Missouri Annual Rainfall and Climate Data, see below for individual cities
Missouri city precipitation totals
|City||Avg Annual Precip||Avg Annual Snow||Avg. days of Precip||Avg # thunderstorm days||Avg # hail days||Avg # severe thunderstorm watches per year||Avg # tornado watches per year||# of tornadoes reported in county, 1960-2010|
Missouri Precipitation Records
- Driest location ranked by lowest annual average precipitation: Tarkio, northwest Missouri, 33.52"
- Wettest location ranked by highest annual average precipitation: Puxico, southeast Missouri, 50.75"
- Snowiest location ranked by highest annual average snowfall: Bethany, northern Missouri, 25.3"
- State precipitation record for 24 hours - Edgerton, northwest Missouri, 7/20/1965, 18.18"
- State precipitation record for 1 year - Portageville, southeast Missouri, 1957, 92.77"
- State snowfall record for 24 hours - Neosho, southwest Missouri, 3/16-17/1970, 27.0"
- State snow record for 1 season - Oregon, northwest Missouri, 1888-1889, 74.0"
- Based on temperature variation, precipitation, wind and severe weather, Springfield, Missouri the top city in the United States with the most weather variety
- Based on frequency and severity, Kansas City, Missouri receives the 10th highest amount of hail in the U.S. annually
- An EF-5 tornado with winds greater than 200 mph struck Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011. The tornado became the single deadliest since modern record-keeping began in 1950 with 157 fatalities and 1,000 injuries
- November 1904 is the driest month on record for Missouri: State average precipitation was only 0.22”
- A world record rainfall occurred at Holt, Missouri on June 22, 1947 when it rained 12 inches in just 42 minutes. This averages to over 1/4 of an inch of rainfall per minute
- During the winter of 1924, a major rain, sleet, and snow storm prevailed over Missouri. Three-fourths of the state was covered by a solid sheet of ice for two weeks
Data sources: National Climatic Data Center, severe thunderstorm / tornado watch data period is 1999 - 2008, NOAA Storm Prediction Center, Tornado climate data - NOAA Storm Prediction Center,State lightning flash density average - 1997-2011, Vaisala