Fall 2011 Review

 

Fall Temperature Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - 2011)

Fall Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 49.0

45.6 

+3.4 

2nd Warmest 

 50.8 / 1931

39.7 / 1980 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - 2011)

Fall Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 48.5

 46.0

+2.5 

 N/A

52.7 / 1931 

42.0 / 1976 

 

Alpena (1916 - 2011)

Fall Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 48.4

 46.5

 +1.9

 N/A

 50.0 / 1971

42.6 / 1925 

 

Traverse City Airport (1897 - 2011)

Fall Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

 51.3

48.4 

 +2.9

N/A 

 55.1 / 1931

45.0 / 1951 

 

Gaylord Airport (1951 - 2011)

Fall Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

47.3 

 45.1

 +2.2

 N/A

 51.2 / 1963

 42.8 / 1993*

 

 

Fall Precipitation Data (inches):

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 12.71

 10.99

 +1.72

N/A 

 17.46 / 1916

5.00 / 1917 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

8.57 

 7.98

 +0.59

N/A 

 17.22 / 1951

3.05 / 1976 

 

Alpena (1916 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

10.83  

7.63 

 +3.20

 N/A

 14.49 / 1966

3.91 / 1971 

 

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

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 11.33

10.23 

 +1.10

 N/A

 15.50 / 1931

4.78 / 1962 

 

Gaylord Cooperative Observing Station (1940 - 2011)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

 13.22

10.75 

+2.47 

 N/A

 18.45 / 1986

5.39 / 2002 

 

  

Fall Snowfall Data (inches):

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Snowfall/Year

Least  Snowfall/Year

 6.9

 18.2

-11.3 

 N/A

47.3 / 1989 

0.4 / 1899 

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Snowfall/Year

Least  Snowfall/Year 

 Trace

 9.7 

-9.7 

Tied Least Snowiest 

41.9 / 1995 

Trace / 2011* 

 

Alpena (1916 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Snowfall/Year

Least  Snowfall/Year 

 0.2

 8.5

-8.3 

 Tied 5th Least Snowiest

 35.0 / 1995

Trace / 1954* 

 

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

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Snowfall/Year

Least  Snowfall/Year 

 2.4

 9.2

-6.8 

 N/A

 26.7 / 1951

Trace / 2009 

 

Gaylord Cooperative Observing Station (1940 - 2011)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Snowfall/Year

Least  Snowfall/Year 

8.1 

 22.5

-14.4 

10 Least Snowiest 

 64.0 / 1995

 Trace / 1984

 

- 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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