Tag Archives: Pat Guinan

El Nino Causes Wet November, Warm Start to Winter

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Winter is upon us. Will it be cold and snowy or will there be a mild winter this year in Missouri? That’s not an easy call, even though December is off to a warm start. The current strong El Nino, which is warmer than normal sea surface temperature in the equatorial Pacific, […]

MU Climatologist: Gray Days Highest in at Least 20 Years

COLUMBIA – Gray skies in December may have you searching for sunlight and singing, “It will be a blue Christmas without you.” If you think this December has been unusually gray, you’re right, says University of Missouri Extension state climatologist Pat Guinan. Missouri experienced the lowest direct solar output for the first three weeks of […]

September Marked by Record-Breaking Low Temperatures

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri saw record-setting lows, too much rain in some parts, not enough in others and it continued the nearly two-year trend of cooler than normal temperatures. “The first three weeks of September had lower than normal temperatures, while the last week had a warm spell,” said Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of […]

Winter Storm Bucks Trend, Brings White Christmas to Region

  Barring a last-second, un-forecasted heat wave, Scotland County will be celebrating a white Christmas, thanks to a snow storm that unofficially dropped five inches of snow across the region on Saturday night and Sunday morning. The official definition of a white Christmas is an inch or more of snow on the ground on Christmas […]