Summer 2009 Recap

             ...NEAR RECORD SETTING COLD SUMMER...

AS MOST NORTHERN MICHIGANDERS CAN ATTEST...THIS SUMMER WAS REMARKABLY
COOL...WITH AVERAGE READINGS SEVERAL DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AT ALL
SITES ACROSS THE NORTHWOODS. MANY LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED ONE OF
THEIR TOP TEN COLDEST SUMMERS (JUNE THROUGH AUGUST) ON RECORD...WITH
SOME IN THE TOP FIVE. WITH FEW EXCEPTIONS...NEARLY ALL STATIONS
FEATURED BELOW NORMAL MEAN TEMPERATURE READINGS EACH OF THE THREE
SUMMER MONTHS...A TESTAMENT TO THE REMARKABLY PERSISTENT AND HIGHLY
UNUSUAL COOL PATTERN THAT GRIPED MUCH OF THE EASTERN U.S.
INTERESTINGLY....THE EXCEEDINGLY COOL TEMPERATURES WERE AT LEAST
PARTIALLY MASKED BY A WEEK-LONG WARM STRETCH TOWARDS THE END OF JUNE
...WHICH ALSO FEATURED ONE OF THE WARMEST DAYS IN THE PAST SEVERAL
YEARS ON JUNE 24TH...WHEN SEVERAL LOCATIONS REACHED THE MID 90S.

SO...WHAT WAS THE CAUSE BEHIND THE COOL SUMMER OF 2009. WHILE IT IS
HARD TO PINPOINT ONE SPECIFIC CAUSE...PERSISTENT UPPER LEVEL
BLOCKING...FEATURING NORTH ATLANTIC RIDGING AND STRONG LOW PRESSURE
OVER THE ALEUTIAN ISLAND CHAIN...FORCED NEARLY UNINTERRUPTED
TROUGHING TO REMAIN FIXED OVER THE GREAT LAKES REGION. THIS ALLOWED
FREQUENT BOUTS OF COOL CANADIAN AIR TO DROP SOUTH INTO THE AREA.
THIS SUMMER WAS VERY REMINISCENT OF THE LAST COOL SUMMER...1992...
WHICH IS OFTEN REFERRED TO THE "YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER". HOWEVER...
THE COOL CONDITIONS THAT SUMMER COULD AT LEAST PARTIALLY BE BLAMED
ON THE INFAMOUS ERUPTION OF MOUNT PINATUBO IN JUNE OF 1991.

RAINFALL...WHILE RUNNING NEAR NORMAL FOR SUMMER TOTALS ON
AVERAGE...FEATURED THE NORMAL SUMMERTIME VARIABILITY OWNING TO THE
CONVECTIVE NATURE OF THE RAIN. DESPITE THE EXACT NUMBERS...
PROLONGED PERIODS OF DRY AND WET WEATHER OCCURRED. UNFORTUNATELY...
ONE STRETCH OF DRY WEATHER OCCURRED DURING THE PEAK GROWING PERIOD
IN EARLY AND MID JUNE. MUCH OF THE EARLY DRY SUMMER FOR MANY
LOCATIONS WAS AT LEAST PARTIALLY OFFSET BY A RATHER WET AUGUST.

HERE IS A LOOK AT HOW A FEW LOCATIONS FARED DURING THE SUMMER OF
2009 WITH RESPECT TO TEMPERATURES: (NOTE: VALUES REPRESENT
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL MAXIMUM... MEAN...AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES FOR
JUNE...JULY...AND AUGUST. NORMAL VALUES ARE CALCULATED FROM
THE 30 YEAR PERIOD OF 1971-2000)

               SSM     HTL     APN     TVC     GLR*    ALL

JUN MAX       -1.1    -2.5    -2.8    -3.2    -4.8    -2.9
JUN MEAN      +0.3    -1.3    -1.1    -1.6    -2.8    -1.3
JUN MIN       +1.7    -0.2    +0.7     0.0    -0.8    +0.3

JUL MAX       -6.6    -6.1    -5.3    -6.8    -8.6    -6.7          
JUL MEAN      -3.6    -4.7    -3.7    -5.5    -6.2    -4.7  
JUL MIN       -0.4    -3.2    -2.3    -4.1    -3.8    -2.8

AUG MAX       -2.5    -2.8    -1.1    -4.0    -4.7    -3.0
AUG MEAN      -0.4    -1.3    +0.1    -2.3    -2.8    -1.3
AUG MIN       +1.8    +0.1    +1.2    -0.5    -1.0    +0.3

SUMMER MAX    -3.4    -3.8    -3.1    -4.7    -6.0    -4.2
SUMMER MEAN   -1.2    -2.4    -1.6    -3.1    -3.9    -2.4
SUMMER MIN    +1.0    -1.1    -0.1    -1.5    -1.9    -0.7

*UNOFFICIAL DATA (OBSERVED TEMPERATURE DATA IS FROM AUTOMATED
SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM (ASOS) AND NORMAL DATA IS COMPILED FROM
COOPERATIVE OBSERVER SITES IN VICINITY OF ASOS SITES)

-WITH AN AVERAGE SUMMER TEMPERATURE OF 62.1 DEGREES AT HOUGHTON
LAKE...THIS WAS THE 2ND COLDEST SUMMER SINCE CONSISTENT RECORDS
BEGAN IN 1917. THIS FELL JUST SHORT OF THE RECORD COLDEST SUMMER...
WHICH REMAINS 61.8 DEGREES SET IN 1992.

-WITH AN AVERAGE SUMMER TEMPERATURE OF 62.6 DEGREES AT ALPENA...THIS
TIED FOR THE 10TH COLDEST SUMMER SINCE CONSISTENT RECORDS BEGAN IN
1917. THE COLDEST SUMMER REMAINS 1992 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
60.6 DEGREES.

-WITH AN AVERAGE SUMMER TEMPERATURE OF 64.1 DEGREES AT TRAVERSE CITY
...THIS TIED FOR THE 6TH COLDEST SUMMER SINCE CONSISTENT RECORDS
BEGAN IN 1896. THE COLDEST SUMMERS REMAIN IN 1915 AND 1965...WHICH
BOTH RECORDED AN AVERAGE VALUE OF 61.8 DEGREES.

-WITH AN AVERAGE SUMMER TEMPERATURE OF 61.6 DEGREES AT GAYLORD...
THIS WAS THE 2ND COLDEST SUMMER SINCE CONSISTENT RECORDS BEGAN IN
1952. THE COLDEST SUMMER REMAINS 1992 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
61.3 DEGREES.

-THE HOTTEST HIGH TEMPERATURE READING ACROSS NORTHERN MICHIGAN
DURING THE SUMMER OCCURRED 5 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF ATLANTA...WHICH
ON JUNE 24TH SPIKED TO A VERY HOT 98 DEGREES.

-THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE READING ACROSS NORTHERN MICHIGAN DURING THE
SUMMER OCCURRED IN PELLSTON...WHICH DROPPED ALL THE WAY TO 27
DEGREES ON JUNE 4TH.  
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HERE IS A LOOK AT HOW A FEW LOCATIONS FARED WITH RESPECT TO LIQUID
PRECIPITATION DURING THE SUMMER OF 2009: (NOTE: PRECIPITATION
INFORMATION IS FOR THE MONTHS OF JUNE...JULY...AND AUGUST. NORMAL
VALUES USED TO CALCULATE DEPARTURES ARE FROM THE 30 YEAR PERIOD OF
1971-2000)

                          SSM     HTL     APN    TVC*    GLR**

JUN PRECIPITATION        2.49    3.02    3.30   3.27    1.97
JUN DEPARTURE           -0.51   +0.09   +0.77  -0.05   -0.75

JUL PRECIPITATION        1.96    2.54    3.78   2.34    1.39  
JUL DEPARTURE           -1.18   -0.21   +0.61  -0.80   -1.83

AUG PRECIPITATION        3.69    3.35    6.08   5.67    6.07 
AUG DEPARTURE           +0.22   -0.37   +2.58  +2.28   +2.24

TOTAL PRECIPITATION(IN)  8.14    8.91   13.16  11.28    9.43
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL   -1.47   -0.49   +3.96  +1.43   -0.34
  
*UNOFFICIAL DATA (OBSERVED PRECIPITATION IS FROM THE COOPERATIVE
OBSERVER SITE IN THE VICINITY OF THE ASOS SITE AND NORMAL
PRECIPITATION DATA IS COMPILED FROM THE ASOS SITE)

**UNOFFICIAL DATA (OBSERVED AND NORMAL PRECIPITATION IS FROM THE
COOPERATIVE OBSERVER IN THE VICINITY OF THE ASOS SITE)

-WITH A TOTAL SUMMER RAINFALL OF 13.16 INCHES AT ALPENA...THIS WAS
THE 5TH WETTEST SUMMER SINCE CONSISTENT RECORDS BEGAN IN 1917. THE
WETTEST SUMMER REMAINS 1975 WHICH RECORDED 16.16 INCHES.
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HERE ARE SEVERAL OF THE MORE NOTABLE WEATHER EVENTS DURING THE
SUMMER OF 2009:

-JUNE 1ST THROUGH THE 10TH...METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER KICKED OFF MORE
LIKE THE MIDDLE OF SPRING...WITH TEMPERATURES WELL BELOW NORMAL FOR
THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF THE MONTH. ON AVERAGE...DAILY TEMPERATURES WERE
A GOOD 5 TO 10 DEGREES (OR MORE!) BELOW NORMAL THROUGH THIS PERIOD.
THE COOLEST CONDITIONS OCCURRED DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF
JUNE 2ND THROUGH THE 5TH...WHEN MANY LOCATIONS SAW FROST-PRODUCING
LOWS IN THE 30S. A COUPLE OF THE INTERIOR COLDER LOCATIONS EVEN SAW
TEMPERATURES DIP INTO THE 20S...WITH ATLANTA REPORTING THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURES...DROPPING ALL THE WAY DOWN TO 24 DEGREES EARLY ON JUNE
4TH.

-JUNE 7TH AND 8TH...AFTER A DRY START TO THE MONTH...SLOW NORTHWARD
MOVING REMNANTS OF WHICH WAS ONCE A GULF OF MEXICO TROPICAL
DISTURBANCE BROUGHT SOME MUCH NEEDED RAIN TO THE NORTHWOODS...WITH
TWO DAY TOTALS IN MANY LOCATIONS EXCEEDING AN INCH AND A HALF.

-JUNE 21ST THROUGH THE 25TH...AS IF ON QUE...THE OFFICIAL ARRIVAL OF
SUMMER EARLY ON THE 21ST STARTED A 5 DAY STRETCH OF WARM (TO HOT)
WEATHER ACROSS NORTHERN MICHIGAN. HIGHS IN THE 80S ON THE 21ST AND
22ND WERE REPLACED BY READINGS IN THE 90S FOR MANY LOCATIONS DURING
THE AFTERNOON HOURS OF THE 23RD AND 24TH. ON THE 24TH...MID 90S WERE
COMMON (THE HOTTEST READINGS IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS) AWAY FROM
THE IMMEDIATE GREAT LAKES SHORELINES. AS ONE WOULD EXPECT...SEVERAL
RECORD HIGHS WERE RECORDED ON THE 24TH. THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE
OBSERVED ACROSS NORTHERN MICHIGAN WAS 97 DEGREES AT BOTH FIFE LAKE
AND MIO.

-JUNE 28TH THROUGH THE 30TH...THE MONTH ENDED MUCH LIKE IT
BEGAN...WITH UNSEASONABLE COOL TEMPERATURES. THE CULPRIT THIS TIME
WAS A STRONG AND SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE...WHICH BROUGHT A
PROLONGED PERIOD OF CLOUDY AND COOL WEATHER TO THE NORTHWOODS.
SEVERAL LOCATION SAW HIGHS STUCK IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S ON THE
30TH...SETTING NEW RECORD LOW HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR THE DATE. IN
ADDITION TO THE COOL READINGS...AND IN DELIGHT TO LOCAL LAWNS AND
FARMERS...MORE RAIN ACCOMPANIED THE STORM SYSTEM...WITH MULTI-DAY
RAINFALL TOTALS OF A HALF INCH OR MORE FOR MANY LOCATIONS.

-JULY 1ST THROUGH THE 3RD...A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME AS PERSISTENT
NORTHWEST WINDS BROUGHT THE FIRST OF MANY UNSEASONABLY COOL
AIRMASSES INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION. HIGH TEMPERATURES ALL THREE
DAYS STAYED IN THE 60S (A GOOD TEN OR MORE DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL)...WITH SEVERAL LOCATIONS STAYING IN THE 50S FOR AT LEAST ONE
OF THE DAYS IN THIS PERIOD.

-JULY 4TH...PROBABLY A LITTLE CHILLY FOR MOST ON THE NATIONS
BIRTHDAY (HIGHS GENERALLY IN THE LOW TO MID 70S)...BUT ALL IN
ALL...A RATHER ENJOYABLE DAY WITH MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES AND LOW
HUMIDITY.

-JULY 7TH...ANOTHER SOUTHWARD SURGING MASS OF COLD AIR (THANKS
CANADA!) KEPT TEMPERATURES MORE LIKE LATE SEPTEMBER AND EARLY
OCTOBER...WITH HIGHS TAKING THE PLUNGE BACK INTO THE 50S AND
60S...AND OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S INTO THE 40S.

-JULY 10TH...ISOLATED STORMS TRAINING OVER FAR NORTHWEST SECTIONS OF
CHIPPEWA COUNTY BROUGHT RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2.50 TO 3.00 INCHES.

-JULY 22ND...AFTERNOON STORMS BROUGHT LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN TO PARTS OF
NORTHEAST LOWER MICHIGAN...WITH CENTRAL MONTMORENCY COUNTY TAKING
THE BRUNT OF THE ACTION. A TRAINED SPOTTER IN ATLANTA REPORTED 2.99
INCHES OF RAIN IN ONLY A COUPLE HOURS. THIS WAS MORE RAIN THAN MOST
OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN RECEIVED DURING THE ENTIRE MONTH.

-JULY 23RD...UNSEASONABLY STRONG LOW PRESSURE DRIFTING ACROSS THE
NORTHERN GREAT LAKES BROUGHT HEAVY RAIN ONCE AGAIN TO PORTIONS OF
NORTHEAST LOWER MICHIGAN...WITH ALPENA SETTING A DAILY RECORD
RAINFALL OF 1.43 INCHES.

-JULY 24TH AND 25TH...HEAVY RAINS TARGETED AREAS NORTH OF THE MIGHTY
MAC...WITH SEVERAL LOCATIONS RECORDING WELL OVER AN INCH...INCLUDING
1.53 INCHES AT PICKFORD.

-AUGUST 1ST THROUGH THE 8TH...THE MONTH BEGAN MUCH LIKE JULY
ENDED...WITH PERSISTENT COOL NORTHWEST FLOW CONTINUING THE BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURE THEME. HIGHS THROUGH THIS PERIOD GENERALLY
REMAINED IN THE 60S AND 70S...WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS DROPPING BACK INTO
THE 40S AND 50S. BY THE 8TH...AVERAGE AUGUST READINGS WERE ALREADY
SEVERAL DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

-AUGUST 9TH THROUGH THE 17TH...PROBABLY WHAT MOST NORTHERN
MICHIGANDERS HAD BEEN WAITING FOR ALL SUMMER LONG AS A TEMPORARY
BREAK IN THE PATTERN BROUGHT SUSTAINED WARMTH THROUGH THIS PERIOD.
DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES OFTEN PUSHED THE MID TO UPPER 80S...AND WITH
INCREASED HUMIDITY...OVERNIGHT LOWS SEVERAL NIGHTS STRUGGLED TO FALL
OUT OF THE 60S. THIS WARM SPELL HELPED OFFSET THE COOL BEGINNING TO
THE MONTH...WITH OVERALL AUGUST TEMPERATURE AVERAGES APPROACHING
NEAR NORMAL BY THE END OF THIS PERIOD. MORE GOOD NEWS...AFTER A
RELATIVELY DRY SUMMER...SHOWERS AND STORMS BECAME MUCH MORE NUMEROUS
(A BY-PRODUCT OF THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY). SOME LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WAS
REPORTED AT TIMES. THE HEAVIEST RAIN OCCURRED DURING THE NIGHT OF
AUGUST 15TH...WHEN A SLOW MOVING DISTURBANCE BROUGHT WIDESPREAD
THUNDERSTORMS TO THE TIP OF THE MITT. SOME OF THE HEAVIER TOTALS
THAT NIGHT INCLUDED 2.50 INCHES AT PELLSTON...AND 2.60 INCHES NEAR
INDIAN RIVER. HOWEVER...DOPPLER PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES SHOWED
AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 6 INCHES OVER PARTS OF EMMET AND CHEBOYGAN
COUNTIES. MORE THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ON THE 16TH BROUGHT LOCALIZED
HEAVY RAIN AND EVEN A FEW SEVERE WIND GUSTS...WITH TREES REPORTED
DOWN JUST NORTH OF GAYLORD AND NEAR CADILLAC (A BOAT WAS ALSO
REPORTED FLIPPED OVER ON LAKE CADILLAC).

-AUGUST 21ST THROUGH THE 23RD...BACK TO MORE TYPICAL CONDITIONS SEEN
AROUND THESE PARTS THIS SUMMER AS UNSEASONABLY STRONG LOW PRESSURE
BROUGHT A RENEWED SURGE OF COOL CANADIAN AIR TO THE NORTHWOODS. ONCE
AGAIN...HIGHS STRUGGLED TO GET MUCH OUT OF THE LOW TO MID 60S...WITH
EVEN A FEW UPPER 50 HIGHS REPORTED OVER INTERIOR ELEVATED REGIONS OF
NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN ON THE 22ND. TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY...OUR
OLD NEMESIS LAKE EFFECT RETURNED AS COOL AIR CROSSING THE RELATIVELY
(AND I DO MEAN "RELATIVELY") WARM WATERS OF NORTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN
BROUGHT WELL DEFINED LAKE EFFECT RAIN BANDS TO PARTS OF NORTHWEST
LOWER MICHIGAN. ALTHOUGH NOT UNPRECEDENTED...LAKE EFFECT RAIN SHOWERS
ARE UNUSUAL DURING AUGUST...WHICH IS STILL CONSIDERED PART OF THE
STABLE SEASON OVER THE GREAT LAKES.

-AUGUST 28TH THROUGH THE 31ST...ANOTHER UNSEASONABLY STRONG LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM SLOWLY CROSSING THE NORTHERN LAKES BROUGHT
WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL AND ANOTHER ROUND OF COOL
CONDITIONS TO THE AREA. THE HEAVY RAIN FELL DURING THE EVENING OF
THE 28TH...THROUGH MUCH OF THE 29TH...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE NORTH
HALF OF THE AREA. BY THE END OF THE 29TH...MANY LOCATIONS ALONG AND
NORTH OF THE M-72 CORRIDOR RECEIVED WELL OVER AN INCH OF RAIN...WITH
SOME SITES APPROACHING 2 INCHES. THIS PUSHED SEVERAL LOCATIONS ABOVE
NORMAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST...A WELCOME REPRIEVE TO THE
RELATIVELY DRY START TO SUMMER. ONCE THE STORM BEGAN TO PUSH OFF TO
THE EAST...COOL NORTHWEST WINDS ONCE AGAIN VISITED THE NORTHWOODS...
FORCING HIGHS TO STAY IN THE THE 50S FOR SEVERAL LOCATIONS BOTH ON
THE 29TH AND 30TH. AS SKIES CLEARED DURING THE EVENING OF THE 30TH
INTO THE MORNING OF THE 31ST...TEMPERATURE PLUMMETED...ESPECIALLY
INLAND FROM THE IMMEDIATE GREAT LAKES SHORELINES. SEVERAL LOCATIONS
DROPPED WELL INTO THE FROST-PRODUCING 30S...WITH EVEN A FEW
UNOFFICIAL UPPER 20 DEGREE READINGS REPORTED.
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HERE ARE DAILY TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION RECORDS THAT OCCURRED
DURING SUMMER OF 2009:

-A RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.29 INCHES WAS SET AT ALPENA ON JUNE 8TH.
THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 0.84 INCHES SET IN 1989.

-A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 93 DEGREES WAS TIED AT THE ROSCOMMON
COUNTY AIRPORT IN HOUGHTON LAKE ON JUNE 24TH. THIS TIED THE OLD
RECORD...SET IN 1921 AND 1923.

-A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 95 DEGREES WAS SET AT GAYLORD REGIONAL
AIRPORT ON JUNE 24TH. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 93 DEGREES SET IN
1983.

-A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 95 DEGREES WAS TIED AT CHERRY CAPITAL
AIRPORT IN TRAVERSE CITY ON JUNE 24TH. THIS TIED THE OLD RECORD LAST
SET IN 2005.

-A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 62 DEGREES WAS SET AT THE
ROSCOMMON COUNTY AIRPORT IN HOUGHTON LAKE ON JULY 2ND. THIS BROKE
THE RECORD OF 63 DEGREES LAST SET IN 1929.

-A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 36 DEGREES WAS SET AT THE ROSCOMMON
COUNTY AIRPORT IN HOUGHTON LAKE ON JULY 13TH. THIS TIED THE OLD
RECORD OF 36 DEGREES LAST SET IN 1940.

-A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 59 DEGREES WAS SET AT THE
ROSCOMMON COUNTY AIRPORT IN HOUGHTON LAKE ON JULY 18TH. THIS CRUSHED
THE RECORD OF 65 DEGREES LAST SET IN 2000. IN ADDITION...THE HIGH OF
59 DEGREES WAS THE 3RD COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE READING EVER
RECORDED IN THE MONTH OF JULY (COLDEST IS 57 DEGREES).

-A RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.28 INCHES FELL AT THE ROSCOMMON COUNTY
AIRPORT IN HOUGHTON LAKE ON JULY 22ND. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF
0.59 INCHES LAST SET IN 1991.

-A RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.47 INCHES WAS SET AT ALPENA ON JULY 23RD.
THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 1.27 LAST SET IN 1975.

-A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 58 DEGREES WAS SET AT GAYLORD
REGIONAL AIRPORT ON JULY 2ND. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 62
DEGREES LAST SET IN 1929.

-A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 58 DEGREES WAS SET AT GAYLORD
REGIONAL AIRPORT ON JULY 7TH. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 60
DEGREES LAST SET IN 2004.

-A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 57 DEGREES WAS SET AT GAYLORD
REGIONAL AIRPORT ON JULY 18TH. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 63
DEGREES LAST SET IN 1909. IN ADDITION...THE HIGH OF 57 DEGREES WAS
THE 4TH COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE READING EVER RECORDED IN THE MONTH
OF JULY (COLDEST IS 54 DEGREES).

-A RECORD RAINFALL OF 0.81 INCHES WAS SET AT THE ROSCOMMON COUNTY
AIRPORT IN HOUGHTON LAKE ON AUGUST 1ST. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF
0.58 INCHES SET IN 1973.

-A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 64 DEGREES WAS SET AT THE
ROSCOMMON COUNTY AIRPORT IN HOUGHTON LAKE ON AUGUST 22ND. THIS BROKE
THE RECORD OF 65 DEGREES SET IN 1975.

-A RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.31 INCHES WAS SET AT ALPENA ON AUGUST 9TH.
THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 1.06 INCHES SET IN 1943.

-A RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.71 INCHES WAS SET AT ALPENA ON AUGUST 29TH.
THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 0.94 INCHES SET IN 1975.

-A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 61 DEGREES WAS TIED AT THE
GAYLORD REGIONAL AIRPORT IN GAYLORD ON AUGUST 22ND. THIS RECORD WAS
ORIGINALLY SET IN 1923.

-A RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.01 INCHES WAS TIED AT THE GAYLORD REGIONAL
AIRPORT IN GAYLORD ON AUGUST 28TH. THIS RECORD WAS ORIGINALLY SET
BACK IN 1961.

-A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 34 DEGREES WAS TIED AT THE GAYLORD
REGIONAL AIRPORT IN GAYLORD ON AUGUST 31ST. THIS RECORD WAS
ORIGINALLY SET IN 1978.

-A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 62 DEGREES WAS TIED AT THE
CHERRY CAPITAL AIRPORT IN TRAVERSE CITY ON AUGUST 22ND. THIS RECORD
WAS ORIGINALLY SET IN 1926.                                     

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FOR ADDITIONAL CLIMATE INFORMATION INCLUDING UP TO DATE LOCAL
CLIMATE GRAPHICS...SEASONAL OUTLOOKS...AND EL NINO INFORMATION...
PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES:

GAYLORD NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
  WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CLIMATE/INDEX.PHP?WFO=APX

CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER
  WWW.CPC.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/PREDICTIONS/

EL NINO AND LA NINA INFORMATION
  WWW.CPC.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/ANALYSIS_MONITORING/ENSO_ADVISORY/

FOR MORE INFORMATION...CONTACT THE GAYLORD NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
AT (989) 731-3384...EXTENSION 726 OR 766.

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