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Monthly Climate Summary - May 2015

National Weather Service, Springfield, MO

Monthly Climate Overview

The upper level pattern shifted during the month of May 2015 which brought in more Gulf moisture and stormy conditions, especially for the latter half of the month. Temperatures were generally around normal to above normal, with well above normal precipitation. Here are some significant weather events from the month.

Tornadoes and severe storms - May 17th, 2015

Tornadoes and severe storms - May 24th, 2015

Flooding and severe storms - May 29th, 2015

Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Month
85
85
83
82
Average High Temperature
75.8
75.1
75.6
74.3
Lowest Temperature of the Month
42
42
36
34
Average Low Temperature
57.2
57.0
56.0
55.5
Average Mean Temperature
66.5
66.1
65.8
64.9
Depart from Normal
+ 1.7
- 0.9
+ 0.4
+ 1.1
Rank
32nd warmest / 128
36th coldest / 88
26th warmest / 67
32nd warmest / 69
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
0
0
0
0
Days with lows of 0 deg F or lower
0
0
0
0
 
Precipitation (Inches)
6.23
10.41
7.57
6.60
Depart from Normal
+ 1.13
+ 4.70
+ 2.63
+ 1.56
Rank
34th wettest / 128
6th wettest / 103
7th wettest / 67
20th wettest / 71
days of 0.01 or greater
18
18
16
16
days of 0.10 or greater
13
13
13
11
days of 0.50 or greater
6
8
7
5
days of 1.00 or greater
1
4
2
2
Monthly Snowfall
0.0

Climate Graphs for May 2015

Monthly Climate Maps

May 2015 Precipitation Departure from Normal

May 2015 Precipitation Departure from Normal


May 2015 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

May 2015 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

Monthly Climate Records

List of May 2015 Records
Date
Station
Record
May 20th
Vichy
Lowest high temperature of 53 degrees breaks the old record of 58 set in 1967.
May 22nd
Vichy
Record low temperature of 42 tied the old record set in 2012.
Joplin
Record low temperature of 44 tied the old record set in 2001.
May 24th
Joplin
Record daily rainfall of 2.48 inches breaks the old record of 2.44 inches set in 1957.
May 27th
West Plains
Record daily rainfall of 1.36 inches breaks the old record of 1.27 inches set in 1976.
May 31st
Vichy
Lowest high temperature of 60 degrees tied the old record set in 1903.

Monthly Climate Normals

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
June
83.8
63.1
4.85
0.0
July
88.8
67.6
3.68
0.0
August
89.0
66.6
3.55
0.0
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
June
85.8
65.1
5.86
0.0
July
90.6
69.9
3.81
0.0
August
91.0
68.4
3.35
0.0
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
June
84.2
63.2
4.02
July
89.5
66.6
3.55
August
89.4
65.0
3.23
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
June
82.6
62.1
4.63
July
88.1
66.5
4.44
August
87.6
65.0
3.67

Precipitation Report

Monthly Data for May 2015 for Springfield, MO NWS CWA
State
Name
Station Type
Total Precipitation
MO SHELL KNOB 5.6 ESE CoCoRaHS 15.07
MO ANDERSON 6.8 W CoCoRaHS 13.65
MO ANDERSON 3W COOP 13.40
KS COLUMBUS COOP 12.76
MO SENECA 5.8 SSE CoCoRaHS 12.57
MO CARTHAGE 0.8 S CoCoRaHS 12.34
MO NOEL 3.7 NNW CoCoRaHS 11.95
MO IRON GATES 0.9 S CoCoRaHS 11.60
MO CARTHAGE 1.5 S CoCoRaHS 11.50
KS MCCUNE 1.6 NW CoCoRaHS 11.48
KS PITTSBURG COOP 11.38
KS UNIONTOWN COOP 11.32
MO JOPLIN 24 N WBAN 11.30
MO JOPLIN 4.2 SW CoCoRaHS 11.18
MO NEOSHO 3.9 WNW CoCoRaHS 11.15
MO NEVADA 0.2 W CoCoRaHS 11.01
MO APPLETON CITY COOP 10.78
KS WALNUT 3 S COOP 10.76
MO NEOSHO COOP 10.74
KS FORT SCOTT 0.6 SW CoCoRaHS 10.74
KS CHEROKEE 0.3 N CoCoRaHS 10.65
MO NEVADA 3.4 NE CoCoRaHS 10.61
KS PITTSBURG 0.7 WSW CoCoRaHS 10.54
MO SHOAL CREEK ESTATES 0.2 SE CoCoRaHS 10.53
MO JOPLIN REGIONAL AIRPORT WBAN 10.41
KS PITTSBURG 4.9 WSW CoCoRaHS 10.39
MO MOUNTAIN GROVE 14.0 S CoCoRaHS 10.31
MO RICHLAND 3.6 NNE CoCoRaHS 10.29
MO TABLE ROCK DAM COOP 10.23
MO ELDORADO SPRINGS COOP 10.13
MO LIBERAL 0.7 SSE CoCoRaHS 10.02
MO EMERALD BEACH 5.5 E CoCoRaHS 9.99
MO STARK CITY 5.5 ENE CoCoRaHS 9.99
KS FORT SCOTT 9.3 NNE CoCoRaHS 9.90
MO BOLIVAR 2.7 E CoCoRaHS 9.81
MO MOUNT VERNON 0.2 E CoCoRaHS 9.69
MO SELIGMAN 3.0 N CoCoRaHS 9.67
MO MOUNT VERNON 1.3 NNW CoCoRaHS 9.66
KS DEVON 0.1 SE CoCoRaHS 9.64
MO PURDY 4.8 SSW CoCoRaHS 9.56
KS FORT SCOTT 3.7 ENE CoCoRaHS 9.56
MO KIMBERLING CITY 1.5 WNW CoCoRaHS 9.55
MO ALDRICH 5.0 ESE CoCoRaHS 9.48
MO GOLDEN 1.7 NE CoCoRaHS 9.46
MO MONETT 1.8 N CoCoRaHS 9.46
MO VERONA 4.0 WNW CoCoRaHS 9.43
KS FT SCOTT COOP 9.35
MO BOLIVAR 1.0 ENE CoCoRaHS 9.28
MO AVA 0.8 NNW CoCoRaHS 9.22
MO HARTVILLE COOP 9.14
MO BOLIVAR 1 NE COOP 9.11
MO MILLER 1 E COOP 9.08
KS FORT SCOTT 8.2 SW CoCoRaHS 9.06
KS FORT SCOTT 4.0 ESE CoCoRaHS 9.01
MO HARTVILLE 0.8 WSW CoCoRaHS 8.96
MO HOLLISTER 3.5 SW CoCoRaHS 8.94
MO NOEL 3.8 NNE CoCoRaHS 8.93
MO MORRISVILLE 2SW COOP 8.90
KS FARLINGTON 0.8 NNE CoCoRaHS 8.88
MO CASSVILLE 4.8 SSE CoCoRaHS 8.83
MO EMERALD BEACH 3.0 S CoCoRaHS 8.80
MO MANSFIELD COOP 8.80
KS GIRARD COOP 8.78
MO EL DORADO SPRINGS 12.0 NE CoCoRaHS 8.76
MO BOLIVAR 2.7 NE CoCoRaHS 8.69
MO ASH GROVE 4S COOP 8.63
MO FORSYTH 0.9 S CoCoRaHS 8.63
MO HOUSTON 0.3 SE CoCoRaHS 8.60
MO CARL JUNCTION 3.4 WSW CoCoRaHS 8.56
MO NIXA 2.7 SSW CoCoRaHS 8.53
MO LAMAR 0.3 ESE CoCoRaHS 8.51
MO BOLIVAR 9.0 N CoCoRaHS 8.48
MO HOLLISTER 3.8 SW CoCoRaHS 8.45
MO RAYMONDVILLE 3.5 SE CoCoRaHS 8.37
MO AVA 6.0 NW CoCoRaHS 8.33
MO MILLER 6.2 WNW CoCoRaHS 8.28
MO PROTEM 4 NE COOP 8.27
MO ISABELLA COOP 8.15
MO HORTON COOP 8.14
MO BUFFALO COOP 8.02
MO MANSFIELD 5.4 NNE CoCoRaHS 8.01
MO HOUSTON 4.5 ESE CoCoRaHS 8.00
MO ELDON COOP 7.98
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.9 SE CoCoRaHS 7.97
MO HARTVILLE 0.5 SSE CoCoRaHS 7.96
MO BRANSON AP COOP 7.91
MO LOCKWOOD COOP 7.90
MO LEBANON 1.3 E CoCoRaHS 7.90
MO BATTLEFIELD 3.3 E CoCoRaHS 7.88
MO BRUMLEY 5.6 SW CoCoRaHS 7.88
MO AVA 6W COOP 7.88
MO NEVADA WTP COOP 7.87
MO FAIR PLAY 1.3 E CoCoRaHS 7.86
MO LOWRY CITY 3.8 ESE CoCoRaHS 7.82
MO MARSHFIELD 3.6 S CoCoRaHS 7.79
MO LICKING 4N COOP 7.78
MO FLEMINGTON COOP 7.74
MO SPRINGFIELD 9.5 NNW CoCoRaHS 7.73
MO SALEM 4.3 S CoCoRaHS 7.69
MO WHEATLAND 5.0 SE CoCoRaHS 7.69
MO LEBANON 7.5 WNW CoCoRaHS 7.67
MO HAZELGREEN 1 W COOP 7.66
MO GOODSON 0.5 NNW CoCoRaHS 7.65
MO MONTAUK SP COOP 7.62
MO HERMITAGE 0.5 ESE CoCoRaHS 7.62
MO WHEATLAND 2.7 S CoCoRaHS 7.62
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.0 SW CoCoRaHS 7.59
MO BRANSON 3.8 E CoCoRaHS 7.59
MO WEST PLAINS MUNI AP WBAN 7.57
MO MTN GROVE 2 N COOP 7.57
MO HOUSTON 2.0 S CoCoRaHS 7.54
KS GIRARD 3.1 SSW CoCoRaHS 7.54
MO GREENFIELD 0.8 SSW CoCoRaHS 7.53
MO LEBANON 0.6 N CoCoRaHS 7.50
MO SALEM 1.8 NW CoCoRaHS 7.49
MO BUFFALO 1.0 SW CoCoRaHS 7.44
MO NEWBURG 9.6 SSW CoCoRaHS 7.40
MO MARSHFIELD 0.9 SE CoCoRaHS 7.39
MO OZARK 1.6 SE CoCoRaHS 7.33
MO HARTVILLE 0.9 WSW CoCoRaHS 7.32
MO ROLLA 6.4 SE CoCoRaHS 7.31
MO VERSAILLES COOP 7.27
MO LINN CREEK 9.4 SE CoCoRaHS 7.25
MO POMME DE TERRE DAM COOP 7.23
MO BROOKLINE 2.3 NNW CoCoRaHS 7.18
MO HOUSTON COOP 7.16
MO LEBANON 2.4 SE CoCoRaHS 7.15
MO STOCKTON 0.2 NW CoCoRaHS 7.10
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 7.9 W CoCoRaHS 7.05
MO SPARTA 6.3 E CoCoRaHS 7.02
MO MARSHFIELD 1.4 W CoCoRaHS 7.02
MO TECUMSEH COOP 7.00
MO STOCKTON 2.5 NNE CoCoRaHS 6.99
MO HOUSTON 6.3 ESE CoCoRaHS 6.99
MO PROTEM CoCoRaHS 6.99
MO SPRINGFIELD 0.7 ENE CoCoRaHS 6.88
MO ROLLA 1.3 S CoCoRaHS 6.85
MO WILLARD 2.6 W CoCoRaHS 6.82
MO HOUSTON 4.5 WSW CoCoRaHS 6.81
MO DUNNEGAN 2.4 NNW CoCoRaHS 6.80
MO EDGAR SPRINGS 2.2 SSW CoCoRaHS 6.79
MO VERSAILLES 0.2 SE CoCoRaHS 6.79
MO SPRINGFIELD WFO COOP 6.78
MO MOUNTAIN GROVE 13.0 NNW CoCoRaHS 6.77
MO ROLLA 8.1 S CoCoRaHS 6.71
MO WINONA FOREST RS COOP 6.69
MO CARTHAGE 3.8 SW CoCoRaHS 6.68
MO SALEM 14.9 E CoCoRaHS 6.67
MO LAURIE 4.2 SSW CoCoRaHS 6.66
MO ST. JAMES 1.2 SE CoCoRaHS 6.64
MO POTTERSVILLE 0.7 NNW CoCoRaHS 6.62
MO ROLLA 0.9 SE CoCoRaHS 6.62
MO VICHY ROLLA NATIONAL AP WBAN 6.60
MO ROLLA 8.2 SSE CoCoRaHS 6.57
MO ROLLA 6.4 NNW CoCoRaHS 6.56
MO WILLARD 5.8 NNE CoCoRaHS 6.55
MO GAINESVILLE 6.2 ENE CoCoRaHS 6.51
MO AVA 13.6 SSE CoCoRaHS 6.51
MO WEST PLAINS 10.6 S CoCoRaHS 6.50
MO ROLLA 1.3 NE CoCoRaHS 6.49
MO MANSFIELD 3.7 SSE CoCoRaHS 6.48
MO WEST PLAINS 1.3 SE CoCoRaHS 6.47
MO UMBER VIEW HEIGHTS 0.1 WSW CoCoRaHS 6.41
KS GARLAND 2.7 SW CoCoRaHS 6.35
MO SALEM 10 W WBAN 6.33
KS HEPLER 4.5 SSE CoCoRaHS 6.31
MO MARSHFIELD 2E COOP 6.28
MO IBERIA 5.6 NE CoCoRaHS 6.27
MO FT LEONARD WOOD COOP 6.25
MO DORA 2.6 NNW CoCoRaHS 6.24
MO SPRINGFIELD RGNL AP WBAN 6.23
MO OSCEOLA 0.3 SW CoCoRaHS 6.20
MO SARCOXIE 1.0 W CoCoRaHS 6.18
MO ROLLA UNI OF MISSOURI COOP 6.18
MO DORA 1N COOP 6.05
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 2.7 SSW CoCoRaHS 6.04
MO LINCOLN 0.4 NNE CoCoRaHS 6.01
MO AURORA 2.7 S CoCoRaHS 5.99
MO FAIR GROVE 4.7 SSW CoCoRaHS 5.97
MO WEST PLAINS 2.2 NNW CoCoRaHS 5.96
MO WAYNESVILLE 2 W COOP 5.91
MO SALEM COOP 5.84
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.8 WSW CoCoRaHS 5.82
MO ELDON 3.8 NW CoCoRaHS 5.65
MO DIAMOND 2 W COOP 5.64
MO FORT LEONARD WOOD 5.4 SE CoCoRaHS 5.61
MO EMINENCE 1 N COOP 5.51
MO JERICO SPRINGS 3 S COOP 5.50
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 7.0 NE CoCoRaHS 5.49
MO WEST PLAINS 1.0 W CoCoRaHS 5.49
MO CONWAY 9.0 E CoCoRaHS 5.46
MO COLE CAMP 3NW COOP 5.38
MO WASHBURN 5 W COOP 5.31
MO BIRCH TREE 10.1 SSW CoCoRaHS 5.31
MO SPRINGFIELD 5.5 SSW CoCoRaHS 5.29
MO CLEVER 4.0 ENE CoCoRaHS 5.25
MO POMONA 2.4 NW CoCoRaHS 5.21
MO GRAVOIS MILLS 3.7 SE CoCoRaHS 5.12
MO CASSVILLE 0.5 SW CoCoRaHS 5.11
MO WAYNESVILLE 3.9 NNW CoCoRaHS 5.02
MO VIENNA 4.3 NNW CoCoRaHS 4.96
MO ALTON 1.7 NNW CoCoRaHS 4.88
MO CONWAY 5.7 W CoCoRaHS 4.88
MO EMINENCE 0.1 SSE CoCoRaHS 4.69
MO WEST PLAINS 8.3 NNE CoCoRaHS 4.62
MO EL DORADO SPRINGS 0.6 NNW CoCoRaHS 4.53
MO HURLEY 3.5 NNE CoCoRaHS 4.42
MO CONWAY 8.9 SW CoCoRaHS 4.42
MO LAKESIDE COOP 4.41
MO WALNUT GROVE 5.2 SE CoCoRaHS 4.29
MO MILLER 9.2 WNW CoCoRaHS 4.05
MO SPRINGFIELD 5.2 SW CoCoRaHS 3.83
MO IBERIA COOP 3.73
MO ST. JAMES 1.3 NE CoCoRaHS 3.60
MO GOLDEN CITY 6 S COOP 3.50
MO CLEVER 3.9 ENE CoCoRaHS 3.21
KS UNIONTOWN 4.7 WSW CoCoRaHS 2.87
MO REPUBLIC 0.8 ESE CoCoRaHS 2.85
MO ROUND SPRING COOP 2.76
MO STOCKTON 5.6 S CoCoRaHS 2.75
MO ISABELLA 2.0 NNW CoCoRaHS 2.53
MO STOCKTON DAM COOP 2.14
MO CASSVILLE RS COOP 1.89
MO LEBANON 2 W COOP 1.85
MO SALEM 5.9 ESE CoCoRaHS 0.83
MO JOPLIN 5.2 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.35
MO MYRTLE 0.3 E CoCoRaHS 0.00