Winter 2009-2010 temperatures were below average in Kansas City, with slightly below average precipitation and much above average snowfall

The average temperature at the Kansas City International Airport for the winter 2009-2010 season (December-February) was 26.5 degrees, which is 3.9 degrees below the 30-year average. Based on the longer term historical 122 year record from various Kansas City observation points, winter 2009-2010 has tied for the 11th coldest on record. The average high temperature for the season was 33.8 degrees, which is 5.7 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 19.3 degrees, which is 1.9 degrees below normal. The highest temperature of season was 59 degrees recorded on December 1st, and the lowest temperature of 5 degrees below zero occurred on January 2nd.

The total precipitation at the Kansas City International Airport for the winter 2009-2010 season (December-February) was 3.45 inches, which is 0.65 inches below the 30-year average. This would rank winter 2009-2010 as the 49th driest winter season in the longer term 122 year record in Kansas City. Snowfall was measured at 34.3 inches, which is 19.2 inches above the 30-year average of 15.1 inches for the winter season. This places the winter of 2009-2010 as the 3rd snowiest winter in the 122 year history of Kansas City observations.

Winter 2010 Kansas City graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
215 AM CST MON MAR 1 2010

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

...THE KANSAS CITY INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2009 TO 2/28/2010...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2010

WEATHER         OBSERVED                 NORMAL  DEPART      LAST YEAR`S
                                  VALUE   DATE(S)   VALUE       FROM               VALUE  DATE(S)
                                                                                       NORMAL
........................................................................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
HIGH                        81   02/24/1930
LOW                       -23   12/23/1989
                                         12/22/1989
HIGHEST                 59       12/01                  67            -8                    70  01/31
LOWEST                  -5        01/02                  -3             -2                     -6  01/15
AVG. MAXIMUM     33.8                                39.5         -5.7                   42.6
AVG. MINIMUM      19.3                                21.2        -1.9                   19.4
MEAN                      26.5                               30.4         -3.9                   31.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                                    0.0          0.0                      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     38                                27.0         11.0                    22
DAYS MIN <= 32      78                                75.0          3.0                     80
DAYS MIN <= 0         8                                    7.0          1.0                      3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM              8.62   1911
MINIMUM              0.58   1920
TOTALS                3.45                                 4.10         -0.65                 2.69
DAILY AVG.          0.04                                 0.05         -0.01                 0.03
DAYS >= .01         25                                   21.0            4.0                    19
DAYS >= .10          9                                    10.0           -1.0                      6
DAYS >= .50          1                                      3.0            -2.0                     1
DAYS >= 1.00        0                                      0.0            0.0                      1
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL      0.62   01/18 TO 01/19

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
TOTAL                        53.3    1962
TOTALS                     34.3                           15.1         19.2                  12.3
SINCE 7/1                 35.5                           16.7         18.8                  13.2
DAYS >= TRACE      38                              13.0         25.0                    21
DAYS >= 1.0              13                               5.0           8.0                       3
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH         9   01/09
                                          01/07
                                          01/08
24 HR TOTAL      5.1   02/21 TO 02/21

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    3448                          3126        322                  3059
COOLING TOTAL       0                                  0             0                         0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/350    DATE  12/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/350    DATE  12/24

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR                  11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                     30
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         49

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     77

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP                      0
HEAVY RAIN                         0     RAIN                                         4
LIGHT RAIN                        17     FREEZING RAIN                    0
LT FREEZING RAIN            8     HAIL                                          0
HEAVY SNOW                      2     SNOW                                      8
LIGHT SNOW                     38     SLEET                                     2
FOG                                      61     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     19
HAZE                                    30

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


Winter 2009-2010 temperatures were below average in St Joseph, with near average precipitation and much above average snowfall

The average temperature at St Joseph Rosecrans Memorial airport for the winter 2009-2010 season (December-February) was 23.0 degrees, which is 6.7 degrees below the 30-year average. Based on the longer term historical 110 year record from various St Joseph observation points, winter 2009-2010 was the 5th coldest on record. The average high temperature for the season was 31.2 degrees, which is 8.8 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 14.9 degrees, which is 4.5 degrees below normal. The highest temperature of the season was 59 degrees recorded on December 1st, and the lowest temperature of 17 degrees below zero occurred on January 4th.

The total precipitation at St Joseph Rosecrans Memorial airport for the winter 2009-2010 season (December-February) was 3.43 inches, which is 0.02 inches below the 30-year average. This would rank autumn 2009 as the 40th wettest winter season in the longer term 110 year record in St Joseph. Snowfall was measured at 34.7, which is 23.3 inch above the 30-year average for the winter season.

 St Joseph Winter 2010 graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
215 AM CST MON MAR 1 2010

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

...THE ST. JOSEPH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2009 TO 2/28/2010...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 TO 2010

WEATHER           OBSERVED                NORMAL    DEPART     LAST YEAR`S
                                   VALUE   DATE(S)    VALUE        FROM              VALUE  DATE(S)
                                                                                         NORMAL
.............................................................................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
HIGH                               83    02/24/1930
LOW                               -25    01/12/1974
HIGHEST                       59         12/01          64                -5                     71  01/31
LOWEST                       -17         01/04          -8                 -9                    -11  12/22
AVG. MAXIMUM            31.2                          40.0            -8.8                   40.7
AVG. MINIMUM            14.9                          19.4             -4.5                   16.2
MEAN                            23.0                          29.7             -6.7                   28.5
DAYS MAX >= 90           0                               0.0               0.0                      0
DAYS MAX <= 32          41                           29.0             12.0                    24
DAYS MIN <= 32           85                           81.0               4.0                    84
DAYS MIN <= 0             15                           10.0               5.0                      9

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM                      7.30     1985
MINIMUM                       0.24     2003
TOTALS                         3.43                        3.45              -0.02                2.26
DAILY AVG.                   0.04                        0.04                0.00               0.02
DAYS >= .01                   22                         18.0                  4.0                  14
DAYS >= .10                   13                           8.0                  5.0                    7
DAYS >= .50                    1                            2.0                 -1.0                    1
DAYS >= 1.00                  0                            0.0                  0.0                    0
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL    0.64   02/19 TO 02/19

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS                         34.7                        11.4                23.3               10.8
SINCE 7/1                     34.7                        12.4                22.3               11.7
DAYS >= TRACE           36                            6.0                30.0                  21
DAYS >= 1.0                  11                            4.0                  7.0                    3
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH        13   01/09
                                           01/07
                                           01/08
24 HR TOTAL      5.7   12/25 TO 12/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      3753                         3187             566                3284
COOLING TOTAL          0                                0                   0                       0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/320    DATE  12/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/310    DATE  12/25

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR                 29
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                    21
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP                     0
HEAVY RAIN                         2     RAIN                                        2
LIGHT RAIN                          8     FREEZING RAIN                   2
LT FREEZING RAIN            3     HAIL                                         0
HEAVY SNOW                      1     SNOW                                   13
LIGHT SNOW                     35     SLEET                                     0
FOG                                      62     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     17
HAZE                                    55

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


 Winter 2009-2010 temperatures were below average in Kirksville, with slightly above average precipitation

The average temperature at the Kirksville Regional airport for the winter 2009-2010 season (December-February) was 22.2 degrees, which is 4.0 degrees below the 30-year average. The average high temperature for the season was 30.5 degrees, which is 5.0 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 14.0 degrees, which is 2.9 degrees below normal. The highest temperature of the season was 58 degrees recorded on December 1st, and the lowest temperature of 17 degrees below zero occurred on January 10th. The total precipitation at the Kirksville Regional airport for the winter 2009-2010 season (December-February) was 4.79 inches, which is 1.01 inches above the 30-year average.

Kirksville Winter 2010 climate graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
215 AM CST MON MAR 1 2010

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

...THE KIRKSVILLE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2009 TO 2/28/2010...

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                       58      12/01             63               -5                   68  02/07
LOWEST                       -17   01/10                -7              -10                 -10  01/15
AVG. MAXIMUM           30.5                          35.5            -5.0                 37.3
AVG. MINIMUM            14.0                         16.9             -2.9                 15.5
MEAN                            22.2                         26.2             -4.0                 26.4
DAYS MAX >= 90            0                             0.0               0.0                    0
DAYS MAX <= 32          54                           34.0            20.0                  37
DAYS MIN <= 32          86                            79.0              7.0                  84
DAYS MIN <= 0            16                            10.0               6.0                 11

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS                         4.79                        3.78             1.01                 4.31
DAILY AVG.                   0.05                        0.04             0.01                 0.05
DAYS >= .01                   27                         15.0             12.0                   19
DAYS >= .10                   12                           9.0                3.0                    9
DAYS >= .50                     2                           2.0                0.0                    3
DAYS >= 1.00                   0                           0.0                0.0                    1
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL    0.90   12/24 TO 12/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL        3823                      3498               325             3469
COOLING TOTAL           0                              0                     0                    0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/290    DATE  01/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/290    DATE  01/25

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR                 30
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                    26
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         34

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     78

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP                     0
HEAVY RAIN                         0     RAIN                                        3
LIGHT RAIN                          6     FREEZING RAIN                   1
LT FREEZING RAIN            3     HAIL                                         0
HEAVY SNOW                      1     SNOW                                      7
LIGHT SNOW                     33     SLEET                                     0
FOG                                      58     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     15
HAZE                                    25

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


 Winter 2009-2010 temperatures were below average in Sedalia, with below average precipitation

The average temperature at the Sedalia Memorial airport for the winter 2009-2010 season (December-February) was 28.6 degrees, which is 2.1 degrees below the 30-year average. The average high temperature for the season was 35.9 degrees, which is 4.6 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 21.3 degrees, which is 0.4 degrees above normal. The highest temperature of the season was 57 degrees recorded on December 1st and January 20th, and the lowest temperature of 5 degrees below zero occurred on January 5th. The total precipitation at the Sedalia Memorial airport for the winter 2009-2010 season (December-February) was 3.76 inches, which is 1.90 inches below the 30-year average.

Sedalia Winter 2010 climate graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
215 AM CST MON MAR 1 2010

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

...THE SEDALIA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2009 TO 2/28/2010...

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                      57       01/20            68               -11                      72  02/10
                                                   12/01
LOWEST                        -5       01/05             -5                  0                       -3  01/15
AVG. MAXIMUM         35.9                            40.5            -4.6                     43.6
AVG. MINIMUM          21.3                            20.9             0.4                     22.1
MEAN                         28.6                             30.7            -2.1                    32.8
DAYS MAX >= 90         0                                 0.0              0.0                        0
DAYS MAX <= 32        29                             24.0              5.0                       22
DAYS MIN <= 32        74                              79.0            -5.0                       75
DAYS MIN <= 0            4                                 8.0            -4.0                         2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS                       3.76                           5.66           -1.90                    3.04
DAILY AVG.                 0.04                            0.06          -0.02                    0.03
DAYS >= .01                 17                             21.0            -4.0                       13
DAYS >= .10                   9                             12.0            -3.0                         7
DAYS >= .50                   2                               3.0            -1.0                         1
DAYS >= 1.00                1                               1.0              0.0                         1
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL    1.56   12/23 TO 12/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    3195                            3091            104                     2889
COOLING TOTAL       0                                    0                  0                           0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/290    DATE  12/09
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/290    DATE  12/09

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR                 28
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                    24
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         37

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP                     0
HEAVY RAIN                         2     RAIN                                        8
LIGHT RAIN                        19     FREEZING RAIN                   1
LT FREEZING RAIN            3     HAIL                                         0
HEAVY SNOW                      0     SNOW                                      7
LIGHT SNOW                     29     SLEET                                     0
FOG                                      51     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     15
HAZE                                    37

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


 Winter 2009-2010 temperatures were below average in Olathe, with below average precipitation

The average temperature at the Johnson County Executive airport in Olathe for the winter 2009-2010 season (December-February) was 26.6 degrees, which is 5.8 degrees below the 30-year average. The average high temperature for the season was 33.7 degrees, which is 8.0 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 19.5 degrees, which is 3.6 degrees below normal. The highest temperature of the season was 57 degrees recorded on December 1st, and the lowest temperature of 4 degrees below zero occurred on Janauary 10th. The total precipitation at the Johnson County Executive airport in Olathe for the winter 2009-2010 season (December-February) was 2.98 inches, which is 1.31 inches below the 30-year average.

 

Olathe Winter 2010 climate graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
215 AM CST MON MAR 1 2010

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

...THE JOHNSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2009 TO 2/28/2010...

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                        57     12/01              67               -10                     70  02/07
LOWEST                         -4      01/10                1                  -3                      -1  01/15
AVG. MAXIMUM             33.7                         41.7              -8.0                   43.3
AVG. MINIMUM             19.5                          23.1              -3.6                   21.0
MEAN                             26.6                         32.4              -5.8                   32.2
DAYS MAX >= 90             0                             0.0                0.0                       0
DAYS MAX <= 32           38                           22.0             16.0                      19
DAYS MIN <= 32           80                           71.0                9.0                      79
DAYS MIN <= 0               6                              5.0                1.0                       1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS                        2.98                          4.29             -1.31                   2.29
DAILY AVG.                  0.04                          0.05              -0.01                  0.03
DAYS >= .01                  19                           18.0                 1.0                     14
DAYS >= .10                    9                           10.0                -1.0                       5
DAYS >= .50                    2                             2.0                  0.0                      1
DAYS >= 1.00                  0                             1.0                -1.0                      0
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL    0.67   02/20 TO 02/21

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      3410                         2941                469                  2949
COOLING TOTAL         0                                 0                      0                        0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/320    DATE  12/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/300    DATE  12/25

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR                 30
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                    23
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         37

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     77

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP                     0
HEAVY RAIN                         0     RAIN                                        1
LIGHT RAIN                          7     FREEZING RAIN                   1
LT FREEZING RAIN            4     HAIL                                         0
HEAVY SNOW                      1     SNOW                                     8
LIGHT SNOW                     33     SLEET                                     0
FOG                                      64     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     14
HAZE                                    34
 
-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.


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