Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
922 AM CDT WED OCT 1 2014

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 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             110   09/03/1947
 LOW               29   09/30/1984
                        09/23/1983
HIGHEST            95   09/04        85      10      104
LOWEST             38   09/13        51     -13       43
AVG. MAXIMUM     80.1              80.4    -0.3     85.7
AVG. MINIMUM     57.7              56.3     1.4     59.9
MEAN             68.9              68.3     0.6     72.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      4               4.4    -0.4       10
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.71   1973
 MINIMUM         0.19   1908
TOTALS           4.14              3.66    0.48     3.27
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.12    0.02     0.11
DAYS >= .01         8               7.8     0.2        7
DAYS >= .10         5               5.4    -0.4        7
DAYS >= .50         2               2.6    -0.6        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.1    -0.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.71   09/03 TO 09/03              1.30
                        09/02 TO 09/03
                        09/03 TO 09/03

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2008
                        2002
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1           T               0.0     0.0      0.0
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   09/30 TO 09/30               0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      49                65     -16       14
 SINCE 7/1         49                67     -18       14
COOLING TOTAL     173               165       8      255
 SINCE 1/1       1583              1393     190     1549
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/180    DATE  09/09
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/180    DATE  09/09

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               12     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      8
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...

BOTH TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION WERE NEAR NORMAL FOR
SEPTEMBER...THOUGH TEMPERATURES DID VARY FROM NORMAL VALUES ON
SEVERAL OCCASIONS. A VERY WARM AND HUMID AIRMASS CREATED HEAT INDEX
VALUES OVER 100 DEGREES ON THE AFTERNOONS OF SEPTEMBER 3 AND
4...ALONG WITH A RECORD FOR THE HIGHEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON THE
4TH OF 78 DEGREES. AFTER A BRIEF COOL DOWN...TEMPERATURES RETURNED
TO WELL ABOVE NORMAL LEVELS ON SEPTEMBER 9...INCLUDING ANOTHER
RECORD HIGHEST MINIMUM OF 76 DEGREES THAT DAY...BUT THE PERIOD FROM
SEPTEMBER 10 THROUGH 16 WAS REMARKABLY COOL. MULTIPLE COLD FRONTS
BROUGHT CANADIAN AIR INTO KANSAS...WITH THIS SEVEN DAY PERIOD
RANKING AS THE SECOND COLDEST PERIOD ON RECORD.

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