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MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
335 PM EST FRI JAN 29 2015

...DECEMBER 2015 CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR THE HOUGHTON COUNTY
AIRPORT...

...RECORD WARMEST DECEMBER...

...WETTER THAN NORMAL BUT WELL BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL...

                                    NORMAL   DEPARTURE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE         30.7     20.2   PLUS   10.5
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE    34.9     26.2   PLUS    8.7
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE     26.5     14.2   PLUS   12.3
HEATING DEGREE DAYS         1058     1389  MINUS    331
COOLING DEGREE DAYS            0        0             0
TOTAL PRECIPITATION         4.46     1.89   PLUS   2.57
TOTAL SNOWFALL              27.2     52.9  MINUS   25.7

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE:                    53 ON 12/5
LOWEST TEMPERATURE:                     15 ON 12/28
GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION:       0.90 ON 12/23-12/24
GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL:             7.5 ON 12/26-12/27

DAILY RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 12/5...55 /OLD RECORD
                                                    52...2001/
DAILY RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE TIED ON 12/8...43 /43...1894/
DAILY RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 12/10...38 /35...1891/
DAILY RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 12/13...36 /35...1993&2006/
DAILY RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE TIED ON 12/23...33 /33...1952/
RECORD HIGHEST DECEMBER MEAN TEMPERATURE...30.7 /28.6...1891/
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    ...SEPTEMBER THROUGH DECEMBER CLIMATE STATS FOR HOUGHTON...

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

                         AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

               OBSERVED NORMAL DEPARTURE   RECORD          RANK

HOUGHTON         44.1    37.5    +6.6    44.5 /1931/    2ND WARMEST

                            PRECIPITATION

               OBSERVED NORMAL DEPARTURE   RECORD          RANK

HOUGHTON        11.59   10.46    +1.13  23.88 /1985/       ****

                               SNOWFALL

               OBSERVED NORMAL DEPARTURE   RECORD          RANK

HOUGHTON         38.9    80.0    -41.1   8.0 /1931/     18TH LOWEST

**** RANK NOT IN TOP 25
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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
(ALL LOWER CASE). CONTACT THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER AT (828)
271-4800 OR WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV.

KC



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