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Monthly Climate Summary - February 2014

National Weather Service, Springfield, MO

Monthly Climate Overview

February of 2014 can be categorized as a well below normal month for both temperatures and precipitation. In fact, 3 of the 4 stations listed below had top 10 lowest temperatures and all had top 10 driest months. The month was dominated by northwest flow aloft which kept Gulf moisture from lifting north into the area for much of the month, and kept a constant shot of colder air entering the area. There was a warmer stretch between the 16th and 22nd where we had above normal temperatures, but for much of the beginning of the month, we were well below normal.

February 2nd snowfall over southern Missouri

February 4th-5th Snowfall

Widespread strong winds on February 20th

Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Month
73
69
75
72
Average High Temperature
43.1
42.8
42.9
37.3
Lowest Temperature of the Month
1
4
2
-5
Average Low Temperature
20.3
21.3
19.7
16.8
Average Mean Temperature
31.7
32.1
31.3
27.1
Depart from Normal
-5.5
-7.7
-6.6
-8.6
Rank
21st coldest / 127
9th coldest / 85
5th coldest / 66
5th coldest / 65
Days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer
0
0
0
0
Days with highs of 32 degrees or lower
10
10
10
13
Days with lows of 32 deg F or lower
24
23
26
24
Days with lows of 0 deg F or lower
0
0
0
3
 
Precipitation (Inches)
0.50
0.26
0.25
0.61
Depart from Normal
-2.02
-2.06
-2.59
-1.32
Rank
7th driest / 127
5th driest / 104
driest February/ 66
10th driest / 66
days of 0.01 or greater
5
6
2
4
days of 0.10 or greater
3
1
1
2
days of 0.50 or greater
0
0
0
0
days of 1.00 or greater
0
0
0
0
Monthly Snowfall
4.4

Monthly Climate Maps


February 2014 Precipitation Departure from Normal

February 2014 Precipitation Departure from Normal


February 2014 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

February 2014 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

Monthly Climate Records

 

List of February 2014 Records
Date
Station
Record
2/6/2014
Vichy/Rolla
Lowest high temperature of 19 degrees breaks the old record of 20 set in 2007.
2/6/2014
Springfield
lowest high temperature of 14 degrees breaks the old record of 16 set in 1899.
Joplin
lowest high temperature of 14 degrees breaks the cold record of 18 set in 1989.
West Plains
lowest high temperature of 19 degrees breaks the old record of 20 set in 1989.
Vichy/Rolla
lowest high temperature of 13 degrees tied the old record originally set in 1978.
2/7/2014
Vichy/Rolla
low temperature of -5 breaks the old record of -1 set in 1899.
lowest high temperature of 19 degrees ties the old record set in 2003.
West Plains
lowest high temperature of 19 breaks the old record of 23 set in 2003.
2/10/2014
Joplin
lowest high temperature of 20 degrees breaks the old record of 22 set in 1958.
2/20/2014
West Plains
high temperature of 75 degrees breaks the old record of 74 set in 2007.

Monthly Climate Normals

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
March
57.5
35.2
3.62
2.4
April
67.2
44.3
4.32
0.0
May
75.3
54.4
5.10
0.0
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
March
60.1
37.7
3.42
1.1
April
70.0
46.9
4.47
0.0
May
77.7
56.2
5.71
0.0
 West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
March
59.5
35.5
4.29
April
69.7
45.1
4.48
May
76.7
54.2
4.94
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
March
56.3
34.3
3.45
April
66.7
43.8
4.22
May
74.5
53.2
5.04

Precipitation Report

State
Name
Station Type
Total Precipitation
MO NEVADA WTP COOP 4.61
MO BRANSON AP COOP 2.22
MO MTN GROVE 2 N COOP 2.10
MO GALENA COOP 2.00
MO POTTERSVILLE 0.7 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.27
MO HOUSTON 4.5 ESE CoCoRaHS 1.16
MO HOUSTON 0.3 SE CoCoRaHS 1.16
MO MOUNTAIN GROVE 13.0 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.15
MO CONWAY 8.9 SW CoCoRaHS 1.04
MO HOUSTON COOP 1.02
MO HOUSTON 6.3 ESE CoCoRaHS 1.02
MO LAMAR COOP 1.00
MO COLE CAMP 3NW COOP 1.00
MO WAYNESVILLE 2 W COOP 0.99
MO VIENNA 4.3 NNW CoCoRaHS 0.98
MO HARTVILLE 0.5 SSE CoCoRaHS 0.98
MO AVA 0.8 NNW CoCoRaHS 0.93
MO WEST PLAINS 10.6 S CoCoRaHS 0.92
MO EMINENCE 1 N COOP 0.92
MO RICHLAND 3.6 NNE CoCoRaHS 0.91
MO ROUND SPRING COOP 0.90
MO SPRINGFIELD 0.7 ENE CoCoRaHS 0.88
MO WINONA FOREST RS COOP 0.86
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.0 SW CoCoRaHS 0.85
MO LICKING 4N COOP 0.85
MO BROOKLINE 2.3 NNW CoCoRaHS 0.83
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 7.0 NE CoCoRaHS 0.83
MO AVA 10.5 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.83
MO EMINENCE 0.1 SSE CoCoRaHS 0.82
MO WEST PLAINS 2.2 NNW CoCoRaHS 0.81
MO MOUNT VERNON 1.3 NNW CoCoRaHS 0.80
MO MARSHFIELD 3.6 S CoCoRaHS 0.80
MO MOUNTAIN GROVE 14.0 S CoCoRaHS 0.80
MO EDWARDS 7.1 NW CoCoRaHS 0.79
MO HOLLISTER 3.5 SW CoCoRaHS 0.78
MO LEBANON 0.6 N CoCoRaHS 0.78
MO SALEM 1.8 NW CoCoRaHS 0.78
MO HOUSTON 2.0 S CoCoRaHS 0.76
MO FORT LEONARD WOOD 5.4 SE CoCoRaHS 0.76
MO PROTEM 4 NE COOP 0.75
MO WEST PLAINS 1.3 SE CoCoRaHS 0.75
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 2.7 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.75
MO NORWOOD 0.2 ENE CoCoRaHS 0.75
MO GAINESVILLE 6.2 ENE CoCoRaHS 0.75
MO BUFFALO 1.0 SW CoCoRaHS 0.74
MO BRUMLEY 5.6 SW CoCoRaHS 0.72
MO ELDON 3.8 NW CoCoRaHS 0.72
MO TECUMSEH COOP 0.72
MO HARTVILLE COOP 0.72
MO HOLLISTER 3.8 SW CoCoRaHS 0.71
MO MORRISVILLE 2SW COOP 0.71
MO LEBANON 7.5 WNW CoCoRaHS 0.71
MO ROLLA 8.2 SSE CoCoRaHS 0.71
MO EMERALD BEACH 3.0 S CoCoRaHS 0.71
MO ASH GROVE 4S COOP 0.71
MO SHELL KNOB 5.6 ESE CoCoRaHS 0.71
MO MANSFIELD 3.7 SSE CoCoRaHS 0.71
MO LINN CREEK 9.4 SE CoCoRaHS 0.71
MO EDGAR SPRINGS 2.2 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.70
MO DORA 2.6 NNW CoCoRaHS 0.70
MO ROLLA 1.3 S CoCoRaHS 0.69
MO LEBANON 2.4 SE CoCoRaHS 0.68
MO FAIR GROVE 4.7 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.68
MO ROLLA UNI OF MISSOURI COOP 0.67
KS FORT SCOTT 8.2 SW CoCoRaHS 0.67
MO FAIR PLAY 1.3 E CoCoRaHS 0.67
MO SPRINGFIELD 9.5 NNW CoCoRaHS 0.66
MO HAZELGREEN 1 W COOP 0.66
MO SPRINGFIELD WFO COOP 0.65
MO BOLIVAR 1 NE COOP 0.65
MO GOODSON 0.5 NNW CoCoRaHS 0.65
MO ALTON 1.7 NNW CoCoRaHS 0.65
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 7.9 W CoCoRaHS 0.65
MO AVA 6.0 NW CoCoRaHS 0.65
MO LEBANON 1.3 E CoCoRaHS 0.64
MO ROLLA 0.7 NNE CoCoRaHS 0.63
MO ELDORADO SPRINGS COOP 0.63
MO MANSFIELD COOP 0.62
MO SALEM 10 W WBAN 0.61
MO VICHY ROLLA NATIONAL AP WBAN 0.61
MO EMERALD BEACH 5.5 E CoCoRaHS 0.61
MO WALNUT GROVE 5.2 SE CoCoRaHS 0.61
MO MARSHFIELD 2E COOP 0.60
MO FORT LEONARD WOOD 9.3 S CoCoRaHS 0.60
MO ROLLA 6.4 NNW CoCoRaHS 0.60
MO CARTHAGE 0.8 S CoCoRaHS 0.59
MO CASSVILLE RS COOP 0.59
MO LOCKWOOD COOP 0.59
MO MARSHFIELD 1.4 W CoCoRaHS 0.58
MO CASSVILLE 0.5 SW CoCoRaHS 0.58
MO CONWAY 9.0 E CoCoRaHS 0.57
MO NEOSHO 3.9 WNW CoCoRaHS 0.57
MO PURDY 4.8 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.57
MO WILLARD 2.6 W CoCoRaHS 0.57
MO BUFFALO COOP 0.56
MO IBERIA 5.6 NE CoCoRaHS 0.56
MO VERONA 4.0 WNW CoCoRaHS 0.56
MO GREENFIELD 0.8 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.56
MO WHEATLAND 5.0 SE CoCoRaHS 0.55
MO CARTHAGE 1.5 S CoCoRaHS 0.54
MO LOWRY CITY 3.8 ESE CoCoRaHS 0.53
KS DEVON 0.1 SE CoCoRaHS 0.52
MO BOLIVAR 9.0 N CoCoRaHS 0.52
MO ISABELLA COOP 0.52
MO FLEMINGTON COOP 0.51
MO POMONA 2.3 SSE CoCoRaHS 0.51
MO NEOSHO 3.2 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.51
MO SPRINGFIELD RGNL AP WBAN 0.50
MO LAKESIDE COOP 0.50
MO JOPLIN 2.8 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.50
MO CARTHAGE 3.8 SW CoCoRaHS 0.49
MO MILLER 9.2 WNW CoCoRaHS 0.49
MO TABLE ROCK DAM COOP 0.49
MO BATTLEFIELD 3.3 E CoCoRaHS 0.48
MO DIAMOND 2 W COOP 0.48
MO IRON GATES 0.9 S CoCoRaHS 0.47
MO NEVADA 0.2 W CoCoRaHS 0.46
MO UMBER VIEW HEIGHTS 0.1 WSW CoCoRaHS 0.46
MO VERSAILLES 0.2 SE CoCoRaHS 0.46
MO AVA 13.6 SSE CoCoRaHS 0.46
MO BOLIVAR 1.0 ENE CoCoRaHS 0.45
MO SHOAL CREEK ESTATES 0.2 SE CoCoRaHS 0.45
MO ROLLA 8.1 S CoCoRaHS 0.45
MO SELIGMAN 3.0 N CoCoRaHS 0.45
MO STOCKTON 4.0 ESE CoCoRaHS 0.45
MO MARSHFIELD 0.9 SE CoCoRaHS 0.45
MO MOUNT VERNON 0.2 E CoCoRaHS 0.44
MO ALDRICH 5.0 ESE CoCoRaHS 0.42
MO HERMITAGE 0.5 ESE CoCoRaHS 0.42
MO POMONA 2.4 NW CoCoRaHS 0.42
MO MONTAUK SP COOP 0.42
MO FT LEONARD WOOD COOP 0.42
MO NEOSHO COOP 0.42
KS FORT SCOTT 3.7 ENE CoCoRaHS 0.42
MO CLEVER 4.0 ENE CoCoRaHS 0.41
MO LINCOLN 0.4 NNE CoCoRaHS 0.41
KS UNIONTOWN COOP 0.40
MO GOLDEN CITY 6 S COOP 0.40
MO DUNNEGAN 2.4 NNW CoCoRaHS 0.40
MO OZARK BEACH COOP 0.39
MO PROTEM CoCoRaHS 0.39
MO HARTVILLE 0.8 WSW CoCoRaHS 0.39
MO ANDERSON 3W COOP 0.38
MO STOCKTON 2.5 NNE CoCoRaHS 0.38
MO JOPLIN 24 N WBAN 0.37
MO PLATO 5.7 NE CoCoRaHS 0.36
KS FORT SCOTT 0.6 SW CoCoRaHS 0.36
MO OSCEOLA 0.3 SW CoCoRaHS 0.36
MO ELDON COOP 0.35
MO LIBERAL 0.7 SSE CoCoRaHS 0.35
MO NIXA 2.7 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.34
MO CARL JUNCTION 3.4 WSW CoCoRaHS 0.34
KS WALNUT 3 S COOP 0.33
KS HEPLER 4.5 SSE CoCoRaHS 0.33
KS GIRARD COOP 0.33
MO EL DORADO SPRINGS 12.0 NE CoCoRaHS 0.33
MO WEST PLAINS 1.0 W CoCoRaHS 0.32
MO NOEL 3.8 NNE CoCoRaHS 0.32
MO OZARK 1.6 SE CoCoRaHS 0.31
MO SPRINGFIELD 0.8 S CoCoRaHS 0.31
KS PITTSBURG COOP 0.31
MO MANSFIELD 5.4 NNE CoCoRaHS 0.31
MO SENECA 5.8 SSE CoCoRaHS 0.30
MO JOPLIN 4.2 SW CoCoRaHS 0.30
MO WASHBURN 5 W COOP 0.30
MO SEYMOUR 0.9 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.29
KS FORT SCOTT 9.3 NNE CoCoRaHS 0.28
MO STOCKTON 5.6 S CoCoRaHS 0.28
MO DORA 1N COOP 0.28
MO JOPLIN REGIONAL AIRPORT WBAN 0.26
MO WEST PLAINS MUNI AP WBAN 0.25
KS FARLINGTON 0.8 NNE CoCoRaHS 0.25
MO POMME DE TERRE DAM COOP 0.24
KS CHEROKEE 0.3 N CoCoRaHS 0.24
KS GARLAND 2.7 SW CoCoRaHS 0.23
MO WHEATLAND 2.7 S CoCoRaHS 0.22
KS PITTSBURG 0.7 WSW CoCoRaHS 0.21
MO MILLER 1 E COOP 0.20
MO STOCKTON 0.2 NW CoCoRaHS 0.19
MO HOLLISTER 1.3 S CoCoRaHS 0.18
MO LAMAR 0.3 ESE CoCoRaHS 0.18
MO ROLLA 0.9 SE CoCoRaHS 0.18
MO STOCKTON DAM COOP 0.17
MO HARTVILLE 0.9 WSW CoCoRaHS 0.17
MO ROLLA 3.6 E CoCoRaHS 0.15
KS COLUMBUS COOP 0.12
MO MYRTLE 0.3 E CoCoRaHS 0.12
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.9 SE CoCoRaHS 0.09
MO IBERIA COOP 0.07
MO APPLETON CITY COOP 0.05
MO KIMBERLING CITY 1.5 WNW CoCoRaHS 0.02
MO SALEM 4.3 S CoCoRaHS 0.02
MO BIRCH TREE 10.1 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.01
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.8 WSW CoCoRaHS T
KS MCCUNE 1.6 NW CoCoRaHS T
MO ALTON 7.2 E CoCoRaHS T
MO AVA 6W COOP T
MO HURLEY 3.5 NNE CoCoRaHS 0.00
MO BRANSON 3.8 E CoCoRaHS 0.00
MO CARL JUNCTION 1.6 SE CoCoRaHS 0.00
KS FT SCOTT COOP 0.00