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Dangerous Heat Continues in the South; Severe Thunderstorms in the Plains

Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings continue through Monday across much of the southern U.S. with some locations seeing the excessive heat lingering into Tuesday. Many locations from Arizona to Texas will experience high temperatures above 110 degrees with records likely. Severe thunderstorms may bring large hail and damaging winds over the central and northern Plains Monday. Read More >

Monthly Climate Summary - January 2013

National Weather Service, Springfield, MO

 
 
 

January 2013 had above normal temperatures and above normal precipitation across the Missouri Ozarks. Both elements ranked in the top 20 to 35 percent of records for the month.

A strong storm system brought widespread rain and thunderstorms on Jan 29th

 
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Month
74
73
72
73
Average High Temperature
47.4
47.8
47.1
43.9
Lowest Temperature of the Month
11
9
14
3
Average Low Temperature
25.9
26.6
25.9
22.8
Average Mean Temperature
36.7
37.2
36.5
33.4
Depart from Normal
+ 4.1
+ 2.3
+ 2.5
+ 2.3
Rank
27th warmest / 126
23rd warmest / 85
15th warmest / 65
16th warmest / 65
Days with lows of 32 deg F or Lower
24
23
25
24
Days with lows of 0 deg F or Lower
0
0
0
0
Days with highs of 32 degrees or lower
3
3
4
8
Days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer
0
0
0
0
 
 
 
 
 
Precipitation (Inches)
3.06
2.45
3.38
2.47
Depart from Normal
+ 0.59
+ 0.42
+ 0.66
+ 0.30
Rank
32nd wettest / 126
33rd wettest / 103
19th wettest / 65
21st wettest / 66
days of 0.01 or greater
7
5
8
5
days of 0.10 or greater
4
4
4
4
days of 0.50 or greater
3
2
2
1
days of 1.00 or greater
1
1
2
1
Monthly Snowfall
0.4
 
 
 

January 2013 Precipitation Departure from Normal

January 2013 Precipitation Departure from Normal


January 2013 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

January 2013 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

List of January 2013 Records
Date
Station
Record
Jan 12th
West Plains
Record rainfall of 1.65 inches broke the old record of 0.99 inches in 2005.
Jan 28th
 
 
 
 
 
Springfield
Record high temperature of 74 degrees breaks the old record of 72 set in 2002.
Joplin
Record high temperature of 73 degrees breaks the old record of 68 in 2002.
Springfield
Record warmest minimum temperature of 55 degrees breaks the old record of 53 set in 1968 and 1914.
Joplin
Record warmest minimum temperature of 59 degrees breaks the old record of 58 degrees set in 1968.
Vichy/Rolla
Record warmest minimum temperature of 56 degrees breaks the old record of 51 degrees set in 1968.
West Plains
Record warmest minimum temperature of 54 degrees breaks the old record of 51 degrees set in 1968.
Jan 29th
 
 
Joplin
Record rainfall of 1.58 inches breaks the old record of 1.36 set in 1969.
Vichy/Rolla
 
Record rainfall of 1.89 inches breaks the old record of 1.85 inches set in 1969.
Record warmest minimum temperature of 50 degrees breaks the old record of 38 degrees set in 2001.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 
Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
February
48.2
26.1
2.52
3.6
March
57.5
35.2
3.62
2.4
April
67.2
44.3
4.32
0.0
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
February
50.5
29.2
2.32
3.5
March
60.1
37.7
3.42
1.1
April
70.0
46.9
4.47
0.0
 
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
 
February
49.2
26.5
2.84
March
59.5
35.5
4.29
April
69.7
45.1
4.48
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
February
45.8
25.5
1.93
March
56.3
34.3
3.45
April
66.7
43.8
4.22