April 2010 Recap

 

Record Warm April

     The warm spring conditions continued unabated through the month of April, with Sault Ste. Marie recording their warmest April on record, and all other locations recording one of their top 5 warmest April's.

       April Average Temperature Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

46.5 

 38.4

 +8.1

 Warmest

 46.5 / 2010

 28.9 / 1907

 

Houghton Lake (1917 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 48.2

 41.8

+6.4 

 4th Warmest

 49.1 / 1941 and 1942

35.2 / 1950 

 

Alpena (1917 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

46.6 

 40.3

+6.3 

 3rd Warmest

48.7 / 1955

 34.3 / 1926

 

Traverse City* (1896 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 48.5

 42.7

 +5.8

 Tied 4th Warmest

50.3 / 1921 

34.4 / 1907

 

Gaylord** (1952 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 47.5

 41.5

 +6.0

3rd Warmest 

 48.1 / 1955

 35.8 / 1993

  

 

  April Precipitation Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 1.15

 2.57

 -1.42

 Tied 15th Driest

5.16 / 1954

 0.33 / 1925

 

Houghton Lake (1917 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 2.05

 2.29

 -0.24

 N/A

7.20 / 1929

 0.50 / 1946

 

Alpena (1917 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 1.97

 2.31

 -0.34

 N/A

 5.61 / 1954

 0.51 / 1935

 

Traverse City* (1896 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 2.82

 2.72

 +0.10

 N/A

7.14 / 1996 

0.30 / 1906 

 

Gaylord** (1952 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 2.89

 2.46

 +0.43

 N/A

 5.35 / 1954

 0.76 / 1958

 

  

March Snowfall Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 7.7

 7.6

 +0.1

 N/A

 25.8 / 1982

 Trace / 1955

 

Houghton Lake (1917 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 Trace

 4.3

 -4.3

 Tied Least Snowiest

 17.3 / 2007

 Trace / 2010

 

Alpena (1917 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

Trace 

 5.8

 -5.8

 Tied Least Snowiest

 16.7 / 2007

 Trace / 2010

 

Traverse City* (1896 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 0.1

 2.8

 -2.7

 N/A

17.3 / 2007 

0.0 / 1969 

 

Gaylord** (1952 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 1.5

 6.9

 -5.4

 N/A

22.5 / 2007 

 Trace / 2004

 

 - all averages are calculated using the 1971 - 2000 period

* Traverse City - Normal and observed temperature data is compiled from the ASOS site at Cherry Capital Airport.  Snowfall and precipitation amounts are recorded at the cooperative observer at Traverse City Munson Hospital, while snowfall and precipitation normals are compiled from the ASOS site at Cherry Capital Airport.

** Gaylord - Observed and normal data is compiled from the cooperative observer site in the vicinity of the Gaylord Regional Airport ASOS site.

( ) = Consistent years of record

* = only rankings in the top 20 will be entered

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