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Monthly Climatological Summary
National Weather Service Marquette MI
230 PM EST Wed Feb 15 2017

...January 2017 Climate Statistics For The Houghton County Airport...

...Monthly Mean Temperature Well Above Normal...
...Ninth Warmest January...

...Above Normal Precipitation but Below Normal Snowfall...

                                    Normal   Departure
Average temperature         21.5     15.5   plus    6.0
Average high temperature    26.9     22.1   plus    4.8
Average low temperature     16.1      8.8   plus    7.3
Heating degree days         1342     1536  minus    194
Cooling degree days            0        0             0
Total precipitation         3.15     2.58   plus   0.57
Total snowfall              53.6     68.8  minus   15.2

Highest temperature:                    40 on 1/18
Lowest temperature:                      1 on 1/7 and 1/15
Greatest 24 hour precipitation:       0.65 on 1/10-1/11
Greatest 24 hour snowfall:            10.3 on 1/10-1/11

Daily Record High Minimum Temperature on 1/23...34 /Old Record
                                                    33...1969/
Daily Record High Minimum Temperature Tied on 1/24...33 /33...2010/
Daily Record High Minimum Temperature on 1/25...31 /30...1973/
Ninth Highest January Mean Temperature...21.5 /Record 25.1...2006/
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         ...August Through January Very Warm at Houghton...

                         Average Temperature

            Observed Normal Departure     Record          Rank
Houghton      43.0    38.2    +4.8    44.2 /1931-32/   3rd Warmest
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Manual records at the Houghton County Airport began in August 1952
but ended in October 2000. The data listed here for times since
October 2000 are taken from the automated surface observation system
near the original observation site. These observations are compared
to normals for 1981 to 2010. Any data listed from years before 1952
were taken at nearby sites. 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.

NWS Marquette web page is at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mqt/index.htm.
Contact the National Climatic Data center at (828)271-4800 or
www.ncdc.noaa.gov.

KC



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