...August 2007 Monthly Summary...

...August 2007 Monthly Climate Summary...

August began hot and dry for southeast Kansas and western Missouri. Actually, with the exception of a heavy rainfall event which took place on the 19th and 20th, the month would have been near record dry conditions.  Overall, august finished with warmer than normal temperatures and with wetter than normal conditions.  The exception was West Plains which finished with its 2nd driest August on record.  

Station
Temperature
Precipitation
 
Springfield
81.6 (Tied 8th warmest)
4.34 (43rd wettest)
4.0 degrees above normal
0.97 above normal
Joplin
83.4 (6th  warmest)
5.31 (17th wettest)
4.9 degrees above normal
1.49 inches above normal
West Plains
 
82.2 degrees (2nd warmest)
0.16 inches (2nd driest)
6.3 degrees above normal
3.00 inches below normal
Vichy
 
82.7 degrees (1st warmest)
2.73 inches (37th wettest)
6.7 degrees above normal
0.94 inches below normal

As you can see from the image below, most of the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas experienced around normal precipitation for the month of August 2007.  Southern and southeastern Missouri was the exception. That area received significantly less rainfall than much of the rest of the state.  

Aug 2007 departure from normal precipitation

 
List of August 2007 Records for
(Springfield, Joplin, West Plains and Vichy)
Date
Station
Record
8/20/2007
Joplin
Daily rainfall record of 2.44 inches.
8/25/2007 Joplin   Daily rainfall record of 1.54 inches.
8/20/2007 Springfield Daily rainfall record of 2.93 inches.
8/20/2007 Vichy/Rolla Daily rainfall record of 1.99 inches.
8/14/2007 Joplin Record high temperature of 103 degrees.
8/13/2007
West Plains
Record high temperature of 101 degrees.
8/13/2007 Springfield Record high temperature of 100 degrees.
8/14/2007 Springfield Record high temperature of 102 degrees.
8/15/2007 Springfield Record high temperature of 102 degrees.
8/07/2007 Vichy/Rolla Record high temperature of 101 degrees.
8/08/2007 Vichy/Rolla Record high temperature of 100 degrees.
8/09/2007 Vichy/Rolla Record high temperature of 101 degrees.
8/10/2007 Vichy/Rolla Record high temperature of 102 degrees.
8/11/2007 Vichy/Rolla Record high temperature of 105 degrees.
8/12/2007 Vichy/Rolla Record high temperature of 100 degrees.
8/14/2007 Vichy/Rolla Record high temperature of 101 degrees.
8/15/2007 Vichy/Rolla Record high temperature of 107 degrees.
8/17/2007 Vichy/Rolla Record high temperature of 104 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 September from the Climate Prediction Center indicated Slightly Below normal temperatures for extreme southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas and Near normal and precipitation.

 


Fall- Monthly Normals for Springfield

   September October November
Precipitation 4.83" 3.47" 4.46"
Avg High 81.2 70.6 56.4
Avg Low 57.4 46.1 35.3









Fall
- Monthly records
for Springfield

  September
October November
Precipitation 17.46" in 1993
11.94" in 1919 12.24" in 1985
Record Avg High 77.6 in 1939
68.4 in 1963 55.4 in 1909
Record Avg Low 61.4 in 1974
49.5 in 1925 38.0 in 1951

Fall- Average Wind Direction for Springfield

              
    September                                   October                              November


What can be expected this Fall? The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) has issued their latest forecast for the Fall 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 Autumnal  Equinox 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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