Nov 182014

novcoldRecord lows were broken in the Ozarks this morning as the area begins to pull out of the wave of cold air which arrived last week.

Springfield fell to 9° this morning, breaking the old record of 13° dating back to 1903. Joplin dropped down to 6°, also a new record for the date and was the coldest low ever recorded in November. West Plains and Rolla (Vichy) broke records this morning as well.

As a nation (at least the lower 48 states), this mornings’ mean temperature dropped to 19.4°, the coldest November day since 1976!  (see link below for more information)

Since Tuesday of last week (11/11), the high temperature in Springfield has stayed below the normal low for this time of year.  All readings have been in the thirties except for Monday the 17th which only saw the thermometer climb to 25°.

Today is another cold day with a forecast high right around freezing.  Starting on Wednesday, warming begins in the Ozarks as high temperatures climb into the forties.  Forties will last the rest of the week. While warmer, these readings are still below normal.

While the weekend will warm into the fifties, more chilly, below-normal air will move into the Ozarks for the beginning of next week.