2011 Temperature Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - 2011)

2011 Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

43.0

41.7

+1.3

N/A

88 / July 17th

-22 / Jan 23rd

45.5 / 1998

35.3 / 1917

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - 2011)

2011 Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

44.7

43.4

+1.3

N/A

93 / July 19, 20th

-21 / Jan 23rd

47.5 / 1931

41.1 / 1972

 

Alpena (1916 - 2011)

2011 Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

44.1

43.5

+0.6

N/A

97 / July 17th

-10 / Jan 31st, Feb 11th

46.5 / 1998

40.0 / 1924

 

Traverse City Airport (1897 - 2011)

2011 Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

47.2

45.3

+1.9

Tied 6th Warmest

96 / Jun 7th, July 17th, 20th

-4 / Jan 8th, 22nd

49.6 / 1921

42.0 / 1917

 

Gaylord Airport (1951 - 2011)

2011 Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

43.1

42.4

+0.7

N/A

95 / July 20th

-25 / Jan 23rd

46.5 / 1973

41.7 / 1993

 

 

2011 Precipitation Data (inches):

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

38.18

32.95

+5.23

N/A

45.84 / 1995

20.69 / 1925

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

30.92

28.75

+2.17

N/A

41.34 / 1951

20.02 / 2002

 

Alpena (1916 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

36.20

28.10

+8.10

3rd Wettest 

38.81 / 1954

20.21 / 1999

 

Traverse City Cooperative Observing Station (1930 - 1993, 2001 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

35.99

34.30

+1.69

7th Wettest 

40.28 / 1942

20.85 / 1935

 

Gaylord Cooperative Observing Station (1940 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

41.23

36.21

+5.02

9th Wettest

45.81 / 1995

24.43 / 1955

 

 

2011 Snowfall Data (inches):

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Snowfall/Year

Least Snowfall/Year

71.1

123.4

-52.3

3rd Least Snowiest 

209.2 / 1995

55.6 / 2010

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Snowfall/Year

Least Snowfall/Year

73.1

66.7

+6.4

N/A

116.7 / 1971

28.5 / 2010

 

Alpena (1916 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Snowfall/Year

Least Snowfall/Year

75.9

82.8

-6.9

N/A

149.2 / 1985

45.3 / 1925

 

Traverse City Cooperative Observing Station (1930 - 1993, 2001 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Snowfall/Year

Least Snowfall/Year

74.2

101.4

-27.2

N/A

179.3 / 1985

36.2 / 1934

 

Gaylord Cooperative Observing Station (1940 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Snowfall/Year

Least Snowfall/Year

108.8

141.4

-32.6

N/A

210.0 / 1971

64.3 / 2010

 

- all averages are calculated using the new 1981 - 2010 period

( ) = Consistent years of record; Record temperature data for Gaylord is a combination of Gaylord Airport (2001- 2011) and the Cooperative Observing Station records (1951-2001), Record precipitation data for Traverse City is a combination of Cherry Capital Airport (1930-1993) and the Cooperative Observing Station records (2001-2011)

- only rankings in the top 10 will be entered

* = Record occurred in multiple years; latest year shown

**THESE DATA ARE PRELIMINARY AND HAVE NOT UNDERGONE FINAL QUALITY CONTROL BY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER. THEREFORE, THESE DATA ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION. FINAL AND CERTIFIED CLIMATE DATA CAN BE ACCESSED AT WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV.**

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* Data for Traverse City is derived from a composite of observations taken at both Cherry Capital Airport and the cooperative observing station at Munson Medical Center. This data is for informational purposes only and does not meet climatological standards. This data set may include periods with missing data…particularly snowfall data from 1996-2001.

**Data for Gaylord is derived from a composite of observations taken at both Gaylord-Otsego County Airport and the cooperative observing station located near downtown Gaylord. This data is for informational purposes only and does not meet climatological standards. This data set may include periods with missing data and data that has been recorded from different observing points throughout history.

 


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