Summer 2013 Highlights:
Summer Temperature Data:
Summer Precipitation Data:
- 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.*
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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 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.
(1) Lack of any prolonged heat waves resulted in average temperatures for summer falling well within the range of normal across northern Michigan. Another year with no 100 degree high temperatures observed, with the warmest highs mainly in the middle 90s (which occurred mostly in the middle of July).
(2) Summer rainfall varied greatly from north to south, with eastern upper Michigan reporting one of their wettest summer’s on record (5th wettest at Sault Ste Marie, falling only 1.79 inches short of their wettest summer), while parts of northern Lower reported one of their driest (Houghton Lake and Gaylord observed their 3rd and 4th driest summer's respectively).