...August 2010 Climate Summary...

August 2010 will be remembered for prolonged heat across the area with 8 record high temperatures and 3 warmest low temperature records for the month at the 4 ASOS sites (see records below).  Temperatures were roughly  4 to 5 degrees above normal across the area for the month with generally dry conditions.  The exception being in a portion of central Missouri which saw near normal precipitation.  August 2010 was a stark contrast to conditions during the previous August when top 10 coolest August's were recorded at all 4 ASOS stations.

Significant Events from August 2010:

Springfield and Joplin Hit Highest Temperatures Since 2007

August Heat Wave in Review

 

 
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Avg. Max
92.9
94.5
94.8
89.5
Avg. Min
69.7
71.0
68.6
68.1
Avg. Mean
81.3
82.7
81.7
78.8
Depart from Normal
+3.7
+4.2
+5.8
+2.8
Rank
11th warmest
9th warmest
5th warmest
11th warmest
Days with lows of 32 deg F or Lower
0
0
0
0
Days with lows of 0 deg F or Lower
0
0
0
0
Days with highs of 32 degrees or lower
0
0
0
0
Days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer
23
26
24
12
 
 
 
 
 
Precipitation (Inches)
1.53
0.84
1.23
3.35
Depart from Normal
-1.84
-2.98
-1.93
-0.32
Rank
28th driest
7th driest
12th driest
32nd wettest
days of 0.01 or greater
4
2
4
7
days of 0.10 or greater
3
1
3
6
days of 0.50 or greater
2
1
1
4
days of 1.00 or greater
0
0
0
0

 

August 2010 Precipitation Departure from Normal

August 2010 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

List of August 2010 Records
Date
Station
Record
Aug 2nd
 
Joplin
high temperature of 102 (tied)
West Plains
high temperature of 99 (tied)
Aug 3rd
 
 
 
Joplin
high temperture of 101
West Plains
 
high temperature of 103
warmest low temperature of 76
Vichy-Rolla
warmest low temperature of 78
Aug 10th
West Plains
warmest low temperature of 73
Aug 11th
West Plains
high temperature of 103
Aug 13th
 
Springfield
high temperature of 101
Vichy-Rolla
high temperature of 98 (tied)
Aug 21st
West Plains
high temperature of 101
Aug 26th
Vichy-Rolla
low temperature of 55
Aug 27th
West Plains
low temperature of 52 (tied)

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
September
81.2
57.4
4.83
0.0
October
70.6
46.1
3.47
0.0
November
56.4
35.3
4.46
1.6
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
September
81.0
59.2
5.22
0.0
October
70.9
48.1
3.94
0.0
November
56.6
36.9
4.06
0.6
 
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
September
80.6
55.3
4.02
0.0
October
70.8
43.2
3.40
0.1
November
57.0
33.3
4.91
0.7
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
September
78.5
57.4
3.48
0.0
October
67.9
46.7
3.26
0.0
November
53.9
35.8
4.10
1.7

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