Dry - With Near Normal Temperatures During June

 

June Highlights:

(1)  Despite a cool start to the month, when low temperatures dipped into the 30's on occasion, warm readings during the second half of June brought average monthly readings to near normal levels.  Interestingly, no 90-degree readings occurred at the select sites listed below (although, some locations between these locations did reach 90 degrees, including here at the office 9 miles SSW of Gaylord, when a high temperature of 90 was reported on the 26th).

(2)  The biggest story during June was the abnormally dry conditions, especially across northern lower Michigan.  Rainfall totals south of the bridge came in well below normal, with the driest conditions found across the northwest half of the area, where monthly deficits of well over an inch were reported.  Traverse City (5th driest) and Gaylord (10th driest) were exceptionally dry for the month. 

June Temperature Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - 2013)

June Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date

Coolest Temp/Date

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

61.2

60.0

+1.2

N/A

86 / 26th

37 / 3rd

67.3 / 1919

51.5 / 1982

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - 2013)

June Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date

Coolest Temp/Date

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

63.9

62.9

+1.0

N/A

89 / 26th

36 / 3rd

69.3 / 1933

56.9 / 1969

 

Alpena (1916 - 2013)

June Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date

Coolest Temp/Date

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

62.4

62.1

+0.3

N/A

89 / 24th*

37 / 4th*

68.7 / 1919

56.3 / 1982

 

Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport (1897 - 2013)

June Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date

Coolest Temp/Date

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

64.3

63.9

+0.4

N/A

88 / 23rd

35 / 3rd

71.2 / 1919

57.5 / 1969

 

Gaylord COOP (1951 - 2001); Gaylord Airport (2001-2013)

June Mean

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Warmest Temp/Date

Coolest Temp/Date

Record Warm/Year

Record Cold/Year

62.1

62.0

+0.1

N/A

89 / 26th

31 / 3rd

69.2 / 2005

57.0 / 1982

 

 

June Precipitation Data:

Sault Ste Marie (1888 - 2013)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest 24-hr rainfall/date

Days with measurable precipitation

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

3.25

2.70

+0.55

N/A

1.43 / 20th-21st

10

7.35 / 1969

0.37 / 2006

 

Houghton Lake (1919 - 2013)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest 24-hr rainfall/date

Days with measurable precipitation

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

1.29

3.10

-1.81

N/A

0.39 / 16th

8

9.20 / 2008

0.68 / 1959

 

Alpena (1916 - 2013)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Greatest 24-hr rainfall/date

Days with measurable precipitation

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

2.03

2.62

-0.59 

N/A

0.68 / 27th-28th

8

8.37 / 1969

0.20 / 1991

 

Traverse City Airport (1930 - 1993); Traverse City COOP (2001 - 2013)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

1.06

3.05

-1.99

5th Driest

9.34 / 1954

0.34 / 1991

 

Gaylord Cooperative Observing Station (1940 - 2013)

Precipitation

Normal

Departure

Ranking

Record Wettest/Year

Record Driest/Year

1.43

2.87

-1.44

10th Driest

7.24 / 1969

0.13 / 1991

 

Gaylord, MI (APX): June, 2013 Monthly Observed Precipitation Valid at 7/1/2013 1200 UTC - Created 7/1/13 13:45 UTC

 

Gaylord, MI (APX): June, 2013 Monthly Percent of Normal Precipitation Valid at 7/1/2013 1200 UTC - Created 7/1/13 13:49 UTC

- 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/dates; latest year/date 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.*

For additional climate information and atmospheric and oceanic features that drive the patterns across our area, please visit the following links:

Latest Central Pacific Ocean Temperature Trends      Large Scale Atmospheric Blocking Features      Local Climate Home Page      Latest Drought Information

* 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 1993-2001.

**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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