Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
921 AM CDT SAT NOV 1 2014

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              97   10/07/1939
 LOW               16   10/28/1925
HIGHEST            88   10/26        75      13       90
LOWEST             29   10/31        38      -9       27
AVG. MAXIMUM     71.4              68.4     3.0     68.7
AVG. MINIMUM     46.8              44.7     2.1     43.6
MEAN             59.1              56.6     2.5     56.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.2    -0.2        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      2               2.8    -0.8        5
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.65   1941
 MINIMUM         0.04   1952
TOTALS           4.46              3.03    1.43     4.83
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.10    0.04     0.16
DAYS >= .01        10               8.1     1.9        8
DAYS >= .10         6               5.0     1.0        7
DAYS >= .50         4               1.9     2.1        5
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.0     1.0        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.37   10/01 TO 10/02              1.87

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            8.0   1996
TOTALS            0.0               0.3    -0.3        T
SINCE 7/1           T               0.3    -0.3        T
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   10/31 TO 10/31                 T

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     205               289     -84      303
 SINCE 7/1        254               356    -102      317
COOLING TOTAL      28                27       1       37
 SINCE 1/1       1611              1420     191     1586
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    47/310    DATE  10/01
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    65/290    DATE  10/01

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           23
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              5     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      21     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                      3

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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REMARKS...

OCTOBER BROUGHT ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION TO TOPEKA...ABOUT 50
PERCENT ABOVE NORMAL...AND WAS THE 20TH WETTEST OCTOBER ON
RECORD...WITH BENEFICIAL RAINS COMING FAIRLY REGULARLY THROUGH THE
MONTH. THUNDERSTORMS ON THE EVENING OF OCTOBER 1 PRODUCED HAIL AN
INCH IN DIAMETER AND WINDS AROUND 60 MPH IN PORTIONS OF THE CITY. A
RATHER WARM SEVERAL DAY PERIOD IN THE LATTER PORTIONS OF THE
MONTH...WITH TEMPERATURES NORMAL FOR LATE SEPTEMBER...WAS TOPPED OFF
BY A RECORD HIGH OF 88 DEGREES ON OCTOBER 26. THE COLDEST AIR OF THE
MONTH SURGED IN ON ITS FINAL DAY...FEELING LIKE IT WAS LATE
NOVEMBER...WITH THE FIRST SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES OF THE SEASON
OCCURING IN THE LAST FEW HOURS OF THAT DAY.

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