January Average Temperature Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 11.3

13.2 

-1.9 

N/A 

 27.4 / 1932

 0.1 / 1912

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 14.5

 17.8

-3.3 

 N/A

 29.9 / 1932

8.7 / 1977 

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

14.3 

 17.8

-3.5 

 N/A

 30.8 / 1932

7.5 / 1918 

 

Traverse City

Mean

Average

Departure

 19.0

 20.9

 -1.9

 

Gaylord

Mean

Average

Departure

 12.7

 17.4

 -4.7

 

                                

     January Precipitation Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

1.16 

 2.64

 -1.48

N/A 

 4.52 / 1982

0.51 / 1961 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 1.52

1.61 

-0.09 

 N/A

 3.39 / 1950

0.19 / 1956 

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 1.41

 1.76

-0.35

N/A 

 4.12 / 1997

 0.16 / 1961

 

Traverse City

Precipitation

Average

Departure

1.93 

 2.98

-1.05 

 

Gaylord

Precipitation

Average

Departure

 2.05

 3.05 

 -1.00

 

 

January Snowfall Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

19.5 

 35.0

 -15.5

N/A 

 71.0 / 1982

6.5 / 1905 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 22.6

 18.3

 +4.3

 N/A

38.0 / 1982 

1.5 / 1933 

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

25.8 

 21.8

 +4.0

N/A 

 43.5 / 1978

3.7 / 1926 

 

Traverse City

Snowfall

Average

Departure

 36.5

 30.2

+6.3 

 

Gaylord

Snowfall

Average

Departure

36.0 

 38.8

-2.8 

   - all averages are calculated using the 1971 - 2000 period

( ) = Consistent years of record

* = only rankings in the top 10 will be entered, and only for our Local Climate Data (LCD) sites

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