...A Very Wet Year Across the Ozarks...

Another round of heavy rainfall affected the region Saturday 12/27.

Springfield/Branson National Airport (KSGF) recorded 1.35" of rainfall.
Joplin Regional Airport (KJLN) recorded 1.12" of rainfall.
West Plains Airport (KUNO) recorded 1.60" of rainfall.
Rolla/Vichy Airport (KVIH) recorded 1.51" of rainfall.

This brings the yearly precipitation total at these airports to:

KSGF - 60.11" (3rd wettest year on record)
KJLN - 63.16" (3rd wettest year on record)
KUNO - 59.59" (3rd wettest year on record)
KVIH - 54.32" (4th wettest year on record)

The precipitation totals for each site rank as one of the wettest years on record.  The following are tables of the Top 10 wettest years for each airport, highlighting the totals for 2008.

Wettest Years Report - Springfield, MO
Precipitation
Year
63.19 1990
62.45 1927
60.11 2008
59.40 1973
59.15 1898
56.50 1985
55.78 1993
55.53 1905
55.49 1987
54.40 1945
Wettest Years Report - Joplin, MO
Precipitation
Year
65.25 1985
63.57 1990
63.16 2008
61.98 1973
61.37 1992
59.82 1993
56.36 1941
55.55 2007
55.39 1927
54.65 1902
Wettest Years Report - West Plains, MO
Precipitation
Year
65.37 1973
62.49 2002
59.59 2008
58.64 2006
57.30 1982
57.08 1990
56.94 1984
55.78 1949
55.58 1951
54.45 1979
Wettest Years Report - Vichy, MO
Precipitation
Year
60.60 1945
59.84 1993
56.90 1949
54.32 2008
53.51 1951
52.46 1981
49.96 1970
49.94 1957
48.57 2004
47.39 1994

The following images are from the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, highlighting our year to date precipitation, the departure from normal and the percent of normal.

Missouri: Current Year to Date Observed Precipitation Valid at 12/27/2008 1200 UTC - Created 12/27/08 23:49 UTC

Missouri: Current Year to Date Departure from Normal Precipitation Valid at 12/27/2008 1200 UTC - Created 12/27/08 23:52 UTCMissouri: Current Year to Date Percent of Normal Precipitation Valid at 12/27/2008 1200 UTC - Created 12/27/08 23:53 UTC

At this time, little if any precipitation is forecast for the area through the end of the calendar year.  As a result, little if any change to these precipitation totals are anticipated.



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