...May 2008 Climate Summary...

May 2008 continued the trend of near normalcy which stared in April. It was again a wetter than normal month for much of the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas.  Record low temperatures were established during the beginning of the month.  Below is a link to the significant tornado event during the month.


May 10th Tornadoes


Station
Temperature (mean)
Precipitation (total)
 
Mean Temp.
Rank
Above/Below
Precip.
Rank
Above/Below
 
Springfield
67.3
Tied 18th coolest
-1.0
5.20
Tied 44th wettest
+0.63
Joplin
66.6
Tied 30th warmest
0.5
10.79
5th wettest
+5.72
West Plains
 
63.9
32nd warmest
0.2
4.86
24th wettest
+0.24
Vichy
 
61.6
7th coolest
-2.7
4.81
26th wettest
+0.37

 
May 2008 Precipitation Departure from Normal

April 2008 Precipitation Departure from Normal

List of April 2008 Records
Date
Station
Record
May 7th
Vichy
Rainfall - 1.77 inches
May 7th
Joplin
Rainfall - 5.71 inches
May 12th
Vichy
Low Temperature - 36 degrees
May 12th
Springfield
Tied Low Temperature - 37 degrees

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
June
84.1
62.3
5.02
0.0
July
89.9
67.1
3.56
0.0
August 89.5 65.6 3.37 0.0
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
June
84.9
64.8
5.43
0.0
July
90.4
69.4
3.55
0.0
August 89.5 67.5 3.82 0.0
 
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
June
84.0
61.0
4.33
0.0
July
89.5
64.7
3.13
0.0
August 88.7 63.0 3.16 0.0
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
June
82.6
63.3
3.81
0.0
July
88.0
67.5
3.90
0.0
August 86.7 65.3 3.67 0.0



What can be expected for the next 30 days?

The 30 day forecast for June from the Climate Prediction Center indicated Below normal temperatures for southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas and Near to Slightly above normal precipitation mainly for the Ozarks.

30 day temperature forecast  30 day precipitation forecast


Summer- Average Wind Direction for Springfield

June wind rose
June

July wind rose  
July

August wind rose    
August


What can be expected this Summer? The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) has issued their latest forecast for the summer season.

Long range temperature forecast Long range precipitation forecast
                      Temperature                                                      Precipitation

For information about local climate forecasts, the National Weather Service issues Local 3-Month Temperature Outlooks based off of the CPC forecasts.

For the latest local climate outlook go to the Springfield L3MTO outlook page.



For information concerning Ag weather in Missouri go to the Missouri Ag Weather web page from the University of Missouri.



For additional information concerning:

The Summer Solstice visit the U.S. Naval Observatory.

Upcoming monthly normals and records: Local Climatology for the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas

This months Climate Calendar from the Midwest Regional Climate Center.

 

Monthly Climate Summaries
2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2007
2006
     

 



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