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Monsoonal activity will elevate the potential for flash flooding impacts especially in complex terrain, burn scars, and urban areas across much of the Southwest and Intermountain West along with the central and southern Rockies into next week. Very hot conditions cover much of the interior Northwest, south-central, and southeast portions of the CONUS into the weekend. Read More >

Monthly Climate Summary - October 2013

National Weather Service, Springfield, MO

Monthly Climate Overview

October 2013 was generally cooler than normal across the western part of the Missouri Ozarks into extreme southeast Kansas while the eastern Ozarks was near normal. Above normal precipitation occurred over much of the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas with parts of central Missouri experiencing below normal precipitation for the month.

 

Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Month
84
86
84
84
Average High Temperature
66.9
68.1
68.6
66.4
Lowest Temperature of the Month
29
30
26
24
Average Low Temperature
46.7
47.6
46.1
44.4
Average Mean Temperature
56.8
57.9
57.5
55.4
Depart from Normal
-1.0
-1.9
+0.1
-1.2
Rank
39th coolest / 126
15th coolest / 84
30th warmest / 66
12th coolest / 63
Days with lows of 32 deg F or Lower
4
2
2
4
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)
6.93
4.72
3.51
2.24
Depart from Normal
+3.34
+0.69
-0.33
-1.27
Rank
7th wettest / 126
28th wettest / 101
24th wettest / 66
27th driest / 66
days of 0.01 or greater
8
10
13
8
days of 0.10 or greater
8
8
7
5
days of 0.50 or greater
4
3
3
1
days of 1.00 or greater
2
1
1
0
Monthly Snowfall
0.0

Monthly Climate Maps


October 2013 Precipitation Departure from Normal

October 2013 Precipitation Departure from Normal


October 2013 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

October 2013 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

Monthly Climate Records

 

List of October 2013 Records
Date
Station
Record
Oct 25
West Plains
Record low temperature of 26 degrees ties old record set back in 1965.
Vichy/Rolla
Record low temperature of 24 degrees breaks the old record of 30 set in 1968.
Oct 29
Springfield
Record rainfall of 2.35 inches breaks the old record of 1.72 set in 2009.
Joplin
Record rainfall of 2.14 inches breaks the old record of 1.22 inches set in 1985.

Monthly Climate Normals

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
November
56.7
35.4
4.22
0.7
December
44.9
25.0
3.04
4.9
January
42.9
22.4
2.47
5.4
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
November
58.9
37.9
3.78
0.4
December
47.0
27.5
2.82
2.8
January
44.9
25.0
2.03
4.7
 
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
November
57.0
36.5
4.58
December
46.4
26.0
3.64
January
44.6
23.5
2.72
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
November
55.3
35.1
3.87
December
43.0
24.4
2.64
January
40.7
21.5
2.17