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Fall 2019: One of the wettest on record in N MI

Submitted by on December 5, 2019 – 12:50 amNo Comment

Fall 2019 will go down as one of the wettest on record across all of northern Michigan.

The National Weather Service out of Gaylord has released a recap of the meteorological fall season, which ended November 30. Meteorological seasons are based upon the temperature cycle of earth, and differ from the astronomical seasons.

The weather service says the biggest story of fall 2019 was the “exceptionally wet weather.” While no records were set, all climate locations, including Alpena, Houghton Lake, Gaylord, Traverse City and Sault Ste. Marie, experienced a top 10 wettest fall.

Gaylord was the wettest of all climate areas with 15.88 inches of precipitation, the 6th wettest on record. Alpena received 11.56 inches of precipitation, nearly 4 inches above the norm and the 8th wettest fall on record.

The mean temperature in the Alpena area was 46.0 degrees, only a half degree below the long-term average. The mean temp is Gaylord was 43.5 degrees, the 5th coldest on record.

Alpena received 9.2 inches of snow or 1.1 inches above the norm. Traverse City received 19.9 inches, marking the 6th snowiest fall on record.