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Monthly Climate Summary - October 2014

National Weather Service, Springfield, MO

 
 
 
 

 

Monthly Climate Overview

October was a month with warmer than normal temperature and much above normal precipitation across the forecast area. The 4 automated stations (Springfield / Joplin / West Plains / Joplin) all had top 10 precipitation amounts for the month. This helped to erase the moderate drought status which was present across parts of western Missouri during the Summer months.

Here are links to some of the events from October 2014.

Strong storms and heavy rain impact the area October 2nd

October 13th, 2014 Severe Storms

 
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Month
87
87
85
88
Average High Temperature
70.6
71.1
70.2
66.9
Lowest Temperature of the Month
29
28
30
29
Average Low Temperature
48.9
50.0
47.1
46.5
Average Mean Temperature
59.7
60.6
58.7
56.7
Depart from Normal
+ 1.9
+ 0.8
+ 1.3
+ 0.1
Rank
36th warmest / 127
38th warmest / 85
22nd warmest / 67
22nd coldest / 64
Days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer
0
0
0
0
Days with highs of 32 degrees or lower
0
0
0
0
Days with lows of 32 deg F or lower
1
1
1
1
Days with lows of 0 deg F or lower
0
0
0
0
 
 
 
 
 
Precipitation (Inches)
7.55
7.95
7.29
5.65
Depart from Normal
+ 3.96
+ 3.92
+ 3.45
+ 2.14
Rank
7th wettest / 127
8th wettest / 102
5th wettest / 67
7th wettest / 67
days of 0.01 or greater
10
11
10
14
days of 0.10 or greater
5
6
9
8
days of 0.50 or greater
4
4
4
3
days of 1.00 or greater
4
4
2
2
Monthly Snowfall
0.0
 
 
 

 

Monthly Climate Maps

 


October 2014 Precipitation Departure from Normal

October 2014 Precipitation Departure from Normal


October 2014 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

October 2014 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

 

Monthly Climate Records

 

 

List of October 2014 Records
Date
Station
Record
Oct 3
Joplin
A record minimum high temperature of 58 degrees breaks the old record of 60 set in 1902.
Oct 9
 
Vichy
A record daily rainfall of 2.22 inches breaks the old record of 0.82 set in 2009.
Springfield
A record daily rainfall of 1.81 inches breaks the old record of 1.59 set in 1968.
Oct 10
 
Springfield
A record rainfall of 1.78 inches breaks the old record of 1.71 inches set in 1919.
Joplin
A record rainfall of 1.57 inches breaks the old record of 0.78 inches set back in 1961.
Oct 25
Joplin
A record high temperature of 83 tied the old record set in 2011.

 

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

 

Precipitation Report

 

 

Monthly Data for October 2014 for Springfield, MO NWS CWA
State
Name
Station Type
Total Precipitation
KS COLUMBUS COOP 11.50
MO COLE CAMP 3NW COOP 10.76
MO ELDON COOP 10.70
MO PURDY 4.8 SSW CoCoRaHS 9.76
MO ELDON 3.8 NW CoCoRaHS 9.63
MO WEST PLAINS 8.3 NNE CoCoRaHS 9.35
MO BIRCH TREE 10.1 SSW CoCoRaHS 9.09
MO MILLER 1 E COOP 9.06
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 7.0 NE CoCoRaHS 8.78
MO MOUNTAIN GROVE 14.0 S CoCoRaHS 8.68
MO AVA 0.8 NNW CoCoRaHS 8.61
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 2.7 SSW CoCoRaHS 8.57
MO WASHBURN 5 W COOP 8.53
MO JOPLIN 2.8 SSW CoCoRaHS 8.50
MO VERSAILLES 0.2 SE CoCoRaHS 8.40
MO NOEL 3.7 NNW CoCoRaHS 8.39
MO GRAVOIS MILLS 3.7 SE CoCoRaHS 8.39
MO NEOSHO 3.2 SSW CoCoRaHS 8.36
MO CASSVILLE RS COOP 8.33
MO POMONA 2.4 NW CoCoRaHS 8.33
MO WINONA FOREST RS COOP 8.32
MO JOPLIN 4.2 SW CoCoRaHS 8.31
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 7.9 W CoCoRaHS 8.30
MO CASSVILLE 4.8 SSE CoCoRaHS 8.22
MO SENECA 5.8 SSE CoCoRaHS 8.18
MO NOEL 3.8 NNE CoCoRaHS 8.16
MO SHOAL CREEK ESTATES 0.2 SE CoCoRaHS 8.16
MO CASSVILLE 0.5 SW CoCoRaHS 8.10
MO SELIGMAN 3.0 N CoCoRaHS 8.06
MO LINCOLN 0.4 NNE CoCoRaHS 7.99
MO WHEATON 0.1 S CoCoRaHS 7.97
MO RAYMONDVILLE 3.5 SE CoCoRaHS 7.97
MO JOPLIN REGIONAL AIRPORT WBAN 7.95
MO VIENNA 4.3 NNW CoCoRaHS 7.90
MO AVA 6.0 NW CoCoRaHS 7.84
KS MCCUNE 1.6 NW CoCoRaHS 7.74
MO OSCEOLA 0.3 SW CoCoRaHS 7.74
MO ALTON 1.7 NNW CoCoRaHS 7.74
MO MILLER 9.2 WNW CoCoRaHS 7.59
MO SPARTA 6.3 E CoCoRaHS 7.58
MO SPRINGFIELD RGNL AP WBAN 7.55
MO SPRINGFIELD 9.5 NNW CoCoRaHS 7.52
MO LOCKWOOD COOP 7.43
MO CARTHAGE 0.8 S CoCoRaHS 7.38
MO HOUSTON 0.3 SE CoCoRaHS 7.37
MO ALTON 7.2 E CoCoRaHS 7.36
MO DIAMOND 2 W COOP 7.34
MO SEYMOUR 0.9 SSW CoCoRaHS 7.33
MO HOUSTON 4.5 WSW CoCoRaHS 7.33
MO WEST PLAINS 2.2 NNW CoCoRaHS 7.32
MO WEST PLAINS MUNI AP WBAN 7.29
MO IRON GATES 0.9 S CoCoRaHS 7.27
MO NEOSHO COOP 7.26
KS PITTSBURG COOP 7.20
MO DORA 2.6 NNW CoCoRaHS 7.13
MO AURORA 2.7 S CoCoRaHS 7.12
MO AVA 6W COOP 7.11
MO AVA 13.6 SSE CoCoRaHS 7.11
MO NEOSHO 3.9 WNW CoCoRaHS 7.05
MO CARTHAGE 3.8 SW CoCoRaHS 7.02
MO STOCKTON DAM COOP 6.96
MO HOUSTON 2.0 S CoCoRaHS 6.96
KS PITTSBURG 0.7 WSW CoCoRaHS 6.93
MO LIBERAL 0.7 SSE CoCoRaHS 6.93
MO ANDERSON 6.8 W CoCoRaHS 6.88
MO ASH GROVE 4S COOP 6.88
MO MOUNT VERNON 0.2 E CoCoRaHS 6.87
MO STOCKTON 0.2 NW CoCoRaHS 6.86
MO EMINENCE 0.1 SSE CoCoRaHS 6.85
KS FORT SCOTT 9.3 NNE CoCoRaHS 6.83
MO FAIR PLAY 1.3 E CoCoRaHS 6.80
MO EMERALD BEACH 3.0 S CoCoRaHS 6.78
MO WAYNESVILLE 2 W COOP 6.78
MO HOUSTON 4.5 ESE CoCoRaHS 6.76
KS CHEROKEE 0.3 N CoCoRaHS 6.75
MO WEST PLAINS 1.0 W CoCoRaHS 6.73
MO FAIR GROVE 4.7 SSW CoCoRaHS 6.71
MO EDGAR SPRINGS 2.2 SSW CoCoRaHS 6.71
MO WEST PLAINS 1.3 SE CoCoRaHS 6.70
MO JOPLIN 24 N WBAN 6.67
MO MORRISVILLE 2SW COOP 6.60
MO GREENFIELD 0.8 SSW CoCoRaHS 6.57
MO STOCKTON 2.5 NNE CoCoRaHS 6.56
MO AURORA 1.2 WSW CoCoRaHS 6.55
MO LAURIE 4.2 SSW CoCoRaHS 6.51
MO CARTHAGE 1.5 S CoCoRaHS 6.43
MO EMINENCE 1 N COOP 6.41
MO LOWRY CITY 3.8 ESE CoCoRaHS 6.40
MO DORA 1N COOP 6.38
MO AVA 10.5 SSW CoCoRaHS 6.37
MO WEST PLAINS 10.6 S CoCoRaHS 6.29
KS GIRARD 3.1 SSW CoCoRaHS 6.28
MO ANDERSON 3W COOP 6.27
MO MANSFIELD 3.7 SSE CoCoRaHS 6.26
MO GOLDEN CITY 0.6 SSW CoCoRaHS 6.25
MO SPRINGFIELD 0.7 ENE CoCoRaHS 6.25
KS PITTSBURG 4.9 WSW CoCoRaHS 6.23
MO POTTERSVILLE 0.7 NNW CoCoRaHS 6.23
MO NORWOOD 0.2 ENE CoCoRaHS 6.21
MO GOLDEN 1.7 NE CoCoRaHS 6.20
MO SPRINGFIELD WFO COOP 6.20
MO VERSAILLES COOP 6.20
MO EDWARDS 7.1 NW CoCoRaHS 6.20
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.9 SE CoCoRaHS 6.19
MO BRANSON AP COOP 6.17
MO WALNUT GROVE 5.2 SE CoCoRaHS 6.16
MO GAINESVILLE 6.2 ENE CoCoRaHS 6.11
MO CARL JUNCTION 1.6 SE CoCoRaHS 6.04
MO SHELL KNOB 5.6 ESE CoCoRaHS 6.01
MO LAKESIDE COOP 5.99
MO BRANSON 3.8 E CoCoRaHS 5.98
KS FT SCOTT COOP 5.97
MO TECUMSEH COOP 5.97
MO MONTAUK SP COOP 5.97
MO MOUNT VERNON 1.3 NNW CoCoRaHS 5.96
MO MANSFIELD COOP 5.96
KS GIRARD COOP 5.94
MO ELDORADO SPRINGS COOP 5.94
MO STOCKTON 4.0 ESE CoCoRaHS 5.93
MO HOLLISTER 3.8 SW CoCoRaHS 5.92
MO GALENA COOP 5.90
KS FORT SCOTT 3.7 ENE CoCoRaHS 5.89
MO EMERALD BEACH 5.5 E CoCoRaHS 5.89
MO HOLLISTER 3.5 SW CoCoRaHS 5.87
MO LEBANON 7.5 WNW CoCoRaHS 5.82
MO MONETT 1.8 N CoCoRaHS 5.80
MO UMBER VIEW HEIGHTS 0.1 WSW CoCoRaHS 5.79
MO OZARK 1.6 SE CoCoRaHS 5.77
KS WALNUT 3 S COOP 5.76
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.0 SW CoCoRaHS 5.71
MO BUFFALO 1.0 SW CoCoRaHS 5.71
MO HARTVILLE COOP 5.69
MO LAMAR 0.3 ESE CoCoRaHS 5.68
MO BOLIVAR 1.0 ENE CoCoRaHS 5.68
MO WAYNESVILLE 3.9 NNW CoCoRaHS 5.66
MO VICHY ROLLA NATIONAL AP WBAN 5.65
MO WHEATLAND 5.0 SE CoCoRaHS 5.64
MO SALEM 1.8 NW CoCoRaHS 5.64
MO ALTON 3.4 W CoCoRaHS 5.60
MO VERONA 4.0 WNW CoCoRaHS 5.59
MO STARK CITY 5.5 ENE CoCoRaHS 5.58
MO NEVADA 0.2 W CoCoRaHS 5.54
MO MARSHFIELD 1.4 W CoCoRaHS 5.54
MO FLEMINGTON COOP 5.51
MO MARSHFIELD 3.6 S CoCoRaHS 5.51
MO ROLLA 8.1 S CoCoRaHS 5.46
MO GOODSON 0.5 NNW CoCoRaHS 5.44
MO KIMBERLING CITY 1.5 WNW CoCoRaHS 5.43
MO TABLE ROCK DAM COOP 5.41
MO BATTLEFIELD 3.3 E CoCoRaHS 5.41
KS DEVON 0.1 SE CoCoRaHS 5.36
MO ALDRICH 5.0 ESE CoCoRaHS 5.33
MO NIXA 4.6 SW CoCoRaHS 5.31
MO BOLIVAR 2.7 NE CoCoRaHS 5.28
MO CONWAY 8.9 SW CoCoRaHS 5.27
MO HORTON COOP 5.26
MO NEVADA WTP COOP 5.25
MO MARSHFIELD 0.9 SE CoCoRaHS 5.25
MO ROLLA 8.2 SSE CoCoRaHS 5.21
MO ST. JAMES 4.6 ENE CoCoRaHS 5.20
KS FORT SCOTT 0.6 SW CoCoRaHS 5.18
MO BOLIVAR 2.7 E CoCoRaHS 5.18
MO FT LEONARD WOOD COOP 5.17
MO NEVADA 3.4 NE CoCoRaHS 5.16
MO MARSHFIELD 2E COOP 5.13
MO ROLLA 1.3 NE CoCoRaHS 5.13
MO DUNNEGAN 2.4 NNW CoCoRaHS 5.12
MO SALEM 10 W WBAN 5.12
MO HOUSTON 6.3 ESE CoCoRaHS 5.10
MO ROUND SPRING COOP 5.08
MO WHEATLAND 2.7 S CoCoRaHS 5.06
MO CONWAY 9.0 E CoCoRaHS 5.06
MO ROLLA 6.4 SE CoCoRaHS 5.06
MO APPLETON CITY COOP 5.04
MO SPRINGFIELD 5.5 SSW CoCoRaHS 5.03
MO BOLIVAR 1 NE COOP 5.02
MO LEBANON 2.4 SE CoCoRaHS 4.99
MO LAMAR COOP 4.98
KS GARLAND 2.7 SW CoCoRaHS 4.97
MO BUFFALO COOP 4.95
MO MOUNTAIN GROVE 13.0 NNW CoCoRaHS 4.93
MO CONWAY 5.7 W CoCoRaHS 4.92
MO BROOKLINE 2.3 NNW CoCoRaHS 4.90
MO CLEVER 3.9 ENE CoCoRaHS 4.89
KS HEPLER 4.5 SSE CoCoRaHS 4.88
MO HURLEY 3.5 NNE CoCoRaHS 4.88
MO BOLIVAR 9.0 N CoCoRaHS 4.88
MO ROLLA 1.3 S CoCoRaHS 4.86
KS FORT SCOTT 8.2 SW CoCoRaHS 4.84
MO NEWBURG 9.6 SSW CoCoRaHS 4.84
MO ROLLA 6.4 NNW CoCoRaHS 4.82
MO PROTEM 4 NE COOP 4.81
MO LEBANON 1.3 E CoCoRaHS 4.81
MO MANSFIELD 5.4 NNE CoCoRaHS 4.78
MO OZARK BEACH COOP 4.77
MO EL DORADO SPRINGS 0.6 NNW CoCoRaHS 4.75
MO LEBANON 0.6 N CoCoRaHS 4.75
MO IBERIA 5.6 NE CoCoRaHS 4.74
KS UNIONTOWN COOP 4.73
MO ROLLA UNI OF MISSOURI COOP 4.67
MO EL DORADO SPRINGS 12.0 NE CoCoRaHS 4.63
MO JERICO SPRINGS 3 S COOP 4.60
MO HAZELGREEN 1 W COOP 4.58
MO LICKING 4N COOP 4.58
MO CLEVER 4.0 ENE CoCoRaHS 4.56
MO BRUMLEY 5.6 SW CoCoRaHS 4.54
MO HOUSTON COOP 4.47
MO RICHLAND 3.6 NNE CoCoRaHS 4.41
MO FORSYTH 0.9 S CoCoRaHS 4.36
MO SALEM 4.3 S CoCoRaHS 4.35
MO FORT LEONARD WOOD 5.4 SE CoCoRaHS 4.27
MO CARL JUNCTION 3.4 WSW CoCoRaHS 4.23
MO HARTVILLE 0.5 SSE CoCoRaHS 4.23
MO HERMITAGE 0.5 ESE CoCoRaHS 4.21
MO ROLLA 0.9 SE CoCoRaHS 4.21
MO LINN CREEK 9.4 SE CoCoRaHS 3.96
KS FARLINGTON 0.8 NNE CoCoRaHS 3.91
MO WHITE CHURCH COOP 3.90
MO IBERIA COOP 3.74
KS FORT SCOTT 4.0 ESE CoCoRaHS 3.70
MO POMME DE TERRE DAM COOP 3.62
MO STOCKTON 5.6 S CoCoRaHS 3.58
MO PROTEM CoCoRaHS 3.55
MO ST. JAMES 1.3 NE CoCoRaHS 3.46
MO SARCOXIE 1.0 W CoCoRaHS 3.40
MO HARTVILLE 0.8 WSW CoCoRaHS 3.40
MO ST. JAMES 1.2 SE CoCoRaHS 3.37
MO SPRINGFIELD 5.2 SW CoCoRaHS 3.31
MO SALEM 14.9 E CoCoRaHS 3.12
MO STRAFFORD 2.4 SSW CoCoRaHS 2.98
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.8 WSW CoCoRaHS 2.88
MO WILLOW SPRINGS 6.1 SE CoCoRaHS 2.84
MO ISABELLA 2.0 NNW CoCoRaHS 2.73
MO MYRTLE 0.3 E CoCoRaHS 2.68
MO HARTVILLE 0.9 WSW CoCoRaHS 2.36
MO WILLARD 2.6 W CoCoRaHS 2.24
MO MTN GROVE 2 N COOP 2.12
MO AVA 12 SW COOP 1.68
KS UNIONTOWN 4.7 WSW CoCoRaHS 1.35
MO NIXA 2.7 SSW CoCoRaHS 1.30
MO NEVADA 2.3 WNW CoCoRaHS 1.29
MO ISABELLA COOP 0.89
MO JOPLIN 5.2 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.48
MO SPRINGFIELD 5.3 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.27
MO THEODOSIA 6.2 SW CoCoRaHS 0.12
MO HALLTOWN 5 NW COOP 0.00
MO FORT LEONARD WOOD 9.3 S CoCoRaHS 0.00