Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED FOR REMARKS SECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
1127 AM CST MON JAN 5 2015

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 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              77   12/06/1939
 LOW              -26   12/23/1989
HIGHEST            62   12/14        46      16       68
LOWEST              4   12/31        18     -14        2
AVG. MAXIMUM     42.8              41.7     1.1     41.1
AVG. MINIMUM     29.8              22.3     7.5     17.0
MEAN             36.3              32.0     4.3     29.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4               6.4    -2.4       10
DAYS MIN <= 32     18              26.1    -8.1       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.3    -1.3        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.08   1944
 MINIMUM         0.04   1996
TOTALS           2.27              1.35    0.92     0.56
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.04    0.03     0.02
DAYS >= .01        12               6.0     6.0        8
DAYS >= .10         5               2.8     2.2        1
DAYS >= .50         2               0.9     1.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.2     0.8        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.04   12/05 TO 12/05              0.45
                        12/04 TO 12/05
                        12/05 TO 12/05

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           19.2   2009
TOTALS            2.0               5.2    -3.2      4.3
SINCE 7/1         2.4               6.5    -4.1      4.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.6    -0.6        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   12/18                          3  12/22
 24 HR TOTAL      1.1   MM                           2.2

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     883              1023    -140     1108
 SINCE 7/1       1914              2017    -103     2104
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1       1611              1422     189     1586
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/180    DATE  12/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/170    DATE  12/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         18

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                      19     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      6

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

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REMARKS...

2.27 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION OCCURRED IN TOPEKA FOR THE MONTH WHICH
WAS THE 18TH WETTEST AT 0.92 OF AN INCH ABOVE AVERAGE.

DECEMBER 2014 ALSO TIED FOR 24TH WARMEST AT 4.3 DEGREES ABOVE
AVERAGE.

WHAT WAS MOST NOTABLE ABOUT THE MONTH WERE THE VERY WARM OVERNIGHT
TEMPERATURES. IN FACT...OUR AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURES IN DECEMBER
WAS 29.8 WHICH WAS 7.5 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE. THIS TIED FOR 6TH
WARMEST FOR MINIMUM TEMPERATURES ON RECORD AT TOPEKA.

RECORD HIGH MINIMUM DEC 13, BROKEN BY 7 DEGREES.
RECORD HIGH MINIMUM DEC 14, BROKEN BY 4 DEGREES.


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