March Average Temperature Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 25.5

24.9 

 +0.6

N/A 

37.6 / 2010 

13.8 / 1923 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 25.6

29.3 

 -3.7

N/A 

42.0 / 1945 

20.4 / 1923 

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

25.5 

 28.0

-2.5 

 N/A

39.7 / 1946 

17.3 / 1960 

 

Traverse City

Mean

Normal

Departure

 28.9

30.7 

 -1.8

 

Gaylord

Mean

Normal

Departure

 23.9

 28.9

 -5.0

 

                                

                                                       March Precipitation Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 1.81

 2.41

 -0.60

 N/A

4.97 / 1976 

0.09 / 1915 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 2.04

2.05 

 -0.01

 N/A

 5.67 / 1976

0.34 / 1937 

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 2.07

 2.13

 -0.06

N/A 

 7.37 / 1998

0.32 / 1958 

 

Traverse City

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

 2.13

 1.98

 +0.15

 

Gaylord

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

 2.41

 2.53

-0.12 

 

 

                         March Snowfall Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

17.4 

15.0 

 +2.4

 N/A

 34.7 / 1964

Trace / 2010 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 20.0

10.1 

 +9.9

6th Snowiest 

43.5 / 1923 

Trace / 2010 

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

21.1 

 12.9

 +8.2

 N/A

 49.4 / 1926

 Trace / 2010

 

Traverse City

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

 13.5

 10.3

 +3.2

 

Gaylord

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

 23.6

 18.4

 +5.2

   - 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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