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Monthly Climate Summary - May 2013

National Weather Service, Springfield, MO

Monthly Climate Overview

May 2013 was a month with extremely cold temperatures near the beginning of the month, where there was actually accumulating snowfall, but transitioned into a more typical pattern for the month for the second half of the month, where there were several rounds of heavy rain and severe storms.

Here are some links to events from the month of May 2013.

Historic May 3rd Snowfall for the Ozarks

Severe weather event from May 19th-20th.

Severe Storms and Flooding May 30th and 31st.

 

Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Month
87
87
90
88
Average High Temperature
73.7
73.9
73.8
72.9
Lowest Temperature of the Month
32
32
34
33
Average Low Temperature
54.0
53.7
53.6
53.1
Average Mean Temperature
63.9
63.8
63.7
63.0
Depart from Normal
-0.9
-3.2
-1.7
-0.8
Rank
55th coldest / 126
16th coldest / 86
22nd coldest / 65
17th coldest / 67
Days with lows of 32 deg F or Lower
1
2
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
0
0
1
0
 
Precipitation (Inches)
7.97
7.89
5.54
7.13
Depart from Normal
+ 2.87
+ 2.18
+ 0.60
+ 2.09
Rank
11th wettest / 126
16th wettest / 101
18th wettest / 65
13th wettest / 69
days of 0.01 or greater
12
13
14
13
days of 0.10 or greater
8
12
8
8
days of 0.50 or greater
5
6
4
6
days of 1.00 or greater
3
2
1
2
Monthly Snowfall
1.4

Monthly Climate Maps


May 2013 Precipitation Departure from Normal

May 2013 Precipitation Departure from Normal


May 2013 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

May 2013 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

Monthly Climate Records

 

List of May 2013 Records
Date
Station
Record
May 3rd
Springfield
lowest high temperature of 36 breaks previous record of 48 set in 1954.
Joplin
lowest high temperature of 43 breaks previous record of 51 set in 1978.
West Plains
lowest high temperature of 40 breaks previous record of 53 set in 1978.
Rolla/Vichy
lowest high temperature of 38 breaks previous record of 50 set in 1954.
These above temperatures are new records for the coldest daily high temperatures for the month of May.
May 4th
Joplin
Record low temperature of 33 degrees ties the old record set in 1954.
Record lowest high temperature of 46 degrees breaks the old record of 51 set in 1978.
West Plains
Record lowest high temperature of 47 breaks the old record of 52 set in 1978.
May 5th
Joplin
Record low of 35 breaks the old record of 38 set in 1979.
Rolla/Vichy
Record low of 40 ties the old record set in 1958.
May 12th
Springfield
Record low of 36 breaks the old record of 37 set in 1946, 1960 and 2008.
Rolla/Vichy
Record low of 35 breaks the old record of 36 set in 2008.
May 14th
West Plains
Record high of 90 breaks the old record of 87 set in 1987.
May 20th
Rolla/Vichy
Record daily rainfall of 1.58 inches breaks the old record of 1.20 set in 1947.
May 31st
Springfield
Record daily rainfall of 2.50 inches breaks the old record of 2.23 inches set in 1997.
West Plains
Record daily rainfall of 2.01 inches breaks the old record of 1.18 inches set in 2004.

Monthly Climate Normals

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
June
83.8
63.1
4.85
0.0
July
88.8
67.6
3.68
0.0
August
89.0
66.6
3.55
0.0
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
June
85.8
65.1
5.86
0.0
July
90.6
69.9
3.81
0.0
August
91.0
68.4
3.35
0.0
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
June
84.2
63.2
4.02
July
89.5
66.6
3.55
August
89.4
65.0
3.23
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
June
82.6
62.1
4.63
July
88.1
66.5
4.44
August
87.6
65.0
3.67