Winter 2010-2011 temperatures below average in Kansas City, with near average precipitation and much above average snowfall

The average temperature at the Kansas City International Airport for the winter 2010-2011 season (December-February) was 27.2 degrees, which is 3.2 degrees below the 30-year average. Based on the longer term historical 123 year record from various Kansas City observation points, winter 2010-2011 has tied for the 16th coldest on record. The average high temperature for the season was 36.5 degrees, which is 3.0 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 17.9 degrees, which is 3.3 degrees below normal. The highest temperature of season was 74 degrees recorded on February 17th, and the lowest temperature of 12 degrees below zero occurred on February 3rd.

The total precipitation at the Kansas City International Airport for the winter 2010-2011 season (December-February) was 4.03 inches, which is 0.07 inches below the 30-year average. This ranks winter 2010-2011 as the 59th wettest winter season in the longer term 123 year record in Kansas City. Snowfall was measured at 36.4 inches, which is 21.3 inches above the 30-year average of 15.1 inches for the winter season. This places the winter of 2010-2011 as the 2nd snowiest winter in the 123 year history of Kansas City observations.

Winter 2010-2011 Kansas City graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
600 PM CST TUE MAR 1 2011

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

...THE KANSAS CITY INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2010 TO 2/28/2011...

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                                81      02/24/1930
LOW                                -23     12/23/1989
                                                    12/22/1989
HIGHEST                         74   02/17                    67                    7                         59  12/01
LOWEST                         -12   02/03                    -3                   -9                          -5  01/02
AVG. MAXIMUM              36.5                             39.5               -3.0                        33.8
AVG. MINIMUM              17.9                              21.2               -3.3                       19.3
MEAN                              27.2                              30.4              -3.2                        26.5
DAYS MAX >= 90              0                                  0.0                0.0                           0
DAYS MAX <= 32             37                               27.0             10.0                          38
DAYS MIN <= 32              81                               75.0               6.0                          78
DAYS MIN <= 0                 6                                  7.0               -1.0                           8

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM                      8.62        1911
MINIMUM                       0.58       1920
TOTALS                         4.03                                4.10              -0.07                     3.45
DAILY AVG.                    0.05                               0.05               0.00                      0.04
DAYS >= .01                   19                                 21.0                -2.0                         25
DAYS >= .10                     9                                 10.0                -1.0                           9
DAYS >= .50                     4                                   3.0                  1.0                          1
DAYS >= 1.00                   0                                   0.0                  0.0                          0
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL              0.79   02/24 TO 02/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
TOTAL                            53.3      1962
TOTALS                         36.4                                 15.1                21.3                     34.3
SINCE 7/1                     36.4                                 16.7                19.7                     35.5
DAYS >= TRACE            29                                  13.0                16.0                       38
DAYS >= 1.0                     7                                     5.0                  2.0                        13
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH                 9        02/04
                                                      02/02
                                                      02/03
24 HR TOTAL                 8.9   02/01 TO 02/01

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL          3385                             3126                  259                    3448
COOLING TOTAL             0                                    0                        0                          0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                 10.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/180    DATE  12/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/180    DATE  12/30

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR                 20
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                    35
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         35

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP                     0
HEAVY RAIN                         1     RAIN                                        2
LIGHT RAIN                        11     FREEZING RAIN                   2
LT FREEZING RAIN          10     HAIL                                         0
HEAVY SNOW                      5     SNOW                                      8
LIGHT SNOW                     27     SLEET                                     3
FOG                                      51     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     12
HAZE                                    27

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


Winter 2010-2011 temperatures were below average in St Joseph, with below average precipitation and much above average snowfall

The average temperature at St Joseph Rosecrans Memorial airport for the winter 2010-2011 season (December-February) was 25.2 degrees, which is 4.5 degrees below the 30-year average. Based on the longer term historical 110 year record from various St Joseph observation points, winter 2010-2011 was the 12th coldest on record. The average high temperature for the season was 35.6 degrees, which is 4.4 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 14.8 degrees, which is 4.6 degrees below normal. The highest temperature of the season was 72 degrees recorded on February 20th, and the lowest temperature of 13 degrees below zero occurred on February 3rd.

The total precipitation at St Joseph Rosecrans Memorial airport for the winter 2010-2011 season (December-February) was 2.44 inches, which is 1.01 inches below the 30-year average. This would rank winter 2010-11 as the 41st driest winter season in the longer term 110 year record in St Joseph. Snowfall was measured at 34.8 inches, which is 23.4 inches above the 30-year average for the winter season.

 St Joseph Winter 2010-11 graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
600 PM CST TUE MAR 1 2011

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

...THE ST. JOSEPH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2010 TO 2/28/2011...

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                                 83        02/24/1930
LOW                                 -25        01/12/1974
HIGHEST                          72   02/20                         64                  8                         59  12/01
LOWEST                         -13   02/03                          -8                 -5                        -17  01/04
AVG. MAXIMUM              35.6                                   40.0              -4.4                      31.2
AVG. MINIMUM              14.8                                   19.4               -4.6                      14.9
MEAN                               25.2                                  29.7               -4.5                      23.0
DAYS MAX >= 90               0                                       0.0                0.0                         0
DAYS MAX <= 32             40                                    29.0              11.0                        41
DAYS MIN <= 32              86                                    81.0                5.0                        85
DAYS MIN <= 0                10                                     10.0               0.0                        15

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM                      7.30         1985
MINIMUM                       0.24         2003
TOTALS                         2.44                                    3.45              -1.01                     3.43
DAILY AVG.                   0.03                                    0.04               -0.01                    0.04
DAYS >= .01                   17                                     18.0                 -1.0                        22
DAYS >= .10                     8                                        8.0                  0.0                        13
DAYS >= .50                     0                                       2.0                  -2.0                          1
DAYS >= 1.00                  0                                        0.0                   0.0                          0
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL              0.46   01/10 TO 01/10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS                         34.8                                    11.4                 23.4                     34.7
SINCE 7/1                     34.8                                    12.4                 22.4                     34.7
DAYS >= TRACE            32                                       6.0                  26.0                      36
DAYS >= 1.0                      7                                       4.0                    3.0                      11
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH               11     01/23
24 HR TOTAL                 8.4    01/10 TO 01/10

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL         3567                                  3187                  380                     3753
COOLING TOTAL            0                                          0                        0                          0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/190    DATE  12/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/190    DATE  12/30

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR                 38
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                    31
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         21

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)       73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP                     0
HEAVY RAIN                         0     RAIN                                        1
LIGHT RAIN                          5     FREEZING RAIN                   1
LT FREEZING RAIN            3     HAIL                                         0
HEAVY SNOW                      2     SNOW                                     7
LIGHT SNOW                     29     SLEET                                     0
FOG                                      52     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     15
HAZE                                    32

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


 Winter 2010-2011 temperatures were below average in Kirksville, with precipitation data missing due to several equipment failures 

The average temperature at the Kirksville Regional airport for the winter 2010-2011 season (December-February) was 24.1 degrees, which is 2.1 degrees below the 30-year average. The average high temperature for the season was 32.7 degrees, which is 2.8 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 15.5 degrees, which is 1.4 degrees below normal. The highest temperature of the season was 70 degrees recorded on February 17th, and the lowest temperature of 17 degrees below zero occurred on February 3rd.  Precipitation recoreded at the Kirksville Regional airport for the winter 2010-2011 season (December-February) was 2.52 inches, however several equipment failures occurred and the actual total was somewhat higher.

Kirksville Winter 2010-11 climate graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
600 PM CST TUE MAR 1 2011

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

...THE KIRKSVILLE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2010 TO 2/28/2011...

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                            70           02/17            63                  7                        58  12/01
LOWEST                            -17           02/03            -7               -10                       -17  01/10
AVG. MAXIMUM                32.7                              35.5             -2.8                     30.5
AVG. MINIMUM                 15.5                             16.9              -1.4                     14.0
MEAN                                24.1                              26.2              -2.1                     22.2
DAYS MAX >= 90                 0                                 0.0                0.0                         0
DAYS MAX <= 32               52                              34.0              18.0                       54
DAYS MIN <= 32                86                              79.0                7.0                       86
DAYS MIN <= 0                    8                               10.0              -2.0                       16

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS                            2.52                             3.78              -1.26                   4.79
DAILY AVG.                      0.03                             0.04              -0.01                   0.05
DAYS >= .01                       16                             15.0                 1.0                       27
DAYS >= .10                         8                                9.0               -1.0                       12
DAYS >= .50                         1                                2.0               -1.0                         2
DAYS >= 1.00                       0                                0.0                0.0                         0
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL                 0.59   02/27 TO 02/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL            3671                           3498                173                  3823
COOLING TOTAL                 0                                  0                      0                         0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/350    DATE  02/01
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/350    DATE  02/01

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR                 33
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                    31
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         26

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     77

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP                     0
HEAVY RAIN                         2     RAIN                                        3
LIGHT RAIN                          8     FREEZING RAIN                   1
LT FREEZING RAIN            3     HAIL                                         0
HEAVY SNOW                      0     SNOW                                      7
LIGHT SNOW                     30     SLEET                                     0
FOG                                      58     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     17
HAZE                                    25

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


 Winter 2010-2011 temperatures were near average in Sedalia, with precipitation data missing due to several equipment failures

The average temperature at the Sedalia Memorial airport for the winter 2010-2011 season (December-February) was 30.3 degrees, which is 0.4 degrees below the 30-year average. The average high temperature for the season was 38.7 degrees, which is 1.8 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 21.9 degrees, which is 1.0 degrees above normal. The highest temperature of the season was 74 degrees recorded on February 17th, and the lowest temperature of 9 degrees below zero occurred on February 3rd. Precipitation recorded at the Sedalia Memorial airport for the winter 2010-2011 season (December-February) was 3.21 inches, however several equipement failures occurred and the acutal total was somewhat higher.

Sedalia Winter 2010-11 climate graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
600 PM CST TUE MAR 1 2011

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

...THE SEDALIA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2010 TO 2/28/2011...

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                            74              02/17              68                  6                     57  01/20
                                                                                                                                             12/01
LOWEST                              -9              02/03               -5                 -4                     -5  01/05
AVG. MAXIMUM                38.7                                   40.5             -1.8                   35.9
AVG. MINIMUM                 21.9                                   20.9              1.0                   21.3
MEAN                                 30.3                                   30.7            -0.4                   28.6
DAYS MAX >= 90                 0                                       0.0              0.0                       0
DAYS MAX <= 32               30                                    24.0              6.0                      29
DAYS MIN <= 32                76                                    79.0             -3.0                     74
DAYS MIN <= 0                    4                                      8.0              -4.0                       4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS                           3.21                                     5.66            -2.45                  3.76
DAILY AVG.                     0.04                                     0.06            -0.02                  0.04
DAYS >= .01                      11                                     21.0             -10.0                     17
DAYS >= .10                        9                                     12.0               -3.0                       9
DAYS >= .50                        1                                       3.0                -2.0                      2
DAYS >= 1.00                      1                                       1.0                 0.0                      1
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL                 1.00     02/24 TO 02/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL           3109                                   3091                  18                 3195
COOLING TOTAL                 0                                         0                     0                       0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/310    DATE  12/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/320    DATE  12/12

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR                38
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                    27
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         25

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              4     MIXED PRECIP                    0
HEAVY RAIN                         4     RAIN                                       5
LIGHT RAIN                        12     FREEZING RAIN                 1
LT FREEZING RAIN            6     HAIL                                        0
HEAVY SNOW                      1     SNOW                                    5
LIGHT SNOW                     20     SLEET                                    0
FOG                                     44     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     11
HAZE                                   43

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


 Winter 2010-2011 temperatures were below average in Olathe, precipitation missing due to several equipment failures

The average temperature at the Johnson County Executive airport in Olathe for the winter 2010-2011 season (December-February) was 28.4 degrees, which is 4.0 degrees below the 30-year average. The average high temperature for the season was 37.6 degrees, which is 4.1 degrees below normal, while the average low temperature was 19.3 degrees, which is 3.8 degrees below normal. The highest temperature of the season was 74 degrees recorded on February 17th, and the lowest temperature of 9 degrees below zero occurred on February 3rd. Precipitation recorded at the Johnson County Executive airport in Olathe for the winter 2010-2011 season (December-February) was 2.79 inches, however several equipment failures occurred and the actual total was somewhat higher.

 

Olathe Winter 2010-11 climate graph
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
600 PM CST TUE MAR 1 2011

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

...THE JOHNSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2010 TO 2/28/2011...

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                           74            02/17           67               7                  57  12/01
LOWEST                            -9            02/03           -1               -8                  -4  01/10
AVG. MAXIMUM               37.6                            41.7            -4.1                33.7
AVG. MINIMUM                19.3                            23.1            -3.8                19.5
MEAN                              28.4                            32.4            -4.0                26.6
DAYS MAX >= 90                0                               0.0              0.0                  0
DAYS MAX <= 32               35                             22.0            13.0                 38
DAYS MIN <= 32                82                             71.0            11.0                 80
DAYS MIN <= 0                   6                               5.0              1.0                  6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS                            2.79                            4.29            -1.50              2.98
DAILY AVG.                      0.03                            0.05            -0.02              0.04
DAYS >= .01                       13                            18.0              -5.0                19
DAYS >= .10                        4                             10.0              -6.0                 9
DAYS >= .50                        2                              2.0                0.0                 2
DAYS >= 1.00                      1                              1.0                0.0                 0
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL                    1.21   02/27 TO 02/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL               3275                          2941                334             3410
COOLING TOTAL                   0                               0                    0                  0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/190    DATE  12/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/310    DATE  01/07

SKY COVER

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR               42
NUMBER OF DAYS PC                  24
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         24

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              4     MIXED PRECIP                   0
HEAVY RAIN                     1     RAIN                                  3
LIGHT RAIN                     10     FREEZING RAIN                  1
LT FREEZING RAIN            4     HAIL                                   0
HEAVY SNOW                  1     SNOW                                6
LIGHT SNOW                   19     SLEET                                0
FOG                                49     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      9
HAZE                              29
 
-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.


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