...April 2009 Climate Summary...

Much of the first 2/3 of April 2009 had below normal temperatures as a series of disturbances continued to keep the cooler air masses in place across the region.  The pattern changed for the latter part of the month which brough much above normal temperatures to the area and also opened up the Gulf of Mexico setting the stage for heavy rain across the area.

While most of the area had near normal precipitation for the month, a narrow band of much above normal precipitation affected locations from near Springfield into southern Texas county(see map below) over the last 2 days of the month.

Other significant weather stories from April 2009...

Weak Tornado Hits Nixa, MO on April 9

Station
Temperature (mean)
Precipitation (total)
 
Mean Temp.
Rank
Above/Below
Precip.
Rank
Above/Below
 
Springfield
54.5
40th coolest
-1.1
8.26
6th wettest
+3.95
Joplin
56.2
22nd coolest
-1.5
3.08
33rd driest
-1.24
West Plains
 
55.9
25th coolest(tie)
+0.9
4.03
26th wettest
-0.32
Vichy
 
53.8
14th coolest
-1.5
4.48
14th wettest
+0.58

 


April 2009 Precipitation Departure from Normal

April 2009 Precipitation Departure from Normal


April 2008 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

April 2009 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

List of April 2009 Records
Date
Station
Record
April 12th
Joplin
1.21 inches of rain

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
May
75.4
53.7
4.57
0.0
June
84.1
62.3
5.02
0.0
July
89.9
67.1
3.56
0.0
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
May
76.6
55.8
5.12
0.0
June
84.9
64.8
5.43
0.0
July
90.4
69.4
3.55
0.0
 
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
May
76.3
52.5
4.62
0.0
June
84.0
61.0
4.33
0.0
July
89.5
64.7
3.13
0.0
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
May
74.5
54.7
4.47
0.0
June
82.6
63.3
3.81
0.0
July
88.0
67.5
3.90
0.0

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