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Monthly Climatological Summary
National Weather Service Marquette MI
421 AM CDT Thu Sep 15 2016

...August 2016 Climate Statistics for Iron Mountain-Kingsford
Wastewater Treatment Plant near Iron Mountain...

...Very Warm and a Bit Wetter than Normal...
...Fourth Warmest August...

                                    Normal   Departure
Average temperature         70.1     66.4   plus    3.7
Average high temperature    80.8     78.3   plus    2.5
Average low temperature     59.4     54.5   plus    4.9
Heating degree days           13       57  minus     44
Cooling degree days          178      100   plus     78
Total precipitation         3.56     3.26   plus   0.30
Total snowfall                 0        0             0

Highest temperature:                    92 on 8/3
Lowest temperature:                     44 on 8/22
Greatest 24 hour precipitation:       1.79 on 8/20-8/21
Greatest 24 hour snowfall:               0

Daily record high maximum temperature tied on 8/3...92 /old record
                                                     92...1988&89/
Daily record high minimum temperature tied on 8/4...71 /71...1944/
Fourth highest August average temperature...70.1 /record 72.4...1947/
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  ...June through August Summer Climate Stats for Iron Mountain...

             ...Warm with a Bit Below Normal Rainfall...

                         Average Temperature

               Observed Normal Departure    Record          Rank
Iron Mountain    68.0    66.0    +2.0     71.2 /1921/   13th Warmest

                            Precipitation

               Observed Normal Departure    Record          Rank
Iron Mountain    9.81   10.19    -0.38   21.80 /1951/       ****

**** Rank not in Top 25
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    ...September Through August Climate Stats for Iron Mountain...

            ...Second warmest September through August...
                   ...Above Normal Precipitation...

                         Average Temperature

              Observed Normal Departure     Record           Rank
Iron Mountain   45.7    42.3     +3.4    46.6 /2011-12/   2nd warmest

                            Precipitation

              Observed Normal Departure     Record           Rank
Iron Mountain  31.93   29.72    +2.21   37.87 /1998-99/  24th highest
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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.
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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