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Monthly Climatological Summary
National Weather Service Marquette MI
1023 AM EDT Fri Mar 24 2017

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

...Monthly Mean Temperature Well Above Normal...
...Sixth Warmest February...

...Above Normal Precipitation and Snowfall...

                                    Normal   Departure
Average temperature         23.9     16.9   plus    7.0
Average high temperature    31.0     24.6   plus    6.4
Average low temperature     16.9      9.1   plus    7.8
Heating degree days         1142     1348  minus    206
Cooling degree days            0        0             0
Total precipitation         2.84     1.37   plus   1.47
Total snowfall              43.2     30.9   plus   12.3

Highest temperature:                    49 on 2/17
Lowest temperature:                   zero on 2/16
Greatest 24 hour precipitation:       0.53 on 2/7-2/8
Greatest 24 hour snowfall:             9.6 on 2/24-2/25

Daily Record High Minimum Temperature on 2/18...36 /Old Record
                                                    35...1981/
Daily Record High Minimum Temperature on 2/21...36 /30...1985&2012/
Daily Record High Maximum Temperature on 2/21...48 /47...1961/
Daily Record Snowfall on 2.25...7.2 /7.0...1945/
Sixth Highest February Mean Temperature...23.9 /Record 30.3...1998/
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     ...December Through February Climate Stats for Houghton...

                           ...Very Warm...
           ...Above Normal Precipitation and Snowfall...

                         Average Temperature

            Observed Normal Departure     Record          Rank
Houghton      22.2    17.6    +4.6    26.0 /1997-98/   8th warmest

                            Precipitation

            Observed Normal Departure     Record          Rank
Houghton     10.68    5.84    +4.84  15.51 /1983-84/  24th highest

                              Snowfall

            Observed Normal Departure     Record          Rank
Houghton     173.7   152.6    +21.1  247.1 /1978-79/  18th highest
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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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