October 2010 Review

 Mild and Dry

 

          October Average Temperature Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 47.1

 44.4

+2.7 

N/A 

 54.5 / 1900

 37.4 / 1925

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 47.6

 46.1

 +1.5

 N/A

 57.6 / 1963

 38.0 / 1925

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 47.9

 45.6

+2.3 

N/A 

 55.8 / 1947

37.9 / 1925 

 

Traverse City* (1897 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

49.9 

 48.8

+1.1 

 N/A

 58.6 / 1947

 42.3 / 1925

 

Gaylord** (1951 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 46.2

 46.6

-0.4 

 N/A

 56.7 / 1963

 41.2 / 2002

                                

                                       October Precipitation Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

2.85 

 3.32

-0.47 

N/A 

 6.84 / 2001

 0.16 / 1963

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 1.38

 2.26

 -0.88

N/A 

 8.38 / 1951

 0.21 / 1924

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 1.81

 2.33

-0.52 

 N/A

 6.53 / 1991

 0.18 / 1924

 

Traverse City* (1930 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

1.50 

 2.94

-1.44 

N/A 

 7.13 / 1991

 0.56 / 1952

 

Gaylord** (1940 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 2.13

 3.45

 -1.32

N/A 

7.74 / 1969 

 0.32 / 2000

 

                   October Snowfall Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 0.4

 2.5

 -2.1

 N/A

 19.7 / 1895

 0.0 / 2005

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 T

0.6 

 -0.6

N/A 

 9.5 / 1962

 0.0 / 2007

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 T

 0.4

 -0.4

 N/A

 8.5 / 1933

0.0 / 2007 

 

Traverse City* (1930 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 0.0

 0.4

 -0.4

 Tied Least Snowiest

 3.5 / 1976

0.0 / 2010 (latest) 

 

Gaylord** (1940 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 T

 2.8

-2.8 

 N/A

 17.0 / 2006

 0.0 / 2007

   - all averages are calculated using the 1971 - 2000 period

* 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.

( ) = Consistent years of record

* = only rankings in the top 10 will be entered

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