...October 2009 Climate Summary...

October 2009 was yet another month of below normal temperatures across the Ozarks, with most locations having average temperatures 5 to 7 degrees below normal.  It was also a very wet month for much of the area with most locations receiving significant rainfall across the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas.  (See map below).

Severe Weather on the 1st of October

Heavy rain across the Ozarks on the 9th

Heavy rain and flooding occur on the 29th

Station
Temperature (mean)
Precipitation (total)
 
Mean Temp.
Rank
Above/Below
Precip.
Rank
Above/Below
SGF
52.0
3rd coolest
-6.4
9.97
2nd wettest
+6.50
JLN
52.9
2nd coolest
-6.6
8.88
4th wettest
+4.94
UNO
53.7*
Tied 3rd coolest*
-3.3*
10.77*
3rd wettest*
+7.37*
VIH
51.5
1st coolest
-5.8
12.56
1st wettest
+9.30

NOTE: The automated observation equipment at West Plains did not report on October 12-13.  

October 2009 Precipitation Departure from Normal

September 2009 Precipitation Departure from Normal


October 2009 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

September 2009 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

List of September 2009 Records
Date
Station
Record
October 8th
West Plains 2.48 inches
October 8th Springfield 4.50 inches
October 8th Vichy-Rolla 3.37 inches
October 8th  Joplin 5.35 inches
October 9th Vichy-Rolla 0.82 inches
 October 29th  Springfield 1.72 inches
October 29th Vichy-Rolla 3.11 inches
Month of October Vichy-Rolla 12.56 inches

  

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
November
56.4
35.3
4.46
1.7
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 3.0
 
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 3.1
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 3.5

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