October 2011 Review - Mild

October Temperature Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - 2011)

October Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 49.7

45.6 

 +4.1

 9th Warmest

80 / 9th 

 29 / 30th

 54.5 / 1900

37.4 / 1925 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - 2011)

October Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 48.1

 45.8

 +2.3

 N/A

 81 / 8th

 21 / 28th

 57.6 / 1963

38.0 / 1925 

 

Alpena (1916 - 2011)

October Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 48.2

 46.2

+2.0 

 N/A

84 / 8th 

 25 / 28th, 30th

55.8 / 1947 

37.9 / 1925 

 

Traverse City Airport (1897 - 2011)

October Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 51.2

 48.2

 +3.0

 N/A

83 / 7th,8th,11th 

 27 / 28th

 58.6 / 1947

42.3 / 1925 

 

Gaylord Airport (1951 - 2011)

October Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 47.5

 45.5

 +2.0

N/A

 81 / 8th

 23 / 28th

 56.7 / 1963

41.2 / 2002 

 

 

October Precipitation Data (inches):

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest 24-hr rainfall/date(s)

Days with measurable precipitation

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 3.96

 3.80

+0.16

 N/A

 1.45 / 14-15th

 14

 6.84 / 2001

0.16 / 1963 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest 24-hr rainfall/date(s)

Days with measurable precipitation

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

3.26 

 2.56

 +0.70

N/A 

 1.35 / 25-26th

 10

8.38 / 1951 

0.21 / 1924 

 

Alpena (1916 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest 24-hr rainfall/date(s)

Days with measurable precipitation

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 4.13

 2.61

 +1.52

N/A 

3.06 / 19-20th

 13

 6.53 / 1991

0.18 / 1924 

 

Traverse City Cooperative Observing Station (1930 - 1993, 2001 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 4.15

 3.60

+0.55 

N/A 

7.13 / 1991 

 0.56 / 1952

 

Gaylord Cooperative Observing Station (1940 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

4.26 

 3.70

+0.56 

 N/A

7.74 / 1969 

 0.32 / 2000

 

Gaylord, MI (APX): October, 2011 Monthly Observed Precipitation Valid at 11/1/2011 1200 UTC - Created 11/1/11 15:42 UTC

 

 

Gaylord, MI (APX): October, 2011 Monthly Percent of Normal Precipitation Valid at 11/1/2011 1200 UTC - Created 11/1/11 15:45 UTC

 

 

 October Snowfall Data (inches):

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest 24-hr snowfall/date(s)

Days with measurable snowfall

Record Snowfall/Year

Least  Snowfall/Year

 Trace

 1.9

 -1.9

 N/A

 Trace / 27th, 29th

 0

 19.7 / 1895

0.0 / 2005 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest 24-hr snowfall/date(s)

Days with measurable snowfall

Record Snowfall/Year

Least  Snowfall/Year 

 0.0

 0.5

 -0.5

 N/A

 N/A

 0

 9.5 / 1962

 0.0 / 2011

 

Alpena (1916 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest 24-hr snowfall/date(s)

Days with measurable snowfall

Record Snowfall/Year

Least  Snowfall/Year 

 0.0

 0.3

 -0.3

 N/A

 N/A

0 

 8.5 / 1933

0.0 / 2011 

 

Traverse City Cooperative Observing Station (1930 - 1993, 2001 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Snowfall/Year

Least  Snowfall/Year 

 0.0

 0.2

 -0.2

 N/A

 3.5 / 1976

0.0 / 2011 

 

Gaylord Cooperative Observing Station (1940 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Snowfall/Year

Least  Snowfall/Year 

Trace

 2.9

 -2.9

N/A 

17.0 / 2006 

 0.0 / 2007

 

- all averages are calculated using the new 1981 - 2010 period

 ( ) = Consistent years of record; Record temperature data for Gaylord is a combination of Gaylord Airport (2001- 2011) and the Cooperative Observing Station records (1951-2001), Record precipitation data for Traverse City is a combination of Cherry Capital Airport (1930-1993) and the Cooperative Observing Station records (2001-2011)

- only rankings in the top 10 will be entered

 * = Record occurred in multiple years; latest year shown 

**THESE DATA ARE PRELIMINARY AND HAVE NOT UNDERGONE FINAL QUALITY CONTROL BY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER.  THEREFORE, THESE DATA ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION.  FINAL AND CERTIFIED CLIMATE DATA CAN BE ACCESSED AT WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV.**

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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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