There has been a lot of rain in Missouri this year. Since the start of May, we’ve been hit by storm after storm and fluctuating temperatures. The question is why has there been so much rain in Missouri, and what can we do to better prepare?
To answer these questions, we turned to NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, and the Missouri State Climate Summary for 2022.
Rain in Missouri – Location and Geography to Blame?
Missouri’s location in North America shows that the lack of mountain barriers to the north and south expose the state to incursions of cold arctic air masses in the winter and warm, moist air masses from the Gulf of Mexico in the summer. This creates a wide range of weather anomalies in the interior of the United States.
The annual average temperatures across the state vary by about 10°F from north to south.
FACT: The hottest year on record was 2012, with an annual average temperature of 58.5°F, which is 3.9°F higher than the long-term (1895–2020) average.
What’s more concerning is since the beginning of the 20th century, temperatures in Missouri have risen almost 1°F and temperatures in the 2000s have been higher than in any other historical period except for comparable temperatures in the early 1930s during the dust bowl era.
In short, with climate change heating up our planet’s oceans, moist warm air masses come up from the Gulf of Mexico that can produce loads of rain. What makes this even more interesting is that because the climate is warming up, this makes for bigger fronts and storm cells.
How Will the Weather Continue to Change in Missouri?
Compared to other regions in the United States, people in Missouri will experience especially increased risks from storm, heat, and drought over the next 30 years according to climatecheck.com.
In fact, while drought and fires post a nominal risk in the coming years, heat and storms are expected to become more frequent and stronger. Columbia, Missouri and the Lake of the Ozarks is one area with increased risks for heat and storms. Not only is it a popular tourist destination, but it is right in the way for many of these storms.
Things To Do on a Rainy Day at The Lake of the Ozarks
Whelp, it’s been rainy, and droves of people are looking forward to getting out on the lake. But with all this rain, it’s been difficult finding some fun in the sun. Weather has been and will continue to throw curveballs in the Ozarks, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself!
Here are some things you can do on a rainy day at the Lake of the Ozarks:
A premier escape room, there are five themed puzzles you can play with family, friends or both.
-Bridal Cave: Camdenton – bridalcave.com
-Stark Caverns: Eldon – starkcaverns.com
-Jacob’s Cave: Versailles – jacobscave.com
-Ozark Caverns: Lake of the Ozarks State Park https://mostateparks.com/location/56576/ozark-caverns
Catch a Movie
-Marcus Eagles’ Landing Cinema- Lake Ozark
-VIP Lake West Cinemas- Laurie
Miner Mikes is an indoor family fun center with games for everyone large and small. They have skeeball, go karts, and even a little shuffleboard for the adults.
This indoor golf lounge has 90 virtual courses and even has a shooting simulator.
Fog, strobe lights, and music – what more could you want?
Entertainment, snacks and indoor obstacle courses make this trampoline and easy win for families large and small.
In summary, while we can shift our plans and adapt to shifting weather, it is time for us to start taking climate change seriously. All this added rain can breed diseases, viruses and more. This is why many people at the Lake of the Ozarks are getting water purification systems – to keep their families safe!
If you live near the Lake of the Ozarks and would like to see what other kinds of water purification system works best for your home and your needs, get yourself a complementary hassle-free quote and give us a call! We will have one of our techs come out and provide you with a free quote. Our phone number is (573) 692-4009.
About Aquasani Water Purification Systems & Filter Maintenance
Aquasani is an authorized dealer for Rainsoft, WaterLogic, & JavaSmart. Based in Springfield, Mo., and at Lake of the Ozarks / Osage Beach in Missouri, Aquasani services areas in the Ozarks including Osage Beach, Joplin, Camdenton, Aurora and even Jefferson City. In essence, we service Mid-Missouri, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas, and have been servicing these areas since 2004. We provide home water softener systems, drinking water filtration systems, whole-house air purification systems, and problem-solving water filtration systems for homes and offices. We also service other water softeners like Culligan, Sterling, Hydroquad, Pro-Series, and Whirlpool to name a few!
Aside from our purification systems, we also sell all-natural cleaning products and household items which are environmentally friendly and low-cost.
We specialize in both air and water filtration and purification for commercial businesses and residential homes. If that isn’t enough, we provide free trials for our water cooler services. If you would like a free estimate, schedule an appointment with us by calling (417) 881-4000 or (573) 692-4009 if you are in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
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