Fall 2010 Review

            Fall Average Temperature Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 46.3

43.9 

+2.4 

 N/A

50.8 / 1931 

39.7 / 1980 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 47.0

 45.9

 +1.1

 N/A

 52.7 / 1931

 42.0 / 1976

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 47.6

 45.5

 +2.1

 N/A

 50.0 / 1971

 42.6 / 1925

 

Traverse City* (1897 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

49.4 

 48.6

+0.8 

 N/A

55.1 / 1931 

45.0 / 1951 

 

Gaylord** (1951 - Present)

Mean

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 46.1

 46.1

 0.0

N/A 

 51.2 / 1963

 42.8 / 1993

                                

                                         Fall Precipitation Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 14.52

 10.43

 +4.09

 10th wettest

17.46 / 1916 

 5.00 / 1917

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 5.69

 7.51

 -1.82

 N/A

 17.22 / 1951

 3.05 / 1976

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 6.68

 7.21

 -0.53

 N/A

14.49 / 1937 

 3.91 / 1971

 

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

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 8.75

 9.19

 -0.44

N/A 

 17.52 / 1994

 4.78 / 1962

 

Gaylord** (1940 - Present)

Precipitation

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 10.25

 10.65

 -0.40

 N/A

 18.45 / 1986

5.39 / 2002 

 

                        Fall Snowfall Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 9.5

 19.0

 -9.5

 N/A

 47.3 / 1989

0.4 / 1899 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 1.4

 9.4

 -8.0

9th least snowiest 

 41.9 / 1995

 Trace / 1948

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 0.6

 8.9

 -8.3

 6th least snowiest

 35.0 / 1995

 Trace / 1954

 

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

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

0.6 

 9.5

 -8.9

6th least snowiest 

40.0 / 1995 

 Trace / 2009

 

Gaylord** (1940 - Present)

Snowfall

Average

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 5.1

 25.1

 -20.0

4th least snowiest 

 64.0 / 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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