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Monthly Climate Summary - February 2015

National Weather Service, Springfield, MO

Monthly Climate Overview

February 2015 was one of the coldest February's on record across the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas, despite a couple of days early in the month with record warmth. Precipitation was also below normal across the area, although there was a couple of snowstorms in the middle to later portion of the month.

Winter storm impacts the area Feb 15-16

Ice Accumulations from Feb 20-21

 

 
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Month
74
73
69
68
Average High Temperature
39.8
41.7
39.2
36.2
Lowest Temperature of the Month
-5
8
-5
-1
Average Low Temperature
18.4
20.8
17.8
15.7
Average Mean Temperature
29.1
31.2
28.5
25.9
Depart from Normal
- 8.1
- 8.6
- 9.4
- 9.8
Rank
13th coldest / 128
7th coldest / 86
2nd coldest / 67
4th coldest / 66
Days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer
0
0
0
0
Days with highs of 32 degrees or lower
10
9
12
13
Days with lows of 32 deg F or lower
25
26
27
26
Days with lows of 0 deg F or lower
1
0
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
Precipitation (Inches)
1.79
0.82
2.66
1.35
Departure from normal
- 0.73
- 1.50
- 0.18
- 0.58
Rank
58th driest / 128
19th driest / 105
33rd wettest / 67
24th driest / 67
days of 0.01 or greater
8
5
8
8
days of 0.10 or greater
5
2
6
4
days of 0.50 or greater
0
0
2
1
days of 1.00 or greater
0
0
0
0
Monthly Snowfall
12.1
 
 
 

Monthly Climate Graphs

 

Climate Graphs for February 2015

Monthly Climate Maps


February 2015 Precipitation Departure from Normal

February 2015 Precipitation Departure from Normal


February 2015 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

February 2015 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

Monthly Climate Records

 

List of February 2015 Records
Date
Station
Record
Feb 7
Joplin
Record high of 72 breaks the old record of 71 set in1969.
Springfield
Record high of 74 degrees breaks the old record of 70 set back in 1937.
Vichy
Record high of 68 degrees breaks the old record of 67 set in 2009.
West Plains
Record high of 68 breaks the old record of 66 set in 1965.
Feb 8
Joplin
Record high of 73 tied the old record in 1999.
West Plains
Record high of 69 breaks the old record of 68 set in 1949.
Vichy
Record high of 65 tied the old record set in 2001.
Feb 16
Springfield
Record daily snowfall of 4.8 inches breaks the old record of 1.5 inches set in 1967.
Feb 19
Springfield
Record low of -5 degrees breaks the old record of -4 set in 1978.
Feb 27
Joplin
Record low of 8 degrees breaks the old record of 11 set in 2002.
Vichy
Record low of 2 degrees breaks the old record of 12 set in 1976.
West Plains
Record low of 5 degrees breaks the old record of 12 set in 2002.

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

Monthly Data for February 2015 for Springfield, MO
State
Name
Station Type
Total Precipitation
MO WASHBURN 5 W COOP 2.97
MO EDGAR SPRINGS 2.2 SSW CoCoRaHS 2.94
MO WEST PLAINS 8.3 NNE CoCoRaHS 2.82
MO AVA 0.8 NNW CoCoRaHS 2.72
MO WEST PLAINS 10.6 S CoCoRaHS 2.70
MO WINONA FOREST RS COOP 2.69
MO AVA 10.5 SSW CoCoRaHS 2.65
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 7.0 NE CoCoRaHS 2.43
MO SHELL KNOB 5.6 ESE CoCoRaHS 2.42
MO NEVADA WTP COOP 2.41
MO SENECA 5.8 SSE CoCoRaHS 2.40
MO DORA 2.6 NNW CoCoRaHS 2.40
MO SALEM 10 W WBAN 2.39
MO EMINENCE 1 N COOP 2.39
MO WEST PLAINS MUNI AP WBAN 2.36
MO EMINENCE 0.1 SSE CoCoRaHS 2.36
MO GOLDEN 1.7 NE CoCoRaHS 2.24
MO PURDY 4.8 SSW CoCoRaHS 2.21
MO MARSHFIELD 3.6 S CoCoRaHS 2.21
MO MANSFIELD 3.7 SSE CoCoRaHS 2.17
MO CASSVILLE 4.8 SSE CoCoRaHS 2.14
MO THEODOSIA 6.2 SW CoCoRaHS 2.12
MO NEOSHO 3.9 WNW CoCoRaHS 2.11
MO ROLLA 6.4 SE CoCoRaHS 2.11
MO ROLLA 8.2 SSE CoCoRaHS 2.08
MO ROLLA 8.1 S CoCoRaHS 2.06
MO BRANSON AP COOP 2.05
MO GAINESVILLE 6.2 ENE CoCoRaHS 2.04
MO PROTEM 4 NE COOP 2.03
MO STARK CITY 5.5 ENE CoCoRaHS 2.03
MO AVA 6W COOP 2.03
MO SALEM 1.8 NW CoCoRaHS 2.01
MO WEST PLAINS 2.2 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.99
MO BATTLEFIELD 3.3 E CoCoRaHS 1.98
MO WEST PLAINS 1.3 SE CoCoRaHS 1.98
MO CASSVILLE 0.5 SW CoCoRaHS 1.96
MO HOUSTON 0.3 SE CoCoRaHS 1.95
MO TECUMSEH COOP 1.94
MO SHOAL CREEK ESTATES 0.2 SE CoCoRaHS 1.93
MO OZARK 1.6 SE CoCoRaHS 1.93
MO EMERALD BEACH 3.0 S CoCoRaHS 1.93
MO ANDERSON 3W COOP 1.91
MO NOEL 3.8 NNE CoCoRaHS 1.88
MO HURLEY 3.5 NNE CoCoRaHS 1.87
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.9 SE CoCoRaHS 1.86
MO IRON GATES 0.9 S CoCoRaHS 1.85
MO NEWBURG 9.6 SSW CoCoRaHS 1.85
MO MANSFIELD COOP 1.84
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.0 SW CoCoRaHS 1.83
MO HOLLISTER 3.8 SW CoCoRaHS 1.83
MO HOLLISTER 3.5 SW CoCoRaHS 1.82
MO NEOSHO COOP 1.81
MO CARTHAGE 0.8 S CoCoRaHS 1.80
MO HARTVILLE COOP 1.80
MO HARTVILLE 0.5 SSE CoCoRaHS 1.78
MO HOUSTON 4.5 ESE CoCoRaHS 1.76
MO RAYMONDVILLE 3.5 SE CoCoRaHS 1.74
MO ROLLA 1.3 S CoCoRaHS 1.73
MO AVA 6.0 NW CoCoRaHS 1.73
MO MILLER 6.2 WNW CoCoRaHS 1.72
MO CONWAY 9.0 E CoCoRaHS 1.71
MO MONETT 1.8 N CoCoRaHS 1.68
MO SPRINGFIELD 0.7 ENE CoCoRaHS 1.67
MO ST. JAMES 1.2 SE CoCoRaHS 1.67
MO SELIGMAN 3.0 N CoCoRaHS 1.63
MO WAYNESVILLE 2 W COOP 1.62
MO HOUSTON COOP 1.62
MO MILLER 9.2 WNW CoCoRaHS 1.61
MO FAIR GROVE 4.7 SSW CoCoRaHS 1.61
MO CARTHAGE 3.8 SW CoCoRaHS 1.58
MO ROLLA 6.4 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.57
MO PROTEM CoCoRaHS 1.55
MO LEBANON 7.5 WNW CoCoRaHS 1.54
MO LEBANON 0.6 N CoCoRaHS 1.54
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 2.7 SSW CoCoRaHS 1.54
MO CLEVER 4.0 ENE CoCoRaHS 1.53
MO LEBANON 1.3 E CoCoRaHS 1.52
MO ROLLA UNI OF MISSOURI COOP 1.51
MO MARSHFIELD 2E COOP 1.50
MO MOUNT VERNON 1.3 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.50
MO CARL JUNCTION 3.4 WSW CoCoRaHS 1.49
MO CARTHAGE 1.5 S CoCoRaHS 1.45
MO LAKESIDE COOP 1.45
MO SPRINGFIELD RGNL AP WBAN 1.44
MO ALTON 1.7 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.44
MO MORRISVILLE 2SW COOP 1.43
MO FORT LEONARD WOOD 5.4 SE CoCoRaHS 1.43
MO LOCKWOOD COOP 1.39
MO SPRINGFIELD 9.5 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.37
MO HARTVILLE 0.8 WSW CoCoRaHS 1.37
MO GREENFIELD 0.8 SSW CoCoRaHS 1.33
MO WAYNESVILLE 3.9 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.31
MO HOUSTON 2.0 S CoCoRaHS 1.31
MO EMERALD BEACH 5.5 E CoCoRaHS 1.31
MO ELDORADO SPRINGS COOP 1.31
MO BUFFALO 1.0 SW CoCoRaHS 1.31
MO GOLDEN CITY 6 S COOP 1.30
MO WHEATLAND 5.0 SE CoCoRaHS 1.30
MO GOODSON 0.5 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.28
MO ROUND SPRING COOP 1.27
MO BOLIVAR 1 NE COOP 1.26
MO ANDERSON 6.8 W CoCoRaHS 1.25
MO HALLTOWN 5 NW COOP 1.25
MO NIXA 2.7 SSW CoCoRaHS 1.24
MO HOUSTON 6.3 ESE CoCoRaHS 1.24
MO BOLIVAR 2.7 NE CoCoRaHS 1.24
MO SPRINGFIELD WFO COOP 1.23
MO OSCEOLA 0.3 SW CoCoRaHS 1.21
MO MARSHFIELD 0.9 SE CoCoRaHS 1.20
KS COLUMBUS COOP 1.19
KS FORT SCOTT 3.7 ENE CoCoRaHS 1.17
MO IBERIA 5.6 NE CoCoRaHS 1.17
MO DUNNEGAN 2.4 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.17
MO WHEATLAND 2.7 S CoCoRaHS 1.17
MO FLEMINGTON COOP 1.15
MO MONTAUK SP COOP 1.15
MO MARSHFIELD 1.4 W CoCoRaHS 1.15
MO COLE CAMP 3NW COOP 1.15
MO BOLIVAR 1.0 ENE CoCoRaHS 1.14
MO BOLIVAR 9.0 N CoCoRaHS 1.14
MO MANSFIELD 5.4 NNE CoCoRaHS 1.12
KS DEVON 0.1 SE CoCoRaHS 1.10
MO LIBERAL 0.7 SSE CoCoRaHS 1.10
MO MOUNT VERNON 0.2 E CoCoRaHS 1.09
MO VICHY ROLLA NATIONAL AP WBAN 1.08
MO LEBANON 2.4 SE CoCoRaHS 1.07
MO WILLARD 2.6 W CoCoRaHS 1.06
MO BRUMLEY 5.6 SW CoCoRaHS 1.04
MO WALNUT GROVE 5.2 SE CoCoRaHS 1.04
MO VIENNA 4.3 NNW CoCoRaHS 1.03
KS FORT SCOTT 9.3 NNE CoCoRaHS 1.02
MO ALDRICH 5.0 ESE CoCoRaHS 1.02
MO FAIR PLAY 1.3 E CoCoRaHS 1.01
KS PITTSBURG COOP 0.99
MO NEVADA 0.2 W CoCoRaHS 0.98
MO BROOKLINE 2.3 NNW CoCoRaHS 0.98
KS GARLAND 2.7 SW CoCoRaHS 0.96
MO CONWAY 8.9 SW CoCoRaHS 0.96
KS GIRARD COOP 0.95
MO MOUNTAIN GROVE 14.0 S CoCoRaHS 0.95
MO DIAMOND 2 W COOP 0.94
MO STOCKTON 2.5 NNE CoCoRaHS 0.94
MO APPLETON CITY COOP 0.93
MO HORTON COOP 0.91
MO RICHLAND 3.6 NNE CoCoRaHS 0.91
MO MOUNTAIN GROVE 13.0 NNW CoCoRaHS 0.91
MO LOWRY CITY 3.8 ESE CoCoRaHS 0.91
KS PITTSBURG 0.7 WSW CoCoRaHS 0.86
MO STOCKTON DAM COOP 0.86
KS CHEROKEE 0.3 N CoCoRaHS 0.85
MO LEBANON 2 W COOP 0.85
KS FORT SCOTT 8.2 SW CoCoRaHS 0.84
MO HAZELGREEN 1 W COOP 0.84
MO VERSAILLES 0.2 SE CoCoRaHS 0.84
KS FT SCOTT COOP 0.83
MO MTN GROVE 2 N COOP 0.80
KS FORT SCOTT 0.6 SW CoCoRaHS 0.79
MO FT LEONARD WOOD COOP 0.79
MO LICKING 4N COOP 0.74
MO JOPLIN 24 N WBAN 0.73
MO JOPLIN 2.8 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.72
KS FARLINGTON 0.8 NNE CoCoRaHS 0.72
MO UMBER VIEW HEIGHTS 0.1 WSW CoCoRaHS 0.72
MO VERONA 4.0 WNW CoCoRaHS 0.70
KS MCCUNE 1.6 NW CoCoRaHS 0.69
MO ELDON 3.8 NW CoCoRaHS 0.69
MO STOCKTON 4.0 ESE CoCoRaHS 0.67
MO LINN CREEK 9.4 SE CoCoRaHS 0.66
KS WALNUT 3 S COOP 0.65
MO IBERIA COOP 0.65
MO NIXA 4.6 SW CoCoRaHS 0.64
MO KIMBERLING CITY 1.5 WNW CoCoRaHS 0.64
MO EDWARDS 7.1 NW CoCoRaHS 0.62
MO SALEM 4.3 S CoCoRaHS 0.61
MO EL DORADO SPRINGS 12.0 NE CoCoRaHS 0.59
MO CONWAY 5.7 W CoCoRaHS 0.57
KS PITTSBURG 4.9 WSW CoCoRaHS 0.56
MO SPRINGFIELD 5.5 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.56
MO FORSYTH 0.9 S CoCoRaHS 0.54
MO WEST PLAINS 1.0 W CoCoRaHS 0.54
MO POMONA 2.4 NW CoCoRaHS 0.53
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 7.9 W CoCoRaHS 0.51
MO JOPLIN REGIONAL AIRPORT WBAN 0.50
MO BRANSON 3.8 E CoCoRaHS 0.50
MO DORA 1N COOP 0.50
MO ISABELLA 2.0 NNW CoCoRaHS 0.50
MO CLEVER 3.9 ENE CoCoRaHS 0.48
MO TABLE ROCK DAM COOP 0.47
KS UNIONTOWN COOP 0.45
MO VERSAILLES COOP 0.44
MO AVA 13.6 SSE CoCoRaHS 0.44
MO HARTVILLE 0.9 WSW CoCoRaHS 0.41
MO JOPLIN 4.2 SW CoCoRaHS 0.40
MO BUFFALO COOP 0.40
MO WILLARD 5.8 NNE CoCoRaHS 0.40
MO HERMITAGE 0.5 ESE CoCoRaHS 0.39
MO STOCKTON 0.2 NW CoCoRaHS 0.38
MO ASH GROVE 4S COOP 0.37
MO ROLLA 0.9 SE CoCoRaHS 0.36
MO LINCOLN 0.4 NNE CoCoRaHS 0.32
MO LAMAR 0.3 ESE CoCoRaHS 0.21
MO POMME DE TERRE DAM COOP 0.05
MO STOCKTON 5.6 S CoCoRaHS 0.03
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.8 WSW CoCoRaHS T
MO CARL JUNCTION 1.6 SE CoCoRaHS 0.00
MO SPRINGFIELD 5.3 SSW CoCoRaHS 0.00
MO ELDON COOP 0.00
MO MYRTLE 0.3 E CoCoRaHS 0.00