Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
954 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2016

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   04/25/2012
                        04/06/1893
                        54/01/2206
 LOW               10   04/03/1975
HIGHEST            83   04/05        71      12       86
LOWEST             29   04/02        38      -9       28
AVG. MAXIMUM     70.0              66.7     3.3     69.1
AVG. MINIMUM     46.5              43.5     3.0     45.3
MEAN             58.3              55.1     3.2     57.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      2               3.5    -1.5        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.69   1999
 MINIMUM         0.62   1989
TOTALS           6.92              3.53    3.39     2.40
DAILY AVG.       0.23              0.12    0.11     0.08
DAYS >= .01        12               9.7     2.3       10
DAYS >= .10        10               6.2     3.8        4
DAYS >= .50         5               2.7     2.3        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.38   04/26 TO 04/27              0.81

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           10.0   1926
TOTALS              T               0.3    -0.3      0.0
SINCE 7/1         4.9              17.8   -12.9     10.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/27 TO 04/27               0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     209               322    -113      228
 SINCE 7/1       3889              4917   -1028     4782
COOLING TOTAL      15                25     -10        5
 SINCE 1/1         18                28     -10        5
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/310    DATE  04/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/310    DATE  04/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           16
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              7     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                8     RAIN                       9
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       2
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1

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

THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH WAS NOTABLE FOR RATHER DRY CONDITIONS.
ONLY 0.16 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL FROM APRIL 1 TO APRIL
15...TYING FOR THE SIXTH LOWEST AMOUNT OVER THIS PERIOD. MUCH WETTER
CONDITIONS DEVELOPED OVER THE LAST HALF OF THE MONTH. 6.76 INCHES
ACCUMULATED FROM APRIL 16 THROUGH APRIL 30...BREAKING THE RECORD FOR
THE MOST PRECIPITATION FALLING DURING THIS PERIOD. ONLY THREE DAYS
OVER THE LAST HALF OF THE MONTH HAD NO PRECIPITATION. THE TOTAL
RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS THE SEVENTH HIGHEST AMOUNT OF ANY APRIL
ON RECORD. SMALL HAIL FELL FROM THUNDERSTORMS IN THE PRE-DAWN HOURS
OF APRIL 26...WITH HEAVY RAIN FROM MORE THUNDERSTORMS THAT AFTERNOON
AND EVENING BRINGING THE DAYS TOTAL PRECIPITATION TO 2.04 INCHES.
MORE THUNDERSTORMS FORMED IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON OF APRIL 27 AND
ALSO PRODUCED SMALL HAIL IN PORTIONS OF TOPEKA. SEVERAL DAYS WITH
HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S AND 80S HELPED PUSH THE MONTHS AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE TO BE THE TWENTY-FIRST WARMEST ON RECORD.
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