Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
924 AM CDT MON JUN 1 2015

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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             103   05/30/1934
 LOW               26   05/01/1963
HIGHEST            86   05/03        80       6       92
LOWEST             40   05/12        48      -8       35
AVG. MAXIMUM     73.4              75.9    -2.5     80.3
AVG. MINIMUM     55.3              54.2     1.1     55.6
MEAN             64.4              65.0    -0.6     67.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               1.4    -1.4        4
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        14.10   1892
 MINIMUM         0.41   1966
TOTALS           9.42              4.91    4.51     1.63
DAILY AVG.       0.30              0.16    0.14     0.05
DAYS >= .01        20              11.6     8.4        9
DAYS >= .10        16               8.0     8.0        5
DAYS >= .50         6               3.2     2.8        1
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.4     1.6        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.17   05/23 TO 05/24              0.67

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            3.2   1907
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0        T
SINCE 7/1        10.3              17.8    -7.5     27.4
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   05/31 TO 05/31                 T

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      92                96      -4       96
 SINCE 7/1       4874              5013    -139     5440
COOLING TOTAL      77                98     -21      194
 SINCE 1/1         82               126     -44      217
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/160    DATE  05/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/140    DATE  05/05

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             11     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                9     RAIN                      14
LIGHT RAIN               21     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1

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

MAY BROUGHT FREQUENT AND PERIODIC HEAVY PRECIPITATION. THE TOTAL OF
9.43 INCHES WAS SIXTH HIGHEST AMOUNT ON RECORD FOR ANY MAY SINCE
RECORDS BEGAN IN JULY 1887...THE 29TH WETTEST MONTH FOR ANY MONTH ON
RECORD...AND THE WETTEST MONTH SINCE JUNE 2010. MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 20 DAYS IN MAY WHICH TIED FOR THE
THIRD MOST DAYS OF ANY MONTH...TRAILING MAY 1995 BY THREE DAYS AND
JULY 1993 BY ONE DAY. AMOUNTS OVER TWO INCHES WERE RECORDED ON MAY
16 AND MAY 23...BUT THESE DID NOT BREAK RECORDS FOR THESE DAYS. THE
ONE RECORD THAT WAS SET FOR THE MONTH WAS THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF
ONLY 55 DEGREES ON MAY 20. THIS HIGH SET THE RECORD FOR THE LOWEST
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THAT DAY.


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