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Monthly Climatological Summary...Correction
National Weather Service Marquette
MI 303 PM EDT Tue Jun 21 2016

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

...Warmer and Wetter Than Normal...

                                    Normal   Departure
Average temperature         51.7     50.2   plus    1.5
Average high temperature    62.6     61.0   plus    1.6
Average low temperature     40.7     39.4   plus    1.3
Heating degree days          415      466  minus     51
Cooling degree days            9        7   plus      2
Total precipitation         3.10     2.50   plus   0.60
Total snowfall               1.5      1.0   plus    0.5

Highest temperature:                    89 on 5/6
Lowest temperature:                     28 on 5/5
Greatest 24 hour precipitation:       0.85 on 5/28-5/29
Greatest 24 hour snowfall:             1.5 on 5/14

Daily record high maximum temperature on 5/6...89 /old record
                                                   86...2000/
Daily record high maximum temperature tied on 5/23...87 /87...
                                                         1991&2010/
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       ...September Through May Climate Stats For Houghton...

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

                         Average Temperature

               Observed Normal Departure     Record          Rank

Houghton         37.1    33.0     +4.1   38.0 /2011-12/   2nd warmest

                            Precipitation

               Observed Normal Departure     Record          Rank

Houghton        25.73   20.31    +5.42  35.68 /1985-86/      ****

**** rank not in top 25
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            ...Spring 2016 Climate Stats for Houghton...

                     March-May Average Temperature

                Observed  Normal  Departure    Record        Rank

Houghton          39.1     37.8      +1.3    45.0 /2010/ 25th Warmest

                        March-May Precipitation

                Observed  Normal  Departure    Record        Rank

Houghton          7.71     5.90     +1.81   13.02 /1954/     ****

                           March-May Snowfall

                Observed  Normal  Departure    Record        Rank

Houghton          37.1     28.0      +9.1    74.8 /2013/     ****

**** 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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