...May 2010 Climate Summary...

Several strong storm systems moved through the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas during May 2010.  Gulf moisture returned to the area in earnest this month and allowed for more organized severe weather events to occur.  While temperatures were near normal for this time of year across the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas, precipitation was well above normal as several systems with heavy rainfall occurred throughout the area. 

Three tornadoes impact the Ozarks on May 13th, 2010

Stormy Weather May 12th - May 16th

Heavy Rain and Flooding Impact the Ozarks May 19th - 20th, 2010

 

 
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Avg. Max
75.3
76.9
76.8
74.4
Avg. Min
55.9
56.6
55.8
54.5
Avg. Mean
65.6
66.8
66.3
64.4
Depart from Normal
+0.9
+0.7
+2.6
+0.1
Rank
46th warmest/123
37th warmest/82
20th warmest/62
25th coolest/60
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
0
0
0
0
 
 
 
 
 
Precipitation (Inches)
7.14
7.55
5.50
8.02
Depart from Normal
+2.57
+2.48
+0.88
+3.58
Rank
16th wettest/123
17th wettest/96
18th wettest/62
9th wettest/64
days of 0.01 or greater
9
11
10
12
days of 0.10 or greater
8
8
6
11
days of 0.50 or greater
5
5
4
6
days of 1.00 or greater
3
3
2
2
Snow
0
0
 
 

May 2010 Precipitation Departure from Normal

May 2010 Precipitation Departure from Normal


May 2010 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

List of May 2010 Records
Date
Station
Record
 
May 12, 2010
Vichy-Rolla
2.69 inches of rain.  Broke old record of 1.01 inches in 1991.
May 14, 2010
Joplin
2.17 inches of rain.  Broke old record of 1.50 inches in 1970.

 

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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