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MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
600 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...MARCH 2014 CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR THE HOUGHTON COUNTY AIRPORT...

...VERY COLD...
...FOURTH COLDEST MARCH...

...MONTHLY PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL BELOW NORMAL...

                                    NORMAL   DEPARTURE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE         15.2     25.2  MINUS   10.0
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE    26.2     33.5  MINUS    7.3
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE      4.2     16.8  MINUS   12.6
HEATING DEGREE DAYS         1535     1235   PLUS    300
COOLING DEGREE DAYS            0        0             0
TOTAL PRECIPITATION         1.28     1.56  MINUS   0.28
TOTAL SNOWFALL              16.9     19.2  MINUS    2.3

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE:                    50 ON 3/30
LOWEST TEMPERATURE:                    -23 ON 3/3
GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION:       0.46 ON 3/27
GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL:             5.9 ON 3/27

DAILY RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 3/3...-23 /OLD RECORD
                                                  -21...2003/
DAILY RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 3/4...-13 /-12...1948/
DAILY RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 3/15...-10 /-9...1911/
DAILY RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 3/16...-20 /-4...1899/
FOURTH LOWEST MARCH MEAN TEMPERATURE...15.2 /RECORD 13.2...1888/
RECORD NUMBER OF SUB ZERO LOW TEMPERATURE DAYS...13 /11...2003/
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             ...RECORD COLDEST DECEMBER THROUGH MARCH...

           ...DECEMBER 2013-MARCH 2014 MEAN TEMPERATURE...

                                            PREVIOUS
             OBSERVED  NORMAL  DEPARTURE     RECORD     2013-14 RANK

HOUGHTON       10.7     19.5     -8.8   12.4 /1911-12/ RECORD COLDEST

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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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