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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 >

 

Year End Summary

 

 
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Year
97
95
97
94
Average High Temperature
67.4
67.5
67.7
65.4
Lowest Temperature of the Year
3
3
6
-3
Average Low Temperature
47.3
47.8
47.3
45.7
Average Mean Temperature
57.3
57.7
57.5
55.5
Depart from Normal
+ 1.0
- 0.8
+ 0.7
+ 0.4
Rank
24th warmest / 132
38th coolest / 92
14th warmest / 72
36th warmest / 78
Days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer
45
39
35
22
Days with highs of 32 degrees or lower
13
14
8
21
Days with lows of 32 degrees or lower
94
94
94
104
Days with lows of 0 degrees or lower
0
0
0
2
 
 
 
 
 
Precipitation (Inches)
54.28
62.44
61.84
43.55
Depart from Normal
+ 8.71
+ 15.89
+ 15.62
- 0.06
Rank
12th wettest / 132
4th wettest / 110
2nd wettest / 72
23rd wettest / 78
days of 0.01 or greater
129
133
121
120
days of 0.10 or greater
88
87
83
77
days of 0.50 or greater
37
46
50
30
days of 1.00 or greater
15
16
19
12
Yearly Snowfall
5.1
 
 
 

Year End Summary - Climatology

Month
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Mean Temperature
Departure
Mean Temperature
Departure
Mean Temperature
Departure
Mean Temperature
Departure
January
34.4
+ 1.8
35.0
+ 0.1
35.0
+ 1.0
31.2
+ 0.1
February
37.7
+ 0.5
36.7
- 3.1
39.8
+ 1.9
34.8
- 0.9
March
43.5
- 2.8
44.5
- 4.4
43.5
- 4.0
41.3
- 4.0
April
59.0
+ 3.2
59.1
+ 0.7
59.5
+ 2.1
58.0
+ 2.8
May
66.6
+ 1.8
66.4
- 0.6
66.7
+ 1.3
65.4
+ 1.6
June
73.5
+ 0.1
74.0
- 1.5
72.9
- 0.8
71.4
- 1.0
July
78.4
+ 0.2
78.4
- 1.8
77.4
- 0.6
76.9
- 0.4
August
77.6
- 0.2
77.7
- 2.0
77.4
+ 0.2
75.2
- 1.1
September
78.4
+ 9.4
78.4
+ 7.6
76.7
+ 7.8
75.0
+ 7.4
October
55.2
- 2.6
55.5
- 4.3
57.0
- 0.4
54.6
- 2.0
November
43.4
- 2.7
44.5
- 3.9
42.9
- 3.9
42.5
- 2.7
December
40.6
+ 5.6
42.0
+ 4.8
41.3
+ 5.1
40.0
+ 6.3
Annual
57.3
+ 1.0
57.7
- 0.8
56.8
+ 0.7
55.5
+ 0.4
24th warmest / 132
38th coolest / 92
14th warmest / 72
36th warmest / 75

 

Month
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Precipitation
Departure
Precipitation
Departure
Precipitation
Departure
Precipitation
Departure
January
2.71
+ 0.24
2.72
+ 0.69
4.78
+ 2.06
1.43
- 0.74
February
3.03
+ 0.51
1.87
- 0.45
4.76
+ 1.92
2.67
+ 0.74
March
3.36
- 0.26
2.84
- 0.58
4.17
- 0.12
4.85
+ 1.40
April
5.02
+ 0.70
6.55
+ 2.08
5.09
+ 0.61
6.15
+ 1.93
May
13.16
+ 8.06
14.17
+ 8.46
9.95
+ 5.01
4.88
- 0.16
June
4.98
+ 0.13
8.49
+ 2.63
8.30
+ 4.28
2.17
- 2.46
July
2.78
- 0.90
6.27
+ 2.46
2.54
- 1.01
5.67
+ 1.23
August
5.04
+ 1.49
5.98
+ 2.63
7.16
+ 3.93
4.93
+ 1.26
September
1.61
- 3.00
4.45
- 0.50
0.65
- 3.44
1.99
- 2.05
October
8.18
+ 4.59
5.19
+ 1.16
6.65
+ 2.81
5.03
+ 1.52
November
3.10
- 1.12
2.54
- 1.24
6.42
+ 1.84
2.10
- 1.77
December
1.31
- 1.73
1.37
- 1.45
1.37
-2.27
1.68
- 0.96
Annual
54.28
+ 8.71
62.44
+ 15.89
61.84
+ 15.62
43.55

- 0.06

12th wettest / 132
4th wettest / 110
2nd wettest / 72
23rd wettest / 78

Weather Stories of 2019

January 11th-12th Snow and Ice
January 19th Snow
January 29th-30th Snow
February 5th-7th Severe Storms and Ice
February 15th Winter Weather
March 3rd Snow
March 9th High Wind Event
March 24th Severe Storms and Large Hail
April 30th Tornado Outbreak
May 20th-22nd Tornadoes and Flooding
August 26th Severe Storms
October 20th-21st Severe Storms and Tornadoes
December 15th-16th Winter Weather
December 28th Severe storms and tornado

Outlook

Temperature Outlook (Jan-Mar 2020)

 

Precipitation Outlook (Jan-Mar 2020)

 

Maps

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

 

Records

List of January 2019 Records
Date
Station
Record
Jan 11th
 
Joplin
Record daily rainfall of 1.40 inches breaks the old record of 0.17 inches set in 1993.
Vichy
Record daily rainfall of 0.49 inches breaks the old record of 0.35 inches set in 1946.

 

List of February 2019 Records
Date
Station
Record
No records were set during the month of February 2019

 

List of March 2019 Records

Date
Station
Record
March 6th
West Plains
Record low of 11 degrees breaks the old record of 12 set back in 2015.
March 12th
Springfield
Record rainfall of 1.27" breaks the old record of 0.95" set back in 1898.
Joplin
Record rainfall of 0.81" breaks the old record of 0.64" set back in 1980.
Vichy
Record rainfall of 1.06" breaks the old record of 1.01" set back in 1966.

 

List of April 2019 Records

Date
Station
Record
April 10th
Joplin
A record high temperature of 87 degrees broke the old record of 84 set in 2011.
April 30th
Joplin
A record rainfall of 4.15 inches breaks the old record of 3.48 inches set in 1970.

 

List of May 2019 Records

Date
Station
Record
May 20th
Springfield
Record rainfall of 2.33 inches breaks the old record of 2.20 inches set in 1896.
Joplin
Record rainfall of 3.84 inches breaks the old record of 2.09 inches set in 2011.
May 23rd
Springfield
Record rainfall of 4.29 inches breaks the old record of 2.36 inches set in 1971.
Joplin
Record rainfall of 3.20 inches breaks the old record of 1.83 inches set in 2011.
May 2019
West Plains
Record rainfall of 9.95 inches for the month of May breaks the old record of 9.32 set in 2011.

 

List of June 2019 Records

Date
Station
Record
June 16th
Joplin
Record rainfall of 1.57 inches broke the old record of 1.53 inches set in 1988.

 

List of July 2019 Records

Date
Station
Record
July 22nd
Vichy
Record rainfall of 2.52 inches breaks the old record of 1.16 inches set in 1961.
July 24th
Joplin
Record low temperature of 57 tied the old record set in 2000.

 

List of August 2019 Records

Date
Station
Record
August 23rd
West Plains
Record rainfall of 1.90 inches broke the old record of 0.93 inches set in 1988.
August 30th
Vichy
Record rainfall of 1.13 inches broke the old record of 1.07 inches set in 2014.

 

List of September 2019 Records

Date
Station
Record
September 16th
Springfield
A record high of 95 degrees today, tied the old record set in 1980.
September 18th
Springfield
A record high of 95 degrees today, broke the old record of 94 set in 1960.
Month of September
Springfield
Warmest September on Record with an average temperature of 78.4. Breaks old record of 77.6 set back in 1939
Month of September
West Plains
Warmest September on record with an average temperature of 76.7. This breaks the old record of 73.8 set back in 1998.

 

List of October 2019 Records

Date
Station
Record
October 1st
Vichy
Record high temperature of 90 degrees tied the old record set back in 1897, 1952 and 1953.
October 6th
West Plains
Record daily rainfall of 2.61 inches broke the record of 2.38 inches set back in 1951.
October 12th
 
Joplin
Record low temperature of 31 degrees breaks the old record of 32 degrees set in 1965.
Vichy
Record low temperature of 30 degrees breaks the old record of 32 set in 2006.
October 21st
West Plains
Record daily rainfall of 0.60 inches breaks the old record of 0.58 set in 1949

 

List of November 2019 Records

Date
Station
Record
November 12th
 
 
 
 
 
Springfield
Record low of 9 degrees tied the old record set back in 1911.
Joplin
Record low of 11 degrees tied the old record set back in 1911.
West Plains
 
Record low of 12 degrees breaks the old record of 16 set in 1950.
Record lowest maximum temperature of 28 breaks the old record of 32 set in 2014.
Vichy
 
Record low of 8 degrees breaks the old record of 16 set in 1976.
Record lowest maximum temperature of 24 breaks the old record of 36 set in 1996.
November 15th
Vichy
Record low of 19 degrees breaks the old record of 20 set in 2014.

 

List of December 2019 Records

Date
Station
Record
December 25th
West Plains
Record high of 68 degrees tied the old record set in 1971.
December 28th
 
Springfield
Record rainfall of 1.06 inches breaks the old record of 0.63 inches set in 1942.
Joplin
Record rainfall of 1.26 inches breaks the old record of 0.55 inches set in 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climate Graphs

 

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