November 2010 Review

                                                                Mild and Dry

          November Average Temperature Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 36.3

 32.4

+3.9 

N/A 

 40.7 / 1931

 24.1 / 1933

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 37.3

 34.8

+2.5 

 N/A

 42.5 / 1931

28.2 / 1976 

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 37.8

 34.6

+3.2 

 N/A

 42.8 / 2001

 28.5 / 1933

 

Traverse City* (1897 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 40.0

 37.2

 +2.8

 N/A

 44.2 / 1931

 29.2 / 1951

 

Gaylord** (1951 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

37.0 

 34.1

 +2.9

 N/A

 42.2 / 2001

27.0 / 1995 

                                

                                       November Precipitation Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 2.97

3.40 

-0.43 

N/A 

 7.72 / 1988

 0.52 / 1917

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

1.44 

 2.14

 -0.70

 N/A

 5.10 / 1988

 0.45 / 1986

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 0.77

 2.08

 -1.31

 4th driest

 7.45 / 1966

0.61 / 1986 

 

Traverse City* (1930 - 1996 : 2001 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 1.13

 2.67

-1.54 

6th driest 

 8.38 / 1995

 0.41 / 1962

 

Gaylord** (1940 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

1.23 

 3.35

-2.12 

4th driest 

 7.68 / 1966

 0.97 / 1962

 

                   November Snowfall Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 9.1

 16.5

-7.4 

N/A 

 46.8 / 1989

0.3 / 1899 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 1.4

 8.8

-7.4 

 N/A

41.9 / 1995 

Trace / 1948 

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 0.6

 8.5

-7.9 

10th least snowiest 

34.8 / 1995 

 Trace / 1954

 

Traverse City* (1930 - 1996 : 2001 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

0.6 

 9.1

 -8.5

8th least snowiest 

 39.9 / 1995

 Trace / 2009

 

Gaylord** (1940 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 5.1

 22.3

-17.2 

8th least snowiest  

 63.0 / 1995

 Trace / 1984

   - 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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