Marquette NWS Sets Record for Third Warmest And Driest July

The Marquette National Weather Service Office, located in Negaunee Township, has experienced a hot and dry has much of the central and western Upper Peninsula.  As a matter of fact, we have officially placed ourselves among the top 5 hottest and driest Julys on record.  Look at the records below to see how our office stacked up to previous years...


Top 5 Hottest Julys*

Average Daily Temperature (F)

      Top 5 Driest Julys*

Total Precipitation

70.7 degrees  -  1983 0.57 inches  -  1981
69.6 degrees  -  2002 0.59 inches  -  1998
69.5 degrees  -  2011 0.86 inches  -  2011
68.8 degrees  -  1999 0.91 inches  -  1989
68.7 degrees  -  2006 1.25 inches  -  1962


Fortunately precipitation totals are higher in the Eastern U.P., as they have seen quite a few rain showers and thunderstorms traverse the area over the past month.

*This data is based on a 40 year climate record at the Marquette National Weather Service in Negaunee, MI.

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