The following is a summary of the climatological summer, June through August, for west and central Upper Michigan. For the most part June through August was dry as you'll notice from the data presented in table below. At Iron Mountain this was the fourth driest summer, at Houghton the fifth driest, at Ironwood and Manistique the sixth driest and at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township, it was the ninth driest summer on record. In fact, this past August was the driest on record at the National Weather Service office! Records for the National Weather Service in Negaunee Township date back to 1961. Data for the entire United States is available by clicking here.
With the drier than normal precipitation observed at most areas of Upper Michigan, portions of western Upper Michigan have been placed in drought status. For more information on this please click here.