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Severe Storms For The Northeast U.S..; Heat And Fire Out West

A strong cold front will likely trigger severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain on Friday from the Interior Northeast into the eastern Ohio Valley and northern Mid-Atlantic region, especially in New York state and Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, in addition to the ongoing heat wave in the West, fire weather concerns are increasing across the Great Basin into the Four Corners region. Read More >

2016 was a year with well above normal temperatures across the area, with Springfield, Joplin and West Plains all in the top 10 warmest years on record.  Vichy was 11th warmest.  In fact, Springfield and West Plains both only had one month of the year with below normal temperatures (May). All but the far southeast portion of the forecast area had below normal precipitation for the year.

 

Year End Summary

Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Year
98
99
99
96
Average High Temperature
70.0
71.0
69.7
67.2
Lowest Temperature of the Year
1
-4
4
-3
Average Low Temperature
48.9
49.7
48.4
46.9
Average Mean Temperature
59.4
60.3
59.1
57.0
Depart from Normal
+ 3.1
+ 1.8
+ 2.3
+ 1.9
Rank
3rd warmest / 129
7th warmest / 89
3rd warmest / 69
11th warmest / 72
Days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer
47
56
42
27
Days with highs of 32 degrees or lower
10
10
10
17
Days with lows of 32 degrees or lower
87
78
78
87
Days with lows of 0 degrees or lower
0
1
0
3
 
Precipitation (Inches)
36.25
39.23
37.26
40.92
Depart from Normal
- 9.32
- 7.32
- 8.96
- 2.69
Rank
27th driest / 129
38th driest / 107
17th driest / 69
30th wettest / 75
days of 0.01 or greater
101
93
100
107
days of 0.10 or greater
61
63
67
66
days of 0.50 or greater
23
27
21
27
days of 1.00 or greater
9
10
11
10
Yearly Snowfall
3.2 (-13.8)

Year End Summary - Climatology

Month
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Mean Temperature
Departure
Mean Temperature
Departure
Mean Temperature
Departure
Mean Temperature
Departure
January
34.2
+ 1.6
35.0
+ 1.0
35.0
+ 1.0
31.3
+ 0.2
February
41.5
+ 4.3
41.9
+ 4.0
41.9
+ 4.0
38.3
+ 2.6
March
51.9
+ 5.6
52.2
+ 4.7
52.2
+ 4.7
50.4
+ 5.1
April
59.4
+ 3.6
58.9
+ 1.5
58.9
+ 1.5
57.1
+ 1.9
May
63.6
- 1.2
63.5
- 1.9
63.5
- 1.9
61.6
- 2.2
June
77.9
+ 4.5
76.4
+ 2.7
76.4
+ 2.7
76.4
+ 4.0
July
80.1
+ 1.9
79.4
+ 1.4
79.4
+ 1.4
77.9
+ 0.6
August
78.9
+ 1.1
77.3
+ 0.1
77.3
+ 0.1
76.2
- 0.1
September
73.1
+ 4.1
71.9
+ 3.0
71.9
+ 3.0
71.0
+ 3.4
October
65.0
+ 7.2
63.8
+ 6.4
63.8
+ 6.4
62.5
+ 5.9
November
51.6
+ 5.5
51.7
+ 4.9
51.7
+ 4.9
49.6
+ 4.4
December
35.9
+ 0.9
36.5
- 0.7
36.7
+ 0.5
32.2
- 1.5
Annual
59.4
+ 3.1
60.3
+ 1.8
59.1
+ 2.3
57.0
+ 1.9
3rd warmest / 129
7th warmest / 89
3rd warmest / 69
11th warmest / 72

 

Month
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Precipitation
Departure
Precipitation
Departure
Precipitation
Departure
Precipitation
Departure
January
0.92
- 1.55
0.30
- 1.73
0.93
- 1.79
0.74
- 1.43
February
0.36
- 2.16
0.37
- 1.95
1.71
- 1.13
1.38
- 0.55
March
2.94
- 0.68
2.57
- 0.85
3.93
- 0.36
2.86
- 0.59
April
2.50
- 1.82
4.55
+ 0.08
1.30
- 3.18
4.08
- 0.14
May
4.53
- 0.57
6.31
+ 0.60
6.87
+ 1.93
5.18
+ 0.14
June
4.42
- 0.43
6.12
+ 0.26
4.41
+ 0.39
1.94
- 2.69
July
7.33
+ 3.65
5.30
+ 1.49
9.34
+ 5.79
6.16
+ 1.72
August
2.62
- 0.93
4.26
+ 0.91
3.63
+ 0.40
10.00
+ 6.33
September
3.89
- 0.72
2.74
- 2.21
1.35
- 2.74
4.48
+ 0.44
October
3.80
+ 0.21
5.25
+ 1.22
2.06
- 1.78
2.72
- 0.79
November
2.32
- 1.90
0.87
- 2.91
0.71
- 3.87
0.52
- 3.35
December
0.62
- 2.42
0.59
- 2.23
1.02
- 2.62
0.86
- 1.78
Annual
36.25
- 9.32
39.23
- 7.32
37.26
- 8.96
40.92
- 2.69
27th driest / 129
38th driest / 107
17th driest / 69
30th wettest / 75

Weather Stories

Jaunary 9th, 2016
January 19th-21st, 2016
March 23rd, 2016
March 30th-31st, 2016
April 26th-27th, 2016
April 30th, 2016
May 9th-10th, 2016
June 23rd, 2016
June 26th, 2016
June 30th, 2016
August 25th, 2016
October 19th, 2016

Monthly Summaries

2016 Monthly Climate Summaries

Outlook

 

Normal Departure Maps

 

January
February
March
Temperatures
Precipitation
Temperatures
Precipitation
Temperatures
Precipitation
 
 
 
April
May
June
Temperature
Precipitation
Temperature
Precipitation
Temperature
Precipitation
     
July
August
September
Temperature
Precipitation
Temperature
Precipitation
Temperature
Precipitation
     
October
November
December
Temperature
Precipitation
Temperature
Precipitation
Temperature
Precipitation
 
Annual
 
Temperature
Precipitation

 

Records

List of January 2016 Records
Date
Station
Record
January 29th
Joplin
Record high of 73 degrees tied the old record set in 2011.
January 30th
Vichy
Record high of 65 degrees tied the old record set in 2012.
Joplin
Record high of 68 degrees breaks the old record of 66 set in 2012.
January 31st
Vichy
Record high of 66 degrees breaks the old record of 64 degrees set in 1952.

 

List of February 2016 Records
Date
Station
Record
February 18th
Springfield
Record high of 74 tied the previous record set in 1948.
February 19th
Springfield
Record high of 72 breaks the old record of 71 set in 2004.
Vichy
Record high of 70 tied the old record set in 2004.
February 20th
Springfield
Record high of 77 breaks the old record of 76 set in 1996.
Joplin
Record high of 78 tied the old record set in 1981.
Vichy
Record high of 75 breaks the old record of 74 set in 1996.
West Plains
Record high of 76 breaks the old record of 75 set in 2014.

 

List of March 2016 Records
Date
Station
Record
March 15th
Vichy
Record high of 82 breaks the old record of 80 set in 2012.
West Plains
Record high of 86 breaks the old record of 80 set in 2013.

 

List of April 2016 Records
Date
Station
Record
No Records were set in April 2016

 

List of May 2016 Records
Date
Station
Record
May 15th
Vichy
Record low temperature of 35 degrees breaks the old record of 37 set in 2014.
May 16th
Joplin
Record daily rainfall of 2.48 inches breaks the old record for the day of 2.27 inches set in 1957.
Vichy
Record lowest maximum temperature of 55 degrees, breaks the old record of 57 set in 2014.
Joplin
Record lowest maximum temperature of 56 degrees breaks the old record of 62 set in 1945.
West Plains
Record lowest maximum temperature of 53 tied the old record set in 1952.
May 27th
West Plains
Record daily rainfall of 1.57 inches breaks the old record of 1.36 inches in 2015.

 

List of June 2016 Records
Date
Station
Record
June 12th
West Plains
Record of 1.66 inches of rainfall occurred breaking the daily total of 1.49 inches set in 2003.
June 22nd
Springfield
Record high of 96 degrees breaks the old record of 95 set in 1988.
Joplin
Record high of 98 degrees breaks the old record of 97 set in 1949.

 

List of July 2016 Records
Date
Station
Record
July 2nd
Vichy
Record lowest Maxium temperature of 67 degrees broke the old record of 70 degrees set back in 1976.
July 8th
Vichy
Record daily rainfall of 1.47 inches breaks the old record of 1.31 inches set in 2015.
July 14th
West Plains
Record daily rainfall of 1.13 inches breaks the old record of 0.88 inches set in 1978.
July 25th
Springfield
Record daily rainfall of 2.08 inches tied the old record set in 1944.
July 27th
Springfield
Record daily rainfall of 1.74 inches breaks the old record of 1.42 inches set in 1979.

 

List of August 2016 Records
Date
Station
Record
Aug 5
Vichy
3.30 inches of rainfall broke the previous record of 1.70 inches set in 2008.
Aug 12th
Vichy
2.95 inches or rainfall broke the previous record of 2.02 inches set in 1993.

 

List of September 2016 Records
Date
Station
Record
September 16th
Springfield
Record daily rainfall of 2.22 inches breaks the old record of 1.73 inches set in 1911.

 

List of October 2016 Records
Date
Station
Record
October 16th
Springfield
Record high of 87 degrees breaks the old record of 85 set in 1950.
October 17th
Springfield
Record warmest minimum of 68 degrees breaks the old record of 63 set in 1971.
Joplin
Record warmest minimum of 73 breaks the old record of 65 set in 1994.
West Plains
Record warmest minimum of 66 breaks the old record of 65 set in 1998.
Vichy
Record warmest minimum of 67 breaks the old record of 63 set in 1998.
October 18th
Joplin
Record warmest minimum temperature of 65 degrees breaks the old record of 64 set in 1985.
West Plains
Record warmest minimum temperature of 67 degrees breaks the old record of 61 set in 1985.
Vichy
Record warmest minimum of 65 degrees breaks the old record of 63 degrees set in 1971.
October 31st
Joplin
Record high of 83 degrees tied the old record set in 1950.

 

List of November 2016 Records
Date
Station
Record
November 1st
Springfield
Record high of 82 degrees breaks the old record of 81 set in 1937.
Joplin
Record high of 83 degrees breaks the old record of 79 set in 1952.
Record warmest low of 67 degrees breaks the old record of 65 set in 1944.
Vichy
Record warmest low of 63 degrees breaks the old record of 60 set in 2000.
November 16th
Springfield
Record high of 77 degrees breaks the old record of 76 degrees in 1941.
Joplin
Record high of 82 degrees breaks the old record of 80 set in 1941.
West Plains
Record high of 77 degrees tied the old record set in 1952.
November 17th
West Plains
Record high of 80 degrees breaks the old record of 78 set in 2013.
Joplin
Record high of 79 degrees breaks the old record of 77 set in 1954.
Springfield
Record high of 79 degrees breaks the old record of 78 set in 1963.
Vichy
Record high of 79 degrees breaks the old record of 76 set in 1963.

 

List of December 2016 Records
Date
Station
Record
Dec 18th
Springfield
Record lowest high temperature of 15 degrees breaks the old record of 18 set in 1996
Joplin
Record lowest high temperature of 12 degrees breaks the old record of 15 set in 1963.
Record low temperature of -4 breaks the old record of 1 set in 1964
Vichy
Record lowest high temperature of 12 breaks the old record of 16 set in 1996.
Record low of -2 breaks the old record of -1 set in 1964.
Dec 25th
Joplin
Record high of 72 degrees breaks the old record of 71 set in 1971.

Climate Graphs

 

Springfield Temperature Plot for 2016
Springfield Precipitation Plot for 2016
Joplin Temperature Plot for 2016
Joplin Precipitation Plot for 2016
West Plains Temperature Plot for 2016
West Plains Precipitation Plot for 2016
Vichy Temperature Plot for 2016
Vichy Precipitation Plot for 2016