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Dangerous Heat Lingers in the Southern U.S.; Heavy Rain and Thunderstorms in the Midwest

Heat advisories linger across the Southern Plains and the Lower Mississippi Valley today for hot temperatures and dangerous heat indices. Also, Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain will roll through the Midwest. Expect flash flooding, damaging winds, large hail and even a few tornadoes from the Central Plains and Mid Mississippi Valley to the western Ohio Valley and Great Lakes. Read More >

December 2019 was a month with well above normal temperatures and below normal temperatures across the area.

Winter weather December 15th-16th, 2019

Damaging wind and tornado - December 28th, 2019

Climate Graphs

 

Springfield Temperature Plot for December 2019
Springfield Precipitation Plot for December 2019
Joplin Temperature Plot for December 2019
Joplin Precipitation Plot for December 2019
West Plains Temperature Plot for December 2019
West Plains Precipitation Plot for December 2019
Vichy Temperature Plot for December 2019
Vichy Precipitation Plot for December 2019

Monthly Climate Maps

December 2019 Precipitation Departure from Normal

December 2019 Precipitation Departure from Normal


December 2019 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

December 2019 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

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