Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
923 AM CDT WED NOV 1 2017

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2017

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   10/07/1939
 LOW               16   10/28/1925
HIGHEST            88   10/02        75      13       89
LOWEST             25   10/31        38     -13       36
AVG. MAXIMUM     70.6              68.4     2.2     73.8
AVG. MINIMUM     46.7              44.7     2.0     50.3
MEAN             58.7              56.6     2.1     62.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      5               2.8     2.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.65   1941
 MINIMUM         0.04   1952
TOTALS           2.94              3.03   -0.09     1.32
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.10   -0.01     0.04
DAYS >= .01         7               8.1    -1.1        6
DAYS >= .10         5               5.0     0.0        5
DAYS >= .50         3               1.9     1.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.0    -1.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.98   10/21 TO 10/21              0.41

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            8.0   1996
TOTALS            0.4               0.3     0.1      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.4               0.3     0.1        T
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.4   10/31 TO 10/31               0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     242               289     -47      136
 SINCE 7/1        255               356    -101      156
COOLING TOTAL      55                27      28       53
 SINCE 1/1       1473              1420      53     1698
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/320    DATE  10/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/310    DATE  10/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              5     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      0

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

REMARKS...

OCTOBER BROUGHT A WIDE RANGE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS...BUT FOR THE
MONTH AS A WHOLE...TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION WERE NEAR NORMAL.
THE FIRST SEVERAL DAYS OF THE MONTH AVERAGED TO BE RATHER
WARM...WITH HIGHS ABOVE 80 DEGREES OF SIX OF THE FIRST EIGHT DAYS OF
THE MONTH. CONVERSELY...LOWS FELL AT TO BELOW FREEZING ON THE FINAL
FIVE DAYS OF THE MONTH. THE HEAVIEST RAIN FOR THE MONTH FELL DURING
PERSISTENT THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING OF
OCTOBER 20. STRONG WINDS WERE COMMON ON OCTOBER 20 AND 21 AS THIS
STORM SYSTEM MOVED THROUGH...AND WINDS GUSTED TO 45 AND 46 MPH ON
OCTOBER 23 AND 24. A STRONG COLD FRONT SURGED THROUGH ON OCTOBER 30
AND BROUGHT STEADILY COLDER AIR INTO THE AREA TO END THE MONTH. AS A
WEAK SYSTEM PASSED OVERHEAD...LIGHT SNOW FELL IN THE AFTERNOON OF
OCTOBER 31 WITH 0.4 INCHES ACCUMULATING. THIS WAS THE THIRD HIGHEST
AMOUNT ON RECORD TO FALL ON HALLOWEEN...AND PUT THE THIS OCTOBER AS
THE NINTH HIGHEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL TO ACCUMULATE FOR THE MONTH.

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