...December 2010 Climate Summary...

Much of December was within a northwest flow in the upper atmosphere which kept generally dry cold fronts moving through the region every couple of days or so. This also led to much below normal temperatures and precipitation for the month.

A few strong systems did affect the region during the month, one in the middle of the month and 2 at the end of the month.  The following are links to summaries for these events.

...Strong Winds and Light Snow Affect the Region December 11th-12th...
...A White Christmas (for some)...
...Deadly Storms Impact the Ozarks December 31st...

Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Avg. Max
41.8
45.8
41.7
37.8
Avg. Min
22.9
25.4
23.4
21.0
Avg. Mean
32.4
35.6
32.5
29.4
Depart from Normal
-3.3
-1.1
-2.8
-4.6
Rank
17th coldest/106
19th coldest/81
7th coldest/63
3rd coldest/57
Days with lows of 32 deg F or Lower
27
26
27
29
Days with lows of 0 deg F or Lower
0
0
0
0
Days with highs of 32 degrees or lower
5
3
4
12
Days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer
0
0
0
0
 
Precipitation (Inches)
0.77
1.52
0.83
1.56
Depart from Normal
-2.40
-1.44
-3.14
-1.32
Rank
13th driest / 122
37th driest / 99
5th driest / 63
22nd driest / 61
days of 0.01 or greater
7
5
6
3
days of 0.10 or greater
2
3
3
3
days of 0.50 or greater
0
1
0
1
days of 1.00 or greater
0
1
0
1


December 2010 Precipitation Departure from Normal

December 2010 Precipitation Departure from Normal


  December 2010 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

September 2009 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
January 41.6 21.8 2.11 6.6
February 47.7 26.4 2.28 4.4
March 57.8 34.9 3.82 2.9
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
January 42.4 23.7 1.84 4.5
February 49.0 28.8 2.25 3.4
March 58.9 37.5 3.52 1.2
 
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
January 42.8 20.0 2.60 3.1
February  49.3 24.4 3.00 3.4
March 58.6 32.4 4.80 4.0
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
January 39.0 20.8 1.69 5.6
February  45.3 25.8 1.93 3.8
March 55.6 34.3 3.51 2.0

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