...Record Breaking Cold On The Way...

An unseasonably cold airmass has moved into the area and will only tighten its grips on the area through this upcoming weekend. Record breaking low temperatures are forecast Saturday and Sunday mornings with low temperatures possibly approaching all time records for the month of April! Even if the all time records for April aren’t broken this airmass is expected to be one of the coldest ever for so late in the year. If forecast low temperatures in the upper teens and lower 20s this weekend are accurate, this cold snap could turn very costly and potentially catostrophic to area farmers.

For a look at the hourly temperature forecasts use our weather activity planner or hourly weather graphs.

Map of the cold

Here is a break down of the expected low temperatures as compared to records and normals for the date...


SGF temperature chart

JLN temperature chart

UNO temperature chart

VIH temperature chart

Here are the all time record lows for the month of April:

City Date Low
Springfield April 5, 1920 16

April 3, 1975
April 13, 1957

West Plains April 3, 1992
April 11, 1989
Rolla/Vichy April 1, 1899 17

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