Summer 2009 temperatures were much below average in Kansas City, with much above average precipiation 

The average temperature at the Kansas City International Airport for the summer 2009 season (June-August) was 74.1 degrees, which is 2.1 degrees below the 30-year average. Based on the longer term historical 121 year record from various Kansas City observation points, summer 2009 ranked as the 10th coolest summer since 1888. The average high temperature for the season was 83.5 degrees, which is 3.1 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 64.7 degrees, which was 1.1 degrees below normal. Record low temperatures were set 3 consecutive days July 17th through 19th, with another record low tied on August 2nd. The highest temperature of season was 97 degrees recorded on both June 23rd and August 8th, and the lowest temperature of 51 degrees occurred on August 30th. 

The total precipitation at the Kansas City International Airport for the summer 2009 season (June-August) was 19.89 inches, which is 7.49 inches above the 30-year average. This ranks summer 2009 as the 8th wettest summer season in the longer term 121 year record in Kansas City. Daily rainfall records were set on June 15th and August 17th.

Top 10 Coolest Summers and Top 10 Wettest Summers in Kansas City

Avg Temperature

Year

71.6

1915

71.6

1992

72.5

1891

72.6

1985

72.7

2004

72.9

1927

73.2

1950

73.4

1904

74.0

1889

74.1

2009

Precipitation

Year

29.56

1969

24.57

1895

23.60

1956

23.60

2001

22.83

1951

21.68

1992

20.55

1993

19.89

2009

19.80

2005

19.52

1920

 Kansas City Summer 2009 Climate graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
1135 PM CDT THU SEP 3 2009

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

...THE KANSAS CITY INTERNATIONAL
CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
6/1/2009 TO 8/31/2009...

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)

...............................................................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
HIGH                       113     08/14/1936
LOW                         42      06/04/1990
HIGHEST                 97        08/08             99              -2               97     08/04
                                            06/23                                                          08/03
LOWEST                  51       08/30              50               1               55     06/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     83.5                           86.6           -3.1            85.0
AVG. MINIMUM       64.7                          65.8           -1.1            65.9
MEAN                      74.1                          76.2           -2.1            75.4
DAYS MAX >= 90     19                            32.0          -13.0             14
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                               0.0             0.0              0
DAYS MIN <= 32       0                               0.0             0.0              0
DAYS MIN <= 0         0                               0.0             0.0              0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM             29.56     1969
MINIMUM                1.12     1936
TOTALS                19.89                        12.40           7.49            12.13
DAILY
AVG.             0.22                         0.13            0.09              0.13
DAYS >= .01             34                           29.0              5.0               31
DAYS >= .10             25                           19.0              6.0               15
DAYS >= .50             12                           10.0              2.0               10
DAYS >= 1.00            6                             3.0               3.0                1
GREATEST
24
HR. TOTAL         3.38     8/16 TO 8/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
TOTAL                     0.0
TOTALS                  0.0                              0.0              0.0              0.0
SINCE 7/1                0.0                              0.0              0.0              0.0
DAYS >=
TRACE       0                               0.0              0.0                 0
DAYS >= 1.0             0                                0.0              0.0                 0
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH          0
24
HR TOTAL         0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      10                             15                -5                  0
COOLING TOTAL     873                        1049             -176              984
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE
WIND SPEED              8.3
HIGHEST
WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     36/120    DATE  08/10
HIGHEST
GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/130    DATE  08/10

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS
FAIR               28
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                  43
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         21

AVERAGE
RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             32     MIXED PRECIP                   0
HEAVY RAIN                     15      RAIN                                  22
LIGHT RAIN                       39     FREEZING RAIN                  0
LT FREEZING RAIN            0     
HAIL                                     1
HEAVY SNOW                    0      SNOW                                   0
LIGHT SNOW                      0      SLEET                                 0
FOG                                   53     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                                 27

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


 Summer 2009 temperatures were much below average in St Joseph, with above average precipitation

The average temperature at St Joseph Rosecrans Memorial Airport for the summer 2009 season (June-August) was 73.4 degrees, which is 3.0 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), summer 2009 was the 8th coolest on record. The average high temperature for the season was 83.7 degrees, which is 4.1 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 63.1 degrees, which is 1.7 degrees below normal. Record low temperatures were recorded on three consecutive days July 17th through 19th. A record low was also tied on August 2nd.* The highest temperature of the season was 98 degrees recorded on June 23rd, and the lowest temperature of 47 degrees occurred on August 30th.

The total precipitation at St Joseph Rosecrans Memorial airport for the summer 2009 season (June-August) was 14.00 inches, which is 2.10 inches above the 30-year average. This would rank summer 2009 as the 36th wettest spring season in the longer term 100 year record in St Joseph (though precipitation data for this site is incomplete).

St Joseph Summer 2009 Climate graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
1155 PM CDT THU SEP 3 2009

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

...THE ST. JOSEPH
CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
6/1/2009 TO 8/31/2009...

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)

................................................................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
HIGH                        110      08/13/1936
                                            08/10/1934
LOW                          41      08/28/1986
                                           06/01/1982
                                           07/05/1972
HIGHEST                  98           06/23            98                 0                  96     08/04
LOWEST                  47            08/30           49                 -2                  51     08/30
AVG. MAXIMUM     83.7                             87.8              -4.1               84.8
AVG. MINIMUM       63.1                            64.8              -1.7                64.1
MEAN                     73.4                             76.4              -3.0                74.5
DAYS MAX >= 90     19                              35.0            -16.0                 16
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                                0.0                0.0                   0
DAYS MIN <= 32       0                                0.0                0.0                   0
DAYS MIN <= 0         0                                0.0                0.0                   0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM              28.88        1951
MINIMUM                 3.94        1901
TOTALS                 14.00                         11.90               2.10              12.54
DAILY
AVG.             0.15                           0.13               0.02                0.14
DAYS >= .01             38                             26.0               12.0                  29
DAYS >= .10             23                             16.0                 7.0                  17
DAYS >= .50             12                              7.0                  5.0                    8
DAYS >= 1.00             4                              4.0                  0.0                    3
GREATEST
24
HR. TOTAL        1.58    08/16 TO 08/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS                    0.0                             0.0                 0.0                  0.0
SINCE 7/1                 0.0                              0.0                 0.0                  0.0
DAYS >=
TRACE        0                               0.0                 0.0                    0
DAYS >= 1.0               0                               0.0                 0.0                    0
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH            0
24
HR TOTAL           0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       16                              19                    -3                    0
COOLING TOTAL      813                         1063                -250                897
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE
WIND SPEED              6.5
HIGHEST
WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     39/300    DATE  08/04
HIGHEST
GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/250    DATE  08/09

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS
FAIR               64
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                  22
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE
RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             37      MIXED PRECIP                 0
HEAVY RAIN                     19      RAIN                                 21
LIGHT RAIN                      40      FREEZING RAIN                 0
LT FREEZING RAIN            0     
HAIL                                    0
HEAVY SNOW                    0      SNOW                                  0
LIGHT SNOW                     0      SLEET                                 0
FOG                                  65     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     14
HAZE                                37

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


Summer 2009 temperatures were much below average in Kirksville, with above average precipitation

The average temperature at the Kirksville Regional Airport for the summer 2009 season (June-August) was 70.3 degrees, which is 3.3 degrees below the 30-year average. The average high temperature for the season was 80.8 degrees, which is 3.3 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 59.8 degrees, which is 3.2 degrees below normal. The highest temperature of the season was 94 degrees recorded on June 23rd, and the lowest temperature of 44 degrees occurred on August 31st. The total precipitation at the Kirksville Regional Airport for the summer 2009 season (June-August) was 15.08 inches, which is 2.38 inches above the 30-year average.

 Kirksville Summer 2009 Climate graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
540 AM CDT FRI SEP 4 2009

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

...THE KIRKSVILLE
CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
6/1/2009 TO 8/31/2009...

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)

..................................................................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST                   94           06/23           96              -2              92    08/04
LOWEST                    44           08/31           47              -3              50    06/17
AVG. MAXIMUM       80.8                            84.1          -3.3            81.8
AVG. MINIMUM        59.8                            63.0          -3.2            61.1
MEAN                       70.3                            73.6          -3.3            71.4
DAYS MAX >= 90       5                               21.0        -16.0               4
DAYS MAX <= 32       0                                 0.0           0.0               0
DAYS MIN <= 32        0                                 0.0           0.0               0
DAYS MIN <= 0          0                                 0.0           0.0               0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS              15.08                             12.70           2.38          26.27
DAILY
AVG.          0.16                               0.14            0.02           0.29
DAYS >= .01           40                                25.0            15.0            37
DAYS >= .10           30                                18.0            12.0            25
DAYS >= .50           10                                  9.0              1.0            13
DAYS >= 1.00          3                                   5.0             -2.0              9
GREATEST
24
HR. TOTAL      2.39     06/23 TO 06/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL        47                              30                17             4
COOLING TOTAL     555                            816              -261           625
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE
WIND SPEED              6.3
HIGHEST
WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     38/040    DATE  06/23
HIGHEST
GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    94/090    DATE  07/24

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS
FAIR               74
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                  16
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE
RH (PERCENT)              78

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             34      MIXED PRECIP                  0
HEAVY RAIN                     17      RAIN                                  26
LIGHT RAIN                       42     FREEZING RAIN                  0
LT FREEZING RAIN            0     
HAIL                                    0
HEAVY SNOW                    0      SNOW                                  0
LIGHT SNOW                     0      SLEET                                 0
FOG                                  69     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     18
HAZE                                  5

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


Summer 2009 temperatures were near average in Sedalia, with near average precipitation

The average temperature at the Sedalia Memorial Airport for the summer 2009 season (June-August) was 74.7 degrees, which is 0.4 degrees below the 30-year average. The average high temperature for the season was 84.0 degrees, which is 2.4 degrees beow normal, while the average low temperature was 65.4 degrees, which is 1.6 degrees above normal. The highest temperature of the season was 98 degrees recorded on June 23rd, and the lowest temperature of 51 degrees occurred on August 30th. The total precipitation at the Sedalia Memorial Airport for the summer 2009 season (June-August) was 13.84 inches, which is 0.78 inches above the 30-year average.

Sedalia Summer 2009 Climate graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
610 AM CDT FRI SEP 4 2009

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

...THE SEDALIA
CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
6/1/2009 TO 8/31/2009...

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)

..................................................................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST                      98   06/23               98                 0              96    08/04
                                                                                                                 07/21
                                                                                                                 07/20
LOWEST                       51   08/30               48                 3              55    06/17
AVG. MAXIMUM          84.0                        86.4             -2.4           84.7
AVG. MINIMUM           65.4                         63.8             1.6           65.8
MEAN                          74.7                        75.1              -0.4          75.3
DAYS MAX >= 90         15                           33.0           -18.0            14
DAYS MAX <= 32           0                            0.0               0.0              0
DAYS MIN <= 32            0                            0.0               0.0              0
DAYS MIN <= 0              0                            0.0               0.0              0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS                    13.84                      13.06              0.78           11.68
DAILY
AVG.                0.15                        0.14               0.01            0.13
DAYS >= .01                 26                          26.0                0.0             25
DAYS >= .10                 19                          18.0                1.0             19
DAYS >= .50                 11                            8.0                3.0               9
DAYS >= 1.00                 2                            4.0               -2.0               3
GREATEST
24
HR. TOTAL    3.93     06/15 TO 06/16

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL          9                               20                -11               0
COOLING TOTAL        924                          952                 -28           961
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE
WIND SPEED              7.1
HIGHEST
WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     35/040    DATE  06/23
HIGHEST
GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/040    DATE  06/23

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS
FAIR               70
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                  19
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE
RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             32      MIXED PRECIP                 0
HEAVY RAIN                     17      RAIN                                 19
LIGHT RAIN                      35      FREEZING RAIN                 0
LT FREEZING RAIN            0     
HAIL                                   0
HEAVY SNOW                    0      SNOW                                 0
LIGHT SNOW                      0     SLEET                                 0
FOG                                  50     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      7
HAZE                                 22

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


   Summer 2009 temperatures were much below average in Olathe, with above average precipitation

The average temperature at the Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe for the summer 2009 season (June-August) was 74.2 degrees, which is 2.6 degrees below the 30-year average. The average high temperature for the season was 83.1 degrees, which is 4.1 degree below normal, while the average low temperature was 65.3 degrees, which is 1.0 degrees below normal. The highest temperature of the season was 97 degrees recorded on June 23rd, and the lowest temperature of 52 degrees occurred on August 30th. The total precipitation at the Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe for the summer 2009 season (June-August) was 17.70 inches, which is 4.89 inches above the 30-year average.

Olathe Summer 2009 Climate graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
630 AM CDT FRI SEP 4 2009

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

...THE JOHNSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE
CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
6/1/2009 TO 8/31/2009...

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)

.............................................................................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST                        97       06/23           98            -1                 97       07/21
                                                                                                                     07/20
LOWEST                        52        08/30           51             1                57       06/17
AVG. MAXIMUM           83.1                        87.2          -4.1             85.1
AVG. MINIMUM            65.3                        66.3          -1.0             66.5
MEAN                           74.2                        76.8          -2.6             75.8
DAYS MAX >= 90           16                         32.0         -16.0             15
DAYS MAX <= 32             0                           0.0            0.0               0
DAYS MIN <= 32              0                           0.0            0.0               0
DAYS MIN <= 0                0                           0.0            0.0               0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS                      17.70                      12.81         4.89           18.64
DAILY
AVG.                  0.19                         0.14         0.05             0.20
DAYS >= .01                   36                          26.0         10.0              33
DAYS >= .10                   24                          19.0           5.0              19
DAYS >= .50                   12                            8.0           4.0                8
DAYS >= 1.00                   7                            4.0           3.0                5
GREATEST
24
HR. TOTAL    2.19      06/15 TO 06/16

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL          10                             12              -2                0
COOLING TOTAL         881                        1094           -213          1008
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE
WIND SPEED              7.0
HIGHEST
WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     38/140    DATE  07/11
HIGHEST
GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    86/330    DATE  07/20

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS
FAIR               68
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                  20
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE
RH (PERCENT)           74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             29      MIXED PRECIP                   0
HEAVY RAIN                     19      RAIN                                  20
LIGHT RAIN                       42     FREEZING RAIN                  0
LT FREEZING RAIN             0    
HAIL                                    0
HEAVY SNOW                     0     SNOW                                  0
LIGHT SNOW                      0      SLEET                                 0
FOG                                   46     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                                   4

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


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