Overview

Monthly Climate Summary - May 2012

 
 
 
 
 

May 2012 was one of the warmest months of May on record across the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas. Average daily temperatures ranked from 4 to 7 degrees above normal with all 4 climate stations in the top 10 warmest on record and 3 of the 4 in the top 5. Dry conditions also persisted during the month with below normal precipitation across the area. South central Missouri continues to be the driest and was in a D1 drought. West Plains ranked in the top 5 driest Mays on record. There were 26 temperature records from the 4 ASOS climate stations for the month.

 
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Month
93
92
95
98
Average High Temperature
81.1
82.3
83.1
82.0
Lowest Temperature of the Month
44
45
43
42
Average Low Temperature
58.1
59.7
56.9
57.5
Average Mean Temperature
69.6
71.0
70.0
69.8
Depart from Normal
+ 4.8
+ 4.0
+ 4.6
+ 6.0
Rank
4th warmest / 125
7th warmest / 85
3rd Warmest / 64
3rd 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
5
4
4
6
 
 
 
 
 
Precipitation (Inches)
3.44
4.14
1.42
3.54
Depart from Normal
- 1.66
- 1.57
- 3.52
- 1.50
Rank
33rd driest / 125
39th driest / 100
4th driest / 64
21st driest / 68
days of 0.01 or greater
6
7
6
8
days of 0.10 or greater
5
5
5
7
days of 0.50 or greater
3
3
1
2
days of 1.00 or greater
1
3
0
1
Monthly Snowfall
0.0
0.0
 
 

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