Apr 142014
 

Tornado near Trenton, MO. Photo credit: Amy Madden

Tornado near Trenton, MO. Photo credit: Amy Madden

Nearly 31 days  of low temperatures in March saw a month that was more lion than lamb. There was even a temperature record set.

April is bringing somewhat milder temperatures, but is shaping-up to be stormier and wetter.

 

 

 

Missouri Climate Center

 Posted by on April 14, 2014 at 1:36 pm
Mar 062014
 

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” ~ Carl Reiner (Chart from The Missouri Climate Center)

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” ~ Carl Reiner (Chart from The Missouri Climate Center)

I saw a robin red breast today. Hopefully it is an indication that winter will soon release its grip on the Show-Me State.

While we’re still waiting on the final data, it looks like the winter of 2013-14 may be the coldest in 35 years.

Today’s guest is Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension’s Commercial Agriculture Program. He talks about the cold, the lack of needed precipitation and a rare event in Missouri.

 

 

Missouri Climate Center

 Posted by on March 6, 2014 at 3:35 pm
Feb 102014
 

“Nothing burns like the cold.”  ~ George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones (Graphic by Pat Guinan, Climatologist for University of Missouri Extension’s Commercial Agriculture Program)

“Nothing burns like the cold.” ~ George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones (Graphic by Pat Guinan, Climatologist for University of Missouri Extension’s Commercial Agriculture Program)

Bitter wind chill, frozen soils and temperatures that may set records marks January in Missouri. In addition, last month saw an unusually low average dew point, making the air very dry, even by winter standards.

Today’s guest is Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension’s Commercial Agriculture Program. He says if the cold trend continues the winter 2013-14 could be the coldest in decades.

 

 

Missouri Climate Center

 Posted by on February 10, 2014 at 8:19 pm
Jan 242014
 

"Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen." ~ Willa Cather, My Antonia (Photo by Herman Brinkman)

“Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.” ~ Willa Cather, My Antonia (Photo by Herman Brinkman)

There’s no denying it. We’ve had more than a few days of bitterly cold weather. But, you can’t say this is the coldest winter ever in Missouri. During the Great Cold Wave of February 1899, two-thirds of the country saw record low temperatures that still stand today. Here in Missouri, Unionville and Mexico hit 25-below zero, Sedalia and Montreal saw 30-below and Birch Tree and Zeitonia hit 32-below zero.

Today’s guest is Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension’s Commercial Agriculture Program. He says the Show-Me State has seen mild winters for a couple of decades so many Missourians may not remember the bitter winters of the past.

 

 

Missouri Climate Center

 

 Posted by on January 24, 2014 at 12:16 am
Dec 062013
 

Missouri got a chilly December gift from Canada and a November that continued a below normal trend for 2013.

Today’s guest is Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension’s Commercial Agriculture Program.

 

 

For more information visit the Missouri Climate Center.

 Posted by on December 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm
Nov 122013
 

October Temperatures. Graphic from Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension’s Commercial Agriculture Program

October Temperatures. Graphic from Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension’s Commercial Agriculture Program

October weather was an unusual weather month. It started out mild but the weather shifted and record low temperatures visited the Show-Me State. Rainfall averages were around normal, however, some dry spots in the state received much-needed rain. Today’s guest in Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension’s Commercial Agriculture Program. He has an overview of October weather in Missouri and has predictions for November weather.

 

 

Missouri Climate Center

 Posted by on November 12, 2013 at 9:26 pm
Oct 172013
 

Chart from Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture program

Chart from Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture program

The beginning of autumn in Missouri showed little indication that cool, crisp, fall weather was about to arrive. That warm trend continued into early October. In contrast, most of this year’s summer was cooler than normal. For the Show-Me State, real summer heat didn’t arrive until August and September.

 

 

Missouri Climate Center

 Posted by on October 17, 2013 at 9:10 pm
Sep 102013
 

Accumulated precipitation as of September 6, 2013. Graphic by Pat Guinan and the Missouri Climate Center

Accumulated precipitation for August 2013. Graphic by Pat Guinan and the Missouri Climate Center

Missouri’s weather in August was full of ups-and-downs. Parts of the state saw little-to-no rain, while other regions in the Show-Me state had much more rain than they needed. Temperatures for the month ran less than normal despite a heat wave in late August. Today’s guest is Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension’s Commercial Agriculture Program. He explains August’s “roller coaster ride” weather.

 

 

Missouri Climate Center

 Posted by on September 10, 2013 at 9:20 pm
Aug 192013
 

Graphic by Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture Program

July and August rainfall was evenly undistributed in Missouri. Some parts of southern Missouri got more than they needed, while parts of the Show-Me State were left high-and-dry. Today’s guest is Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture Program.  He discusses a Canadian low pressure system and a southwest U.S. high pressure system that have sandwiched Missouri in the middle. The result: diverse weather patterns from north to south.

 

 

Missouri Climate Center

 

 Posted by on August 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm
Jul 092013
 

June, in Missouri, had a few days of cool temperatures. Some regions in the state had lots of rain. But, overall the state’s weather for the month was near normal. Today’s guest is Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture Program.

 

 

Missouri Weather Information

 Posted by on July 9, 2013 at 9:21 pm

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