Kansas City:

...Below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation characterized the overall Kansas City weather in 2009...

The average temperature for the year was 53.8 degrees or 0.4 degrees below the normal of 54.2 degrees. This ranks as the 24th coldest year in the long term record (out of 121 years). Six months had below normal temperatures, with two months of near average, and four months of above average temperatures.

Highest temperature: 97 degrees on June 23rd and August 8th.  

Lowest temperature: 6 degrees below zero on January 15th.

The warmest average daily temperature was 88 degrees on August 8th with a high of 97 degrees and a low of 79 degrees.

The coldest daily average temperature was 3 degrees on January 15th with a high of 12 degrees and a low of 6 degrees below zero.

The lowest afternoon high temperature was 12 degrees on January 15th.  

The highest overnight low temperature was 79 degrees on June 22nd and August 8th.

For the entire year, one record high and four record lows were equaled or exceeded. On February 7th, a record high of 69 degrees was set. On July 17th, a record low of 55 degrees was set. On July 18th, a record low of 56 degrees was set. On July 19th, a record low of 54 degrees was set. And on August 2nd, a record low of 57 degrees was tied.  

...Precipitation...

The total precipitation for the year was 44.95 inches, or 6.97 inches above normal. This was the 20th wettest year on the longer term record (out of 121 years). Four months had below normal precipitation, four months were above, and four months were near average. The longest stretch with no measurable precipitation was 15 days, from January 1st through January 15th.

The highest monthly total was 8.51 inches in August, or the 5th wettest August on record. The lowest monthly total was 0.05 inches recorded in January, or the 2nd driest January on record. 

The greatest rainfall in a 24 hour period was 3.38 inches on August 16th-17th.

There were four daily rainfall records exceeded on March 8th, April 26th, June 15th, and August 17th.

There were 56 days with thunderstorms, normal is 53.

The total snowfall for the 2008-2009 winter season was 14.6 inches, with the calendar year snowfall of 23.7 inches. Normal is 20.1 inches.

 The greatest monthly snow total in this calendar year was 15.1 inches in December. 

There was one daily snowfall record set on December 25th.

...Wind...

The average wind velocity for the year was 9.9 mph with the prevailing wind direction from the south, normal is 10.7 mph from the south. The highest wind gust for the year was 51 mph from the south on March 23rd.    
 

Monthly Statistics
...Temperature...

  Average Temperature Highest  Lowest Record Highs/Lows Rank (1=Warmest 121=Coldest)
Jan 27.5 70 -6 0/0 79th
Feb 36.8 69 6 1/0 29th
Mar 45.2 81 7 0/0 46th
Apr 53.0 82 24 0/0 91st
May 64.7 89 42 0/0 62nd
Jun 74.8 97 55 0/0 47th
Jul 73.5 93 54 0/3 119th
Aug 74.0 97 51 0/1 107th
Sept 66.9 86 43 0/0 92nd
Oct 50.6 76 31 0/0 119th
Nov 49.9 75 24 0/0 9th
Dec 28.5 59 0 0/0 102nd
Year 53.8 97 -6 1/4 98th

 
...Precipitation...

  Total Precip Departure Ranking (1=Wettest 121=Driest)
Jan 0.05 -1.10 118th
Feb 0.81 -0.50 86th
Mar 4.62 +2.18 9th
Apr 7.12 +3.74 4th
May 2.84 -2.55 96th
Jun 6.87 +2.43 27th
Jul 4.51 +0.09 43rd
Aug 8.51 +4.97 5th
Sept 2.02 -2.62 90th
Oct 3.66 +0.33 42nd
Nov 2.25 -0.05 41st
Dec 1.69 +0.05 45th 
Year 44.95 +6.97 20th

 Kansas City 2009 Climate Graph
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CXUS53 KEAX 011421
CLAMCI

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
807 AM CST FRI JAN 1 2010

.....................................................................................................

...THE KANSAS CITY INTERNATIONAL MO CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2009...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2009

WEATHER         OBSERVED               NORMAL  DEPART      
                              VALUE   DATE(S)    VALU E   FROM      

                                                                            NORMAL
........................................................................................................

TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
HIGH                         113      08/14/1936
LOW                          -23      12/23/1989
                                            12/22/1989
HIGHEST                   97          08/08          99       -2
                                                06/23
LOWEST                     -6          01/15          -3        -3
AVG. MAXIMUM       63.5                         64.3    -0.8
AVG. MINIMUM         44.0                        44.0     0.0
MEAN                       53.8                         54.2    -0.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      19                           37.0   -18.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      29                           31.0    -2.0
DAYS MIN <= 32      102                         109.0    -7.0  
DAYS MIN <= 0           2                             7.0    -5.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM              60.25   1961
MINIMUM               20.93   1953
TOTALS                 44.95                      37.98     6.97
DAILY AVG.            0.12                         0.10     0.02
DAYS >= .01           113                        105.0       8.0
DAYS >= .10            72                          64.0       8.0
DAYS >= .50            33                          25.0       8.0
DAYS >= 1.00         10                            9.0        1.0
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL    3.38   08/16-08/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
TOTAL                  63.0    1960
24 HR TOTAL       20.0    03/23/1912 TO 03/23/1912
TOTALS                23.7                          20.1     3.6
DAYS >= TRACE      29                          16.0    13.0
DAYS >= 1.0              9                             6.0     3.0
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH           8   12/27
24 HR TOTAL      5.1   12/24-12/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    5069                       5249    -180
COOLING TOTAL    1090                       1325    -235
..............................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               9.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     40/180    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/160    DATE  03/23

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR                86
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                 169
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        110

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             56     MIXED PRECIP                    0
HEAVY RAIN                     28     RAIN                                   55
LIGHT RAIN                    134     FREEZING RAIN                   1
LT FREEZING RAIN            7     HAIL                                     3
HEAVY SNOW                    1     SNOW                                   7
LIGHT SNOW                    26     SLEET                                 6
FOG                                173     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     14
HAZE                                98

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.


 St Joseph:

...Below normal temperatures and near normal precipitation characterized the overall St Joseph weather in 2009...

The average temperature for the year was 51.9. degrees or 2.1 degrees below the normal of 54.0 degrees. This ranks as the 5th coldest year on record (out of 100 years, though it should be noted several years of missing data exist at St Joseph). Six months had below normal temperatures, with two months of near average, and four months of above average temperatures.

Highest temperature: 98 degrees on June 23rd.  

Lowest temperature: 8 degrees below zero on January 15th.

The warmest daily average temperature was 88 degrees on August 8th with a high of 96 degrees and a low of 79 degrees.

The coldest daily average temperature was 1 degree below zero on January 15th with a high of 10 degrees and a low of 8 degrees below zero.

The lowest afternoon high temperature was 10 degrees on January 15th.  

The highest overnight low temperature was 79 degrees on August 8th. 

For the entire year, five record highs and four record lows were exceeded. On July 17th, a record low of 53 degrees was set. On July 18th, a record low of 53 degrees was set. On July 19th, a record low of 54 degrees was set. And on August 2nd, a record low of 55 degrees was set. A record high of 71 degrees was recorded on January 31st. A recrod high of 67 degrees was set on February 6th. A record high of 68 degrees was set on February 7th. A record high of 82 degrees was set on March 5th. And a record high of 81 degrees was set on March 17th.

 ...Precipitation...

The total precipitation for the year was 37.20 inches, or 1.96 inches above normal. This was the 31st wettest year on record (though again, several years of missing data have skewed this ranking). Four months had below normal precipitation, four months were above average, and four months were near average. The longest stretch with no measurable precipitation was 24 days, from January 1st through January 24th. 

The highest monthly total was 5.83 inches in August. The lowest monthly total was 0.02 inches recorded in January. 

The greatest rainfall in a 24 hour period was 2.56 inches on April 26 and 27th.

Two daily rainfall records were exceeded. One on April 26th and one on October 22nd.

There were 64 days with thunderstorms.

The total snowfall for the 2008-2009 winter season was 12.0 inches, with the calendar year snowfall of 25.5.

 ...Wind...

The average wind velocity for the year was 8.3 mph with the prevailing wind direction from the south. The highest wind gust for the year was 54 mph from the south on March 23rd.

 

St Joseph 2009 Climate Graph
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CXUS53 KEAX 011423
CLASTJ

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
807 AM CST FRI JAN 1 2010

...............................................................................................................

...THE ST. JOSEPH MO CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2009...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 TO 2009

WEATHER          OBSERVED               NORMAL      DEPART
                              VALUE   DATE(S)    VALUE         FROM
                                                                                 NORMAL
..............................................................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
HIGH                        110      08/13/1936
                                            08/10/1934
LOW                         -25       01/12/1974
HIGHEST                  98            06/23         98             0
LOWEST                   -8             01/15         -8              0
AVG. MAXIMUM      62.8                          65.3         -2.5
AVG. MINIMUM       41.0                          42.5         -1.5
MEAN                      51.9                          54.0         -2.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      19                           42.0       -23.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      30                           32.0         -2.0
DAYS MIN <= 32      129                        123.0          6.0
DAYS MIN <= 0           8                           11.0         -3.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM              55.60      1973
MINIMUM               18.26      2002
TOTALS                 37.20                        35.24       1.96
DAILY AVG.             0.10                          0.10       0.00
DAYS >= .01             106                          93.0       13.0
DAYS >= .10               67                          57.0       10.0
DAYS >= .50              24                           23.0        1.0
DAYS >= 1.00            11                             9.0        2.0
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL    2.56   04/26-04/27

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS                   25.5                         14.9       10.6
SINCE 7/1                 20.0                           4.0       16.0
DAYS >= TRACE        29                             8.0      21.0
DAYS >= 1.0                 7                             5.0        2.0
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH            11   12/28
                                          12/27
24 HR TOTAL      5.7   12/25-12/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      5627                         5345     282
COOLING TOTAL        971                         1329    -358
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               8.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     45/170    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/180    DATE  03/23

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR             208
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                  98
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         59

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             64     MIXED PRECIP                    0
HEAVY RAIN                     37     RAIN                                   55
LIGHT RAIN                    119     FREEZING RAIN                   1
LT FREEZING RAIN            5     HAIL                                      0
HEAVY SNOW                    0     SNOW                                  10
LIGHT SNOW                    28     SLEET                                  0
FOG                                216     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     49
HAZE                              131

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.


Notable Weather Events from 2009:

1) February 28th - Moderate Snow through Central Missouri

2) March 28th - Rain and Heavy Wet Snow through Kansas City

3) April 25-27th - Heavy Rain/Severe Weather and Tornado in Leavenworth Co.

4) May 13th - Tornadoes in northeast Missouri

5) May 15th - Flash Flooding and Hail across the region

6) June 7th - Severe Supercells with Huge Hail

7) June 9th - Severe Winds and Hail in Kansas City

8) June 11th - Damaging Winds and Hail in Doniphan Co.

9) June 15th - Damaging Winds and Flooding near Kansas City

10) August 17th - Flooding Rainfall across northern Missouri

11) September 21st - Flooding Rainfall across central Missouri

12) October 7th - More Heavy Rainfall across central Missouri

13) October 21st - More Heavy Rainfall across northern Missouri

14) October 29th - Heavy rain and thunderstorms over northeast Missouri

15) December 8th - Northern Missouri Blizzard

16) December 25th - Christmas Blizzard


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