...October 2008 Climate Summary...

October 2008 can be categorized as below normal for both temperatures and precipitation throughout the Missouri Ozarks.  Precipitation totals generally remained at three inches or below for most of the Ozarks and about half of the area was 2 inches or below.  We are still WAY over normal for precipitation on the year.  In fact, if we (Springfield) receive normal precipitation for both November and December (7.63 inches total), it will break the all-time record for the station on annual precipitation by almost an inch.

Station
Temperature (mean)
Precipitation (total)
 
Mean Temp.
Rank
Above/Below
Precip.
Rank
Above/Below
SGF
57.2
37th coolest
-1.2
2.38
38th driest
-1.09
JLN
59.0
21st coolest
-0.5
2.90
40th driest
-1.04
UNO
56.5
20th coolest
-0.5
1.58
17th driest
-1.82
VIH
56.3
12th coolest
-1.0
1.69
14th driest
-1.57

 


October 2008 Precipitation Departure from Normal

October 2008 Precipitation Departure from Normal


October 2008 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

October 2008 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

List of October 2008 Records
Date
Station
Record
 
 
October 7th, 2008
West Plains
Rainfall of 0.96"
October 28th, 2008
Joplin
Low of 26 (tied)
Vichy/Rolla
Low of 26 (tied)

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
November
56.4
35.3
4.46
1.6
December
45.5
25.9
3.17
4.0
January
41.6
21.8
2.11
6.6
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
November
56.6
36.9
4.06
0.6
December
46.0
27.4
2.96
2.8
January
42.4
23.7
1.84
4.5
 
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
November
57.0
33.3
4.91
0.7
December
46.2
24.3
3.97
2.0
January
42.8
20.0
2.60
3.6
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
November
53.9
35.8
4.10
1.7
December
42.9
25.1
2.88
2.7
January
39.0
20.8
1.69
5.6

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