11th Warmest Meteorological Winter (Dec-Feb) at NWS Marquette

As expected, El Nino conditions dominated the Upper Great Lakes region this winter, which produced above normal temperatures across Upper Michigan. At the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Negaunee Township, the average temperature during the Meteorological Winter (December through February) was 17.8 degrees.  This was 2.4 degrees above the normal temperature of 15.4 degrees.  This winter was the 11th warmest Meteorological winter at the NWS Marquette.  Here is a list of the top 11 warmest winters on record:

Rank  Value  Ending Date
1 23.4 2/28/1998
2 23.0 2/28/2002
3 21.0 2/28/1983
4 20.7 2/28/1987
5 20.1 2/28/1995
6 19.1 2/28/2006
7 18.9 2/28/1992
8 18.4 2/28/1999
9 18.3 2/28/1975
10 18.0 2/28/2007
11 17.8 2/28/2010

Values highlighted in red in the table above are past El Nino years.

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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