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Severe Thunderstorms, Heavy Rainfall, And Flooding Possible Over The Plains; Typhoon Bualoi Approaches The CNMI

A storm system will bring the potential for severe thunderstorms capable of damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes over the south central U.S. today. Heavy rainfall may also lead to flash flooding. The system will shift toward the eastern U.S. on Tuesday. Over the western Pacific, Typhoon Bualoi will intensify and impact the northern Mariana Islands early this week. Read More >

 

2017 was a very warm year across the forecast area.  All four of our ASOS climate stations ranked in the top 10 wamest years on record ranging from + 2.0 to +2.8 degrees above normal for average temperature.  Despite the drought conditions over the past several months, Springfield and West Plains finished with above normal precipitation, with Joplin and Vichy slightly below normal.

Year End Summary

Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Year
98 on 7/22
101 on 7/22
99 on 7/23
98 on 7/22
Average High Temperature
69.9
71.1
70.2
68.2
Lowest Temperature of the Year
1 on 1/7
4 on 1/7
3 on 1/7
-2 on 1/7
Average Low Temperature
48.4
49.8
47.9
46.5
Average Mean Temperature
59.1
60.4
59.0
57.3
Depart from Normal
+ 2.8
+ 2.0
+ 2.2
+ 2.2
Rank
4th warmest / 130
7th warmest / 90
4th warmest / 70
9th warmest / 73
Days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer
32
46
30
28
Days with highs of 32 degrees or lower
11
10
8
15
Days with lows of 32 degrees or lower
74
70
68
79
Days with lows of 0 degrees or lower
0
0
0
1
 
Precipitation (Inches)
47.55
46.37
46.88
42.59
Depart from Normal
+ 1.98
- 0.18
+ 0.66
- 1.02
Rank
31st wettest / 130
30th wettest / 108
28th wettest / 70
23rd wettest /76
days of 0.01 or greater
100
104
100
95
days of 0.10 or greater
62
74
67
58
days of 0.50 or greater
35
35
26
25
days of 1.00 or greater
13
10
13
13
Yearly Snowfall
3.4 (-13.6 from normal)

Year End Summary - Climatology

Month
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Mean Temperature
Departure
Mean Temperature
Departure
Mean Temperature
Departure
Mean Temperature
Departure
January
39.0
+ 6.4
39.6
+ 4.7
39.2
+ 5.2
36.2
+ 5.1
February
47.9
+ 10.7
49.4
+ 9.6
48.0
+ 10.1
46.0
+ 10.3
March
51.5
+ 5.2
53.0
+ 4.1
51.1
+ 3.6
48.6
+ 3.3
April
60.0
+ 4.2
60.5
+ 2.1
60.2
+ 2.8
59.1
+ 3.9
May
64.8
+ 0.6
67.1
+ 0.1
65.0
- 0.4
63.3
- 0.5
June
73.4
+ 0.4
75.7
+ 0.2
73.2
- 0.5
72.3
- 0.1
July
78.2
+ 1.5
82.0
+ 1.8
79.1
+ 1.1
78.0
+ 0.7
August
77.8
- 4.2
76.3
- 3.4
73.7
- 3.5
72.0
- 4.3
September
69.0
+ 2.8
72.8
+ 2.0
71.6
+ 2.7
70.8
+ 3.2
October
60.0
+ 2.2
60.6
+ 0.8
60.0
+ 2.6
59.8
+ 3.2
November
50.0
+ 3.9
51.0
+ 2.6
50.4
+ 3.6
48.0
+ 2.8
December
36.7
+ 1.7
37.6
+ 0.4
37.0
+ 0.8
34.1
+ 0.4
Annual
59.1
+ 2.8
60.4
+ 2.0
59.0
+ 2.2
57.3
+ 2.2
4th warmest / 130
7th warmest / 90
4th warmest / 70
9th warmest / 73

 

Month
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Precipitation
Departure
Precipitation
Departure
Precipitation
Departure
Precipitation
Departure
January
4.07
+ 1.6
3.65
+ 1.62
2.04
- 0.68
1.60
- 0.57
February
0.39
- 2.13
0.39
- 1.93
2.59
- 0.25
0.46
- 1.47
March
4.79
+ 1.17
2.70
- 0.72
6.29
+ 2.00
3.14
- 0.31
April
12.03
+ 7.71
11.24
+ 6.77
17.93
+ 13.45
11.09
+ 6.87
May
7.42
+ 2.32
8.00
+ 2.29
6.56
+ 1.62
6.15
+ 1.11
June
4.99
+ 0.14
4.18
- 1.68
1.67
- 2.35
2.93
- 1.70
July
1.78
- 1.90
3.11
- 0.70
2.33
- 1.22
7.27
+ 2.83
August
7.11
+ 3.56
5.46
+ 2.11
2.78
- 0.45
5.96
+ 2.29
September
0.59
- 4.02
1.49
- 3.46
0.51
- 3.58
0.19
- 3.85
October
2.49
- 1.10
4.31
+ 0.28
1.70
- 2.14
2.89
- 0.62
November
0.37
- 3.85
0.52
- 3.26
0.45
-4.13
0.27
- 3.60
December
1.52
- 1.52
1.37
- 1.45
2.03
- 1.61
0.64
- 2.00
Annual
47.55
+ 1.98
46.37
- 0.18
46.88
+ 0.66
42.59
- 1.02
31st wettest / 130
30th wettest / 108
28th Wettest / 70
23rd wettest / 76

Weather Stories

January 5th, 2017
January 13th-15th, 2017
February 28th - March 1st , 2017
March 6th - 7th, 2017
March 9th, 2017
March 21st, 2017
March 29th, 2017
April 4th, 2017
April 26th, 2017
April 28th - 30th, 2017
May 11th, 2017
May 18th - 20th, 2017
May 27th, 2017
December 22nd-23rd, 2017

 

Outlook

Here is the climate outlook for January 2018 and for January through March 2018.

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 2017 Records
Date
Station
Record
January 10th
West Plains
Record high of 71 breaks the old record of 67 set in 1960.
Vichy
Record high of 65 breaks the old record of 61 set in 1960.
January 11th
Springfield
Record high of 74 breaks the old record of 73 set in 1911.
West Plains
Record high of 69 breaks the old record of 67 set in 2005.
Vichy
Record high of 71 breaks the old record of 67 set in 1995.
January 15th
Springfield
Record daily rainfall of 0.71 inches breaks the old record of 0.62 set in 1935.
January 22nd
Joplin
Record daily rainfall of 0.87 inches breaks the old record of 0.50 set in 1982.

 

List of February 2017 Records
Date
Station
Record
Feb 6th
Joplin
Record high of 74 degrees breaks the old record of 72 in 1904.
West Plains
Record high of 66 degrees tied the old record set back in 2007.
Vichy
Record high of 65 degrees tied the old record set back in 2009.
Feb 11th
West Plains
Record high of 80 degrees breaks the old record of 75 degrees in 1996.
Feb 17th
Vichy
Record high of 73 tied the old record set back in 2011.
Feb 19th
Springfield
Record high of 75 degrees breaks the old record of 72 set in 2016.
Joplin
Record high of 78 degrees breaks the old record of 75 set in 2011.
Vichy
Record high of 76 breaks the old record of 70 set in 2004 and 2016.
Feb 20th
Vichy
Record high of 76 breaks the old record of 75 set in 2016.
Feb 23rd
Springfield
Record high of 84 degrees breaks the old record of 79 set in 1982.
Joplin
Record high of 83 degrees breaks the old record set in 1982.
Feb 28th
Vichy
Record high of 76 degrees breaks the old record of 75 set in 2006.
Springfield
Record high of 77 degrees tied the old mark set back in 2006.
West Plains
Record high of 77 degrees tied the old mark set back in 1955.
Monthly Records
Feb 23rd
Springfield
All time highest temperature was tied for the Month of February was recorded when reading hit 84 degrees.
Average
Springfield
Highest average temperatures for month of February of 47.9 breaks the old record of 46.7 set in 1930.
Average
Joplin
Highest average temperatures for month of February of 49.4 breaks the old record of 47.4 set in 1976.
Average
West Plains
Highest average temperatures for month of February of 48.0 breaks the old ASOS record of 44.6 set in 2000 and the COOP station of 46.4 set back in 1976.
Average
Vichy
Highest average temperatures for the month of February of 46.0 breaks the old record of 45.0 set back in 1976.

 

List of March 2017 Records
Date
Station
Record
March 20th
West Plains
Record high of 89 broke the old record of 83 set in 1952.
Vichy
Record high of 83 broke the old record of 80 set in 1975.

 

List of April 2017 Records
Date
Station
Record
April 21st
Joplin
Daily rainfall of 2.05 inches breaks the old record of 1.29 in 1996.
Springfield
Daily rainfall of 1.97 inches breaks the old record of 1.84 in 1961.
April 22nd
Joplin
Record lowest Maximum temperature of 50 degrees breaks the old record of 52 set in 1984.
April 29th
Springfield
Daily rainfall of 2.81 inches breaks the old record of 2.51 set in 1983.
Joplin
Daily rainfall of 3.67 inches breaks the old record of 1.89 set in 2006.
West Plains
Daily rainfall of 4.24 inches breaks the old record of 2.04 set in 1991.
Monthly
Joplin
Monthly rainfall of 11.24 inches breaks the old record of 10.38 inches set in 1999.
West Plains
Monthly rainfall of 17.93 inches breaks the old record of 15.78 inches set in 2011.

 

List of May 2017 Records
Date
Station
Record
May 3rd
Vichy
2.47 inches of rain breaks the old record of 0.96 inches set in 1991.
Joplin
1.77 inches of rain breaks the old record of 0.87 inches set in 1979.
May 28th
Springfield
1.56 inches of rain breaks the old record of 1.47 inches set in 1910.

 

List of June 2017 Records
Date
Station
Record
June 27th
Vichy
Record low temperature of 50 degrees breaks the old record of 51 set back in 1968.

 

List of July 2017 Records
Date
Station
Record
July 5th
Vichy
2.86 inches of rain fell, breaking the old record of 1.48 inches set back in 1951.
July 14th
Vichy
3.20 inches of rain fell, breaking the old record of 1.30 inches set back in 1952.
July 30th
West Plains
A record low temperature of 53 degrees tied the old record originally set back in 1974.
Vichy
A record low temperature of 53 degrees breaks the old record of 54 set back in 1948.

 

List of August 2017 Records
Date
Station
Record
Aug 6th
Springfield
A record lowest maximum temperature of 71 degrees breaks the old record of 72 set in 1974
Vichy
A record lowest maximum temperature of 72 degrees tied the old record set back in 1971.
August 16th
Vichy
A record daily rainfall of 1.34 inches breaks the old record of 1.19 inches set in 1905.

 

List of September 2017 Records
Date
Station
Record
Sep. 2nd
Vichy
Record low of 48 degrees breaks the old record of 49 set in 1974.
Sep. 21st
Springfield
Record high of 93 degrees tied the old record set in 1955.
Vichy
Record high of 94 degrees tied the old record set in 1955.
Sep. 22nd
West Plains
Record high of 92 tied the old record set in 1948.
Sep 23rd
Vichy
Record high of 93 degrees breaks the old record of 92 set in 1901.
Sep 24th
West Plains
Record high of 91 breaks the old record of 90 set in 1961.
Sep 25th
Vichy
Record high of 91 breaks the old record of 90 set in 2012.
Monthly
Vichy
Record driest September on Record. Breaks the old record of 0.34 inches set in 2004.

 

List of October 2017 Records
Date
Station
Record
October 13th
Springfield
Record high of 88 degrees breaks the old record of 87 set in 1952.
October 14th
Springfield
Record high of 89 tied the old record set in 1963.
October 29th
Vichy
Record low of 21 degrees breaks the old record of 24 set in 2012.

 

List of November 2017 Records
Date
Station
Record
November 2nd
Springfield
Record high of 82 degrees breaks the old record of 80 set in 2016.
November 5th
Springfield
Record high of 81 degrees breaks the old record of 79 set in 1888.
West Plains
Record high of 82 degrees breaks the old record of 81 set in 1978.
Vichy
Record high of 79 degrees tied the old record set in 1999.
November 18th
West Plains
Record high of 74 degrees tied the old record of 74 set in 2001.
November 22nd
Joplin
Record low of 19 degrees tied the old record set back in 1964.
November 24th
Springfield
Record high of 74 degrees breaks the old record of 72 set in 2006.
Vichy
Record high of 73 degrees breaks the old record of 71 set in 1966.
November 28th
Springfield
Record high of 73 degrees tied the old record set in 1998.
Monthly Precipitation
Vichy
Record low precipitation for the month of November of 0.27 inches breaks the old record of 0.28 set in 1949.

 

 

List of December 2017 Records
Date
Station
Record
December 3rd
Joplin
A Record high of 73 degrees tied the old record set back in 2012.
December 21st
Joplin
A record high of 69 degrees broke the old record of 68 set back in 2007.
December 27th
Joplin
A record low temperature of 10 degrees breaks the old record of 12 degrees set in 1951.
December 28th
West Plains
A record low temperature of 8 degrees broke the old record of 10 set back in 1950.
December 31st
Vichy
A record lowest Maximum temperature of 13 breaks the old record of 14 set in 1976.

Climate Graphs

 

Springfield Temperature Plot for 2017
Springfield Precipitation Plot for 2017
Joplin Temperature Plot for 2017
Joplin Precipitation Plot for 2017
West Plains Temperature Plot for 2017
West Plains Precipitation Plot for 2017
Vichy Temperature Plot for 2017
Vichy Precipitation Plot for 2017