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MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
1040 PM EDT MON APR 18 2016

...MARCH 2016 CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR THE HOUGHTON COUNTY
AIRPORT...

...WARMER THAN NORMAL...

...WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH NEAR AVERAGE SNOWFALL...

                                    NORMAL   DEPARTURE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE         29.8     25.2   PLUS    4.6
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE    38.0     33.5   PLUS    4.5
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE     21.6     16.8   PLUS    4.8
HEATING DEGREE DAYS         1084     1235  MINUS    151
COOLING DEGREE DAYS            0        0             0
TOTAL PRECIPITATION         2.41     1.56   PLUS   0.85
TOTAL SNOWFALL              20.5     19.2   PLUS    1.3

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE:                    41 ON 2/27
LOWEST TEMPERATURE:                     -7 ON 2/14
GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION:       1.01 ON 3/16-3/17
GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL:            11.2 ON 3/16-3/17

DAILY RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON 3/12...41 /OLD RECORD
                                                    38...2012/
DAILY RECORD PRECIPITATION ON 3/16...0.75 /0.54...1965/
DAILY RECORD SNOWFALL ON 3/16...5.3 /4.8...1965/
DAILY RECORD PRECIPITATION ON 3/17...0.68 /0.56...1917/
DAILY RECORD SNOWFALL ON 3/17...8.9 /8.0...1950/
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      ...SEPTEMBER THROUGH MARCH CLIMATE STATS FOR HOUGHTON...

                     ...SECOND WARMEST PERIOD...
                 ...WET BUT BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL...

                         AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

               OBSERVED NORMAL DEPARTURE     RECORD           RANK

HOUGHTON         35.2    29.7     +5.5   35.5 /2011-12/   2ND WARMEST

                            PRECIPITATION

               OBSERVED NORMAL DEPARTURE     RECORD           RANK

HOUGHTON        20.43   15.97    +4.46  33.95 /1985-86/       ****

                               SNOWFALL

               OBSERVED NORMAL DEPARTURE     RECORD           RANK

HOUGHTON        183.7   198.9    -15.2   71.5 /1913-14/       ****

**** 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
(ALL LOWER CASE). CONTACT THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER AT (828)
271-4800 OR WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV.

KC



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