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Monthly Climatological Summary
National Weather Service Marquette MI
810 PM EST Sat Jan 21 2017

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

...Precipitation and Snowfall Well Above Normal...

...Monthly Mean Temperature a Bit Above Normal...

                                    Normal   Departure
Average temperature         21.4     20.2   plus    1.2
Average high temperature    27.4     26.2   plus    1.2
Average low temperature     15.5     14.2   plus    1.3
Heating degree days         1344     1389  minus     45
Cooling degree days            0        0             0
Total precipitation         4.69     1.89   plus   2.80
Total snowfall              76.9     52.9   plus   24.0

Highest temperature:                    44 on 12/26
Lowest temperature:                     -8 on 12/19
Greatest 24 hour precipitation:       0.57 on 12/9
Greatest 24 hour snowfall:             7.6 on 12/9

No new monthly or daily records established in December 2016
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    ...January through December 2016 Climate Stats for Houghton...

                      ...Warmer Than Normal...
            ...Above Normal Precipitation and Snowfall...

                         Average Temperature

            Observed Normal Departure     Record          Rank
Houghton      43.4    40.5    +2.9      44.7 /1987/    6th Warmest

                            Precipitation

            Observed Normal Departure     Record          Rank
Houghton     40.17   32.18    +7.99    53.43 /1985/   15th Highest

                               Snowfall

            Observed Normal Departure     Record          Rank
Houghton     245.8   207.7    +38.1    356.2 /1989/   13th Highest
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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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