...May 2009 Climate Summary...

Temperatures were near normal to slightly below normal across the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas during the month of May.  Most areas received around normal or slightly below normal precipitation as well.  There were a few small locations which did receive above normal to much above normal precipitation for the month.  A small part of extreme southeast Kansas into west central Missouri, a portion of central Missouri near Rolla and Vichy, and over extreme south central Missouri near the Arkansas border. (See departure from normal map below). 

There were a couple of significant weather events in May that are highlighted below...

Severe Storms Slam the Ozarks on May 8th

More Severe Weather in the Ozarks on May 13th

 

Station
Temperature (mean)
Precipitation (total)
 
Mean Temp.
Rank
Above/Below
Precip.
Rank
Above/Below
 
Springfield
63.3
38th coolest(tie)
-1.4
5.52
34th wettest
+0.95
Joplin
64.7
18th coolest (tie)
-1.4
4.43
40th driest
-0.64
West Plains
 
64.3
24th coolest (tie)
+0.6
4.76
25th wettest
+0.14
Vichy
 
64.2
20th coolest
-0.1
7.11
11th wettest
+2.67

 


May 2009 Precipitation Departure from Normal

May 2009 Precipitation Departure from Normal


May 2008 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

May 2009 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

List of May 2009 Records
Date
Station
Record
May 8, 2009
Vichy
2.69 inches of rain

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
June
84.1
62.3
5.02
0.0
July
89.9
67.1
3.56
0.0
August
89.5
65.6
3.37
0.0
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
June
84.9
64.8
5.43
0.0
July
90.4
69.4
3.55
0.0
August
89.5
67.5
3.82
0.0
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
June
84.0
61.0
4.33
0.0
July
89.5
64.7
3.13
0.0
August
88.7
63.0
3.16
0.0
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
June
82.6
63.3
3.81
0.0
July
88.0
67.5
3.90
0.0
August
86.7
65.3
3.67
0.0

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