Preliminary April 2009 Climate Information for NWS Marquette

The first half of April had near normal temperatures, but well below normal precipitation. In fact, only 0.02 inches of precipitation fell from April 1 through the 17th. But on April 18th, an unsettled weather pattern set up across the region for the rest of the month. This produced several periods of precipitation and large temperature swings, which can be seen on the chart below.

April 2009 Climate Chart

Additional Monthly Climate Graphs can be found here.

Preliminary April 2009 Climate Values and Records

Overall, April 2009 ended up with normal temperatures and above normal precipitation and snowfall. 

                                             Value             Departure from Normal
Average Temperature       37.2                               0.0
Precipitation                        3.43                            +0.64
Snowfall                               21.1                            +8.5

Here are the preliminary records that occurred in April 2009:

  • A record daily high temperature was tied on April 17, when the temperature peaked at 73 degrees. The previous record was set in 2002. The 17th was the first day above 70 degrees at the NWS office since October 13, 2008.
  • On April 20, the NWS office in Negaunee Township tied the daily record snowfall of 10.6 inches, which was previously set in 1982. In addition, 1.08 inches of precipitation fell on the 20th, which broke the old record of 0.78 inches set in 1970.
  • A new daily record snowfall of 9.9 inches was set on April 21, breaking the previous record of 2.3 inches in 1986.
  • On April 23, a new record low temperature of 17 degrees was set. This broke the old record of 21 degrees, which was set in 2003, 2002, and 1980.

Note: the statistics and records for the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township are based on records which began in October 1961. All climate data listed here are preliminary and unofficial.

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