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Monthly Climatological Summary
National Weather Service Marquette MI
916 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...February 2017 Climate Statistics For Gogebic-Iron Wastewater
Treatment Plant Near Ironwood...

...Very Warm...
...Ninth Highest February Mean Temperature...

...Above Normal Precipitation but Near Normal Snowfall...

                                    Normal   Departure
Average temperature         22.3     14.9   plus    7.4
Average high temperature    31.9     25.2   plus    6.7
Average low temperature     12.6      4.7   plus    7.9
Heating degree days         1191     1401  minus    210
Cooling degree days            0        0             0
Total precipitation         1.88     1.27   plus   0.61
Total snowfall              24.5     28.2  minus    3.7

Highest temperature:                    58 on 2/17 and 2/19
Lowest temperature:                     -5 on 2/9
Greatest 24 hour precipitation:       0.53 on 2/7-2/8
Greatest 24 hour snowfall:             9.1 on 2/7-2/8

Daily record snowfall on 2/7...9.0 /Old record 7.0...1937/
Daily record high maximum temperature tied on 2/17...58 /58...1981/
Daily record high maximum temperature on 2/19...58 /56...1930/
Daily record high minimum temperature on 2/21...35 /34...1930/
Ninth highest February mean temperature...22.3 /Record 29.6...1998/
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     ...December Through February Climate Stats for Ironwood...

                           ...Very Warm...
     ...Above Normal Precipitation but Below Normal Snowfall...

                         Average Temperature

            Observed Normal Departure     Record          Rank
Ironwood      18.4    14.4    +4.0    23.1 /1997-98/  18th warmest

                            Precipitation

            Observed Normal Departure     Record          Rank
Ironwood      5.99    5.31    +0.68  11.75 /1921-22/      ****

                              Snowfall

            Observed Normal Departure     Record          Rank
Ironwood      92.4   118.7    -26.3   32.0 /1913-14/      ****

**** Rank not in Top 25
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Note that statistics for the Gogebic-Iron Wastewater Treatment Plant
cooperative observer site are based on records which began in July
1901. 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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