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Fire Weather Concerns Persist Across the West; Below Normal Temperatures for the Midwest and East

As a cold front moves through the western states, gusty conditions will bring fire weather concerns through the weekend from the interior Northwest into the Great Basin and Rockies. Elsewhere, temperatures will run ten or more degrees below normal from the Upper Midwest into much of the eastern U.S. Tropical development may bring heavy rainfall to parts of the western Gulf Coast this weekend. Read More >

December 2018 was a month with above normal temperatures and mostly above normal precipitation.

 

Monthly Climate Overview

Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Month
61
60
66
63
Average High Temperature
48.0
48.1
48.8
45.9
Lowest Temperature of the Month
15
17
20
14
Average Low Temperature
30.5
29.5
31.4
29.5
Average Mean Temperature
39.2
38.8
40.1
37.7
Depart from Normal
+ 4.2
+ 1.6
+ 3.9
+ 4.0
Rank
30th warmest / 131
41st warmest / 91
11th warmest / 71
16th warmest / 69
Days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer
0
0
0
0
Days with highs of 32 degrees or lower
2
3
1
3
Days with lows of 32 deg F or lower
19
23
19
19
Days with lows of 0 deg F or lower
0
0
0
0
 
Precipitation (Inches)
4.24
2.69
4.80
3.83
Depart from Normal
+ 1.20
- 0.13
+ 1.16
+ 1.19
Rank
17th wettest / 131
33rd wettest / 108
15th wettest / 71
11th wettest / 70
days of 0.01 or greater
7
6
11
12
days of 0.10 or greater
6
6
6
6
days of 0.50 or greater
4
5
4
4
days of 1.00 or greater
2
1
2
1
Monthly Snowfall
Trace

Climate Graphs

 

Springfield Temperature Plot for December 2018
Springfield Precipitation Plot for December 2018
Joplin Temperature Plot for December 2018
Joplin Precipitation Plot for December 2018
West Plains Temperature Plot for December 2018
West Plains Precipitation Plot for December 2018
Vichy Temperature Plot for December 2018
Vichy Precipitation Plot for December 2018

Monthly Climate Maps

December 2018 Precipitation Departure from Normal

December 2018 Precipitation Departure from Normal


December 2018 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

December 2018 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

Monthly Climate Records

List of December 2018 Records
Date
Station
Record
December 1st
Vichy
Record rainfall of 0.75 inches breaks the old record of 0.46 inches set in 1968.
West Plains
Record rainfall of 0.78 inches breaks the old record of 0.70 inches set in 1985.

Monthly Climate Normals

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
January
42.9
22.4
2.47
5.4
February
48.2
26.1
2.52
3.6
March
57.5
35.2
3.62
2.4
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
January
44.9
25.0
2.03
4.7
February
50.5
29.2
2.32
3.5
March
60.1
37.7
3.42
1.1
 
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
January
44.6
23.5
2.72
February
49.2
26.5
2.84
March
59.5
35.5
4.29
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
January
40.7
21.5
2.17
February
45.8
25.5
1.93
March
56.3
34.3
3.45

Precipitation Report

Data for December 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018
State
Name
Station Type
Total Precipitation
MO WASOLA 5N COOP 6.21
MO CASSVILLE 0.5 SW CoCoRaHS 5.85
MO CASSVILLE COOP 5.69
MO WASHBURN 5 W COOP 5.66
MO CASSVILLE 4.8 SSE CoCoRaHS 5.64
MO TECUMSEH 1NE COOP 5.51
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.4 SSE CoCoRaHS 5.41
MO HOUSTON COOP 5.41
MO LEBANON 0.6 N CoCoRaHS 5.39
MO BILLINGS 1SW COOP 5.32
MO BUFFALO 2N COOP 5.28
MO ROUND SPRING 2SW COOP 5.24
MO BRUMLEY 5.6 SW CoCoRaHS 5.18
MO FAIR PLAY 1.3 E CoCoRaHS 5.17
MO MOUNTAIN GROVE 14.0 S CoCoRaHS 5.17
MO REPUBLIC 0.8 SE CoCoRaHS 5.15
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 7.0 NE CoCoRaHS 5.08
MO MONETT 4SW WBAN 5.07
MO HOUSTON 4.5 ESE CoCoRaHS 5.06
MO RAYMONDVILLE 3.5 SE CoCoRaHS 5.03
MO PURDY 4.8 SSW CoCoRaHS 5.01
MO BUFFALO 1.0 SW CoCoRaHS 5.00
MO MANSFIELD COOP 4.97
MO FAIR GROVE 4.7 SSW CoCoRaHS 4.94
MO HOLLISTER 3.8 SW CoCoRaHS 4.88
MO MARSHFIELD 3.6 S CoCoRaHS 4.85
MO MARSHFIELD COOP 4.82
MO BOLIVAR 1 NE COOP 4.82
MO BATTLEFIELD 3.3 E CoCoRaHS 4.82
MO WEST PLAINS MUNICIPAL AP WBAN 4.80
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.9 SE CoCoRaHS 4.79
MO HARTVILLE COOP 4.78
MO EMERALD BEACH 5.5 E CoCoRaHS 4.74
MO HOUSTON 5.0 SE CoCoRaHS 4.74
MO MOUNT VERNON 0.2 E CoCoRaHS 4.71
MO WINONA 3 SW COOP 4.69
MO OZARK BEACH COOP 4.68
MO AVA 12SW COOP 4.65
MO SPRINGFIELD 0.7 ENE CoCoRaHS 4.61
MO ASH GROVE 4S COOP 4.59
MO NEWBURG 9.6 SSW CoCoRaHS 4.59
MO UMBER VIEW HEIGHTS 0.1 WSW CoCoRaHS 4.56
MO GRAVOIS MILLS 8.4 S CoCoRaHS 4.56
MO STARK CITY 5.5 ENE CoCoRaHS 4.46
MO WHEATLAND 2.7 S CoCoRaHS 4.44
MO IBERIA COOP 4.44
MO ALTON COOP 4.43
MO LICKING 4N COOP 4.38
MO STOCKTON 2.5 NNE CoCoRaHS 4.36
MO MARSHFIELD 4.1 WSW CoCoRaHS 4.34
MO SPRINGFIELD WFO COOP 4.30
MO FORT LEONARD WOOD COOP 4.29
MO SPRINGFIELD WSO AP WBAN 4.24
MO ST. ROBERT 1.1 NNE CoCoRaHS 4.19
MO STOCKTON DAM COOP 4.18
MO ROLLA 8.1 S CoCoRaHS 4.03
MO VERSAILLES 0.2 SE CoCoRaHS 4.01
MO ST. JAMES 10.1 SSE CoCoRaHS 3.98
MO ANDERSON 3W COOP 3.94
MO ROLLA 8.1 SSE CoCoRaHS 3.93
MO ROLLA MISSOURI S&T COOP 3.91
MO SALEM 10 W WBAN 3.91
MO BRANSON AIRPORT COOP 3.90
MO ROLLA 8.2 SSE CoCoRaHS 3.89
MO VICHY ROLLA NATL AP WBAN 3.83
MO SHOAL CREEK ESTATES 0.2 SE CoCoRaHS 3.81
MO MARSHFIELD 0.9 SE CoCoRaHS 3.78
MO LOCKWOOD COOP 3.70
MO ROLLA 3.0 WSW CoCoRaHS 3.70
MO ROLLA 7.6 SSE CoCoRaHS 3.69
MO ELDORADO SPRINGS COOP 3.68
MO STOVER 2.3 NW CoCoRaHS 3.67
MO SALEM 1.8 NW CoCoRaHS 3.59
MO POMME DE TERRE DAM COOP 3.54
MO LAMAR 7N COOP 3.51
MO COLE CAMP 3NW COOP 3.25
MO TRUMAN DAM & RESERVOIR COOP 3.15
MO MILLER 6.2 WNW CoCoRaHS 3.14
KS MCCUNE 1.6 NW CoCoRaHS 3.13
MO NEVADA WATER PLANT COOP 3.05
MO APPLETON CITY COOP 3.05
MO NIXA 2.7 SSW CoCoRaHS 3.03
KS GIRARD COOP 2.88
KS DEVON 0.1 SE CoCoRaHS 2.81
MO JOPLIN REGIONAL AIRPORT WBAN 2.69
KS CHEROKEE 0.3 N CoCoRaHS 2.65
KS PITTSBURG COOP 2.57
KS PITTSBURG 0.7 WSW CoCoRaHS 2.55
KS FARLINGTON 0.8 NNE CoCoRaHS 2.40
KS COLUMBUS COOP 2.38
MO JOPLIN 24 N WBAN 1.55

 

 

 

Daily Data

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Springfield, MO Daily Data

Climatological Data for Springfield Area, MO (ThreadEx) - December 2018
Date
Max Temperature
Min Temperature
Avg Temperature
Avg Temperature Departure
HDD
CDD
Precipitation
Snowfall
Snow Depth
2018-12-01 59 43 51.0 12.0 14 0 0.56 0.0 0
2018-12-02 43 36 39.5 0.9 25 0 T 0.0 0
2018-12-03 36 28 32.0 -6.2 33 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-04 30 27 28.5 -9.3 36 0 T T 0
2018-12-05 47 27 37.0 -0.5 28 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-06 43 30 36.5 -0.6 28 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-07 37 28 32.5 -4.3 32 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-08 38 26 32.0 -4.5 33 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-09 39 15 27.0 -9.2 38 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-10 44 15 29.5 -6.4 35 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-11 58 25 41.5 5.9 23 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-12 59 34 46.5 11.1 18 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-13 51 45 48.0 12.9 17 0 0.72 0.0 0
2018-12-14 45 37 41.0 6.1 24 0 T 0.0 0
2018-12-15 53 30 41.5 6.8 23 0 T 0.0 0
2018-12-16 61 28 44.5 10.0 20 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-17 58 26 42.0 7.7 23 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-18 58 36 47.0 12.9 18 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-19 54 39 46.5 12.6 18 0 0.12 0.0 0
2018-12-20 47 35 41.0 7.2 24 0 T 0.0 0
2018-12-21 46 29 37.5 3.9 27 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-22 61 31 46.0 12.5 19 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-23 48 28 38.0 4.6 27 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-24 50 26 38.0 4.8 27 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-25 56 35 45.5 12.4 19 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-26 52 44 48.0 15.0 17 0 0.43 0.0 0
2018-12-27 61 33 47.0 14.1 18 0 1.23 0.0 0
2018-12-28 33 27 30.0 -2.9 35 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-29 30 24 27.0 -5.8 38 0 0.00 0.0 0
2018-12-30 44 21 32.5 -0.2 32 0 0.01 0.0 0
2018-12-31 46 38 42.0 9.3 23 0 1.17 0.0 0
Sum 1487 946 - - 792 0 4.24 T -
Average 48.0 30.5 39.2 4.2 - - - - 0.0
Normal 44.9 25.0 35.0 - 931 0 3.04 4.9 -

 


Joplin, MO Daily Data

Climatological Data for JOPLIN REGIONAL AIRPORT, MO - December 2018
Date
Max Temperature
Min Temperature
Avg Temperature
Avg Temperature Departure
HDD
CDD
Precipitation
2018-12-01 55 39 47.0 5.7 18 0 0.34
2018-12-02 41 35 38.0 -3.0 27 0 T
2018-12-03 36 28 32.0 -8.6 33 0 0.00
2018-12-04 31 27 29.0 -11.2 36 0 0.00
2018-12-05 48 25 36.5 -3.3 28 0 0.00
2018-12-06 44 28 36.0 -3.5 29 0 0.00
2018-12-07 36 28 32.0 -7.2 33 0 0.00
2018-12-08 39 27 33.0 -5.8 32 0 0.00
2018-12-09 39 17 28.0 -10.5 37 0 0.00
2018-12-10 46 17 31.5 -6.7 33 0 0.00
2018-12-11 58 28 43.0 5.0 22 0 0.00
2018-12-12 59 32 45.5 7.8 19 0 T
2018-12-13 53 40 46.5 9.1 18 0 0.33
2018-12-14 41 34 37.5 0.3 27 0 T
2018-12-15 54 27 40.5 3.5 24 0 0.00
2018-12-16 58 27 42.5 5.7 22 0 0.00
2018-12-17 59 25 42.0 5.4 23 0 0.00
2018-12-18 59 31 45.0 8.6 20 0 0.00
2018-12-19 53 38 45.5 9.3 19 0 T
2018-12-20 48 32 40.0 4.0 25 0 0.01
2018-12-21 49 26 37.5 1.6 27 0 0.00
2018-12-22 58 33 45.5 9.8 19 0 0.00
2018-12-23 49 31 40.0 4.4 25 0 0.00
2018-12-24 51 28 39.5 4.0 25 0 0.00
2018-12-25 59 36 47.5 12.1 17 0 0.00
2018-12-26 60 46 53.0 17.7 12 0 0.38
2018-12-27 60 30 45.0 9.8 20 0 0.40
2018-12-28 31 26 28.5 -6.6 36 0 0.00
2018-12-29 30 21 25.5 -9.5 39 0 0.00
2018-12-30 41 20 30.5 -4.4 34 0 T
2018-12-31 47 32 39.5 4.6 25 0 1.23
Sum 1492 914 - - 804 0 2.69
Average 48.1 29.5 38.8 1.6 - - -
Normal 47.0 27.5 37.2 - 860 0 2.82


West Plains, MO Daily Data

Climatological Data for WEST PLAINS MUNICIPAL AP, MO - December 2018
Date
Max Temperature
Min Temperature
Avg Temperature
Avg Temperature Departure
HDD
CDD
Precipitation
2018-12-01 66 50 58.0 17.8 7 0 0.78
2018-12-02 51 37 44.0 4.1 21 0 0.00
2018-12-03 37 30 33.5 -6.0 31 0 0.00
2018-12-04 31 28 29.5 -9.6 35 0 0.00
2018-12-05 47 24 35.5 -3.3 29 0 0.00
2018-12-06 40 32 36.0 -2.4 29 0 0.01
2018-12-07 36 29 32.5 -5.6 32 0 0.00
2018-12-08 35 25 30.0 -7.8 35 0 T
2018-12-09 44 20 32.0 -5.5 33 0 0.00
2018-12-10 46 20 33.0 -4.2 32 0 0.00
2018-12-11 55 22 38.5 1.6 26 0 0.00
2018-12-12 59 41 50.0 13.4 15 0 0.00
2018-12-13 51 44 47.5 11.1 17 0 1.09
2018-12-14 51 40 45.5 9.4 19 0 0.42
2018-12-15 53 39 46.0 10.1 19 0 0.25
2018-12-16 60 32 46.0 10.3 19 0 0.00
2018-12-17 59 28 43.5 8.0 21 0 0.00
2018-12-18 54 28 41.0 5.7 24 0 0.00
2018-12-19 53 34 43.5 8.4 21 0 0.03
2018-12-20 47 36 41.5 6.5 23 0 0.03
2018-12-21 46 29 37.5 2.7 27 0 0.00
2018-12-22 57 28 42.5 7.8 22 0 0.00
2018-12-23 49 27 38.0 3.4 27 0 0.00
2018-12-24 50 23 36.5 2.0 28 0 0.00
2018-12-25 56 34 45.0 10.6 20 0 0.00
2018-12-26 50 37 43.5 9.2 21 0 0.03
2018-12-27 58 41 49.5 15.3 15 0 0.84
2018-12-28 41 29 35.0 0.9 30 0 0.00
2018-12-29 37 22 29.5 -4.5 35 0 0.00
2018-12-30 46 26 36.0 2.0 29 0 0.06
2018-12-31 49 39 44.0 10.1 21 0 1.26
Sum 1514 974 - - 763 0 4.80
Average 48.8 31.4 40.1 3.9 - - -
Normal 46.4 26.0 36.2 - 893 0 3.64



Vichy, MO Daily Data
Climatological Data for VICHY ROLLA NATL AP, MO - December 2018
Date
Max Temperature
Min Temperature
Avg Temperature
Avg Temperature Departure
HDD
CDD
Precipitation
2018-12-01 63 48 55.5 17.4 9 0 0.75
2018-12-02 48 36 42.0 4.3 23 0 T
2018-12-03 36 30 33.0 -4.3 32 0 0.00
2018-12-04 32 26 29.0 -7.9 36 0 0.02
2018-12-05 46 25 35.5 -1.0 29 0 0.00
2018-12-06 37 25 31.0 -5.2 34 0 0.01
2018-12-07 29 23 26.0 -9.8 39 0 0.00
2018-12-08 33 21 27.0 -8.5 38 0 0.00
2018-12-09 36 14 25.0 -10.1 40 0 0.00
2018-12-10 40 14 27.0 -7.8 38 0 0.00
2018-12-11 55 27 41.0 6.5 24 0 0.00
2018-12-12 55 34 44.5 10.3 20 0 0.00
2018-12-13 48 45 46.5 12.6 18 0 0.76
2018-12-14 47 36 41.5 7.8 23 0 0.11
2018-12-15 54 33 43.5 10.1 21 0 0.07
2018-12-16 56 29 42.5 9.3 22 0 0.00
2018-12-17 53 26 39.5 6.5 25 0 0.00
2018-12-18 54 29 41.5 8.7 23 0 0.00
2018-12-19 54 39 46.5 13.9 18 0 0.05
2018-12-20 46 34 40.0 7.6 25 0 0.05
2018-12-21 38 24 31.0 -1.2 34 0 0.00
2018-12-22 54 24 39.0 7.0 26 0 0.00
2018-12-23 44 29 36.5 4.6 28 0 T
2018-12-24 49 29 39.0 7.3 26 0 0.00
2018-12-25 54 35 44.5 12.9 20 0 0.00
2018-12-26 50 37 43.5 12.0 21 0 0.01
2018-12-27 57 37 47.0 15.6 18 0 0.80
2018-12-28 37 26 31.5 0.2 33 0 0.00
2018-12-29 31 22 26.5 -4.7 38 0 0.00
2018-12-30 43 22 32.5 1.4 32 0 0.14
2018-12-31 45 37 41.0 9.9 24 0 1.06
Sum 1424 916 - - 837 0 3.83
Average 45.9 29.5 37.7 4.0 - - -
Normal 43.0 24.4 33.7 - 970 0 2.64