Generally Cool and Wet with Above Normal Snowfall in 2013
Above normal precipitation was the rule across Upper Michigan in 2013...with many locations reporting a top 10 wettest calendar year. In fact...last year is now the wettest calendar year on record at Ironwood and Manistique. The 2013 precipitation total of 53.46 inches at Ironwood is almost 20 inches above and 150 percent of normal.
Since a good deal of this precipitation fell during the colder months...annual snowfall was also above average at most places in 2013 and the highest on record at Munising and Newberry...where the observed total of 222.7 inches is almost 170 percent of normal.
The observed annual average temperatures between about 37 and 42 degrees is about 1 to as much as 2.5 degrees below normal...enough to qualify 2013 as one of the top ten coolest on record at some locations.
|January-December 2013 Precipitation|
|53.46||34.93||+18.53||52.66 /1909||New Record|
|Manistique||39.42||30.17||+9.25||38.59 /1979||New Record|
|Newberry||43.49||34.23||+9.26||47.36 / 2004||5th Wettest|
|Munising||43.95||38.45||+5.50||48.23 / 2004||6ht Wettest|
|Marquette NWS||39.76||35.68||+4.08||51.59 / 1985||10th Wettest|
|Houghton||53.46||32.18||+21.28||53.43 / 1985||11th Wettest|
|Iron Mountain||32.03||29.72||+2.31||37.53 / 1938||23rd Wettest|
|+5.77||42.60 / 1881||****|
|January - December 2013 Snowfall|
|Munising||228.0||152.1||+75.9||219.4 / 2008||New Record|
|Newberry||222.7||132.2||+90.5||208.6 / 2008||
|Houghton||306.9||207.7||+99.2||356.2 / 1989||4th Highest|
|Ironwood||244.8||188.2||+56.2||279.4 / 1989||4th Highest|
|Manistique||102.5||139.9 / 2004||5th Highest|
|Marquette NWS||234.8||203.3||+31.5||296.2 / 2002||11th Highest|
|Iron Mountain||65.5||58.4||+7.1||115.4 / 1972||22nd Highest|
|Marquette City||108.9||117.2||-8.3||189.9 / 1976||****|
|January - December 2013 Mean Temperature|
|Ironwood||37.9||40.1||-2.4||36.4 / 1996||6th Coolest|
|Manistique||40.3||41.8||-1.5||38.5 / 1972||7th Coolest|
|Munising||40.1||42.9||-1.9||36.6 / 1917||8th Coolest|
|Iron Mountain||40.8||42.3||-1.5||39.3 / 1950||10th Coolest|
|Marquette NWS||38.6||40.1||-1.5||36.4 / 1972||14th Coolest|
|Newberry||41.1||42.0||-0.9||38.3 / 1972||25th Coolest|
|Houghton||39.1||40.5||-1.4||35.5 / 1917||****|
|Marquette City||41.7||43.2||-1.6||37.1 / 1917||****|
**** Not in top 25
Note all temperatures are in fahrenheit and precipitation is in inches. All climate data listed in this product are unofficial. For official data...please refer to the National Climatic Data Center. Contact the National Climatic Data Center at (828) 271-4800 or www.ncdc.noaa.gov.