...November 2008 Climate Summary...

The month of November 2008 can mainly be categorized as having slightly below normal temperatures and significantly below normal precipitation throughout the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas.  Much of the month was spent in northwesterly flow in the upper atmosphere which helped to bring in the cooler air masses from Canada.  This also helped to block Gulf moisture from returning into the area and kept precipitation totals below normal.  Despite the low precipitation totals for the month, the yearly totals are still way above normal.  In fact, Springfield will finish the year no worse than in the top 5 wettest years on record.

Station
Temperature (mean)
Precipitation (total)
 
Mean Temp.
Rank
Above/Below Normal
Precip.
Rank
Above/Below Normal
SGF
44.5
39th coolest
1.4 below
1.13
20th driest
3.33 below
JLN
46.7
28th coolest
0.1 below
1.39
24th driest
2.67 below
UNO
44.0
21st coolest
1.2 below
1.77
11th driest
3.14 below
VIH
43.9
17th coolest
1.0 below
1.00
7th driest
3.10 below

 


November 2008 Precipitation Departure from Normal

November 2008 Precipitation Departure from Normal


November 2008 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

November 2008 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

List of November 2008 Records
Date
Station
Record
No records were set during the month of November 2008.

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
December
45.5
25.9
3.17
4.0
January
41.6
21.8
2.11
6.6
February
47.7
26.4
2.28
4.4
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
December
46.0
27.4
2.96
2.8
January
42.4
23.7
1.84
4.5
February
49.0
28.8
2.25
3.4
 
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
December
46.2
24.3
3.97
2.0
January
42.8
20.0
2.60
3.6
February
49.3
24.4
3.00
3.4
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
December
42.9
25.1
2.88
2.7
January
39.0
20.8
1.69
5.6
February
45.3
25.8
1.93
3.8

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