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Monthly Climate Summary - December 2014

National Weather Service, Springfield, MO

 
 
 
 

 

Monthly Climate Overview

 

December 2014 was a month with above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation across the region. The northwest flow regime we had for much of November that brought well below normal temperatures became more zonal during the month of December and allowed for more moderate temperatures.

Light snow affected the region December 17th-18

 
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Month
58
65
63
65
Average High Temperature
44.5
46.5
44.1
42.1
Lowest Temperature of the Month
14
14
19
11
Average Low Temperature
32.1
33.1
32.0
31.1
Average Mean Temperature
38.3
39.8
38.0
36.6
Depart from Normal
+ 3.3
+ 2.6
+ 1.8
+ 2.9
Rank
41st warmest / 127
27th warmest / 87
20th warmest / 67
20th warmest / 67
Days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer
0
0
0
0
Days with highs of 32 degrees or lower
2
2
2
3
Days with lows of 32 deg F or lower
14
14
14
17
Days with lows of 0 deg F or lower
0
0
0
0
 
 
 
 
 
Precipitation (Inches)
1.77
1.84
2.97
2.37
Depart from Normal
- 1.27
- 0.98
- 0.67
- 0.27
Rank
55th driest / 127
50th driest / 104
32nd driest / 67
27th wettest / 66
days of 0.01 or greater
13
11
10
9
days of 0.10 or greater
6
4
8
4
days of 0.50 or greater
0
1
2
1
days of 1.00 or greater
0
0
0
1
Monthly Snowfall
0.5
 
 
 

 

Monthly Climate Maps

 


December 2014 Precipitation Departure from Normal

December 2014 Precipitation Departure from Normal


December 2014 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

December 2014 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

 

Monthly Climate Records

 

 

List of December 2014 Records
Date
Station
Record
 
Dec 17th
Springfield
0.5 inches of snow fell which tied the old record on this date back in 1989.

 

Monthly Climate Normals

 

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
January
42.9
22.4
2.47
5.4
February
48.2
26.1
2.52
3.6
March
57.5
35.2
3.62
2.4
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
January
44.9
25.0
2.03
4.7
February
50.5
29.2
2.32
3.5
March
60.1
37.7
3.42
1.1
 
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
 
January
44.6
23.5
2.72
February
49.2
26.5
2.84
March
59.5
35.5
4.29
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
 
January
40.7
21.5
2.17
February
45.8
25.5
1.93
March
56.3
34.3
3.45

 

Precipitation Report

 

 
State
Name
Station Type
Total Precipitation
MO HARTVILLE 0.5 SSE CoCoRaHS 3.99
MO SUMMERSVILLE COOP 3.94
MO VERSAILLES 0.2 SE CoCoRaHS 3.67
MO EMINENCE 1 N COOP 3.53
MO DORA 1N COOP 3.49
MO SALEM 4.3 S CoCoRaHS 3.41
MO WEST PLAINS 1.0 W CoCoRaHS 3.41
MO TECUMSEH COOP 3.32
MO DORA 2.6 NNW CoCoRaHS 3.31
MO WINONA FOREST RS COOP 3.30
MO HOUSTON 0.3 SE CoCoRaHS 3.27
MO AVA 6.0 NW CoCoRaHS 3.26
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 7.0 NE CoCoRaHS 3.24
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 7.9 W CoCoRaHS 3.24
MO APPLETON CITY COOP 3.16
MO HOUSTON 4.5 ESE CoCoRaHS 3.12
MO WEST PLAINS 10.6 S CoCoRaHS 3.09
MO BRANSON 3.8 E CoCoRaHS 3.09
MO PROTEM 4 NE COOP 3.08
MO AVA 0.8 NNW CoCoRaHS 3.06
MO HOUSTON COOP 3.06
MO COLE CAMP 3NW COOP 3.02
MO LINCOLN 0.4 NNE CoCoRaHS 3.02
MO ROUND SPRING COOP 3.02
MO MOUNTAIN GROVE 14.0 S CoCoRaHS 3.01
MO WEST PLAINS 2.2 NNW CoCoRaHS 2.99
MO WEST PLAINS MUNI AP WBAN 2.97
KS DEVON 0.1 SE CoCoRaHS 2.93
MO SALEM 1.8 NW CoCoRaHS 2.93
MO SHELL KNOB 5.6 ESE CoCoRaHS 2.93
MO MONTAUK SP COOP 2.92
MO EDGAR SPRINGS 2.2 SSW CoCoRaHS 2.91
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.0 SW CoCoRaHS 2.88
MO WASHBURN 5 W COOP 2.88
MO NEVADA WTP COOP 2.85
MO HOUSTON 6.3 ESE CoCoRaHS 2.85
MO HOLLISTER 3.8 SW CoCoRaHS 2.83
MO GOLDEN 1.7 NE CoCoRaHS 2.83
MO BRANSON AP COOP 2.83
MO RAYMONDVILLE 3.5 SE CoCoRaHS 2.82
MO ST. JAMES 1.2 SE CoCoRaHS 2.82
MO HOLLISTER 3.5 SW CoCoRaHS 2.82
MO EMERALD BEACH 5.5 E CoCoRaHS 2.79
MO SPRINGFIELD 0.7 ENE CoCoRaHS 2.78
MO VERSAILLES COOP 2.77
MO EMINENCE 0.1 SSE CoCoRaHS 2.77
MO ROLLA 6.4 SE CoCoRaHS 2.76
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.9 SE CoCoRaHS 2.75
MO WAYNESVILLE 2 W COOP 2.74
MO ROLLA 1.3 NE CoCoRaHS 2.71
MO BATTLEFIELD 3.3 E CoCoRaHS 2.71
MO ROLLA 1.3 S CoCoRaHS 2.68
KS COLUMBUS COOP 2.67
MO CLEVER 3.9 ENE CoCoRaHS 2.66
MO CASSVILLE 4.8 SSE CoCoRaHS 2.66
MO HARTVILLE COOP 2.65
MO HARTVILLE 0.8 WSW CoCoRaHS 2.65
KS UNIONTOWN COOP 2.60
MO MANSFIELD COOP 2.60
MO MTN GROVE 2 N COOP 2.59
MO CLEVER 4.0 ENE CoCoRaHS 2.58
MO ROLLA UNI OF MISSOURI COOP 2.57
MO OZARK COOP 2.56
MO ELDON COOP 2.55
MO WAYNESVILLE 3.9 NNW CoCoRaHS 2.54
MO AVA 13.6 SSE CoCoRaHS 2.53
KS FORT SCOTT 9.3 NNE CoCoRaHS 2.52
MO AVA 10.5 SSW CoCoRaHS 2.52
MO FORSYTH 0.9 S CoCoRaHS 2.52
MO NEWBURG 9.6 SSW CoCoRaHS 2.49
MO TABLE ROCK DAM COOP 2.49
MO OSCEOLA 0.3 SW CoCoRaHS 2.49
MO SALEM 10 W WBAN 2.46
MO ROLLA 0.9 SE CoCoRaHS 2.46
MO SELIGMAN 3.0 N CoCoRaHS 2.44
MO GAINESVILLE 6.2 ENE CoCoRaHS 2.43
MO HOUSTON 2.0 S CoCoRaHS 2.42
MO NIXA 2.7 SSW CoCoRaHS 2.42
KS FORT SCOTT 3.7 ENE CoCoRaHS 2.41
MO ROLLA 8.1 S CoCoRaHS 2.41
KS GIRARD COOP 2.38
MO VICHY ROLLA NATIONAL AP WBAN 2.37
MO LEBANON 2.4 SE CoCoRaHS 2.37
MO LOWRY CITY 3.8 ESE CoCoRaHS 2.36
MO JOPLIN 2.8 SSW CoCoRaHS 2.34
KS PITTSBURG COOP 2.34
MO FT LEONARD WOOD COOP 2.34
KS CHEROKEE 0.3 N CoCoRaHS 2.33
MO HERMITAGE 0.5 ESE CoCoRaHS 2.33
MO OZARK 1.6 SE CoCoRaHS 2.33
KS FT SCOTT COOP 2.32
KS FARLINGTON 0.8 NNE CoCoRaHS 2.32
MO WEST PLAINS 8.3 NNE CoCoRaHS 2.31
MO VIENNA 4.3 NNW CoCoRaHS 2.26
MO ST. JAMES 1.3 NE CoCoRaHS 2.25
MO LEBANON 0.6 N CoCoRaHS 2.25
MO SPRINGFIELD 5.5 SSW CoCoRaHS 2.24
MO MARSHFIELD 3.6 S CoCoRaHS 2.23
KS FORT SCOTT 8.2 SW CoCoRaHS 2.22
MO CONWAY 8.9 SW CoCoRaHS 2.22
MO POMONA 2.4 NW CoCoRaHS 2.22
MO ELDON 3.8 NW CoCoRaHS 2.20
MO ROLLA 8.2 SSE CoCoRaHS 2.18
MO ELDORADO SPRINGS COOP 2.17
KS PITTSBURG 0.7 WSW CoCoRaHS 2.16
MO WHEATLAND 5.0 SE CoCoRaHS 2.16
MO MARSHFIELD 2E COOP 2.14
MO LOCKWOOD COOP 2.14
MO ANDERSON 3W COOP 2.13
MO NEVADA 0.2 W CoCoRaHS 2.13
MO MARSHFIELD 1.4 W CoCoRaHS 2.13
MO BUFFALO 1.0 SW CoCoRaHS 2.11
MO SPRINGFIELD 9.5 NNW CoCoRaHS 2.11
MO CASSVILLE 0.5 SW CoCoRaHS 2.11
MO MANSFIELD 5.4 NNE CoCoRaHS 2.10
MO HURLEY 3.5 NNE CoCoRaHS 2.09
MO MOUNT VERNON 1.3 NNW CoCoRaHS 2.08
MO WEST PLAINS 1.3 SE CoCoRaHS 2.07
MO CONWAY 5.7 W CoCoRaHS 2.06
MO FLEMINGTON COOP 2.06
MO PURDY 4.8 SSW CoCoRaHS 2.06
MO HAZELGREEN 1 W COOP 2.05
MO FAIR PLAY 1.3 E CoCoRaHS 2.05
MO WHEATLAND 2.7 S CoCoRaHS 2.04
MO GRAVOIS MILLS 3.7 SE CoCoRaHS 2.04
MO GOODSON 0.5 NNW CoCoRaHS 2.03
MO MONETT 1.8 N CoCoRaHS 2.03
KS MCCUNE 1.6 NW CoCoRaHS 2.02
KS WALNUT 3 S COOP 2.01
MO MOUNT VERNON 0.2 E CoCoRaHS 2.01
KS PITTSBURG 4.9 WSW CoCoRaHS 2.00
MO STARK CITY 5.5 ENE CoCoRaHS 1.99
MO STOCKTON 0.2 NW CoCoRaHS 1.99
MO LEBANON 7.5 WNW CoCoRaHS 1.98
MO MOUNTAIN GROVE 13.0 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.97
MO UMBER VIEW HEIGHTS 0.1 WSW CoCoRaHS 1.97
MO CARL JUNCTION 3.4 WSW CoCoRaHS 1.96
MO JOPLIN 24 N WBAN 1.96
MO RICHLAND 3.6 NNE CoCoRaHS 1.96
MO GREENFIELD 0.8 SSW CoCoRaHS 1.96
MO SPARTA 6.3 E CoCoRaHS 1.95
MO CARTHAGE 1.5 S CoCoRaHS 1.93
MO NEOSHO 3.9 WNW CoCoRaHS 1.93
MO IBERIA 5.6 NE CoCoRaHS 1.92
MO IRON GATES 0.9 S CoCoRaHS 1.90
MO BOLIVAR 9.0 N CoCoRaHS 1.90
MO SHOAL CREEK ESTATES 0.2 SE CoCoRaHS 1.89
MO PROTEM CoCoRaHS 1.89
MO MILLER 9.2 WNW CoCoRaHS 1.89
MO FAIR GROVE 4.7 SSW CoCoRaHS 1.88
MO LINN CREEK 9.4 SE CoCoRaHS 1.87
MO ANDERSON 6.8 W CoCoRaHS 1.86
MO BOLIVAR 1 NE COOP 1.86
MO JOPLIN REGIONAL AIRPORT WBAN 1.84
MO NOEL 3.8 NNE CoCoRaHS 1.84
MO MARSHFIELD 0.9 SE CoCoRaHS 1.84
MO BUFFALO COOP 1.83
MO STOCKTON 2.5 NNE CoCoRaHS 1.82
MO LIBERAL 0.7 SSE CoCoRaHS 1.81
MO POMME DE TERRE DAM COOP 1.81
MO LAURIE 4.2 SSW CoCoRaHS 1.79
MO DIAMOND 2 W COOP 1.78
MO LAKESIDE COOP 1.77
MO SPRINGFIELD RGNL AP WBAN 1.77
MO ASH GROVE 4S COOP 1.77
MO FORT LEONARD WOOD 5.4 SE CoCoRaHS 1.73
MO BOLIVAR 1.0 ENE CoCoRaHS 1.72
MO MANSFIELD 3.7 SSE CoCoRaHS 1.71
MO CONWAY 9.0 E CoCoRaHS 1.70
MO SPRINGFIELD WFO COOP 1.69
MO MORRISVILLE 2SW COOP 1.69
MO BROOKLINE 2.3 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.68
MO SPRINGFIELD 5.2 SW CoCoRaHS 1.68
MO LEBANON 1.3 E CoCoRaHS 1.67
MO CARTHAGE 0.8 S CoCoRaHS 1.66
MO ROLLA 6.4 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.66
MO LAMAR 0.3 ESE CoCoRaHS 1.65
MO NEOSHO COOP 1.63
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 2.7 SSW CoCoRaHS 1.63
MO BOLIVAR 2.7 NE CoCoRaHS 1.59
MO SENECA 5.8 SSE CoCoRaHS 1.58
MO ALTON 1.7 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.57
MO WALNUT GROVE 5.2 SE CoCoRaHS 1.56
MO LICKING 4N COOP 1.55
MO STOCKTON 5.6 S CoCoRaHS 1.55
MO GOLDEN CITY 6 S COOP 1.53
MO DUNNEGAN 2.4 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.53
KS HEPLER 4.5 SSE CoCoRaHS 1.50
MO CARTHAGE 3.8 SW CoCoRaHS 1.49
MO BRUMLEY 5.6 SW CoCoRaHS 1.48
MO STOCKTON DAM COOP 1.47
MO NEOSHO 3.2 SSW CoCoRaHS 1.44
MO HALLTOWN 5 NW COOP 1.42
MO EMERALD BEACH 3.0 S CoCoRaHS 1.41
MO NIXA 4.6 SW CoCoRaHS 1.40
MO JERICO SPRINGS 3 S COOP 1.40
MO JOPLIN 5.2 SSW CoCoRaHS 1.37
MO LEBANON 2 W COOP 1.33
MO EL DORADO SPRINGS 12.0 NE CoCoRaHS 1.31
MO LAMAR COOP 1.29
MO MILLER 1 E COOP 1.28
MO BIRCH TREE 10.1 SSW CoCoRaHS 1.24
MO NORWOOD 0.2 ENE CoCoRaHS 1.22
MO POTTERSVILLE 0.7 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.22
MO BOLIVAR 2.7 E CoCoRaHS 1.21
MO IBERIA COOP 1.17
MO WILLARD 2.6 W CoCoRaHS 1.16
MO ALDRICH 5.0 ESE CoCoRaHS 1.16
MO VERONA 4.0 WNW CoCoRaHS 1.14
MO JOPLIN 4.2 SW CoCoRaHS 1.07
MO ISABELLA 2.0 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.07
KS FORT SCOTT 0.6 SW CoCoRaHS 1.06
MO WHEATON 0.1 S CoCoRaHS 1.00
MO NEVADA 2.3 WNW CoCoRaHS 0.88
MO OZARK BEACH COOP 0.86
MO CASSVILLE RS COOP 0.86
MO HORTON COOP 0.73
KS GARLAND 2.7 SW CoCoRaHS 0.69
MO STOCKTON 4.0 ESE CoCoRaHS 0.68
MO EL DORADO SPRINGS 0.6 NNW CoCoRaHS 0.66
MO EDWARDS 7.1 NW CoCoRaHS 0.65
MO SPRINGFIELD 5.3 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.64
MO SEYMOUR 0.9 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.54
MO MYRTLE 0.3 E CoCoRaHS 0.49
MO AVA 6W COOP 0.46
MO GALENA COOP 0.45
MO KIMBERLING CITY 1.5 WNW CoCoRaHS 0.42
MO STRAFFORD 2.4 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.34
MO AURORA 1.2 WSW CoCoRaHS 0.33