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MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
234 PM CST FRI JAN 29 2015

...DECEMBER 2015 CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR IRON MOUNTAIN-KINGSFORD
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT NEAR IRON MOUNTAIN...

...RECORD WARMEST DECEMBER...

...RECORD WETTEST DECEMBER BUT BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL...

                                    NORMAL   DEPARTURE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE         30.6     19.4   PLUS   11.2
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE    36.2     28.3   PLUS    7.9
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE     24.9     10.5   PLUS   14.3
HEATING DEGREE DAYS         1062     1413  MINUS    351
COOLING DEGREE DAYS            0        0             0
TOTAL PRECIPITATION         4.05     1.55   PLUS   2.50
TOTAL SNOWFALL               5.3     13.9  MINUS    8.6

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE:                    55 ON 12/4
LOWEST TEMPERATURE:                     10 ON 12/19
GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION:       1.17 ON 12/14
GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL:             5.0 ON 12/28-12/29

DAILY RECORD MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE TIED ON 12/4...55 /OLD RECORD
                                                    55...1913/
DAILY RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 12/11...35 /32...1931/
DAILY RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 12/14...37 /34...1928/
DAILY RECORD PRECIPITATION ON 12/14...1.17 /0.87...1995/
DAILY RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 12/23...49 /43...1920/
DAILY RECORD PRECIPITATION ON 12/29...0.58 /0.42...1972/
RECORD HIGHEST DECEMBER MEAN TEMPERATURE...30.6 /29.9...1920/
RECORD HIGHEST DECEMBER PRECIPITATION TIED...4.05 /4.05...1927/
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  ...SEPTEMBER THROUGH DECEMBER CLIMATE STATS FOR IRON MOUNTAIN...

               ...SECOND WARMEST LAST FOUR MONTHS...
                ...WET BUT BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL...

                         AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

               OBSERVED NORMAL DEPARTURE   RECORD         RANK

IRON MOUNTAIN    44.6    38.4    +6.2    45.9 /1931/   2ND WARMEST

                            PRECIPITATION

               OBSERVED NORMAL DEPARTURE   RECORD         RANK

IRON MOUNTAIN   12.82   10.25    +2.57  15.44 /2014/  13TH HIGHEST

                               SNOWFALL

               OBSERVED NORMAL DEPARTURE   RECORD         RANK

IRON MOUNTAIN     7.3    20.1    -12.8   2.2 /1904/     7TH LOWEST
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NOTE THAT STATISTICS FOR THE IRON MOUNTAIN-KINGSFORD WASTEWATER
TREATMENT PLANT COOPERATIVE OBSERVER SITE NEAR IRON MOUNTAIN ARE
BASED ON RECORDS WHICH BEGAN IN MARCH 1931. ANY DATA LISTED FROM
YEARS BEFORE 1931 WERE TAKEN AT NEARBY SITES. NORMALS USED ARE FOR
THE PERIOD 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.

NWS MARQUETTE WEB PAGE IS AT HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/MQT/INDEX.HTM
(ALL LOWER CASE). SEE ARBCLMMQT (CXUS53 KMQT) FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON
UPPER MICHIGAN CLIMATE. CONTACT THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER AT
(828) 271-4800 OR WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV.

KC



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