Thursday, November 14, 2019
Rainfall vs the historical averages from September thru mid November was as follows;
Assuming that the entire area gets 'normal' rainfall through the end of the month, one can see that we were only a little over four inches above normal. Yet, the lake levels remained way above normal levels!
Friday, November 1, 2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
NWS, Springfield MO - An upper level trough will start to move east across the central Plains on Wednesday then through the area on Thursday. Lift will continue to occur ahead of the system resulting in periods of rain occurring across the area at times on Wednesday. The warm nose will remain in place through the day on Wednesday as temperatures remain above freezing. Highs will top out in the upper 30's to the upper 40's across the area Wednesday with the warmest readings across south central Missouri.
As the upper level trough starts to move into the area, surface temperatures will start to drop from northwest to southeast Wednesday evening and night. A dry slot will move into the area associated with the upper level trough. Drizzle will occur across the area as the dry slot will limit cloud ice. Temperatures will drop to or just below the freezing mark as lift and low level moisture remain in place Wednesday evening and night. This will result in a window for some freezing drizzle to occur mainly across the northern and western parts of the forecast area. Ground temperatures are still warm so not expecting a lot of impacts, but a light glaze of ice could be possible on elevated surfaces so take care when crossing bridges. As the upper level trough moves through the area mid level moisture will wrap into the area as mid level temperatures cool. This will allow for some light snow to occur late Wednesday night into Thursday before the precipitation comes to an end from west to east on Thursday. Minor if any accumulations and no real impacts are expected.
Widespread rainfall will occur across the area with generally 1 to 1 1/2" of rainfall expected for the entire event. Portions of south central Missouri may see closer to 2". Rates are not expected to be overly heavy at any given time, but widespread to moderate rainfall will occur for an extended period starting late this afternoon into Wednesday night. This may lead to the potential for some localized minor flooding as this widespread rainfall occurs.
Behind the system surface high pressure and a colder air mass will move over the area. Lows in the mid to upper 20's are expected Wednesday night with highs only warming into the 30's on Thursday. Lows Thursday night into Friday will drop into the low to middle 20's. Temperatures will then warm back into the 40's and 50's for highs Friday into the weekend.