Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT...ADDED REMARKS SECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
1047 AM CST MON FEB 2 2015

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   01/28/2015
 LOW              -23   01/19/1892
HIGHEST            78R  01/28        39      39       65
LOWEST              1   01/08        16     -15       -8
                        01/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     44.7              39.9     4.8     39.8
AVG. MINIMUM     18.3              19.6    -1.3     15.1
MEAN             31.5              29.7     1.8     27.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6               8.1    -2.1        9
DAYS MIN <= 32     29              28.1     0.9       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.4    -1.4        3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.24   1949
 MINIMUM            T   1986
TOTALS           1.12              0.86    0.26     0.37
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.03    0.01     0.01
DAYS >= .01         6               5.5     0.5        4
DAYS >= .10         1               2.4    -1.4        2
DAYS >= .50         1               0.4     0.6        0
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.1     0.9        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.04   01/31 TO 01/31              0.20

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           23.0   1993
TOTALS            1.4               4.9    -3.5      3.9
SINCE 7/1         3.8              11.4    -7.6      8.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.5    -1.5        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   01/04                          2  01/06
                                                          01/05
                                                          01/02
 24 HR TOTAL      0.9   MM                           2.3

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1029              1093     -64     1157
 SINCE 7/1       2943              3110    -167     3261
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/320    DATE  01/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/320    DATE  01/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           22
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      3

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

REMARKS...

JANUARY SAW RATHER EXTREME WEATHER PHENOMENA ON A FEW OCCASIONS.
ROUGHLY THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH WAS QUITE COLD. ON SIX DAYS OVER
A SEVEN DAY SPAN...LOW TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS. THE
PRESENCE OF ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE PUSHED THE ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE TO
1054.3 MILLIBARS ON JANUARY 7...WHICH IS THE HIGHEST PRESSURE EVER
MEASURED AT TOPEKA. MUCH WARMER CONDITIONS DOMINATED THE LAST HALF
OF THE MONTH. RECORD HIGHS WERE SET ON TWO DAYS...67 DEGREES ON
JANUARY 19 AND 78 DEGREES ON JANUARY 28. THE 78 DEGREE TEMPERATURE
ALSO SET THE RECORD FOR THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH
OF JANUARY. THE MONTH ENDED VERY WET...WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN
AND THEN SOME SNOW ON JANUARY 30 AND 31. 1.04 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION WAS MEASURED ON THE 31ST...SETTING THE RECORD FOR THE
MOST PRECIPITATION RECEIVED ON THAT DAY.


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