Overview

Monthly Climate Summary - March 2013

 
 
 
 

March 2013 had much below normal temperatures across the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas. In fact, West Plains and Vichy were around 6.5 to 7 degrees below normal and ranked in the top 10 coldest Marches on record. A large swath of the Missouri Ozarks had above normal precipitation for the month, however areas along the Missouri / Arkansas border had below normal precipitation for the month.

Here are links to some of the events from the month of March 2013.

March 21st Snow Event

March 24th Snow Event

Severe Storms Impact Parts of the Missouri Ozarks and Southeast Kansas with Large Hail on March 30th

 

 
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Month
81
79
80
78
Average High Temperature
51.7
53.7
50.9
47.9
Lowest Temperature of the Month
19
19
16
9
Average Low Temperature
31.5
33.2
31.3
28.7
Average Mean Temperature
41.6
43.5
41.1
38.3
Depart from Normal
-4.7
-5.4
-6.4
-7.0
Rank
29th coldest / 126
16th coldest / 85
7th coldest / 65
5th coldest / 65
Days with lows of 32 deg F or Lower
19
18
19
20
Days with lows of 0 deg F or Lower
0
0
0
0
Days with highs of 32 degrees or lower
3
1
1
3
Days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer
0
0
0
0
 
 
 
 
 
Precipitation (Inches)
4.77
2.70
3.75
3.26
Depart from Normal
+ 1.15
-0.72
-0.54
-0.19
Rank
28th wettest / 126
50th driest / 102
30th driest / 65
32 wettest / 66
days of 0.01 or greater
14
13
12
12
days of 0.10 or greater
9
7
5
7
days of 0.50 or greater
3
2
3
2
days of 1.00 or greater
1
0
1
2
Monthly Snowfall
4.3
 
 
 

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