...January 2009 Climate Summary...

A few records were set for the month of January 2009 with one date having record highs, the other with a record low max temperatures. Overall, the average temperature for the month of January 2009 across all but south central Missouri and extreme southeast Kansas was below normal.  South central Missouri was slightly above normalfor tem,peratures and precipitation. The month was a roller coaster of temperatures as quite a few strong Canadian air masses passed through the region only to be replaced by strong southerly flow and warm weather. The cold and dry air masses kept precipitation totals below normal readings in most locations. The first significant snowfall of the season aoccured late in the month as ice, sleet and snow fell across the ozarks. Locations across the region received as little as a dusting in extreme southeast Kansas to as much as 9 inches of accumulation in central and south central Missouri. 

Station
Temperature (mean)
Precipitation (total)
 
Mean Temp.
Rank
Above/Below Normal
Precip.
Rank
Above/Below Normal
SGF
30.5
28th coolest (tie)

-1.2

1.31
34th driest
-0.80
JLN
32.0
17th coolest
-1.1
0.75
16th driest
-1.09
UNO
32.0
17th warmest
+0.6
2.73
26th wettest
+0.13
VIH
28.7
14th coolest
-1.2
0.61
9th driest
-1.08

 
January 2009 Precipitation Departure from Normal

December 2008 Precipitation Departure from Normal


January 2009 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

December 2008 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

List of December 2008 Records
Date
Station
Record
01/03/09
Springfield
Tied Record High Temperature
01/03/09
Joplin
 Record High Temperature
 01/03/09
Vichy/Rolla
  Record High Temperature
 01/04/09
Joplin
Record Low High Temperature
 01/27/09
West Plains
Record Daily Precipitation

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
February
47.7
26.4
2.28
4.4
March
57.8
34.9
3.82
2.9
April
67.7
43.6
4.31
0.4
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
February
49.0
28.8
2.25
3.4
March
58.9
37.5
3.62
1.2
April
69.1
46.3
4.32
0.0
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
February
49.3
24.4
3.00
3.4
March
58.6
32.4
4.80
2.1
April
68.6
41.4
4.35
0.2
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
February
45.3
25.8
1.93
3.8
March
55.6
34.3
3.51
2.0
April

66.4

44.2
3.90
0.6

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