Due to its location in the interior United States, Missouri often experiences extremes in temperatures.

Jan 2.1 in 29.8 °F
Feb 2 in 33.8 °F
Mar 3.3 in 43.5°F
Apr 4 in 54.6°F
May 4.8 in 64.2°F
Jun 4.65 in 73°F
Jul 3.8 in 77.6°F
Aug 3.7 in 76 °F
Sep 4 in 68.3 °F
Oct 3.2 in 57.1 °F
Nov 2.9 in 44°F
Dec 2.4 in 33.3°F

The table to the right shows the monthly mean temperature and precipitations from 1895-2003.

Winters, December through February, are typically cold though without much snow as there is often little percepitation during the winter months. The months Dec-Feb receive the least amount of rain by far than any other season. The mean temperature for these months from 1895 until 2003 has been approximately 0°C (32°F) and the mean percipitation for those years has been 16.5 cm (6.5 inches). January typically has the coldest mean temperatures though not necessarily the extreme lows for the year. Temperatures for this season have been slowly rising from 1895 about 0.11°F per decade.

Spring, March through May, is generally the wettest season of the year with the mean temperature from 1895 until 2003 being about 12°C (54°F) and its mean percipitation for this period being approximately 30.5 cm (12 inches). The Spring rains often continue through June.

Summer, June through August, is the hottest time of the year with a mean temperature of 24°C (75°F) and a mean precipitation of 30.5 cm (12 inches) with June having more precipitation than either July or August. The extreme highs for the year often occur in July or August.

Fall, September through November, has less and less precipitation towards the end of the season. The mean temperatures for this season are 13.6°C (56.5°F) and the mean percipitation is 25.4 cm (10 in).

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