January Temperature Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - 2011)

January Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

21.3 

15.3 

+6.0

8th Warmest

42 / 6th

-9 / 14th

27.4 / 1932

0.1 / 1912

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - 2011)

January Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

24.0

18.1

+5.9

12th Warmest

50 / 11th

-2 / 21st

29.9 / 1932

8.7 / 1977

 

Alpena (1916 - 2011)

January Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

23.9

19.1

+4.8

13th Warmest

51 / 6th

-4 / 21st

30.8 / 1932

7.5 / 1918

 

Traverse City Airport (1897 - 2011)

January Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

27.3

21.5 

+5.8

12th Warmest

53 / 11th

0 / 21st

31.9 / 2006*

11.3 / 1918

 

Gaylord Airport (1951 - 2011)

January Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

22.4

17.2

+5.2

9th Warmest

46 / 31st

-9 / 15th

27.3 / 2006

7.2 / 1994

   

January Precipitation Data (inches):

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest 24-hr rainfall/date(s)

Days with measurable precipitation

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

2.93

2.19

+0.74

N/A

0.51 / 12th-13th

20

4.52 / 1982

0.51 / 1961

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest 24-hr rainfall/date(s)

Days with measurable precipitation

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

2.49

1.51

+0.98

6th Wettest 

N/A

13

3.39 / 1950

0.19 / 1956

 

Alpena (1916 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest 24-hr rainfall/date(s)

Days with measurable precipitation

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

1.77

1.63

+0.14

N/A

0.43 / 17th

12

4.12 / 1997

0.16 / 1961

 

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

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

3.08

2.21

+0.87 

9th Wettest 

4.73 / 2008

0.51 / 1931

 

Gaylord Cooperative Observing Station (1940 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

3.14 

2.91 

+0.23 

20th Wettest

5.22 / 1990

0.59 / 1961

 Gaylord, MI (APX): January, 2012 Monthly Observed Precipitation Valid at 2/1/2012 1200 UTC - Created 2/2/12 13:39 UTC

 Gaylord, MI (APX): January, 2012 Monthly Percent of Normal Precipitation Valid at 2/1/2012 1200 UTC - Created 2/2/12 13:43 UTC

 

January Snowfall Data (inches):

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest daily snowfall/date(s)

Days with measurable snowfall

Record Snowfall/Year

Least Snowfall/Year

37.3

31.6

+5.7

N/A

7.2 / 19th

17

98.7 / 1995

3.5 / 1913

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest daily snowfall/date(s)

Days with measurable snowfall

Record Snowfall/Year

Least Snowfall/Year

30.6

17.8

+12.8

4th Snowiest

7.4 / 17th

14

45.8 / 2008

1.2 / 1943

 

Alpena (1916 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest daily snowfall/date(s)

Days with measurable snowfall

Record Snowfall/Year

Least Snowfall/Year

20.7

21.4

-0.7

N/A

6.0 / 17th

12

48.1 / 2008

1.8 / 1994

 

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

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Snowfall/Year

Least Snowfall/Year

27.2

33.2

-6.0

N/A

57.9 / 1982

5.0 / 1933

 

Gaylord Cooperative Observing Station (1940 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Snowfall/Year

Least Snowfall/Year

42.0

37.2

+4.8 

16th Snowiest

73.1 / 2004

10.3 / 1956

 

- 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 20 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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