLING TOTAL      39                48      -9       85
 SINCE 1/1         52                60      -8      112
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              MM
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    33/315    DATE  06/26

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               17     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     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 2013 MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR UPPER MICHIGAN...
(THIS DISCUSSION DOES NOT INCLUDE CHIPPEWA AND MACKINAC COUNTIES)

...WET OVER THE WEST TO DRY OVER THE EAST...

...COOL...

JUNE CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR THE MARQUETTE NWS IN NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP

                                    NORMAL   DEPARTURE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE         59.5     60.6  MINUS    1.1
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE    70.0     71.7  MINUS    1.7
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE     48.9     49.4  MINUS    0.5
HEATING DEGREE DAYS          198      182   PLUS     16
COOLING DEGREE DAYS           39       48  MINUS      9
TOTAL PRECIPITATION         3.31     2.84   PLUS   0.47
TOTAL SNOWFALL                 0        0             0

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE:                    86 ON 6/26
LOWEST TEMPERATURE:                     32 ON 6/3
GREATEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  0.63 ON 6/26
GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION:       0.69 ON 6/20-6/21
GREATEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:          0
GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL:               0
PEAK WIND SPEED: 33 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON 6/26

DAILY RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 6/18...36 (OLD RECORD
                                                   38...1965/83)
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GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS (FEET/METERS ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL)

                            LAKE SUPERIOR  LAKE MICHIGAN-HURON
6/01/13 DAILY MEAN          601.15/183.23     577.46/176.01
6/30/13 DAILY MEAN          601.43/183.32     577.71/176.09
AVG MAY 2013 DAILY MEAN     600.77/183.11     577.21/175.93
AVG JUN 2012 DAILY MEAN     601.04/183.20     577.65/176.07
LONG TERM JUN DAILY MEAN    601.80/183.44     579.20/176.55
MAXIMUM JUN DAILY MEAN      602.90/183.76     581.80/177.33
                                (1986)           (1986)
MINIMUM JUN DAILY MEAN      599.90/182.85     576.60/175.76
                                (1926)           (1964)

...GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS CONTINUE TO REBOUND IN JUNE...

THANKS TO SOME HEAVY LATE WINTER AND SPRING PRECIPITATION AND SNOW
MELT IN THE LAKE SUPERIOR AND MICHIGAN-HURON DRAINAGE BASINS...THE
WATER LEVELS ON THESE LAKES CONTINUED A STEADY RISE IN JUNE. LEVELS
ROSE ABOUT 3 INCHES ON ALL THREE LAKES...BUT LAKES MICHIGAN-HURON
STILL REMAINED ALMOST 18 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AT THE END OF JUNE.
THE LEVEL OF LAKE SUPERIOR WAS 4 TO 5 INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY
AVERAGE ON 6/30.

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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                        JUNE CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHEST REPORTED TEMPERATURE...91 AT PELKIE IN BARAGA COUNTY ON 6/25

LOWEST REPORTED TEMPERATURE...23 AT LOCATION 10 MILES SOUTH OF
                               MUNISING ON 6/4

HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...63.0 DEGREES AT IRON MOUNTAIN

LOWEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...54.0 DEGREES AT COPPER HARBOR

HIGHEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...6.67 INCHES AT ATLANTIC MINE IN
                                 HOUGHTON COUNTY

LOWEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...1.91 INCHES AT COOKS IN SCHOOLCRAFT
                                COUNTY

OVERALL...JUNE 2013 ENDED UP WETTER AND COOLER THAN NORMAL AT MOST
PLACES...THE FIFTH MONTH IN A ROW A PERSISTENT UPPER TROUGH IN
EASTERN CANADA AND A NW FLOW ALOFT OVER THE GREAT LAKES DOMINATED
THE WEATHER PATTERN. MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM 54 TO 63
DEGREES ACROSS UPPER MICHIGAN IN JUNE RAN FROM NEAR NORMAL TO AS
MUCH AS 2 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE. THE JUNE MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS
8 TO 12 DEGREES WARMER THAN THE MAY AVERAGE.

AS HAS BEEN THE CASE IN RECENT MONTHS...THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION
FELL OVER WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN IN JUNE. MANY LOCATIONS FROM
IRONWOOD THROUGH THE KEWEENAW LOGGED 5 TO 6 INCHES OR MORE OF RAIN
DURING JUNE...AS MUCH AS 150 TO 175 PERCENT OF THE MONTHLY NORMAL.
THIS HEAVY JUNE RAINFALL LIFTED PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS FOR THE FIRST
HALF OF 2013 TO NEAR RECORD AMOUNTS AT SOME LOCATIONS. AT
IRONWOOD...THE 25.28 INCHES THAT FELL FROM 1/1 THROUGH 6/30 THIS
YEAR IS SECOND ONLY TO THE 25.41 INCHES MEASURED IN JANUARY THROUGH
JUNE IN 1939 FOR THE HIGHEST FIRST SIX MONTH PRECIPITATION SINCE
1901. OVER THE EAST...WHERE PRECIPITATION THE FIRST HALF OF 2013 HAS
BEEN CLOSER TO NORMAL...JUNE RAINFALL WAS A MORE MODEST 2 TO 3
INCHES...AS LITTLE AS 75 PERCENT OF NORMAL AT MANISTIQUE.

THE BULK OF THE JUNE RAIN FELL DURING THE FIRST AND FOURTH WEEKS OF
THE MONTH. A STRONG COLD FRONT PASSING THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES
DURING THE OVERNIGHT OF 6/1-6/2 CAUSED NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS. AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN FELL AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS
OVER THE CENTRAL AND EAST...WITH UP TO 1.34 INCHES AT IRON MOUNTAIN.
AN APPROACHING WARM FRONT CAUSED SOME LOCALLY HEAVIER RAINS ON 6/5
AND 6/6 OVER THE FAR WEST...WHERE AS MUCH AS 1.16 INCHES AND 1.14
INCHES FELL AT IRONWOOD AND WATERSMEET IN GOGEBIC COUNTY
RESPECTIVELY. DURING ONE PARTICULARLY WET PERIOD ON 6/20 THROUGH
6/22 WHEN A STATIONARY FRONT WAS DRAPED ACROSS UPPER MICHIGAN...2
INCHES OR MORE OF RAIN INUNDATED A NUMBER OF WESTERN LOCATIONS. SOME
OF THE MORE NOTABLE RAINFALL REPORTS DURING THIS TIME INCLUDED 2.57
INCHES AT BARAGA...2.46 INCHES AT IRONWOOD...AND 2.36 INCHES AT
HOUGHTON. A STRONG UPPER DISTURBANCE CROSSING THE GREAT LAKES CAUSED
MORE HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ON 6/26 INTO 6/28. AS MUCH AS
2.59 INCHES AND 2.51 INCHES OF RAIN DELUGED IRON MOUNTAIN AND
STAMBAUGH IN IRON COUNTY RESPECTIVELY DURING THIS PERIOD.

THE ONLY PERIOD OF GENUINE SUMMER WARMTH TO INFLUENCE UPPER MICHIGAN
OCCURRED FROM 6/23 INTO 6/27...WHEN AN UPPER RIDGE BUILT INTO THE
GREAT LAKES AND TEMPORARILY DISLODGED THE PERSISTENT COOL NORTHWEST
FLOW. MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURES AVERAGED AROUND 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL
DURING THIS TIME...AND THE ONLY 90-DEGREE TEMPERATURES OBSERVED OVER
THE U.P. IN JUNE OCCURRED ON 6/25. PELKIE IN BARAGA COUNTY REPORTED
THE HIGHEST MAXIMUM OF 91 ON THAT DATE. ON THE OTHER HAND...COOL
AIRMASSES INVADED THE UPPER GREAT LAKES ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS IN
JUNE. THE COOLEST PERIODS WERE 6/2 THROUGH 6/6 AND ON 6/17 INTO
6/19. THE MERCURY RAN ABOUT 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL DURING THESE
PERIODS...AND AT LEAST A FEW OF THE INTERIOR COLD SPOTS REPORTED A
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE IN THE 20S ON 6/3...6/4...6/18 AND 6/19.
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 ...CHILLY WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION IN MARCH THROUGH JUNE...

                  MARCH-JUNE 2013 MEAN TEMPERATURE

              OBSERVED  NORMAL  DEPARTURE      RECORD      2013 RANK

IRONWOOD        40.1     44.3      -4.2     39.3 /1996/   3RD COOLEST

MARQUETTE CITY  41.4     44.9      -3.5     40.3 /1996/   4TH COOLEST

MARQUETTE NWS   40.3     43.3      -3.0     39.9 /1996/   6TH COOLEST

MANISTIQUE      41.4     43.0      -1.6     39.2 /1996/  10TH COOLEST

HOUGHTON        39.7     43.1      -3.4     36.6 /1888/  13TH COOLEST

IRON MOUNTAIN   44.0     46.6      -2.6     42.2 /1950/  15TH COOLEST

MUNISING        40.9     43.9      -3.0     36.9 /1917/  17TH COOLEST

NEWBERRY        43.4     43.5      -0.1     39.1 /1926/       ****

                    MARCH-JUNE 2013 PRECIPITATION

                                               RECORD
              OBSERVED  NORMAL  DEPARTURE  /OR PREVIOUS/   2013 RANK

IRONWOOD       21.11    11.41     +9.70    20.31/1939/     NEW RECORD

HOUGHTON       14.63     8.48     +6.15    18.04 /1916/   7TH HIGHEST

MARQUETTE NWS  15.10    11.93     +3.17    20.13 /1973/   9TH HIGHEST

IRON MOUNTAIN  13.88    10.53     +3.35    18.46 /1916/  16TH HIGHEST

MARQUETTE CITY 11.43     9.66     +1.77    19.15 /1960/  18TH HIGHEST

MUNISING       12.34    10.63     +1.71    18.38 /1939/  19TH HIGHEST

NEWBERRY       10.76    10.08     +0.68    21.04 /2002/      ****

MANISTIQUE      9.53     9.18     +0.35    19.66 /1960/      ****

**** NOT IN TOP 25
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SOME OTHER TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION OBSERVATIONS ACROSS UPPER
MICHIGAN IN JUNE 2013 INCLUDE:

IRONWOOD...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 59.9 (1.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
           PRECIPITATION 5.44 INCHES (1.78 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

WATERSMEET (GOGEBIC COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 6.29 INCHES

ONTONAGON...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 60.6 (1.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
 (6 MILES   PRECIPITATION 4.09 INCHES (1.06 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)
  INLAND)

ROCKLAND (ONTONAGON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 4.91 INCHES

GREENLAND (ONTONAGON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 58.5 DEGREES
                               PRECIPITATION 5.63 INCHES

BERGLAND DAM (ONTONAGON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 58.9 DEGREES
                                  PRECIPITATION 4.53 INCHES

TWIN LAKES (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 58.5 DEGREES
                               PRECIPITATION 4.62 INCHES

HOUGHTON COUNTY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 58.7 (0.6 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL)
 AIRPORT          PRECIPITATION 3.48 INCHES (0.90 INCH ABOVE NORMAL)

ATLANTIC MINE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 6.67 INCHES


MOHAWK (KEWEENAW COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 4.26 INCHES

COPPER HARBOR...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 54.0 DEGREES
                PRECIPITATION 2.47 INCHES

JACOBSVILLE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 56.3 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 4.65 INCHES

BARAGA...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 60.4 DEGREES
         PRECIPITATION 4.22 INCHES

WATTON (BARAGA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 57.7 DEGREES
                         PRECIPITATION 3.69 INCHES

HERMAN (BARAGA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 57.8 DEGREES
                         PRECIPITATION 3.39 INCHES

CLARKSBURG (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 58.1 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 4.96 INCHES

WITCH LAKE (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 4.23 INCHES

BIG BAY (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 57.2 DEGREES
                             PRECIPITATION 3.72 INCHES

MARQUETTE CITY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 58.0 (1.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
                 PRECIPITATION 3.65 INCHES (0.97 INCH ABOVE NORMAL)

HARVEY (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 59.4 DEGREES
                            PRECIPITATION 4.26 INCHES

GWINN (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 4.60 INCHES

CHATHAM (ALGER COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 59.5 DEGREES
                         PRECIPITATION 2.77 INCHES

MUNISING...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 57.4 (1.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
           PRECIPITATION 2.81 INCHES (0.55 INCH BELOW NORMAL)

NEWBERRY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 60.9 (0.4 DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL)
           PRECIPITATION 2.52 INCHES (0.46 INCH BELOW NORMAL)

STAMBAUGH (IRON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 59.0 DEGREES
                          PRECIPITATION 5.10 INCHES

AMASA (IRON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 2.96 INCHES

IRON MOUNTAIN...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 63.0 (0.6 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL)
                PRECIPITATION 4.68 INCHES (1.20 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

NORWAY (DICKINSON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 62.7 DEGREES
                            PRECIPITATION 2.24 INCHES

DAGGETT (MENOMINEE COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 2.59 INCHES

MENOMINEE...PRECIPITATION 4.53 INCHES

GLADSTONE (DELTA COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 2.86 INCHES

GARDEN CORNERS (DELTA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 60.3 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 1.97 INCHES

COOKS (SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 1.91 INCHES

MANISTIQUE...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 57.0 (1.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
             PRECIPITATION 2.20 INCHES (0.75 INCH BELOW NORMAL)

                        JUNE WEATHER SUMMARY

MORE TO COME LATER.

                          AUGUST FORECAST

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) IS FORECASTING AN EQUAL CHANCE
OF AN ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE AND 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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