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Monthly Climate Summary - August 2013

National Weather Service, Springfield, MO

Monthly Climate Overview

Despite a lack of rainfall for the second half of August and typically normal to above normal temperatures, the month will be categorized as below normal temperatures and above to much above normal precipitation. This stems from the tremendous amount of rainfall received across the area during the first half of the month. This resulted in serious and historic flooding in parts of the Ozarks.

Extreme heavy rainfall and flash flooding August 3rd - August 10th 2013

 

Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Month
96
97
95
97
Average High Temperature
85.4
87.4
83.9
83.7
Lowest Temperature of the Month
55
54
50
55
Average Low Temperature
67.3
67.3
65.2
64.6
Average Mean Temperature
76.3
77.4
74.5
74.2
Depart from Normal
-1.5
-2.3
-2.7
-2.1
Rank
56th coldest / 126
27th coldest / 82
13th coldest / 65
8th coldest / 67
Days with lows of 32 deg F or Lower
0
0
0
0
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
9
14
4
6
 
Precipitation (Inches)
5.84
4.60
10.62
4.29
Depart from Normal
+2.29
+1.25
+7.39
+0.62
Rank
22nd warmest / 126
31st warmest / 98
2nd warmest / 65
21st warmest / 69
days of 0.01 or greater
8
9
10
9
days of 0.10 or greater
7
7
8
7
days of 0.50 or greater
5
4
7
4
days of 1.00 or greater
2
2
5
1
Monthly Snowfall
0.0

Monthly Climate Maps


August 2013 Precipitation Departure from Normal

August 2013 Precipitation Departure from Normal


August 2013 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

August 2013 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

Monthly Climate Records

 

List of August 2013 Records
Date
Station
Record
Aug 4
Joplin
1.26 inches of rain breaks the old record of 0.85 set in 1985.
Aug 5
West Plains
2.58 inches of rain breaks the old record of 1.07 set in 2005.
Aug 6
Joplin
1.37 inches of rain breaks the old record of 0.75 inches set back in 1965.
West Plains
2.20 inches of rain breaks the old record of 1.50 inches set in 2005.
Aug 7
West Plains
1.60 inches of rain tied the old record set back in 1968.
Aug 8
West Plains
1.22 inches of rain breaks the old record of 1.06 set in 1950.
Aug 15
West Plains
A record low of 50 degrees breaks the old record of 51 set in 1994, 1967 and 1963.

Monthly Climate Normals

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
September
80.3
57.7
4.61
0.0
October
69.0
46.5
3.59
0.0
November
56.7
35.4
4.22
0.7
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
September
82.3
59.3
4.95
0.0
October
71.3
48.3
4.03
0.0
November
58.9
37.9
3.78
0.4
 
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
September
80.8
56.9
4.09
October
69.6
45.1
3.84
November
57.0
36.5
4.58
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
September
78.6
56.7
4.04
October
67.4
45.8
3.51
November
55.3
35.1
3.87