Winter 2010-2011 Review

   Winter Average Temperature Data:

(Meteorological Winter: December 1st - February 28th)

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Winter

Record Cold/Winter

16.9 

 16.3

+0.6 

 N/A

 25.7 / 2001-02

 7.6 / 1917-18

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Winter

Record Cold/Winter

 18.7

 20.5

 -1.8

 N/A

28.7 / 1931-32

 13.3 / 1976-77

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Winter

Record Cold/Winter

 19.4

20.3 

-0.9 

 N/A

28.8 / 1931-32 

 12.6 / 1917-18

 

Traverse City

Mean

Normal

Departure

 23.1

23.1 

+0 

 

Gaylord

Mean

Normal

Departure

 17.9

 20.0

-2.1 

 

 

                                

       Winter Precipitation Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Winter

Record Driest/Winter

3.78 

 7.15

 -3.37

N/A 

 12.49 / 1995-96

2.37 / 1904-05 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Winter

Record Driest/Winter

 4.16

4.61 

 -0.45

 N/A

 8.18 / 2008-09

0.76 / 2002-03 

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Winter

Record Driest/Winter

 3.52

4.94 

-1.42 

 N/A

 13.07 / 1996-07

1.03 / 2002-03 

 

Traverse City

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

5.52 

 7.43

-1.91 

 

Gaylord

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

4.64 

8.35 

-3.71 

  

Winter Snowfall Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Winter

Record Least Snow/Winter

47.4 

 90.8

 -43.4

N/A 

 161.4 / 1995-96

 23.2 / 1901-02

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Winter

Record Least Snow/Winter

58.6 

46.5 

 +12.1

 N/A

 75.4 / 2008-09

8.9 / 1936-3

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Winter

Record Least Snow/Winter

 61.4

 57.9

+3.5 

 N/A

114.5 / 1970-71 

14.5 / 1943-44 

 

Traverse City

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

83.9 

73.7 

+10.2 

 

Gaylord

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

 84.1

97.8 

-13.7 

   - all averages are calculated using the 1971 - 2000 period

( ) = Consistent years of record

* = only rankings in the top 10 will be entered, and only for our Local Climate Data (LCD) sites

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