Spring 2009 temperatures were near average in Kansas City, with above average precipitation

The average temperature at the Kansas City International Airport for the spring 2009 season (March-May) was 54.3 degrees, which is 0.1 degrees above the 30-year average. Based on the longer term historical 121 year record from various Kansas City observation points, spring 2009 ranked #68 out of 121 years. The average high temperature for the season was 64.5 degrees, which is 0.2 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 44.2 degrees, which was 0.7 degrees above normal. No record high or low temperatures were set during the spring season of 2009. The highest temperature of season was 89 degrees recorded on May 29th, and the lowest temperature of 7 degrees above zero occurred on March 1st.

The total precipitation at the Kansas City International Airport for the spring 2009 season (March-May) was 14.60 inches, which is 3.39 inches above the 30-year average. This would rank spring 2009 as the 16th wettest spring season in the longer term 121 year record in Kansas City. Snowfall was measured at 1.3 inches, which is 2.1 inches below the 30-year average. Seasonal snowfall for the entire winter/spring season totaled 14.6 inches, or 5.5 inches below average. A daily rainfall record was set on March 8th with 1.58 inches recorded, breaking the previous record of 0.76 inches in 1958. Another daily rainfall record was set on April 26th with 1.85 inches recorded, breaking the previous record of 1.69 inches in 1999.

Kansas City Spring 2009 Climate Graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
750 AM CDT MON JUN 1 2009

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

...THE KANSAS CITY INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2009 TO 5/31/2009...

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

WEATHER         OBSERVED                   NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                              VALUE      DATE(S)    VALUE     FROM      VALUE  DATE(S)
                                                                                NORMAL
.................................................................................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
HIGH                      103        05/30/1934
LOW                        -10       03/04/1978
HIGHEST                89               05/29         88                1              88     05/25
LOWEST                   7               03/01         13               -6               5      03/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     64.5                             64.7            -0.2           62.9
AVG. MINIMUM       44.2                            43.5              0.7           41.7
MEAN                     54.3                             54.2              0.1          52.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                                1.0               -1.0            0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3                                2.0               1.0             1
DAYS MIN <= 32      18                              19.0              -1.0           17
DAYS MIN <= 0         0                                0.0                0.0            0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM            22.90        1904
MINIMUM               5.02        1928
TOTALS               14.60                            11.21            3.39         11.21
DAILY AVG.          0.16                               0.12             0.04          0.12
DAYS >= .01          31                                 33.0              -2.0            35
DAYS >= .10          22                                 21.0               1.0            16
DAYS >= .50          13                                   8.0               5.0              8
DAYS >= 1.00         4                                    3.0               1.0              3
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL    2.88   04/26 TO 04/27

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
TOTAL                40.2       1912
TOTALS                1.3                                  3.4               -2.1           0.6
SINCE 7/1            14.6                                20.1               -5.5          24.1
DAYS >= TRACE      3                                  3.0                 0.0            6
DAYS >= 1.0             1                                 1.0                  0.0            0
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH        4   03/01
24 HR TOTAL      1.3   03/28 TO 03/28

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1072                           1113                -41      1228
COOLING TOTAL     115                             113                   2          83
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/180    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/160    DATE  03/23

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR               19
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                  39
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         34

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)       66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             16        MIXED PRECIP                   0
HEAVY RAIN                       9        RAIN                                   16
LIGHT RAIN                       40        FREEZING RAIN                  1
LT FREEZING RAIN            2         HAIL                                    2
HEAVY SNOW                    0        SNOW                                  1
LIGHT SNOW                     2          SLEET                                 2
FOG                                 35         FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                                 15

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


 


Spring 2009 temperatures were below average in St Joseph, with slightly above average precipitation

The average temperature at St Joseph Rosecrans Memorial Airport for the spring 2009 season (March-May) was 52.6 degrees, which is 1.5 degrees below the 30-year average. Based on the longer term historical 100 year record from various St Joseph observation points (though temperature data at this site is incomplete), spring 2009 was the 54th coolest on record. The average high temperature for the season was 64.1 degrees, which is 1.6 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 41.1 degrees, which is 1.5 degrees below normal. A record high temperature of 82 degrees was set on March5th, which eclipsed the old record of 78 degrees set in 1910. Another record high of 81 degrees was set on March 17th, which broke the previous record of 77 degrees set in 1966. The highest temperature of the season was 89 degrees recorded on both May 29th and 30th, and the lowest temperature of 1 degree below zero occurred on March 2nd.

The total precipitation at St Joseph Rosecrans Memorial airport for the spring 2009 season (March-May) was 11.81 inches, which is 1.27 inches above the 30-year average. This would rank spring 2009 as the 31st wettest spring season in the longer term 100 year record in St Joseph (though precipitation data for this site is incomplete). Snowfall was measured at 0.5 inches, which is below the 30-year average of 2.5 inches for the spring season. The seasonal snowfall for the winter/spring season totaled 12.2 inches, or 2.7 inches below average.

St Joseph Spring 2009 Climate Graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
750 AM CDT MON JUN 1 2009

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

...THE ST. JOSEPH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2009 TO 5/31/2009...

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

WEATHER         OBSERVED               NORMAL  DEPART     LAST YEAR`S
                             VALUE   DATE(S)    VALUE      FROM         VALUE  DATE(S)
                                                                            NORMAL
................................................................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
HIGH                        103    05/30/1934
LOW                         -13     03/04/1978
HIGHEST                  89         05/30         89               0                90     05/30
                                              05/29                                                       05/25
LOWEST                   -1         03/02          14             -15                5      03/08
AVG. MAXIMUM      64.1                        65.7           -1.6             62.6
AVG. MINIMUM       41.1                        42.6           -1.5             39.4
MEAN                      52.6                        54.1           -1.5             51.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                            2.0             -2.0               2
DAYS MAX <= 32      3                            2.0              1.0               1
DAYS MIN <= 32      28                         20.0              8.0               27
DAYS MIN <= 0         1                            0.0              1.0                0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM            19.06    1944
MINIMUM               2.67    1966
TOTALS               11.81                      10.54            1.27              9.90
DAILY AVG.           0.13                         0.11            0.02             0.11
DAYS >= .01           28                           29.0            -1.0                33
DAYS >= .10           20                           19.0             1.0                17
DAYS >= .50            7                              7.0             0.0                  8
DAYS >= 1.00          4                              2.0             2.0                  1
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL    2.56   04/26 TO 04/27

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS              0.5                                2.5            -2.0                 0.5
SINCE 7/1          12.2                              14.9            -2.7               31.0
DAYS >= TRACE  3                                  1.0             2.0                   6
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  1.0            -1.0                   0
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH         4   03/01
24 HR TOTAL       0.5   04/02 TO 04/02

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     1209                      1124             85                1348
COOLING TOTAL       90                         123             -33                  83
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/170    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/180    DATE  03/23

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR               54
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                  25
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             16     MIXED PRECIP                    0
HEAVY RAIN                      10     RAIN                                  16
LIGHT RAIN                       37     FREEZING RAIN                  0
LT FREEZING RAIN            2      HAIL                                     0
HEAVY SNOW                    0      SNOW                                  1
LIGHT SNOW                     3       SLEET                                 0
FOG                                   48     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                                 21

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


Spring 2009 temperatures were near average in Kirksville, with slightly above average precipitation

The average temperature at the Kirksville Regional Airport for the spring 2009 season (March-May) was 50.8 degrees, which is 0.3 degrees above the 30-year average. The average high temperature for the season was 61.8 degrees, which is 0.6 degrees above normal, while the average low temperature was 39.9 degrees, which is 0.1 degrees above normal. The highest temperature of the season was 85 degrees recorded on May 23rd, and the lowest temperature of 13 degrees occurred on March12th. The total precipitation at the Kirksville Regional Airport for the spring 209 season (March-May) was 15.93 inches, which is 5.16 inches above the 30-year average.

Kirksville Spring 2009 Climate Graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
750 AM CDT MON JUN 1 2009

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

...THE KIRKSVILLE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2009 TO 5/31/2009...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 9999 TO 9999

WEATHER         OBSERVED                  NORMAL  DEPART   LAST YEAR`S
                              VALUE   DATE(S)      VALUE      FROM          VALUE  DATE(S)
                                                                               NORMAL
................................................................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST                  85         05/23            85              0             84   05/25
LOWEST                  13         03/12             11              2              4   03/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.8                           61.2            0.6          59.8
AVG. MINIMUM      39.9                           39.8            0.1          38.3
MEAN                     50.8                           50.5            0.3          49.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                              0.0             0.0            0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4                              2.0             2.0            2
DAYS MIN <= 32      24                            24.0            0.0           30
DAYS MIN <= 0          0                              0.0            0.0            0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS              15.93                          10.77           5.16        14.82
DAILY AVG.          0.17                            0.12            0.05         0.16
DAYS >= .01          34                              29.0             5.0            41
DAYS >= .10          26                              20.0             6.0            25
DAYS >= .50          10                               8.0              2.0            13
DAYS >= 1.00         4                                3.0              1.0             5
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL    3.58   05/15 TO 05/15

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1318                       1402             -84         1469
COOLING TOTAL      39                            67              -28           31
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/150    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/290    DATE  03/07

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR               56
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                  19
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         17

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             16      MIXED PRECIP                  0
HEAVY RAIN                     13      RAIN                                  17
LIGHT RAIN                       38     FREEZING RAIN                  1
LT FREEZING RAIN            1      HAIL                                    0
HEAVY SNOW                    0      SNOW                                  0
LIGHT SNOW                     3      SLEET                                  0
FOG                                  48      FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                                  6

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


Spring 2009 temperatures were above average in Sedalia, with near average precipitation

The average temperature at the Sedalia Memorial Airport for the spring 2009 season (March-May) was 55.4 degrees, which is 2.1 degrees above the 30-year average. The average high temperature for the season was 65.5 degrees, which is 0.9 degrees above normal, while the average low temperature was 45.4 degrees, which is 3.5 degrees above normal. The highest temperature of the season was 89 degrees recorded on May 30th, and the lowest temperature of 9 degrees above zero occurred on March 1st and 2nd. The total precipitation at the Sedalia Memorial Airport for the spring 2009 season (March-May) was 11.82 inches, which is 0.45 inches below the 30-year average.

Sedalia Spring 2009 Climate Graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
755 AM CDT MON JUN 1 2009

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

...THE SEDALIA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2009 TO 5/31/2009...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 9999 TO 9999

WEATHER         OBSERVED              NORMAL   DEPART    LAST YEAR`S
                             VALUE   DATE(S)   VALUE       FROM           VALUE  DATE(S)
                                                                             NORMAL
...............................................................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST                   89       05/30          87              2                    88      05/25
LOWEST                     9        03/02          13             -4                    13     03/08
                                             03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM      65.5                       64.6            0.9                  62.6
AVG. MINIMUM       45.4                       41.9            3.5                  42.8
MEAN                      55.4                       53.3            2.1                  52.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                            0.0            0.0                     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2                            1.0            1.0                     0
DAYS MIN <= 32      13                          24.0         -11.0                   16
DAYS MIN <= 0         0                             0.0            0.0                     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS               11.82                        12.27        -0.45                10.23
DAILY AVG.           0.13                          0.13          0.00                 0.11
DAYS >= .01           27                            31.0          -4.0                   32
DAYS >= .10           17                            21.0          -4.0                   21
DAYS >= .50            9                               8.0           1.0                    9
DAYS >= 1.00          4                               3.0           1.0                    1
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL    2.32   05/25 TO 05/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     990                        1173         -183                  1182
COOLING TOTAL     131                           93            38                     71
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/160    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/270    DATE  05/13

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR                51
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                   22
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         19

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             19      MIXED PRECIP                 0
HEAVY RAIN                     15      RAIN                                 19
LIGHT RAIN                       37     FREEZING RAIN                 0
LT FREEZING RAIN           1       HAIL                                   0
HEAVY SNOW                    0      SNOW                                 0
LIGHT SNOW                     4      SLEET                                 0
FOG                                  40     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                                12

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


   Spring 2009 temperatures were near average in Olathe, with slightly above average precipitation

The average temperature at the Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe for the spring 2009 season (March-May) was 54.6 degrees, which is 0.9 degrees below the 30-year average. The average high temperature for the season was 64.5 degrees, which is 1.6 degree below normal, while the average low temperature was 44.8 degrees, which is normal for the season. The highest temperature of the season was 91 degrees recorded on May 30th, and the lowest temperature of 9 degrees below occurred on March1st. The total precipitation at the Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe for the spring 2009 season (March-May) was 13.08 inches, which is 1.15 inches above the 30-year average.

Olathe Spring 2009 Climate Graph
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 CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
755 AM CDT MON JUN 1 2009

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

...THE JOHNSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2009 TO 5/31/2009...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 9999 TO 9999

WEATHER         OBSERVED                      NORMAL   DEPART    LAST YEAR`S
                             VALUE     DATE(S)          VALUE      FROM          VALUE  DATE(S)
                                                                                    NORMAL
.............................................................................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST                    91         05/30               87              4                   87    05/25
LOWEST                      9         03/01               15              -6                    9     03/08
AVG. MAXIMUM        64.5                             66.1           -1.6                62.6
AVG. MINIMUM         44.8                             44.8            0.0                42.8
MEAN                        54.6                             55.5           -0.9                52.7
DAYS MAX >= 90        1                                 0.0             1.0                   0
DAYS MAX <= 32        3                                 1.0             2.0                   1
DAYS MIN <= 32        17                               17.0            0.0                  14
DAYS MIN <= 0           0                                 0.0             0.0                    0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS                 13.08                             11.93           1.15               13.30
DAILY AVG.             0.14                               0.13            0.01                0.15
DAYS >= .01             36                                 30.0             6.0                  32
DAYS >= .10             25                                 21.0             4.0                  20
DAYS >= .50             10                                   9.0             1.0                  10
DAYS >= 1.00            3                                    3.0             0.0                   5
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL    2.13   04/26 TO 04/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1045                              1001              44                1190
COOLING TOTAL     119                                122               -3                    80
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/170    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/180    DATE  03/23

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR                56
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                   22
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         14

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             21     MIXED PRECIP                   0
HEAVY RAIN                       9     RAIN                                   20
LIGHT RAIN                       44     FREEZING RAIN                  1
LT FREEZING RAIN             2     HAIL                                     0
HEAVY SNOW                     0     SNOW                                  1
LIGHT SNOW                      2     SLEET                                  0
FOG                                   40     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                                 11

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


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