...Normal Yearly Precipitation in Springfield Exceeded...

Normal Yearly Precipitation In Springfield Exceeded

On July 27th, the normal yearly precipitation of 44.95 inches in Springfield was exceeded. The Springfield Branson Regional Airport received 0.30 inches of rainfall on July 27th bringing the precipitation total so far in 2008 to 45.25 inches. The wettest year on record in Springfield occurred in 1990 when 63.19 inches of precipitation was measured. If Springfield receives the normal precipitation through the rest of the year....the 2008 yearly precipitation will be near 64.25 inches. This would exceed the record by 1.06 inches.

The Springfield National Airport broke an 80 year old record as the rainfall for the month of June 2008 was 13.41 inches. This exceeded the rainfall that occurred in 1928 which was 12.27 inches.




Springfield is not the only location that has received significant rainfall across the region.  Quite a few cities across the region have received as much, if not more rain than Springfield has.  Below are some additional locations and  the rainfall information for those locations.

All Readings in Inches

Rainfall since
Jan 1st

Normal Departure Rain since June 1st Normal Departure If only Normal rainfall occures through December
Joplin 41.83 25.37 +16.46 11.10 8.27 +2.83 63.65 would be the 2nd wettest year
West Plains 40.46 26.20


8.56 6.83 +1.73 59.92 would be the 3rd wettest year
Vichy/Rolla 34.54 22.16 +12.38 6.04 6.69 -0.65 53.31 would be the 5th wettest year
Ash Grove 45.15 23.48 +21.67 15.11 8.00 +7.11 62.88 would be the 2nd wettest year
Cassville 40.05 26.57 +13.48 8.63 6.90 +1.73 59.31 would be the 3rd wettest year
Pittsburg, Ks. 36.78 26.78 +10.00 6.64 7.62 -0.98 56.01 would be the 9th wettest year




Here is a look at some of the precipitation totals through July 25th and where Springfield stands for precipitation this year. 

1. At 45.13" so far this year...this is the wettest Jan-July period on
record beating 1990 which had 42.40".
    2. If we receive only our normal rainfall for the remainder of the
year, we will have received 64.25" of rain. Our record rainfall
year occurred in 1990 when we received 63.19" of rainfall. This
would exceed that year by 1.06".

3. For the summer season (Jun-Aug) we have received 15.68"
this ranks as the 26th wettest on record, and we still have about
5 weeks to go in summer. If we receive only our normal rainfall for the rest
of the summer season we will record 20.34" of rain. This would be
the 5th wettest summer season on record.

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