...September 2008 Climate Summary...

September 2008 can generally be categorized by splitting the month in half.  The first half of the month was dominated by heavy rainfall, powered by 2 tropical systems - "Gustav" and "Ike".  Both systems brought record daily rainfall throughout much of the Ozarks and contributed to the above and much above normal precipitation totals for the month (See data and map below).  More information on the individual storm systems can be found in the links below. 

The second half of the month has been bone dry and has been dominated by high pressure, however due to the heavy rain and cloud cover from the first half of the month, temperatures were normal to below normal and precipitation was above to well above normal.  

Remnants of Hurricane "Gustav" bring heavy rain and flooding to the Ozarks

Remnants of hurricane "Ike"

Climatology for first frost and information on fall foliage in the Ozarks

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Station
Temperature (mean)
Precipitation (total)
 
Mean Temp.
Rank
Above/Below
Precip.
Rank
Above/Below
SGF
68.0
31st coolest
1.3 below
8.15
10th wettest
3.32 above
JLN
69.0
19th coolest
1.1 below
7.92
17th wettest
2.70 above
UNO
68.0
26th coolest
normal
8.18
4th wettest
4.16 above
VIH
67.4
16th coolest
0.6 below
8.27
4th wettest
4.79 above

 


September 2008 Precipitation Departure from Normal

September 2008 Precipitation Departure from Normal


September 2008 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

September 2008 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

List of September 2008 Records
Date
Station
Record
 
 
September 3rd
Springfield
2.75 in. rain
Joplin
2.73 in. rain
West Plains
3.40 in. rain
 
September 4th
 
West Plains
1.89 in. rain
Joplin
1.20 in. rain
Springfield
Lowest Max Temp - 66 degrees
Joplin
Lowest Max Temp - 67 degrees
September 14th
West Plains
1.95 inches of rain
Vichy-Rolla
4.43 inches of rain

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
October
70.6
46.1
3.47
0.0
November
56.4
35.3
4.46
1.6
December
45.5
25.9
3.17
4.0
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
October
70.9
48.1
3.94
0.0
November
56.6
36.9
4.06
0.6
December
46.0
27.4
2.96
2.8
 
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
October
70.8
43.2
3.40
0.1
November
57.0
33.3
4.91
0.7
December
46.2
24.3
3.97
2.0
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
October
67.9
46.7
3.26
0.0
November
53.9
35.8
4.10
1.7
December
42.9
25.1
2.88
2.7

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