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Monthly Climate Summary - April 2013

National Weather Service, Springfield, MO

Monthly Climate Overview

April 2013 had below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation across the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas.

Severe storms April 7th, 2013

Severe Storms and Flooding - April 10th, 2013

Flooding and Severe Weather April 17th-18th, 2013

Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Month
83
85
81
83
Average High Temperature
65.7
65.3
66.9
63.4
Lowest Temperature of the Month
31
32
30
28
Average Low Temperature
42.6
44.1
42.8
41.2
Average Mean Temperature
54.1
54.7
54.8
52.3
Depart from Normal
- 1.7
- 3.7
- 2.6
- 2.9
Rank
33rd coldest / 126
11th coldest / 86
19th coldest / 65
10th coldest / 65
Days with lows of 32 deg F or Lower
5
1
4
5
Days with lows of 0 deg F or Lower
0
0
0
0
Days with highs of 32 degrees or lower
0
0
0
0
Days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer
0
0
0
0
 
Precipitation (Inches)
5.64
6.65
5.21
6.20
Depart from Normal
+ 1.32
+ 2.18
+ 0.73
+ 1.98
Rank
22nd wettest / 126
16th wettest / 102
18th wettest / 65
8th wettest / 66
days of 0.01 or greater
9
12
9
9
days of 0.10 or greater
6
7
6
8
days of 0.50 or greater
4
6
3
6
days of 1.00 or greater
3
2
3
2
Monthly Snowfall
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Monthly Climate Maps


April 2013 Precipitation Departure from Normal

April 2013 Precipitation Departure from Normal


April 2013 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

April 2013 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

Monthly Climate Records

 

List of April 2013 Records
Date
Station
Record
April 18th
Joplin
Record rainfall of 1.43 inches breaks old record of 1.15 set in 1976.
Vichy-Rolla
Record rainfall of 1.54 inches breaks the old record of 1.22 set in 1991.
April 20th
West Plains
Record low temperature of 30 degrees ties the old record set in 1953.
April 25th
Vichy-Rolla
Record low temperature of 34 degrees breaks the old record of 35 set in 1972.
West Plains
Record low of 31 degrees ties the old record set in 1968.
April 26th
Springfield
Record rainfall of 1.74 inches breaks the old record of 0.96 set in 1980.

Monthly Climate Normals

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
May
75.3
54.4
5.10
0.0
June
83.8
63.1
4.85
0.0
July
88.8
67.6
3.68
0.0
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
May
77.7
56.2
5.71
0.0
June
85.8
65.1
5.86
0.0
July
90.6
69.9
3.81
0.0
 
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
May
76.7
54.2
4.94
June
84.2
63.2
4.02
July
89.5
66.6
3.55
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
May
74.5
53.2
5.04
June
82.6
62.1
4.63
July
88.1
66.5
4.44