...September 2007 Climate Summary...

...September 2007 Monthly Climate Summary...

The month of September 2007 started off with near normal temperatures through the 10th of the month with the main weather story during that time frame the flash flood event from September 6th through 8th. Below normal temperatures followed this system from the 11th through 16th, with above normal temperatures to round out the month.

71.1 (31st warmest)
4.93 (29th wettest)
1.8 degrees above normal
0.10 above normal
72.5 (20th warmest)
7.43 (19th wettest)
2.4 degrees above normal
2.21 inches above normal
West Plains
71.2 degrees (15th warmest)
2.48 inches (23rd driest)
3.2 degrees above normal
1.54 inches below normal
70.4 degrees (14th warmest)
3.81 inches (17th wettest)
2.4 degrees above normal
0.33 inches above normal

As you can see from the image below, most of the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas experienced near normal precipitation totals, with scattered pockets of above and below normal areas of precipitation.  The main exception to this was the small area of incredible precipitation amounts across a portion of southwest Missouri highlighted by the red square.  This was an area that received much above normal precipitation due to the heavy rainfall event from the remnant energy of tropical system "Henrietta" as it interacted with a stalled frontal boundary and high levels of moisture.


List of September 2007 Records for (Springfield, Joplin, West Plains and Vichy)
1.44 inches of rain
2.62 inches of rain
West Plains
1.46 inches of rain
5.20 inches of rain
41 degrees for low
59 for lowest Maximum
57 for lowest Maximum

What can be expected for the next 30 days?

The 30 day forecast for October from the Climate Prediction Center indicated Near 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

- Monthly records
for Springfield

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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