...Climatological Summary for January 2007...

While January wound up near average for temperatures across the region, the daily swings in temperatures were anything but normal.  The first 12 days of the month can be categorized as above normal to much above normal with several days from 10 to 17 degrees above normal.

The warm weather led up to one of the worst ice storms in history across the region. Damage estimates so far as of this report were over $40 million dollars for Greene county alone.

From the 13th through the 22nd, temperatures were below normal with much below normal temperatures on the 16th and 17th.  Near normal or slightly above normal temperatures occurred from the 23rd through the 27th, with much below normal temperatures for the remainder of the month.

A second snow and ice storm occurred on the 20th which mainly affected southeast Kansas into west central and central Missouri.

January 2007 ended with a quick moving light to moderate snowfall on the afternoon and evening of the 31st.  General 1 to 3 inch snow amounts occurred throughout the region, with isolated 4 inch amounts.

Here are some more detailed statistics from the month of January 2007...

Station
Temperature
Precipitation
 
Springfield
32.5
4.25 inches
42nd coldest
12th wettest
Joplin
32.6
2.54 inches
24th coldest
20th wettest
West Plains
 
34.6
3.48 inches
21st warmest
17th wettest
Vichy
 
32.0
3.48 inches
17th warmest
16th wettest

 

List of January 2007 Records for (Springfield, Joplin, West Plains and Vichy)
Date
Station
Record
1/12/07
 
Springfield
2.14 inches of rain
Joplin
1.08 inches of rain


...THE SPRINGFIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2007...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2006

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              76   01/24/1950
 LOW              -19   01/12/1918
HIGHEST            58   01/11        42      16
LOWEST              7   01/16        20     -13
AVG. MAXIMUM     41.1              41.6    -0.5
AVG. MINIMUM     23.9              21.8     2.1
MEAN             32.5              31.7     0.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9               8.0     1.0
DAYS MIN <= 32     27              26.0     1.0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               2.0    -2.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.31   1916
 MINIMUM         0.07   1943
TOTALS           4.25              2.11    2.14
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.07    0.07
DAYS >= .01         6               8.0    -2.0
DAYS >= .10         4               4.0     0.0
DAYS >= .50         3               1.0     2.0
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.0     1.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.14   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            3.8
SINCE 7/1        16.1
DAYS >= TRACE       9

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     999              1034     -35
 SINCE 7/1       2628              2823    -195
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/250    DATE  01/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/200    DATE  01/11

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   47

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              3
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      1
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      5

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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