This Date In 1962

On February 4, 1962, Jefferson City, Missouri was 80 degrees.  Two days later Unionville, Missouri was -1 degrees. One week after that, Farmington, Missouri was 88 degrees. and by the end of the month, Unionville dropped to -12 degrees. A one hundred degree temperature drop in two weeks.


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11 Responses to This Date In 1962

  1. Gator says:

    The Midwest is rife with wild swings of weather…

    The Dramatic 11/11/1911 Cold Front

    A cold front moved through the central part of United States on Saturday, November 11, 1911 causing one of the most dramatic temperature drops ever recorded over such a large area of the United States. An excerpt from the annual climatological report written by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Weather Bureau (the predecessor to today’s National Weather Service) described the front like this: “The fall in temperature on the 11th was remarkable; the maximum temperatures up to about 2 pm were of summer heat, but by 7 p.m. over most of the Section (Missouri), freezing conditions obtained. As a rule the fall was 50° in less than three hours; and 65° to 70° in eighteen to twenty-four hours; in many instances there was a fall of 25° to 30° in the first twenty minutes. The cold wave was immediately preceded by typical thunderstorm conditions; some local damage was done by both wind and hail.

    Table 1 shows that the high had climbed up to 78° in St. Louis and 82° at Columbia ahead of the cold front on the 11th. Temperatures had fallen into the teens just before midnight, and then to around 10° the next morning. The low of 13° still stands as the daily record low at Columbia, and the high of 82° has never been exceeded (it was tied in 1949). The low of 18° at St. Louis on the 11th has only been tied, but the high reached 85° in 1989. The daily record lows on the 12th at both Columbia and St. Louis have never been equalled.

  2. GW Smith says:

    CO2 clouds passing through.

  3. Philip says:

    I work in Jefferson City Mo. and live about 4 miles north of Jeff City in Holts Summit Mo. The local joke is that if you don’t like the weather just wait. So sounds about right.

  4. Bob Hoye says:

    Does anyone watch the DMI Greenland Surface Mass Balance.
    For a couple of years, I’ve had it bookmarked.
    As of tody, that site has changed.
    And I can’t find the same thing elsewhere.

  5. raygun says:

    Back in early Jan 1973 we were taking finals at TTU in Lubbock, TX. By noon, skies were mostly clear and in the 70s (*F). After going into the Physics final and taking the PE exam for mechanical engineering, after 3 hours we were greeted with snow flurries and a massive sand storm from the West. We had what we named “snud”, brown snow on the wind shield with mud in it. Later on the temps fell to the mid 20s (*F).

  6. gregole says:

    And just think; in 1962 CO2 was at a safe level.

  7. arn says:

    Everyone knows that the effects of global warming were the worst during the
    ice age scare :)
    (& they also existed hundreds of millions of years before.
    The only thing that changed.
    Since co2 turned evil in the 80ies
    the usual off-the-mill anamolies are called armageddon.)

  8. AndyDC says:

    Early March 1962 produced a coastal storm that basically wiped Ocean City, MD off the face of the map. Same storm produced close to 3 feet of snow in Winchester, VA. It is amazing what devastating storms took place when CO2 was at safe levels!

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