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Missouri Weather Update: Another Week and More Rain in the Forecast

Patrick E. Guinan
University of Missouri
(573) 882-5908
guinanp@missouri.edu

June 2, 2022

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Conservative estimates for rainfall in May ranged from 3 to 12.5 inches, depending on the region of the state (Figure 1). May 2022 was warmer than normal. Air temperatures were 1.3°F higher than the 30-year average.

map of missouri counties with numbers and color contours

Figure 1 Conservative estimates on May precipitation. Courtesy of the Midwest Regional Climate Center

This week we have more seasonal air temperatures, and Thursday and Friday look to be nice minimal chances of precipitation. However, a slow-moving system will move into the state on Saturday and result in localized showers and storms starting Saturday evening and into Sunday. The forecast through June 10th is cool and wetter than normal (Figure 2). The rainfall forecast through June 6th is 0.5 to 1 inch across the state (Figure 3).


two maps of the United States with colored contours

Figure 2 Forecasted temperature and precipitation accumulation through June 10, 2022. Maps generated by NOAA - https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov


map of United States with colored contour lines

Figure 3 Rainfall forecast for the next few days. Map generated at https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/day1-2.shtml

For real-time weather data visit the Missouri Mesonet website (mesonet.missouri.edu).

Cover image of wet and muddy field courtesy of Veltman34 via Shutterstock.


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