Overview

Monthly Climate Summary - August 2012

 
 
 
 

August 2012 was the first month of the year where Springfield and much of the Missouri Ozarks had below normal monthly temperatures. In fact, you have to go back to October of 2011 for the previous below normal month for Springfield. The beginning of August started off like much of the Summer with sweltering heat across the area and temperatures in the upper 90s to over 100 degrees. The upper level pattern shifted during the month bringing a northwest flow aloft and more fronts into the area. This allowed for more precipitation and cooler temperatures. In fact, there were several record low temperatures set in the eastern Ozarks during the middle portion of August. Finally, the last day of the month brought much needed rainfall to the area as the remnants of Tropical system "Isaac" lifted north into western Missouri. This precipitation brought monthly amounts to slightly above normal for parts of southern Missouri while central Missouri remained below normal.

 
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Month
106
107
101
103
Average High Temperature
89.7
92.7
90.4
90.9
Lowest Temperature of the Month
52
52
52
51
Average Low Temperature
64.3
65.6
63.6
63.1
Average Mean Temperature
77.0
79.2
77.0
77.0
Depart from Normal
-0.8
-0.5
-0.2
+0.7
Rank
54th warmest / 125
38th warmest / 81
24th warmest / 64
26th warmest / 66
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
16
20
17
18
 
 
 
 
 
Precipitation (Inches)
4.01
3.13
3.82
2.56
Depart from Normal
+0.46
-0.22
+0.59
-1.11
Rank
53rd wettest / 125
45th driest / 97
21st wettest / 64
25th driest / 68
days of 0.01 or greater
12
4
11
6
days of 0.10 or greater
7
3
6
5
days of 0.50 or greater
2
2
2
1
days of 1.00 or greater
2
1
1
1
Monthly Snowfall
0.0
0.0
 
 

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