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Monthly Climatological Summary
National Weather Service Marquette MI
451 PM EDT Mon May 8 2017

...April 2017 Climate Statistics For The Houghton County Airport...

...Well Above Normal Precipitation...
...Tenth Wettest April...

...Above Normal Monthly Mean Temperature...

...Near Normal Snowfall...

                                    Normal   Departure
Average temperature         40.6     38.0   plus    2.6
Average high temperature    49.3     46.9   plus    2.4
Average low temperature     31.9     29.0   plus    2.9
Heating degree days          726      812  minus     86
Cooling degree days            0        1  minus      1
Total precipitation         4.20     1.84   plus   2.36
Total snowfall               8.6      7.8   plus    0.8

Highest temperature:                    67 on 4/25
Lowest temperature:                     22 on 4/12
Greatest 24 hour precipitation:       1.33 on 4/26
Greatest 24 hour snowfall:             4.5 on 4/27

Daily Record High Maximum Temperature on 4/9...46 (Old Record
                                                   44...1945)
Daily Record Precipitation on 4/20...0.76 (0.72...2009/
Daily Record Snowfall on 4/27...4.5 (4.0...1943)
Tenth Highest April Precipitation...4.20 (Record 4.95...1954)
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 ...2nd Warmest and 15th Wettest August Through April at Houghton...

                         Average Temperature

              Observed Normal Departure    Record           Rank
Houghton        38.8    34.5    +4.3   39.3 /2011-12/    2nd Warmest

                            Precipitation

              Observed Normal Departure     Record          Rank
Houghton       30.69   20.22   +10.47  38.16 /1985-86/  15th 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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