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Monthly Climate Summary - March 2014

National Weather Service, Springfield, MO

Monthly Climate Overview

March 2014 was another month with below normal temperatures and precipitation throughout much of the Missouri Ozarks and into southeast Kansas. A good portion of the month remained in northwesterly flow aloft which kept cooler air masses in the area and Gulf moisture from reaching the region.

Sleet and Snow from March 1st-2nd, 2014

Winds, rain and snow from March 16th-17th, 2014

Severe storms on March 27th, 2014

 

Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Month
79
79
77
79
Average High Temperature
56.4
56.3
55.5
53.7
Lowest Temperature of the Month
2
1
2
1
Average Low Temperature
29.2
30.5
28.7
27.3
Average Mean Temperature
42.8
43.4
42.1
40.5
Depart from Normal
-3.5
-5.5
-5.4
-4.8
Rank
38th coldest / 127
15th coldest / 86
13th coldest / 66
15th coldest / 66
Days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer
0
0
0
0
Days with highs of 32 degrees or lower
2
2
1
2
Days with lows of 32 deg F or lower
19
16
18
21
Days with lows of 0 deg F or lower
0
0
0
0
 
Precipitation (Inches)
2.33
1.88
3.22
0.71
Depart from Normal
-1.29
-1.54
-1.07
-2.74
Rank
40th driest / 127
31st driest / 103
23rd driest / 66
Driest / 67
days of 0.01 or greater
8
7
8
7
days of 0.10 or greater
4
4
6
3
days of 0.50 or greater
1
1
2
0
days of 1.00 or greater
1
1
1
0
Monthly Snowfall
4.8

Monthly Climate Maps


March 2014 Precipitation Departure from Normal

March 2014 Precipitation Departure from Normal


March 2014 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

March 2014 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

Monthly Climate Records

 

List of March 2014 Records
Date
Station
Record
March 3rd
West Plains
A record low of 2 degrees breaks the old record of 7 set in 2002.
Vichy-Rolla
A record low of 1 degree breaks the old record of 2 set in 2002.
March 4th
West Plains
A record low of 4 degrees breaks the old record of 5 degrees set in 1978.
March 16th
Springfield
A record rainfall of 1.63 inches breaks the old record of 1.30 in 1970.
West Plains
A record rainfall of 1.48 inches breaks the old record of 1.12 inches set in 1970.
March 17th
Joplin
A record low temperature of 19 breaks the old record of 22 set in 1960.

Monthly Climate Normals

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
April
67.2
44.3
4.32
0.0
May
75.3
54.4
5.10
0.0
June
83.8
63.1
4.85
0.0
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
April
70.0
46.9
4.47
0.0
May
77.7
56.2
5.71
0.0
June
85.8
65.1
5.86
0.0
 West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
April
69.7
45.1
4.48
May
76.7
54.2
4.94
June
84.2
63.2
4.02
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
April
66.7
43.8
4.22
May
74.5
53.2
5.04
June
82.6
62.1
4.63

Precipitation Report

Monthly Data for March 2014 for Springfield, MO NWS CWA
State
Name
Total Precipitation
MO BRANSON AP 10.33
MO NIXA 2.7 SSW 4.83
MO WEST PLAINS 10.6 S 4.38
MO PROTEM 4 NE 4.35
MO TECUMSEH 4.33
MO PROTEM 4.07
MO ISABELLA 3.95
MO POTTERSVILLE 0.7 NNW 3.90
MO EMERALD BEACH 5.5 E 3.76
MO DORA 2.6 NNW 3.74
MO HOLLISTER 3.5 SW 3.49
MO MOUNTAIN GROVE 13.0 NNW 3.39
MO WEST PLAINS 1.0 W 3.37
MO SPRINGFIELD 9.5 NNW 3.35
MO CAULFIELD 0.9 NNE 3.35
MO HARTVILLE 0.8 WSW 3.33
MO EMERALD BEACH 3.0 S 3.31
MO SHELL KNOB 5.6 ESE 3.27
MO SELIGMAN 3.0 N 3.24
MO HOUSTON 0.3 SE 3.24
MO WEST PLAINS MUNI AP 3.22
MO HOLLISTER 3.8 SW 3.19
MO OZARK 1.6 SE 3.12
MO NOEL 3.8 NNE 3.11
MO MONTAUK SP 3.09
MO WEST PLAINS 1.3 SE 3.08
MO BROOKLINE 2.3 NNW 3.07
MO PURDY 4.8 SSW 3.04
MO HOUSTON 4.5 ESE 3.02
MO ANDERSON 3W 3.02
MO HARTVILLE 0.5 SSE 2.99
MO MANSFIELD 2.97
MO WEST PLAINS 2.2 NNW 2.93
MO AVA 10.5 SSW 2.92
MO POMONA 2.4 NW 2.91
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 7.9 W 2.90
MO THEODOSIA 6.2 SW 2.90
MO AVA 6.0 NW 2.88
MO HARTVILLE 2.86
MO EDGAR SPRINGS 2.2 SSW 2.84
MO MOUNTAIN GROVE 14.0 S 2.82
MO BATTLEFIELD 3.3 E 2.80
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 2.7 SSW 2.80
MO WINONA FOREST RS 2.78
MO EMINENCE 1 N 2.77
MO SPRINGFIELD WFO 2.74
MO SALEM 1.8 NW 2.72
MO CASSVILLE RS 2.69
MO WEST PLAINS 2.68
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 7.0 NE 2.66
MO ALTON 1.7 NNW 2.65
MO NEOSHO 2.65
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.9 SE 2.60
MO HOUSTON 6.3 ESE 2.60
MO ALTON 3.0 NNE 2.60
MO SALEM 10 W 2.59
KS CHEROKEE 0.3 N 2.59
MO ALTON 7.2 E 2.58
KS FARLINGTON 0.8 NNE 2.58
MO CLEVER 4.0 ENE 2.57
MO OZARK BEACH 2.56
MO WILLARD 2.6 W 2.56
KS PITTSBURG 0.7 WSW 2.55
MO EMINENCE 0.1 SSE 2.54
KS PITTSBURG 4.9 WSW 2.51
KS COLUMBUS 2.47
MO CASSVILLE 0.5 SW 2.46
MO VERONA 4.0 WNW 2.46
KS WALNUT 3 S 2.42
MO AVA 0.8 NNW 2.38
MO FORT LEONARD WOOD 9.3 S 2.37
MO GAINESVILLE 6.2 ENE 2.35
MO SPRINGFIELD RGNL AP 2.33
MO MANSFIELD 5.4 NNE 2.30
KS PITTSBURG 2.27
MO MARSHFIELD 2E 2.24
MO SALEM 4.3 S 2.24
MO SALEM 14.9 E 2.22
MO DORA 1N 2.22
MO MARSHFIELD 3.6 S 2.21
MO NORWOOD 0.2 ENE 2.20
MO MOUNT VERNON 0.2 E 2.16
KS GIRARD 2.16
MO WALNUT GROVE 5.2 SE 2.15
MO JOPLIN 2.8 SSW 2.14
MO GREENFIELD 0.8 SSW 2.12
MO NEOSHO 3.9 WNW 2.12
MO NEVADA 0.2 W 2.12
MO SPRINGFIELD 0.7 ENE 2.10
MO SENECA 5.8 SSE 2.10
MO SHOAL CREEK ESTATES 0.2 SE 2.10
MO CARL JUNCTION 1.6 SE 2.10
MO ROUND SPRING 2.08
MO CONWAY 9.0 E 2.06
MO CARTHAGE 3.8 SW 2.06
MO LOCKWOOD 2.05
MO CARL JUNCTION 3.4 WSW 2.04
MO HOUSTON 1.99
MO AVA 6W 1.98
MO HOUSTON 2.0 S 1.94
MO BOLIVAR 9.0 N 1.88
MO JOPLIN REGIONAL AIRPORT 1.88
MO FAIR GROVE 4.7 SSW 1.87
MO IRON GATES 0.9 S 1.87
MO ROLLA 8.1 S 1.85
MO APPLETON CITY 1.83
MO CARTHAGE 1.5 S 1.83
MO BOLIVAR 1 NE 1.81
MO WHITE CHURCH 1.80
MO MORRISVILLE 2SW 1.79
MO JOPLIN 4.2 SW 1.79
MO DIAMOND 2 W 1.77
KS FORT SCOTT 3.7 ENE 1.75
MO KIMBERLING CITY 1.5 WNW 1.74
MO BIRCH TREE 10.1 SSW 1.73
MO LAMAR 0.3 ESE 1.73
MO ROLLA 8.2 SSE 1.71
MO CONWAY 8.9 SW 1.71
MO LEBANON 2.4 SE 1.70
MO LICKING 4N 1.70
MO FORT LEONARD WOOD 5.4 SE 1.70
MO MARSHFIELD 0.9 SE 1.70
MO AVA 13.6 SSE 1.68
MO MARSHFIELD 1.4 W 1.65
MO FAIR PLAY 1.3 E 1.61
MO WAYNESVILLE 2 W 1.57
MO GOODSON 0.5 NNW 1.56
MO ROLLA UNI OF MISSOURI 1.55
MO JOPLIN 24 N 1.55
MO BOLIVAR 1.0 ENE 1.54
MO LEBANON 7.5 WNW 1.54
MO UMBER VIEW HEIGHTS 0.1 WSW 1.54
MO ASH GROVE 4S 1.52
MO MILLER 9.2 WNW 1.51
KS UNIONTOWN 4.7 WSW 1.51
MO NEOSHO 3.2 SSW 1.50
MO FT LEONARD WOOD 1.49
KS GARLAND 2.7 SW 1.49
MO ELDON 1.48
MO ELDORADO SPRINGS 1.45
MO BUFFALO 1.0 SW 1.44
MO STOCKTON 5.6 S 1.39
MO LIBERAL 0.7 SSE 1.39
MO RICHLAND 3.6 NNE 1.37
MO SPRINGFIELD 0.8 S 1.35
MO PLATO 5.7 NE 1.35
KS DEVON 0.1 SE 1.35
MO NEVADA 3.4 NE 1.34
MO WHEATLAND 5.0 SE 1.33
MO LEBANON 0.6 N 1.31
KS FORT SCOTT 0.6 SW 1.31
MO BUFFALO 1.30
MO STOCKTON DAM 1.30
MO STOCKTON 2.5 NNE 1.27
KS MCCUNE 1.6 NW 1.27
MO MOUNT VERNON 1.3 NNW 1.26
MO LEBANON 1.3 E 1.23
MO HERMITAGE 0.5 ESE 1.20
KS FT SCOTT 1.20
MO DUNNEGAN 2.4 NNW 1.19
MO ROLLA 0.7 NNE 1.19
MO HURLEY 3.5 NNE 1.15
MO VIENNA 4.3 NNW 1.14
KS FORT SCOTT 9.3 NNE 1.14
MO ALDRICH 5.0 ESE 1.11
MO POMME DE TERRE DAM 1.09
MO FLEMINGTON 1.08
MO MTN GROVE 2 N 1.07
MO LINN CREEK 9.4 SE 1.07
MO EDWARDS 7.1 NW 1.05
MO LAKESIDE 0.99
MO BRUMLEY 5.6 SW 0.99
MO STOCKTON 0.2 NW 0.99
MO TABLE ROCK DAM 0.99
KS UNIONTOWN 0.98
MO IBERIA 5.6 NE 0.97
MO WASHBURN 5 W 0.94
MO ROLLA 0.9 SE 0.93
MO NEVADA WTP 0.92
MO ROLLA 1.3 S 0.90
MO NIXA 4.6 SW 0.89
MO ROLLA 1.3 NE 0.87
MO HAZELGREEN 1 W 0.87
MO WHEATLAND 2.7 S 0.85
MO MANSFIELD 3.7 SSE 0.83
MO COLE CAMP 3NW 0.82
MO ELDON 3.8 NW 0.81
MO SEYMOUR 0.9 SSW 0.80
MO JOPLIN 5.2 SSW 0.78
MO STOCKTON 4.0 ESE 0.77
MO LINCOLN 0.4 NNE 0.77
MO VERSAILLES 0.75
MO EL DORADO SPRINGS 0.9 SSW 0.71
MO VICHY ROLLA NATIONAL AP 0.71
MO LOWRY CITY 3.8 ESE 0.68
MO LAMAR 0.65
MO OSCEOLA 0.3 SW 0.64
MO VERSAILLES 0.2 SE 0.60
MO EL DORADO SPRINGS 12.0 NE 0.59
MO LAURIE 4.2 SSW 0.54
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.0 SW 0.53
MO ROLLA 6.4 NNW 0.52
MO GOLDEN 1.7 NE 0.50
MO CARTHAGE 0.8 S 0.50
MO BOLIVAR 2.7 E 0.49
MO JERICO SPRINGS 3 S 0.45
KS FORT SCOTT 8.2 SW 0.40
MO HALLTOWN 5 NW 0.35
MO SPRINGFIELD 5.5 SSW 0.25
KS HEPLER 4.5 SSE 0.24
MO DADEVILLE 0.23
MO GALENA 0.20
MO LEBANON 2 W 0.14
MO BRANSON 3.8 E 0.08
MO SALEM 5.9 ESE 0.00
MO MYRTLE 0.3 E 0.00
MO HARTVILLE 0.9 WSW 0.00