A Look at Record Highs and Lows Since 2000

With 2012 being the warmest year on record at NWS Marquette since observations began in 1961, the number of record highs and lows broken/tied each year since 2000 was compiled for comparison. A word of caution, though, is that the number of records broken in a year does not necessarily mean the year was extremely warm/cold compared to normal.

2012 saw 15 record highs broken/tied, with a majority of those coming during a very warm stretch in March. Since 2009, the only two record lows broken/tied occurred on back-to-back days in September 2011. Provided below is a table of records since 2000 and an associated graph.

An obscure record comes from the -12F minimum temperature recorded on 1/20/2012. This was the coldest temperature observed during the winter of 2011-2012, and ties two other winters (1994-1995, 2001-2002) as the highest overall minimum temperature for a winter at NWS Marquette. Simply put, a temperature colder than -12F has been achieved in at least every winter since 1961 (except '94-'95 and '01-'02).

 

   Years   Record Highs Record Lows

2000

16 6
2001 14 2
2002 14 9
2003 10 11
2004 6 4
2005 11 2
2006 8 3
2007 15 2
2008 8 5
2009 4 7
2010 8 0
2011 7 2
2012 15 0

 

 



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