Hot Temperatures and Windy Conditons Invade the U.P.

The maximum temperature so far today at the National Weather Service (NWS) in Negaunee Township was 89 degrees, which breaks the record high of 86 set back in 1992. This is also 45 degrees warmer than the high temperature of 44 degrees that was recorded yesterday, May 19th! This is the largest swing from one high temperature to the next high temperature on record. The previous record was April 30th to May 1st 1992, which had a 36 degree high temperature swing. The high temperature on April 30th, 1992 was 44 degrees and the high on May 1st, 1992 was 80 degrees.

Today is the first day this year that the mercury has risen above 80 degrees at the NWS office in Negaunee Township. If we hit 90 degrees today, it will be the first time we have hit 90 this early in the season since May 21, 1994, a day over 15 years ago. The low temperature this morning was 37 degrees. The temperature swing for the day so far is 52 degrees! The temperature swing for the today is greater than the high temperature recorded at the office yesterday!


Wind Speeds Across the U.P. as of 2:30 pm.

Station                                       Max  Wind Speed (mph)

Grand Marais                                          47

KI Sawyer Airport                                    41

Newberry Airport                                    40

NWS Marquette                                      40

Ironwood Airport                                     39

Iron Mountain Airport                             38

Marquette Coast Guard                        37

Portage Canal                                        37

Escanaba Airport                                   35 

Wakefield DNR                                      35

Copper Harbor                                       33

Houghton County Airport                      33

Munising                                                  33

Spinich Lake                                           33

Objiway                                                    32

Stonington USDA FS                             32

Fairport Lakeshore                                31

Menominee Airport                                31

Randville DNR                                        31

Doe Lake USDA FS                               30

Ontonagon                                              30

Port Inland                                               30

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