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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 >

2018 was a year with above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

Year End Summary

Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Year
99
102
98
98
Average High Temperature
68.0
68.8
67.8
65.4
Lowest Temperature of the Year
-8
-6
-3
-8
Average Low Temperature
47.1
47.4
47.0
45.2
Average Mean Temperature
57.6
58.1
57.4
55.3
Depart from Normal
+ 1.3
- 0.4
+ 0.6
+ 0.2
Rank
20th warmest / 131
40th warmest / 91
14th warmest / 71
33rd coolest / 74
Days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer
64
65
56
44
Days with highs of 32 degrees or lower
16
14
14
27
Days with lows of 32 degrees or lower
98
100
102
111
Days with lows of 0 degrees or lower
3
3
4
5
 
Precipitation (Inches)
44.96
34.53
48.57
40.40
Depart from Normal
- 0.61
- 12.02
+ 2.35
- 3.21
Rank
44th wettest / 131
22nd driest / 109
23rd wettest / 71
33rd wettest / 77
days of 0.01 or greater
117
103
130
122
days of 0.10 or greater
77
67
77
68
days of 0.50 or greater
29
21
30
36
days of 1.00 or greater
11
11
16
9
Yearly Snowfall
6.0

Year End Summary - Climatology

Month
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Mean Temperature
Departure
Mean Temperature
Departure
Mean Temperature
Departure
Mean Temperature
Departure
January
31.7
- 0.9
33.1
- 1.8
31.5
- 2.5
29.1
- 2.0
February
39.3
+ 2.1
39.1
- 0.7
40.2
+ 2.3
36.2
+ 0.5
March
47.4
+ 1.1
48.9
0.0
47.2
- 0.3
43.3
- 2.0
April
50.9
- 4.9
51.8
- 6.6
50.8
- 6.6
49.2
- 6.0
May
64.8
+ 8.5
73.8
+ 6.8
72.8
+ 7.4
71.5
+ 7.7
June
73.4
+ 6.4
79.5
+ 4.0
78.0
+ 4.3
76.4
+ 4.0
July
78.2
+ 2.2
80.7
+ 0.5
79.2
+ 1.2
78.0
+ 0.7
August
77.8
+ 0.1
78.4
- 1.3
76.9
- 0.3
76.1
- 0.2
September
69.0
+ 3.6
72.7
+ 1.9
72.4
+ 3.5
71.6
+ 4.0
October
57.8
+ 0.6
58.7
- 1.1
59.0
+ 1.6
56.9
+ 0.3
November
46.1
- 6.4
41.3
- 7.1
40.5
- 6.3
38.0
- 7.2
December
39.2
+ 4.2
38.8
+ 1.6
40.1
+ 3.9
37.7
+ 4.0
Annual
57.6
+ 1.3
58.1
- 0.4
57.4
+ 0.6
55.3
+ 0.2

 

Month
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Precipitation
Departure
Precipitation
Departure
Precipitation
Departure
Precipitation
Departure
January
1.96
- 0.51
0.47
- 1.56
2.02
- 0.7
1.66
- 0.51
February
7.57
+ 5.05
4.94
+ 2.62
7.21
+ 4.37
5.39
+ 3.46
March
3.61
- 0.01
2.30
- 1.12
5.77
+ 1.48
3.39
- 0.06
April
2.27
- 2.05
2.11
- 2.36
3.69
- 0.79
1.99
- 2.23
May
2.82
- 2.28
3.53
- 2.18
4.05
- 0.89
5.42
+ 0.38
June
4.32
- 0.53
2.99
- 2.87
1.74
- 2.28
2.70
- 1.93
July
1.04
- 2.64
2.06
- 1.75
4.82
+ 1.27
3.13
- 1.31
August
6.71
+ 3.16
6.62
+ 3.27
4.29
+ 1.06
3.44
- 0.23
September
4.09
- 0.52
2.23
- 2.72
2.41
- 1.68
2.16
- 1.88
October
3.57
- 0.02
2.57
- 1.46
4.94
+ 1.1
4.70
+ 1.19
November
2.76
- 1.46
2.02
- 1.76
2.83
- 1.75
2.59
- 1.28
December
4.24
+ 1.20
2.69
- 0.13
4.80
+ 1.16
3.83
+ 1.19
Annual
44.96
- 0.61
34.53
- 12.02
48.57
+ 2.35
40.40
- 3.21

Weather Stories

January 14th-15th
January 21st
February 18th - 25th
April 13th
May 3rd
May 19th-20th
May 31st
June 26th
July 19th
August 19th
November 1st
November 30th - December 1st

Monthly Summaries

Monthly Climate Summaries
2018

Outlook

Here is the climate outlook for January 2019 and for January through March 2019.

Maps

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Annual
 
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Records

List of January 2018 Records
Date
Station
Record
January 1st
Joplin
Record low of -2 tied the old record set in 1974.
West Plains
Record low of -1 broke the old record of 0 set in 1974.
January 2nd
Vichy
Record low of -8 broke the old record of -6 set in 1979.
West Plains
Record low of -2 tied the old record set in 1979.
January 15th
Springfield
Record snowfall of 2.2 inches broke the old daily record of 2.0 inches set in 1895.
January 16th
Joplin
Record low of -6 broke the old record of -1 set in 1997.
Record lowest Maximum temperature of 8 degrees tied the old recrod set in 1977.
January 21st
Springfield
Record high of 72 degrees broke the old record of 71 set in 1957.

 

List of February 2018 Records
Date
Station
Record
Feb 20th
Vichy
Daily Rainfall of 1.10 inches broke the old record of 0.69 inches set back in 1951.
West Plains
Daily rainfall of 2.82 inches broke the old record of 1.31 inches set back in 2017.
Feb 24th
Springfield
Daily rainfall of 2.86 inches broke the old record of 2.20 inches set in 2001.
Monthly
Springfield
Monthly rainfall of 7.57 inches broke the old record of 6.41 inches set in 2008.
Vichy
Monthly rainfall of 5.39 inches broke the old record of 4.36 inches set back in 2008.

 

List of March 2018 Records
Date
Station
Record
March 27th
Vichy
1.22 inches of rain breaks the old record of 1.06 in 1995.

 

List of April 2018 Records
Date
Station
Record
April 7th
Joplin
A record low temperature of 23 degrees tied the old record set in 2007.
April 13th
West Plains
A record rainfall of 1.92 inches broke the old record of 1.72 inches set in 1983.
April 15th
Springfield
A record minimum high temperature of 35 degrees broke the old record of 42 set in 1993.
Joplin
A record minimum high temperature of 40 degrees broke the old record of 45 set in 1993.
West Plains
A record minimum high temperature of 39 degrees broke the old record of 49 set in 1949.

 

List of May 2018 Records
Date
Station
Record
May 7th
Joplin
Record high of 88 degrees tied the old record set in 1962.
May 9th
West Plains
Record high of 88 broke the old record of 85 set back in 1963.
May 13th
Springfield
Record high of 88 degrees tied the old record set in 1974.
May 14th
Springfield
Record high of 88 degrees tied the old record set in 1947.
May 27th
Springfield
Record high of 93 degrees broke the old record of 91 set in 2012.
May 28th
Joplin
Record high of 92 tied the old record set in 1983.
Springfield
Record high temperature of 91 degrees broke the old record of 90 set back in 2012.
May 29th
Springfield
Record high of 91 broke the old record of 90 set in 2012.
May 2018
Springfield
Record highest average temperature for the month of May with 73.3 degrees. This broke the old record of 72.3 set back in 1962.
May 2018
West Plains
Record highest average temperature for the month of May with 72.8 degrees. This broke the old record of 71.2 set back in 1962.

 

List of June 2018 Records
Date
Station
Record
June 1st
Joplin
Record high temperature of 94 broke the old record of 92 set in 2010.

 

List of July 2018 Records
Date
Station
Record
July 16th
West Plains
Record rainfall of 1.20 inches broke the old record of 1.16 inches set in 1981.
July 31st
Vichy
Record rainfall of 2.31 inches breaks the old record of 2.23 inches set in 1958.

 

List of August 2018 Records
Date
Station
Record
August 1st
Vichy
Record low of 55 degrees breaks the old record of 56 set in 1992.
August 30th
Springfield
Record rainfall of 2.60 inches breaks the old record of 1.66 inches in 1888.

 

List of September 2018 Records
Date
Station
Record
Sep 27th
Joplin
Record low of 40 degrees breaks the old record of 41 set in 1967.

 

List of October 2018 Records
Date
Station
Record
October 15th
Springfield
A record lowest Maximum Temperature of 47 broke the old record of 48 degrees set in 1943.
Joplin
A record lowest Maximum temperature of 49 degrees broke the old record of 50 set in 2009.
Vichy
A record lowest Maximum Temperature of 48 degrees tied the old record set in 2009.

 

List of November 2018 Records
Date
Station
Record
Nov 10th
Springfield
Record low of 15 degrees breaks the old record of 17 set in 1960.
Vichy
Record low of 15 degrees breaks the old record of 17 set in 1960.
Joplin
Record low of 14 degrees breaks the old record of 19 set in 1960.
Nov 13th
Vichy
Record lowest maximum temperature of 26 degrees breaks the old record of 30 set in 2014.
Nov 14th
Vichy
Record low of 11 degrees breaks the old record of 14 set in 2014.
Joplin
Record low of 9 degrees breaks the old record of 14 set in 2014.

 

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.

 

Climate Graphs

 

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