...July 2007 Climate Summary...

...July 2007 Monthly Climate Summary...

July began with serious flooding continuing across southeast Kansas and western Missouri from the heavy rainfall that occurred at the end of June.  July wound up with generally slightly below normal temperatures and with drier than normal conditions.  Rolla/Vichy finished July with the driest July on record with on 0.85 inches of rain recorded.

77.9 (36th coolest)
2.80 (47th driest)
0.6 degrees below normal
0.76 below normal
79.1 (23rd coolest)
0.85 (11th driest)
0.8 degrees below normal
2.70 inches below normal
West Plains
75.2 degrees (6th coolest)
4.61 inches (19th wettest)
1.9 degrees below normal
1.48 inches above normal
75.9 degrees (12th coolest)
0.85 inches (driest on record)
1.9 degrees below normal
3.05 inches below normal

As you can see from the image below, most of the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas experienced below normal precipitation for the month of July 2007.  There were a few pockets of wetter than normal conditions, mainly across southeast Kansas into west central Missouri.

July 2007 departure from normal precipitation

List of July 2007 Records for (Springfield, Joplin, West Plains and Vichy)
West Plains
Daily rainfall record of 2.22 inches.
West Plains
Record Low Temperature of 55 degrees.

How about the Summer Season as a whole?

A look graphically at the summer season temperatures including the top 5 warmest months on record compared to the current seasons.

A look graphically at the summer season precipitation including the top 5 wettest months on record compared to the current seasons.

What can be expected for the next 30 days?

The 30 day forecast for August from the Climate Prediction Center indicated Near normal temperatures and precipitation.


Summer- Monthly Normals for Springfield

  June July August
Precipitation 5.02" 3.56" 3.37"
Avg High 84.6 89.9 89.5
Avg Low 62.2 67.1 65.6

- Monthly records
for Springfield

July August
Precipitation 12.27" in 1928
18.75" in 1958 10.81" in 1915
Record Avg High 81.1 in 1952
85.5 in 1934 84.4 in 1936
Record Avg Low 66.8 in 1972
71.7 in 1950 68.7 in 1915

Summer- Average Wind Direction for Springfield

    June                                       July                                      August

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

                      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.

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