4th of July Climate Stats For NWS Marquette

After a cool start to July, the 4th of July 2009 is shaping up to be near normal.  High temperutures are expected to rise into the lower 70s away from Lake Superior, under a mostly sunny sky.  Here is a look at  the 4th of July climate stats for the NWS Marquette Office in Negaunee Township.

Normal High            75
Normal Low             53
Normal Mean           64

Record High                      91  1988
Record Low                       36  1972
Record Low Maximum    59  1967
Record High Minimum    64  1999

Record Precipitation     2.46  1985

Here is a look back at the weather on the 4th of July during the last 10 years.

         Last 10 Years
 Year  High  Low   Precipitation
2008    76     46          0.00
2007    83     54          0.00   
2006    69     48          0.00
2005    79     58          0.15
2004    66     45          0.85

2003    85     59          0.11  
2002    65     50          0.00
2001    68     47          0.02
2000    78     47          0.00 
1999    89     64          0.02  

Since records began in October 1961 (47 years of data), the temperature reached 90 degrees on the 4th of July once. Here is a breakdown of temperatures on the 4th.

Highs   Occurrences    Percent

  90s               1                      2
  80s             15                   32
  70s             16                   34
  60s             14                   30
  50s               1                      2
 
Lows    Occurrences    Percent
 
  30s               3                      6
  40s             12                   26
  50s             27                   57
  60s               5                   11

Here is a look at precipitation amounts on the 4th of July. No precipitation was recorded on 24 of the 47 years (51 percent of the years).

Precipitation (Amounts greater than or equal to)

 Amount (inch)    Occurrences   Percent

      TRACE                    23                    49
          0.01                     16                    34
          0.10                       9                    19
          0.25                       4                      9
          0.50                       3                      6
          1.00                       1                      2



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