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Monthly Climatological Summary
National Weather Service Marquette MI
711 PM EDT Fri May 20 2016

...April 2016 Climate Statistics For The Houghton County
Airport...

...Cool with above normal precipitation and snowfall...

                                    Normal   Departure
Average temperature         35.9     38.0  minus    2.1
Average high temperature    44.0     46.9  minus    2.9
Average low temperature     27.7     29.0  minus    1.3
Heating degree days          867      812   plus     55
Cooling degree days            0        1  minus      1
Total precipitation         2.20     1.84   plus   0.36
Total snowfall              15.1      7.8   plus    7.3

Highest temperature:                    76 on 4/17
Lowest temperature:                      7 on 4/4 and 4/5
Greatest 24 hour precipitation:       0.85 on 4/25
Greatest 24 hour snowfall:             5.5 on 4/5-4/6

Daily record high maximum temperature on 4/17...76 /old record
                                                    74...1976&87/
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      ...September Through April Climate Stats For Houghton...

            ...Second warmest September through April...
                 ...Wet but below normal snowfall...

                         Average Temperature

               Observed Normal Departure     Record           Rank

Houghton         35.3    30.6     +4.7   35.9 /2011-12/   2nd warmest

                            Precipitation

               Observed Normal Departure     Record           Rank

Houghton        22.63   17.81    +4.82  35.33 /1985-86/       ****

                               Snowfall

               Observed Normal Departure     Record           Rank

Houghton        198.8   206.7     -7.9   81.3 /1930-31/       ****

**** 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.
Contact the National Climatic Data center at (828)271-4800 or
www.ncdc.noaa.gov.

KC



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