October 2012...Much needed precipitation

 

October 2012 Temperature Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - 2012)

October Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

46.1

45.6

+0.5

N/A

73 / 25th

28 / 12th

54.5 / 1900

37.4 / 1925

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - 2012)

October Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

47.3

45.8

+1.5

N/A

76 / 25th

27 / 27th

57.6 / 1963

38.0 / 1925

 

Alpena (1916 - 2012)

October Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

47.3

46.2

+1.1

N/A

77 / 25th

29 / 7th, 27th

55.8 / 1947

37.9 / 1925

 

Traverse City Airport (1897 - 2012)

October Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

48.8

48.2

+0.6

N/A

80 / 25th

32 / 16th

58.6 / 1947

42.3 / 1925

 

Gaylord COOP (1951 - 2001); Gaylord Airport (2001-2012)

October Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date(s)

Coolest Temp/Date(s)

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

45.0

45.5

-0.5

N/A

76 / 25th

26 / 12th

56.7 / 1963

41.2 / 2002

 

 October 2012 Precipitation Data (inches):

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - 2012)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest 24-hr rainfall/date(s)

Days with measurable precipitation

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

5.27

3.80

+1.47

13th Wettest

1.13 / 14th-15th

19

6.84 / 2001

0.16 / 1963

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - 2012)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest 24-hr rainfall/date(s)

Days with measurable precipitation

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

3.60

2.56

+1.04

19th Wettest 

1.45 / 13th-14th

17

8.38 / 1951

0.21 / 1924

 

Alpena (1916 - 2012)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest 24-hr rainfall/date(s)

Days with measurable precipitation

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

4.56

2.61

+1.95

9th Wettest 

1.80 / 13th-14th

17

6.53 / 1991

0.18 / 1924

 

Traverse City Airport (1930 - 1993); Traverse City COOP (2001 - 2012)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

5.97

3.60

+2.37

7th Wettest 

7.13 / 1991

0.56 / 1952

 

Gaylord Cooperative Observing Station (1940 - 2012)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

5.00

3.70

+1.30

11th Wettest

7.74 / 1969

0.32 / 2000

 Gaylord, MI (APX): October, 2012 Monthly Observed Precipitation Valid at 11/1/2012 1200 UTC - Created 11/1/12 23:41 UTC

Gaylord, MI (APX): October, 2012 Monthly Percent of Normal Precipitation Valid at 11/1/2012 1200 UTC - Created 11/1/12 23:45 UTC  

October 2012 Snowfall Data (inches):

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - 2012)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest Calendar Day snowfall

Days with measurable snowfall

Record Snowfall/Year

Least Snowfall/Year

5.9

1.9

+4.0

Tied 11th Snowiest 

4.4 on the 11th

4

19.7 / 1895

0.0 / 2005

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - 2012)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greastest Calendar Day snowfall

Days with measurable snowfall

Record Snowfall/Year

Least Snowfall/Year

Trace

0.5

-0.5

N/A

Trace / Multiple days

0

9.5 / 1962

0.0 / 2011

 

Alpena (1916 - 2012)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest Calendar Day snowfall

Days with measurable snowfall

Record Snowfall/Year

Least Snowfall/Year

Trace

0.3

-0.3

N/A

Trace / Multiple days

0

8.5 / 1933

0.0 / 2011

 

Traverse City Airport (1930 - 1993); Traverse City COOP (2001 - 2012)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Snowfall/Year

Least Snowfall/Year

0.0

0.2

-0.2

N/A

3.5 / 1976

0.0 / 2012

 

Gaylord Cooperative Observing Station (1940 - 2012)

Snowfall

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Snowfall/Year

Least Snowfall/Year

0.6

2.9

-2.3

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 20 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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