...January 2010 Climate Summary...

January 2010 was fairly active, and will be remembered most by  the colder than normal temperatures, above normal snowfall and the week long nightly dense fog. 

A couple of snow storms led off thet month, the first on January 2nd and 3rd, and the second on January 6th-7th.  Behind this second snowstorm, an arctic blast of air brought below zero temperatures to the area and nearly in the top 10 of consecutive days below freezing.  As temperatures began to moderate, the snow began to melt and a stagnant weather pattern set up allowing for nightly dense fog during the middle part of the month.  Heavy rainfall occurred over parts of the eastern Ozarks on the 21st and 23rd which caused some low lying areas and rivers to flood.  This was followed by another snowstorm on the 29th which brought significant snow totals to the southern Missouri Ozarks.

 
Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Avg. Max
35.9
36.4
39.6
35.3
Avg. Min
20.1
21.7
21.5
18.6
Avg. Mean
28.0
28.7
30.6
27.0
Depart from Normal
-3.7
-4.4
-0.8
-2.9
Rank
16th coolest / 123 (Tie)
12th coolest / 81
15th coolest / 62 (tie)
10th coolest / 56
Days of 32 deg F or Lower
22
20
23
22
Days of 0 deg F or Lower
5
4
1
4
         
Precipitation
2.52 in.
1.40 in.
3.54 in.
2.49 in.
Depart from Normal
+ 0.41
-0.44
+0.94
+0.80
Rank
42nd wettest / 123
46th driest / 99
19th wettest / 62
18th wettest / 60
 
 
 
 
 
Snow
11.9
8.0
 
 

 


January 2010 Precipitation Departure from Normal

January 2010 Precipitation Departure from Normal


January 2010 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

January 2010 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

List of January 2010 Records
Date
Station
Record for
New Record
Previously Set In...
1/3/2010
Springfield
daily snowfall
3.0 inches
2.2 inches set in 1987
1/8/2010
 
 
Springfield
lowest max temp
7 degrees
tied a record set in 1970
Joplin
lowest max temp
7 degrees
11 set in 1976
Vichy
lowest max temp
8 degrees
11 set in 1976
1/9/2010
Springfield
daily low temp
-5 degrees
tied -5 degrees in 1977
1/20/2010
Vichy
daily max temp
65 degrees
62 set in 2006
1/21/2010
Vichy
daily precipitation
0.69 inches
0.62 inches in 1973
1/24/2010
Vichy
daily precipitation
0.38 inches
0.30 inches in 1975
1/29/2010
Springfield
daily snowfall
5.2 inches
1.6 inches in 1985

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
February
47.8
26.7
2.28
4.4
March
57.6
35.3
3.82
2.9
April
67.3
44.0
4.31
0.4
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
February
48.8
28.6
2.26
3.4
March
59.1
37.7
3.53
1.2
April
69.2
46.6
4.36
0.0
 West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
February
49.7
26.1
2.89
3.4
March
58.8
34.3
4.78
2.1
April
68.8
43.2
4.35
0.2
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
February
45.1
25.7
1.42
3.8
March
56.0
35.3
3.22
2.0
April
67.0
45.2
4.20
0.6

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.