April 2011 Review

    April Average Temperature Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

April Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 38.6

 38.4

 +0.2

 N/A

 46.5 / 2011

28.9 / 1907 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

April Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 41.4

 41.8

 -0.4

 N/A

 49.1 / 1942

 35.2 / 1950

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

April Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

39.1 

 40.3

 -1.2

 N/A

 48.7 / 1955

34.3 / 1926 

 

Traverse City

April Mean

Normal

Departure

 42.7

 42.7

 0.0

 

Gaylord

April Mean

Normal

Departure

 39.5

 41.5

-2.0 

         

April Precipitation Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

5.52 

 2.57

 +2.95

 1st Wettest

 5.52 / 2010

0.33 / 1925 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 6.11

 2.29

 +3.82

 2nd Wettest

 7.20 / 1929

0.50 / 1946 

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 6.54

 2.31

 +4.23

1st Wettest 

 6.54 / 2011

0.51 / 1935 

 

Traverse City

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

 5.22

2.72 

 +2.50

 

Gaylord

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

 7.24

2.46 

 +4.78

 

April Snowfall Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - Present)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

7.8 

 7.6

 +0.2

N/A 

 25.8 / 1982

Trace / 1955 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - Present)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

8.1 

 4.3

 +3.8

 9th Snowiest

 17.3 / 2007

Trace / 2010 

 

Alpena (1916 - Present)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking*

Record Snowiest/Year

Record Least Snow/Year

 11.1

 5.8

 +5.3

 8th Snowiest

16.7 / 2007 

Trace / 2010 

 

Traverse City

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

 6.1

2.8 

+3.3 

 

Gaylord

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

 12.8

 6.9

 +5.9

   - 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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 * 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.



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