December 18, 2014 UV Rating for Springfield, MO: 1 (low)
You can safely enjoy being outside. Wear sunglasses on bright days. If you burn easily, cover up and use sunscreen SPF 30+.
In winter, reflection off snow can nearly double UV strength.
Ultraviolet Index Key
Low 2 or less
Moderate 3 - 5
High 6 - 7
Very High 8 - 10
Extreme 11 and higher
UV information provided by Environmental Protection Agency)