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CLIMATE REPORT...PRELIMINARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
620 AM EDT THU JUL 3 2014

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...THE MARQUETTE MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 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              99   06/30/1963
 LOW               25   06/04/1964
HIGHEST            85   06/30        70      15       86  06/26
                        06/28
LOWEST             37   06/14        48     -11       32  06/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     71.8              71.7     0.1     70.0
AVG. MINIMUM     50.3              49.4     0.9     48.9
MEAN             61.1              60.6     0.5     59.5
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           5.63              2.84    2.79     3.31
DAILY AVG.       0.19              0.09    0.10     0.11
DAYS >= .01        14              12.2     1.8       14
DAYS >= .10         9               6.8     2.2        7
DAYS >= .50         4               1.8     2.2        3
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.4     1.6        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.01   06/23 TO 06/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   1998
                        1990
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1       198.9             203.3    -4.4    214.7
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      0.0   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     163               182     -19      198
 SINCE 7/1      10399              9334    1065     9341
COOLING TOTAL      54                48       6       39
 SINCE 1/1         74                60      14       52
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              MM
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    36/225    DATE  06/30

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                3     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               19     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      2
HAZE                      0

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...JUNE 2014 MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR UPPER MICHIGAN...
/THIS DISCUSSION DOES NOT INCLUDE CHIPPEWA AND MACKINAC COUNTIES/

...GENERALLY WET...
...SIXTH WETTEST JUNE AT THE MARQUETTE NWS...

...GENERALLY WARM OVER THE INTERIOR BUT COOL ALONG THE GREAT LAKES...


JUNE CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR THE MARQUETTE NWS IN NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP

                                    NORMAL   DEPARTURE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE         61.1     60.6   PLUS    0.5
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE    71.8     71.7   PLUS    0.1
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE     50.3     49.4   PLUS    0.9
HEATING DEGREE DAYS          163      182  MINUS     19
COOLING DEGREE DAYS           54       48   PLUS      6
TOTAL PRECIPITATION         5.63     2.84   PLUS   2.79
TOTAL SNOWFALL                 0        0             0

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE:                    85 ON 6/28 AND 6/30
LOWEST TEMPERATURE:                     37 ON 6/14
GREATEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  1.67 ON 6/23
GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION:       2.01 ON 6/23-6/24
PEAK WIND SPEED: 36 MPH FROM THE SOUTHWEST ON 6/30

DAILY RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 6/1...60 /OLD RECORD
                                                   59...1987/
DAILY RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 6/2...64 /60...1963/
DAILY RECORD PRECIPITATION ON 6/23...1.67 /0.61...2002/
SIXTH HIGHEST JUNE PRECIPITATION...5.63 /RECORD 12.26...1968/
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GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS (FEET/METERS ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL)

                            LAKE SUPERIOR  LAKE MICHIGAN-HURON
06/01/14 DAILY MEAN         602.15/183.54     578.52/176.33
06/30/14 DAILY MEAN         602.45/183.63     578.84/176.43
AVG MAY 2014 DAILY MEAN     601.95/183.47     578.30/176.27
AVG JUN 2013 DAILY MEAN     601.26/183.26     577.59/176.05
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 CONTINUE STEADY RISE IN JUNE...

THE COMBINATION OF RUNOFF FROM SPRING SNOWMELT AND HEAVY
PRECIPITATION THIS YEAR AS WELL AS REDUCED EVAPORATION DUE TO CHILLY
WATER TEMPERATURES CAUSED GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS TO RISE STEADILY
IN JUNE. IN FACT...THERE WAS STILL SOME ICE ON LAKE SUPERIOR DURING
THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE BEFORE THE LAST REMNANTS FINALLY MELTED. BY
THE END OF THE MONTH...THE LAKE SUPERIOR WATER LEVEL WAS OVER 14
INCHES HIGHER THAN IN JUNE 2013 AND ABOUT 7 INCHES ABOVE THE LONG
TERM NORMAL. THE LEVEL OF LAKES MICHIGAN/HURON ON 6/30 WAS ABOUT 15
INCHES HIGHER THAN DURING LAST JUNE BUT STILL 4 TO 5 INCHES BELOW
THE LONG TERM AVERAGE.

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...92 NEAR BARAGA ON 6/28

LOWEST REPORTED TEMPERATURE...28 AT A SITE 5 MILES INLAND FROM
                               MUNISING ON 6/14

HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...64.3 DEGREES AT A SITE 6 MILES INLAND
                               FROM ONTONAGON

LOWEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...55.2 DEGREES AT JACOBSVILLE IN HOUGHTON
                              COUNTY

HIGHEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...5.52 INCHES AT IRONWOOD

LOWEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...2.03 INCHES AT NEWBERRY

MORE TO COME LATER.
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SOME OTHER TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION OBSERVATIONS ACROSS UPPER
MICHIGAN IN JUNE 2014 INCLUDE:

IRONWOOD...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 62.2 (0.9 DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL)
           PRECIPITATION 5.52 INCHES (1.86 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

WATERSMEET (GOGEBIC COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 5.39 INCHES

ONTONAGON...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 64.3 (2.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL)
 (6 MILES   PRECIPITATION 4.01 INCHES (0.98 INCH ABOVE NORMAL)
  INLAND)

GREENLAND (ONTONAGON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 60.3 DEGREES
                               PRECIPITATION 4.22 INCHES

BERGLAND DAM (ONTONAGON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 4.85 INCHES

HOUGHTON COUNTY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 58.9 (0.4 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL)
 AIRPORT        PRECIPITATION 5.12 INCHES (2.54 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

ATLANTIC MINE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 3.21 INCHES

MOHAWK (KEWEENAW COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 60.4 DEGREES
                           PRECIPITATION 4.94 INCHES

COPPER HARBOR...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 56.5 DEGREES
                PRECIPITATION 2.87 INCHES

JACOBSVILLE (HOUGHTON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 55.2 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 3.40 INCHES

WATTON (BARAGA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 60.6 DEGREES
                         PRECIPITATION 3.64 INCHES

HERMAN (BARAGA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 58.6 DEGREES
                         PRECIPITATION 2.70 INCHES

CLARKSBURG (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 59.6 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 3.81 INCHES

BIG BAY (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 58.3 DEGREES
                             PRECIPITATION 2.08 INCHES

MARQUETTE CITY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 56.4 (3.5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
                 PRECIPITATION 2.88 INCHES (0.20 INCH ABOVE NORMAL)

HARVEY (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 3.01 INCHES

GWINN (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 3.73 INCHES

MUNISING...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 57.9 (1.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
            PRECIPITATION 3.20 INCHES (0.16 INCH BELOW NORMAL)

NEWBERRY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 61.4 (0.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL)
           PRECIPITATION 2.03 INCHES (0.95 INCH BELOW NORMAL)

STAMBAUGH (IRON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 61.5 DEGREES
                          PRECIPITATION 4.39 INCHES

AMASA (IRON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 2.72 INCHES

IRON MOUNTAIN...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 64.2 (0.6 DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL)
                PRECIPITATION 3.41 INCHES (0.07 INCH BELOW NORMAL)

NORWAY (DICKINSON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 3.10 INCHES

MENOMINEE...PRECIPITATION 2.60 INCHES

GLADSTONE (DELTA COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 4.38 INCHES

GARDEN CORNERS (DELTA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 62.0 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 5.47 INCHES

COOKS (SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 4.65 INCHES

MANISTIQUE...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 57.8 (1.1 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
             PRECIPITATION 3.60 INCHES (0.65 INCH ABOVE NORMAL)

                        JUNE WEATHER SUMMARY

MORE TO COME LATER.

                           JULY FORECAST

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) IS FORECASTING EQUAL CHANCES OF
AN ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE AND ABOVE AND
BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION OVER ALL OF UPPER MICHIGAN IN
JULY 2014.

                          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 FALL

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) IS FORECASTING EQUAL CHANCES OF
AN ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL 3-MONTH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AND ABOVE AND
BELOW NORMAL 3-MONTH PRECIPITATION OVER ALL OF UPPER MICHIGAN IN
AUGUST THROUGH OCTOBER 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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