...Cool Start to Spring 2013...

...Cool spring so far in the Ozarks...

This spring...so far...has been much different than last year. Through the first two months of spring...March and April...the average temperatures across the region have been as much as 13.5 degrees cooler than last year.

Here is a comparison between the March 1 through April 30 period of 2012 to that of 2013.

Location 2012 2013 Change
Springfield 58.8 47.8 10.0
Joplin 61.0 49.0 12.0
West Plains 59.9 47.9 12.0
Vichy/Rolla 58.7 45.2 13.5

Here is a comparison of the average temperatures for Missouri for 2012 to 2013 for the period March 1 through April 30. 

For most locations across the Ozarks the temperatures so far this spring have been in the top 15 coolest average temperature readings on record. Below are the average temperatures for March 1 through April 30 for some locations across the Ozarks and the ranking of the temperature reading.

Springfield 47.8 12th coolest
Joplin 49.0 6th Coolest
West Plains 47.8 6th Coolest
Vichy/Rolla 45.2 3rd Coolest

Here is how the average monthly temperatures for March 1 through April 30 compare to previous years in each stations period of record.


20th coldest since 1888
Joplin 6th coldest since 1902
West Plains 6th coldest since 1948
Vichy/Rolla 3rd coldest since 1948

Below are the daily temperature readings compared to the normals for March and April.

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