Spring 2011 temperatures were near average in Kansas City, with below average precipitation

The average temperature at the Kansas City International Airport for the spring 2011 season (March-May) was 54.1 degrees, which is 0.1 degrees below the 30-year average. Based on the longer term historical 122 year record from various Kansas City observation points, spring 2011 was the 73rd warmest on record. The average high temperature for the season was 64.2 degrees, which is 0.5 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 44.0 degrees, which is 0.5 degrees above normal. The highest temperature of season was 91 degrees recorded on April 3rd, and the lowest temperature of 18 degrees occurred on March 6th. The last sub-freezing day of the 2010-2011 cold season occurred on April 5th, which was slightly earlier than normal. 

The total precipitation at the Kansas City International Airport for the spring 2011 season (March-May) was 10.20 inches, which is 1.01 inches below the 30-year average. This ranks spring 2011 as the 63rd wettest spring season in the longer term 122 year record in Kansas City. Snowfall was measured at 0.5 inches, which is 2.9 inches below the 30-year average of 3.4 inches for the spring season.

Spring 2011 Kansas City graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
205 AM CDT WED JUN 1 2011

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

...THE KANSAS CITY INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2011 TO 5/31/2011...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2011

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                       91         04/03        88                   3                           88  05/30
                                                                                                                                    05/24
LOWEST                        18         03/06        13                   5                           21  03/03
                                                                                                                                    03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM           64.2                         64.7               -0.5                       66.3
AVG. MINIMUM            44.0                        43.5                 0.5                       47.0
MEAN                            54.1                        54.2                -0.1                      56.6
DAYS MAX >= 90           2                            1.0                   1.0                         0
DAYS MAX <= 32           0                            2.0                  -2.0                        1
DAYS MIN <= 32          17                         18.0                  -1.0                        9
DAYS MIN <= 0              0                            0.0                   0.0                         0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM                    22.90     1904
MINIMUM                      5.02      1928
TOTALS                       10.20                     11.21               -1.01                   13.16
DAILY AVG.                   0.11                        0.12               -0.01                     0.14
DAYS >= .01                   32                         33.0                 -1.0                         33
DAYS >= .10                   20                         21.0                 -1.0                         22
DAYS >= .50                     8                            8.0                  0.0                         11
DAYS >= 1.00                   3                            3.0                  0.0                           2
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL              2.04    05/24 TO 05/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
TOTAL                          40.2     1912
TOTALS                          0.5                           3.4                  -2.9                      8.8
SINCE 7/1                    36.9                         20.1                 16.8                   44.3
DAYS >= TRACE             8                            3.0                    5.0                        3
DAYS >= 1.0                     0                            1.0                  -1.0                        2
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH                 2      03/01
24 HR TOTAL                0.2     03/13 TO 03/13
                                                    03/14 TO 03/14

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL        1118                       1113                      5                     905
COOLING TOTAL         134                          113                    21                    153
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    47/100    DATE  04/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    61/100    DATE  04/14

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR                12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                    42
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         38

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             14     MIXED PRECIP                    0
HEAVY RAIN                        10     RAIN                                     14
LIGHT RAIN                         39     FREEZING RAIN                  0
LT FREEZING RAIN             0     HAIL                                        2
HEAVY SNOW                       0     SNOW                                    1
LIGHT SNOW                        6     SLEET                                    0
FOG                                       43     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                                     23

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


Spring 2011 temperatures were slightly below average in St Joseph, with below average precipitation

The average temperature at St Joseph Rosecrans Memorial airport for the spring 2011 season (March-May) was 53.5 degrees, which is 0.6 degrees below the 30-year average. Based on the longer term historical 111 year record from various St Joseph observation points, spring 2011 was tied for the 48th warmest on record. The average high temperature for the season was 65.0 degrees, which is 0.7 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 42.1 degrees, which is 0.5 degrees below normal. The highest temperature of the season was 93 degrees recorded on April 3rd, May 9th and May 10th, while the lowest temperature of 17 degrees occurred on March 6th.

The total precipitation at St Joseph Rosecrans Memorial airport for the spring 2011 season (March-May) was 7.33 inches, which is 3.21 inches below the 30-year average. This would rank spring 2011 as the 87th wettest spring season in the longer term 111 year record in St Joseph. Snowfall was measured at 1.3 inches, which is 1.2 inches below the 30-year average for the spring season.

 St Joseph Spring 2011 graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
205 AM CDT WED JUN 1 2011

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

...THE ST. JOSEPH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2011 TO 5/31/2011...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 TO 2011

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                      93         05/10               90                  3                       89   05/24
                                                     05/09
                                                     04/03
LOWEST                        17        03/06               12                  5                       13   03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM            65.0                              65.7             -0.7                     65.5
AVG. MINIMUM             42.1                             42.6              -0.5                     44.4
MEAN                             53.5                             54.1              -0.6                     54.9
DAYS MAX >= 90            4                                  3.0                1.0                        0
DAYS MAX <= 32            0                                  2.0               -2.0                       1
DAYS MIN <= 32           22                               22.0                0.0                      15
DAYS MIN <= 0               0                                  0.0                0.0                        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM                   19.06     1944
MINIMUM                      2.67     1966
TOTALS                        7.33                            10.54                -3.21                 11.77
DAILY AVG.                  0.08                               0.11                -0.03                   0.13
DAYS >= .01                  29                                29.0                   0.0                      32
DAYS >= .10                  20                                19.0                   1.0                      22
DAYS >= .50                    3                                   7.0                  -4.0                       6
DAYS >= 1.00                  1                                  2.0                  -1.0                        3
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL            1.39     05/24 TO 05/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS                          1.3                                 2.5                    -1.2                     4.0
SINCE 7/1                    36.1                              14.9                    21.2                   38.7
DAYS >= TRACE             7                                  1.0                      6.0                       2
DAYS >= 1.0                     0                                 1.0                     -1.0                       2
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH                1     03/25
                                                  03/01
                                                  03/14
24 HR TOTAL               0.5     03/13 TO 03/13
                                                   03/25 TO 03/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL           1171                            1124                     47                  1038
COOLING TOTAL            141                               123                     18                    133
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/200    DATE  05/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/190    DATE  05/21

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR                 43
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                    29
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         20

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             18     MIXED PRECIP                    0
HEAVY RAIN                          6     RAIN                                     12
LIGHT RAIN                         34     FREEZING RAIN                  0
LT FREEZING RAIN             0     HAIL                                        0
HEAVY SNOW                       0     SNOW                                    0
LIGHT SNOW                        6     SLEET                                    0
FOG                                       40     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                                     14

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


 Spring 2011 temperatures were slightly above average in Kirksville, with near average precipitation

The average temperature at the Kirksville Regional airport for the spring 2011 season (March-May) was 51.4 degrees, which is 0.9 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 41.0 degrees, which is 1.2 degrees above normal. The highest temperature of the season was 91 degrees recorded on May 10th, and the lowest temperature of 20 degrees occurred on March 2nd. The total precipitation at the Kirksville Regional airport for the spring 2011 season (March-May) was 11.10 inches, which is 0.33 inches above the 30-year average.

Kirksville Spring 2011 climate graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
205 AM CDT WED JUN 1 2011

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

...THE KIRKSVILLE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2011 TO 5/31/2011...

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       05/10                 85                   6                      88   05/24
LOWEST                        20       03/02                 11                   9                      10   03/04
AVG. MAXIMUM            61.8                               61.2                0.6                   63.8
AVG. MINIMUM             41.0                               39.8                1.2                   42.4
MEAN                            51.4                               50.5                0.9                    53.1
DAYS MAX >= 90            1                                   0.0                 1.0                      0
DAYS MAX <= 32            1                                   2.0                -1.0                      0
DAYS MIN <= 32           25                                24.0                 1.0                     21
DAYS MIN <= 0               0                                   0.0                 0.0                       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS                       11.10                           10.77               0.33                   13.51
DAILY AVG.                    0.12                             0.12               0.00                     0.15
DAYS >= .01                    44                              29.0               15.0                        37
DAYS >= .10                    24                              20.0                 4.0                        25
DAYS >= .50                      8                                 8.0                 0.0                          9
DAYS >= 1.00                   1                                  3.0                -2.0                         3
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL              1.71     04/21 TO 04/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL           1325                           1402                 -77                   1160
COOLING TOTAL              95                                67                   28                       83
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/190    DATE  05/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/180    DATE  05/11

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR                 45
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                    29
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         18

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             22     MIXED PRECIP                   0
HEAVY RAIN                        12     RAIN                                    20
LIGHT RAIN                         39     FREEZING RAIN                 0
LT FREEZING RAIN             0     HAIL                                       0
HEAVY SNOW                       0     SNOW                                   3
LIGHT SNOW                        8     SLEET                                   0
FOG                                      50     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                                    12

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


 Spring 2011 temperatures were above average in Sedalia, with below average precipitation

The average temperature at the Sedalia Memorial airport for the spring 2011 season (March-May) was 56.6 degrees, which is 3.3 degrees above the 30-year average. The average high temperature for the season was 66.1 degrees, which is 1.5 degrees above normal, while the average low temperature was 47.1 degrees, which is 5.2 degrees above normal. The highest temperature of the season was 92 degrees recorded on May 9th, and the lowest temperature of 27 degrees occurred on March 1st. The total precipitation at the Sedalia Memorial airport for the spring 2011 season (March-May) was 8.14 inches, which is 4.13 inches below the 30-year average.

Sedalia Spring 2011 climate graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
205 AM CDT WED JUN 1 2011

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

...THE SEDALIA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2011 TO 5/31/2011...

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                      92        05/09              87                   5                     90   05/24
LOWEST                       27        03/01              13                 14                     23   03/04
AVG. MAXIMUM           66.1                            64.6                1.5                  68.4
AVG. MINIMUM            47.1                            41.9                5.2                  48.8
MEAN                           56.6                             53.3                3.3                  58.6
DAYS MAX >= 90           2                                 0.0                 2.0                     1
DAYS MAX <= 32           0                                 1.0                -1.0                     0
DAYS MIN <= 32          10                              24.0              -14.0                     7
DAYS MIN <= 0              0                                 0.0                  0.0                     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS                        8.14                           12.27             -4.13                  8.98
DAILY AVG.                  0.09                              0.13             -0.04                  0.10
DAYS >= .01                  34                               31.0                 3.0                    26
DAYS >= .10                  20                               21.0               -1.0                     19
DAYS >= .50                    5                                 8.0                -3.0                      6
DAYS >= 1.00                 1                                  3.0                -2.0                      1
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL            1.18     05/19 TO 05/20

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL           929                            1173              -244                   738
COOLING TOTAL          175                                93                  82                   178
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/280    DATE  05/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/280    DATE  05/12

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR                 47
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                    25
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         20

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             26     MIXED PRECIP                   0
HEAVY RAIN                        10     RAIN                                    17
LIGHT RAIN                         39     FREEZING RAIN                 0
LT FREEZING RAIN             1     HAIL                                       0
HEAVY SNOW                       1     SNOW                                   2
LIGHT SNOW                        8     SLEET                                   0
FOG                                      47     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                                    19

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


 Spring 2011 temperatures were below average in Olathe, with below average precipitation

The average temperature at the Johnson County Executive airport in Olathe for the spring 2011 season (March-May) was 54.3 degrees, which is 1.2 degrees below the 30-year average. The average high temperature for the season was 63.6 degrees, which is 2.5 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 44.9 degrees, which is 0.1 degrees above normal. The highest temperature of the season was 88 degrees recorded on April 3rd, May 9th, and May 10th, while the lowest temperature of 21 degrees occurred on March 6th. The total precipitation at the Johnson County Executive airport in Olathe for the spring 2011 season (March-May) was 10.42 inches, which is 1.51 inches below the 30-year average.

 

Olathe Spring 2011 climate graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
205 AM CDT WED JUN 1 2011

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

...THE JOHNSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2011 TO 5/31/2011...

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                        88          05/10            87               1                      87   05/28
                                                   05/09
                                                   04/03
LOWEST                        21          03/06             15               6                      21   03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM            63.6                            66.1            -2.5                   65.5
AVG. MINIMUM             44.9                            44.8             0.1                   46.7
MEAN                           54.3                            55.5            -1.2                   56.1
DAYS MAX >= 90            0                               0.0               0.0                     0
DAYS MAX <= 32            0                               1.0              -1.0                     1
DAYS MIN <= 32            14                             17.0              -3.0                     9
DAYS MIN <= 0               0                               0.0               0.0                     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS                       10.42                          11.93           -1.51                  11.72
DAILY AVG.                   0.11                           0.13            -0.02                   0.13
DAYS >= .01                  35                             30.0              5.0                      30
DAYS >= .10                  21                             21.0              0.0                      19
DAYS >= .50                    8                              9.0              -1.0                      11
DAYS >= 1.00                  1                              3.0              -2.0                       2
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL               1.21     05/24 TO 05/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL           1089                          1001                88                     927
COOLING TOTAL            126                            122                  4                     126
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/270    DATE  04/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/220    DATE  04/03

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR               45
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                  27
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         20

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             20     MIXED PRECIP                   1
HEAVY RAIN                    12     RAIN                                 16
LIGHT RAIN                      40     FREEZING RAIN                  0
LT FREEZING RAIN            0     HAIL                                    1
HEAVY SNOW                   0     SNOW                                4
LIGHT SNOW                     5     SLEET                                 0
FOG                                 44     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                                22

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


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