...Top Ten October...Updated through Oct 30th...

A Top Ten October...Update - Oct 30th...

The period from September to November generally signals the transition from summer to fall and ultimately winter for the Ozarks. This normally is when daily temperatures begin their slow fall toward winter time levels. This however…has not been a typical year. As early as July, or mid summer, average monthly temperatures have been below normal across the region. This trend has continued each month since the middle of summer for all but a few locations.

So far this month, in addition to the cool temperatures, many locations have received above normal precipitation. Several locations are well within the top five wettest Octobers with only one day of the month left. In addition, several locations are in the top 3 coldest Octobers on record with some locations experiencing their coldest monthly temperatures for October.

Below are the latest average monthly temperatures and rainfall totals through October 30th:

  Avg Temp Dep Rank Precip Dep Rank
Springfield 52.1 -6.5 3rd coolest 9.97 +6.63 2nd wettest
Joplin 53.0 -6.7 2nd coolest 8.88 +5.07 4th wettest
West Plains 53.9* -3.3* 4th coolest 10.77* +7.50* 2nd wettest
Vichy/Rolla 51.7 -5.8 Tied 1st coolest 12.56 +9.42 1st wettest
NOTE: The observing equipment at West Plains did not report on Oct 12-13

For information concerning the forecast for the coming week go to our Forecast Briefing Page.




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