...October 2007 Climate Summary...

...October 2007 Monthly Climate Summary...

October 2007 began on the unseasonably warm side with afternoon highs reaching the low to mid 80s for much of the first week, and daily mean temperatures some 10 to 15 degrees above normal for this time of year. 

A strong storm system plowed through the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas during the day and evening of the 17th, bringing severe weather and tornadoes to the area.   The average temperature for the month ranked in the top 10 warmest for the eastern Missouri Ozarks.

Most of the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas received below normal precipitation for the month of October, with the majority of precipitation occurring over northwest Missouri and southeast Missouri.  (see Missouri departure from normal precipitation map below) 

Station
Temperature
Precipitation
 
Springfield
60.8
1.88
28th warmest
24th driest
Joplin
62.4
3.37
16th warmest
40th wettest
West Plains
 
60.3
4.02
8th warmest
21st wettest
Vichy
 
60.0
0.80
8th warmest
3rd driest

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List of October 2007 Records for (Springfield, Joplin, West Plains and Vichy)
Date
Station
Record
No records were tied or broken in October 2007.

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
November
56.4
35.3
4.46
1.7
December
45.5
25.9
3.17
4.0
January
41.6
21.8
2.11
6.6
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
November
56.4
36.9
4.04
0.6
December
45.9
27.4
3.01
2.6
January
42.3
23.6
1.82
4.3
 West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
November
57.5
33.3
4.26
0.8
December
46.9
25.4
3.53
2.1
January
43.9
21.9
2.78
3.1
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
November
53.8
36.1
3.68
1.7
December
43.6
26.5
2.96
2.5
January
37.8
20.4
1.82
5.6

 


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









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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