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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
255 PM EDT WED JUL 1 2015

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...THE MARQUETTE MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1961 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              99   06/30/1963
 LOW               25   06/04/1964
HIGHEST            81   06/27        70      11       85  06/30
                                                          06/28
LOWEST             30   06/01        48     -18       37  06/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     69.3              71.7    -2.4     71.8
AVG. MINIMUM     46.8              49.4    -2.6     50.3
MEAN             58.1              60.6    -2.5     61.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.7    -0.7        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1               0.0     1.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.26   1968
 MINIMUM         0.61   1992
TOTALS           2.49              2.84   -0.35     5.63
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.09   -0.01     0.19
DAYS >= .01        15              12.2     2.8       14
DAYS >= .10         7               6.8     0.2        9
DAYS >= .50         1               1.8    -0.8        4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.70   06/29 TO 06/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   1998
                        1990
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1       178.7             203.3   -24.6    198.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     202               182      20      163
 SINCE 7/1       9987              9334     653    10399
COOLING TOTAL       0                48     -48       54
 SINCE 1/1          2                60     -58       74
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              MM
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    36/270    DATE  06/22

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER             MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          MM
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            MM
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        MM

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     MM

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN               18     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      0

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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...JUNE 2015 MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR UPPER MICHIGAN...
/THIS DISCUSSION DOES NOT INCLUDE CHIPPEWA AND MACKINAC COUNTIES/

...COOLER THAN NORMAL...

...GENERALLY DRIER THAN NORMAL EXCEPT NEAR THE WISCONSIN BORDER...

JUNE CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR THE MARQUETTE NWS IN NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP

                                    NORMAL   DEPARTURE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE         58.1     60.6  MINUS    2.5
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE    69.3     71.7  MINUS    2.4
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE     46.8     49.4  MINUS    2.6
HEATING DEGREE DAYS          202      182   PLUS     20
COOLING DEGREE DAYS            0       48  MINUS     48
TOTAL PRECIPITATION         2.49     2.84  MINUS   0.35
TOTAL SNOWFALL                 0        0             0

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE:                    81 ON 6/27
LOWEST TEMPERATURE:                     30 ON 6/1
GREATEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION:  0.64 ON 6/29
GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION:       0.70 ON 6/29-6/30
GREATEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL:          0
PEAK WIND SPEED:      36 MPH FROM THE WEST ON 6/22

DAILY RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE TIED ON 6/5...53 /OLD RECORD
                                                        53...1998/
DAILY RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE TIED ON 6/19...36 /36...1970/
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GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS (FEET/METERS ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL)

                            LAKE SUPERIOR  LAKE MICHIGAN-HURON
06/01/15 DAILY MEAN         602.33/183.59     579.50/176.63
06/29/15 DAILY MEAN         602.53/183.65     579.78/176.72
AVG MAY 2015 DAILY MEAN     602.13/183.53     579.35/176.59
AVG JUN 2014 DAILY MEAN     602.37/183.60     578.66/176.38
LONG TERM JUN DAILY MEAN    601.84/183.44     579.20/176.54
MAXIMUM JUN DAILY MEAN      602.89/183.76     581.79/177.33
                                (1986)           (1986)
MINIMUM JUN DAILY MEAN      599.90/182.85     576.64/175.76
                                (1926)           (1964)

...GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS WELL ABOVE NORMAL AGAIN IN JUNE...

AS IS NORMAL...GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS ROSE IN JUNE 2015. EXTENSIVE
ICE COVER ON LAKE SUPERIOR THIS PAST WINTER THAT HAS HELD DOWN WATER
TEMPERATURES AND LIMITED EVAPORATION AIDED THESE WATER LEVEL RISES.
AT THE END OF JUNE...WATER LEVELS ON LAKE SUPERIOR WERE 8 TO 9
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND ABOUT 2 INCHES HIGHER THAN THE JUNE AVERAGE
IN 2014. THE LEVEL ON LAKES MICHIGAN AND HURON WAS ABOUT 7 INCHES
ABOVE AVERAGE ON 6/30 AND 13 TO 14 INCHES HIGHER THAN DURING JUNE
2014.

OBTAIN GREAT LAKES WATER LEVEL DATA AS REPORTED BY THE U.S. ARMY
CORPS OF ENGINEERS AT

HTTP://WWW.LRE.USACE.ARMY.MIL/MISSIONS/GREATLAKESINFORMATION/
       GREATLAKESWATERLEVELS/CURRENTCONDITIONS.ASPX (ALL LOWER CASE).
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                         JUNE CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS

MORE TO COME LATER.
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SOME OTHER TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION OBSERVATIONS ACROSS UPPER
MICHIGAN IN JUNE 2015 INCLUDE:

IRONWOOD...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 60.2 (1.1 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
           PRECIPITATION 5.40 INCHES (1.74 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL)

GREENLAND (ONTONAGON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 57.7 DEGREES
                               PRECIPITATION 2.32 INCHES

HOUGHTON COUNTY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 57.6 (1.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
 AIRPORT          PRECIPITATION 2.01 INCHES (0.57 INCH BELOW NORMAL)

COPPER HARBOR...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 54.8 DEGREES
                 PRECIPITATION 1.77 INCHES

CLARKSBURG (MARQUETTE COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 56.4 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 2.04 INCHES

CHATHAM (ALGER COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 57.9 DEGREES
                         PRECIPITATION 2.67 INCHES

MUNISING...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 54.9 (4.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
           PRECIPITATION 2.86 INCHES (0.50 INCH BELOW NORMAL)

NEWBERRY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 58.6 (1.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
           PRECIPITATION 2.34 INCHES (0.64 INCH BELOW NORMAL)

STAMBAUGH (IRON COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 57.7 DEGREES
                          PRECIPITATION 4.42 INCHES

FORD AIRPORT...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 60.6 DEGREES
 NEAR IRON MOUNTAIN

NORWAY (DICKINSON COUNTY)...PRECIPITATION 3.60 INCHES

MENOMINEE...PRECIPITATION 2.61 INCHES

GARDEN CORNERS (DELTA COUNTY)...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 59.2 DEGREES
                                PRECIPITATION 2.83 INCHES

MANISTIQUE...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 57.0 (1.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL)
             PRECIPITATION 2.13 INCHES (0.82 INCH BELOW NORMAL)

                         JUNE WEATHER SUMMARY

MORE TO COME LATER.

                            JULY FORECAST

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) IS FORECASTING A GREATER THAN
CLIMATOLOGICAL CHANCE OF A BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE BUT
EQUAL CHANCES OF ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION OVER
ALL OF UPPER MICHIGAN IN JULY 2015.

                           JULY CLIMATOLOGY

ALTHOUGH DAYLIGHT BEGINS TO GROW SHORTER DURING JULY (946 MINUTES OF
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE ON 7/1 DECREASES TO 894 MINUTES ON 7/31) AS THE
SUN STARTS ITS ANNUAL MIGRATION SOUTHWARD...AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURES PEAK DURING THE SEVENTH MONTH...ABOUT 5 DEGREES HIGHER
THAN IN JUNE. TEMPERATURES OVER 100 ARE RARE IN UPPER MICHIGAN...BUT
THEY ARE MOST LIKELY IN JULY. THE MOST EXTREME HEATWAVE IN UPPER
MICHIGAN HISTORY OCCURRED DURING THE SECOND WEEK OF JULY 1936.
RESIDENTS OF NEWBERRY ENDURED SIX DAYS IN A ROW FROM 7/8/36 TO
7/13/36 WHERE THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 100 OR ABOVE...INCLUDING
AN ALL TIME RECORD 103 DEGREE READING ON 7/13/36. IN FACT...THE
SEVEN HOTTEST DAYS IN NEWBERRY HISTORY OCCURRED DURING THE WEEK OF
7/8/36 TO 7/14/36. IRONWOOD AND IRON MOUNTAIN ALSO RECORDED THEIR
ALL TIME HIGHEST TEMPERATURE ON 7/13/36 WITH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES OF
104 AND 103 RESPECTIVELY. EVEN THOUGH THE 104 READING IN DOWNTOWN
MARQUETTE ON 7/13/36 IS NOT THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE EVER OBSERVED
THERE...WHICH IS 108 ON 7/15/1901...THAT FACT PROBABLY WAS OF LITTLE
COMFORT TO LOCAL RESIDENTS...WHO ALSO SUFFERED THROUGH SWELTERING
LOW TEMPERATURES OF 80 ON 7/8/36 AND 7/9/36.

IN RECENT MEMORY...JULY IN 2006 AND 2011 WERE QUITE WARM OVER UPPER
MICHIGAN WITH MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURES AVERAGING 2 TO 5 DEGREES
ABOVE THE 30-YEAR NORMAL. THOUSAND ISLAND LAKE IN GOGEBIC COUNTY
REPORTED A MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 100 OR BETTER ON FOUR DAYS IN JULY
2006...WHICH GOES DOWN IN THE RECORD BOOKS AS ONE OF THE TOP 10
WARMEST SEVENTH MONTHS AT ALL REPORTING SITES. JULY 2011 WAS ALSO
ONE OF THE TOP 10 WARMEST AT MANY LOCATIONS.

AT THE OTHER EXTREME...COOL AIRMASSES FROM CANADA CAN BRING FROST TO
MAINLY OUTLYING AREAS OF UPPER MICHIGAN DURING JULY. IRONWOOD
RECORDED A 31 DEGREE READING ON 7/2/1907...AND NEWBERRY OBSERVED 32
ON 7/21/92. ON 7/19 AND 7/20/2000...FROST DEVELOPED AT SOME INTERIOR
LOCATIONS AS CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE PARKED ITSELF OVERHEAD AND
DROPPED THE MERCURY AS LOW AS 28. JULY 1992 GOES DOWN IN THE RECORD
BOOKS AT MOST UPPER MICHIGAN STATIONS AS THE COOLEST EVER. MEAN JULY
1992 TEMPERATURES THROUGHOUT THE AREA AVERAGED SIX TO NINE DEGREES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 65 TO 68. JULY 2009 ENDED UP AS THE SECOND
COOLEST SEVENTH MONTH ON RECORD AT MOST PLACES...TRAILING ONLY JULY
1992 WITH A MEAN MONTHLY TEMPERATURE 4 TO 6 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE.
JULY 2004 WAS ALSO QUITE CHILLY...WITH MOST LOCATIONS OBSERVING
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES 2 TO 5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

ALTHOUGH THE AVERAGE JULY TENDS TO BE DRIER THAN JUNE BECAUSE THE
JET STREAM AND MOST WEATHER DISTURBANCES ARE FARTHER NORTH...
FREQUENT JULY THUNDERSTORMS CAN DROP HEAVY RAINS. DURING THE
OVERNIGHT OF 7/14-7/15 IN 1999...THUNDERSTORMS DELUGED SOUTHERN IRON
COUNTY WITH AS MUCH AS 8 INCHES OF RAIN AND CAUSED SOME FLASH
FLOODING. IN JULY 1909...AS MUCH AS 15.45 INCHES OF RAIN INUNDATED
IRONWOOD. MOST OF THIS RAIN FELL ON 7/19 INTO 7/22...WHEN THAT SITE
REPORTED AN INCREDIBLE 13.21 INCHES DURING THAT FOUR DAY STRETCH.

             OUTLOOK FOR LATE SUMMER AND EARLY FALL

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) IS FORECASTING AN EQUAL CHANCE
OF AN ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL 3-MONTH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AND ABOVE
AND BELOW AVERAGE 3-MONTH PRECIPITATION OVER ALL OF UPPER MICHIGAN
IN AUGUST THROUGH OCTOBER 2015.

GO TO HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CLIMATE/L3MTO.PHP TO ACCESS DETAILED
LOCAL THREE-MONTH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS FOR A NUMBER OF SITES
IN UPPER MICHIGAN.

CHECK OUT HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER AND MORE LONG RANGE PREDICTIONS.

NOTE THAT STATISTICS FOR THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN
NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP ARE BASED ON RECORDS WHICH BEGAN IN OCTOBER 1961.
THIRTY YEAR NORMALS USED ARE FOR THE PERIOD OF 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.
ALSO NOTE THIS DISCUSSION DOES NOT INCLUDE DATA FROM CHIPPEWA AND
MACKINAC COUNTIES.

NWS MARQUETTE WEB PAGE IS AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MQT (ALL LOWER
CASE). CONTACT THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER AT (828) 271-4800
OR WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV.

$$

KC


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