...Springfield and Joplin Hit Highest Temps Since 2007...

...SPRINGFIELD HITS 100 DEGREES AND JOPLIN 102 DEGREES FOR THE
FIRST TIME SINCE 2007...

THE TEMPERATURE AT THE OFFICIAL SPRINGFIELD OBSERVATION
SITE...LOCATED AT THE SPRINGFIELD-BRANSON NATIONAL
AIRPORT...REACHED 100 DEGREES FOR A BRIEF TIME AT 325 PM CDT THIS
AFTERNOON. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE TEMPERATURE HAS REACHED
100 DEGREES SINCE AUGUST 16 2007.

THE TEMPERATURE AT THE JOPLIN REGIONAL AIRPORT REACHED 102 DEGREES
THIS AFTERNOON...WHICH IS THE FIRST 102 DEGREE READING AT JOPLIN
SINCE AUGUST 15 2007.

WITH TEMPERATURES APPROACHING THE CENTURY MARK DURING THE
AFTERNOON AND ONLY DROPPING INTO THE MID 70S AT NIGHT THIS
WEEK...IT WOULD APPEAR THAT A FEW CLIMATE RECORDS COULD BE
THREATENED. HERE ARE THE HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS AND RECORD WARM
LOWS ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY FOR SPRINGFIELD...JOPLIN...WEST
PLAINS...AND ROLLA/VICHY. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WEST PLAINS DATA IS
FROM AN OFFICIAL COOPERATIVE OBSERVER...AND ONLY DATES BACK TO
1948.

DATE.....REC HIGH/YEAR...REC LOW/YEAR

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SPRINGFIELD...

AUGUST 3...104/1918...77/1937
AUGUST 4...102/1964...80/1918

THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 100 DEGREES AT SPRINGFIELD THIS AFTERNOON.
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE TEMPERATURE HAS REACHED 100
DEGREES SINCE 8/16/2007. THE LAST TIME THAT THE TEMPERATURE
REACHED AT LEAST 101 WAS ON 8/15/2007. THE NUMBER OF DAYS SPRINGFIELD
HAS REACHED AT LEAST 100 DEGREES SINCE 2000...23 DAYS.

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JOPLIN...


AUGUST 3...100/1987...82/1943
AUGUST 4...102/1956...79/1954

JOPLIN REACHED 102 DEGREES FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 8/15/2007.
THE NUMBER OF DAYS JOPLIN HAS REACHED AT LEAST 100 DEGREES SINCE
2000...45 DAYS.

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WEST PLAINS...

AUGUST 3...102/1964...74/1987
AUGUST 4...104/1964...74/2001

THE LAST DAY WEST PLAINS (AIRPORT SITE) REACHED AT LEAST 100
DEGREES...8/17/2007. THE LAST TIME THE TEMPERATURE REACHED AT LEAST
101 WAS 8/16/2007. THE NUMBER OF DAYS WEST PLAINS (AIRPORT SITE) HAS
REACHED AT LEAST 100 DEGREES SINCE 2000...28 DAYS.

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ROLLA/VICHY (ROLLA NATIONAL AIRPORT)...

AUGUST 3...104/1964...77/1964
AUGUST 4....99/2002...77/2008

THE LAST DAY THE ROLLA/VICHY AIRPORT REACHED AT LEAST 100
DEGREES...8/16/2007. THE LAST TIME THE TEMPERATURE REACHED AT
LEAST 101 WAS ALSO ON 8/16/2007. THE NUMBER OF DAYS ROLLA/VICHY HAS
REACHED AT LEAST 100 DEGREES SINCE 2000...31 DAYS.


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