...January 2011 Climate Summary...

...January 2011 Climate Summary...

January 2011 will be recorded as a below normal month for temperatures and much below normal for precipitation across the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas.  In fact, all 4 ASOS sites had top 5 lowest precipitation totals for the month, and temperatures were generally in the top 20 coldest for January.  Interestingly, the only daily record for the month was a record High temperature in Joplin towards the end of the month.  However much of the month was spent in a cold northwest flow aloft which also kept dry conditions in place.

January 10th Snowfall

January 20th Snowfall

 

 
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Avg. Max
39.9
41.0
40.6
36.1
Avg. Min
19.7
21.1
21.4
18.8
Avg. Mean
29.8
31.0
31.0
27.5
Depart from Normal
-1.9
-2.1
-0.4
-2.4
Rank
29th coldest / 124
14th coldest / 82
18th coldest / 46
14th coldest / 57
Days with lows of 32 deg F or Lower
31
30
28
30
Days with lows of 0 deg F or Lower
1
1
0
2
Days with highs of 32 degrees or lower
10
8
8
10
Days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer
0
0
0
0
 
 
 
 
 
Precipitation (Inches)
0.26
0.16
0.40
0.36
Depart from Normal
-1.85
-1.68
-2.20
-1.33
Rank
5th driest / 124
5th driest / 100
2nd driest / 63
3rd driest / 61
days of 0.01 or greater
4
2
4
5
days of 0.10 or greater
1
1
1
2
days of 0.50 or greater
0
0
0
0
days of 1.00 or greater
0
0
0
0


January 2011 Precipitation Departure from Normal

January 2011 - Precipitation departure from normal

 

January 2011 Temperature Departure from Normal

January 2011 - Temperature departure from normal

List of January 2011 Records
Date
Station
Record for
New Record
Previously Set In...
1/29/2011
Joplin
Record High
73 degrees
67 in 1971

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
February
47.8
26.7
2.28
4.4
March
57.6
35.3
3.82
2.9
April
67.3
44.0
4.31
0.4
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
February
48.8
28.6
2.26
3.4
March
59.1
37.7
3.53
1.2
April
69.2
46.6
4.36
0.0
 West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
February
49.7
26.1
2.89
3.4
March
58.8
34.3
4.78
2.1
April
68.8
43.2
4.35
0.2
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
February
45.1
25.7
1.42
3.8
March
56.0
35.3
3.22
2.0
April
67.0
45.2
4.20
0.6

 



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