Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
1041 AM CST SUN JAN 1 2017

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 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              77   12/06/1939
 LOW              -26   12/23/1989
HIGHEST            68   12/25        46      22       70
LOWEST             -9   12/18        18     -27       19
AVG. MAXIMUM     41.5              41.7    -0.2     50.8
AVG. MINIMUM     19.7              22.3    -2.6     29.0
MEAN             30.6              32.0    -1.4     39.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9               6.4     2.6        2
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              26.1     3.9       23
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               1.3     0.7        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.08   1944
 MINIMUM         0.04   1996
TOTALS           1.05              1.35   -0.30     2.71
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.04   -0.01     0.09
DAYS >= .01         7               6.0     1.0        7
DAYS >= .10         4               2.8     1.2        4
DAYS >= .50         0               0.9    -0.9        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.2    -0.2        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.54   12/03 TO 12/04              1.64

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           19.2   2009
TOTALS            3.1               5.2    -2.1      1.1
SINCE 7/1         3.1               6.5    -3.4      1.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.6    -0.6        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   12/19                          1  12/30
                        12/18                             12/29
                                                          12/28
 24 HR TOTAL      2.6   MM                           0.8

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1059              1023      36      771
 SINCE 7/1       1632              2017    -385     1507
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1       1711              1422     289     1536
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/150    DATE  12/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/160    DATE  12/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           19
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      1
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      3

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

REMARKS...

FREEZING DRIZZLE WAS PREVALENT ON DECEMBER 16 AND CAUSED MANY
TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS. VERY COLD AIR FOLLOWED WITH WIND CHILL VALUES
FROM TEN TO TWENTY DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON DECEMBER 17 AND 18 ALONG
WITH 2.6 INCHES OF SNOW FALLING ON DECEMBER 17. A WEEK LATER ON
CHRISTMAS DAY...THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 68 DEGREES...TYING THE
RECORD HIGH FOR DECEMBER 25. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF THE DAY WAS
THE SECOND HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR CHRISTMAS DAY...AND THE
0.21 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FALLING THAT DAY WAS THE THIRD HIGHEST
AMOUNT ON RECORD. APPARENT TEMPERATURES WERE NEARLY 80 DEGREES
WARMER THAN JUST A WEEK BEFORE.

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