...February 2009 Climate Summary...

February 2009 was an active month across the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas.  Temperature-wise, it was a well above normal month with several record highs and warmest low temperatures set.  While precipitation totals were near normal across the area, there were several significant storm systems that moved through and brought severe storms and a snow storm.

EF-1 Tornado Damages a small portion of Springfield on February 10th

Severe Storms Impact the area on February 26th

Snow Storm impacts the Missouri Ozarks on February 28th

Station
Temperature (mean)
Precipitation (total)
 
Springfield
40.8 (+3.7)
1.61 (-0.67)
21st warmest
49th driest
Joplin
42.9 (+4.0)
2.38 (+0.13)
13th warmest
32nd wettest
West Plains
 
41.4 (+4.5)
2.12 (-0.88)
11th warmest
22nd driest
Vichy
 
38.8 (+3.2)
2.18 (+0.25)
10th warmest
20th wettest


February 2009 Precipitation Departure from Normal

February 2009 Precipitation Departure from Normal


February 2009 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

February 2009 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

List of February 2009 Records
Date
Station
Record
February 6th, 2009
Joplin
High Temperature 69
Vichy
High Temperature 65
February 7th, 2009
 
 
Vichy
High Temperature 67
Vichy
Warmest Low Temperature 51
West Plains
Warmest Low Temperature 50
Joplin
Warmest Low Temperature 58
February 8th, 2009
West Plains
Warmest Low Temperature 50
February 9th, 2009
Vichy
Warmest Low Temperature 52
West Plains
Warmest Low Temperature 52
Joplin
Warmest Low Temperature 52
February 10th, 2009
 
Vichy
Record Rainfall 0.93 inches
Joplin
Record Rainfall 0.83 inches
February 11th, 2009
Vichy
Record Rainfall 0.60 inches
Joplin
Record Rainfall 1.33 inches

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
March
57.6
35.3
3.82
2.9
April
67.3
44.0
4.31
0.4
May
75.4
53.7
4.57
0.0
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
March
59.1
37.7
3.53
1.2
April
69.2
46.6
4.36
0.0
May
76.6
55.8
5.12
0.0
 West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
March
58.8
34.3
4.78
2.1
April
68.8
43.2
4.35
0.2
May
76.3
52.5
4.62
0.0
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
March
56.0
35.3
3.22
2.0
April
67.0
45.2
4.20
0.6
May
74.5
54.7
4.47
0.0

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