Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
916 AM CDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              93   03/31/1946
                        03/22/1907
 LOW               -7   03/04/1978
HIGHEST            89   03/19        61      28       80
LOWEST             21   03/15        28      -7       24
                        03/14
                        03/12
AVG. MAXIMUM     60.2              56.4     3.8     63.9
AVG. MINIMUM     37.7              33.3     4.4     38.1
MEAN             49.0              44.8     4.2     51.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.0    -1.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     13              14.5    -1.5       12
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.44   1973
 MINIMUM         0.06   1910
TOTALS           4.03              2.49    1.54     2.30
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.08    0.05     0.07
DAYS >= .01        10               9.0     1.0       10
DAYS >= .10         7               5.1     1.9        5
DAYS >= .50         2               1.5     0.5        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.5     0.5        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.04   03/29 TO 03/29              1.15

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           26.2   1912
TOTALS            1.3               1.6    -0.3      1.4
SINCE 7/1         6.6              17.5   -10.9      4.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.5    -0.5        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             1  03/27
 24 HR TOTAL      0.7   MM                           1.4

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     500               628    -128      428
 SINCE 7/1       3681              4595    -914     3680
COOLING TOTAL       9                 3       6        3
 SINCE 1/1          9                 3       6        3
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/270    DATE  03/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/270    DATE  03/06

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       2
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     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.

REMARKS...

AS IS FAIRLY TYPICAL FOR THE MONTH...MARCH BROUGHT A VARIETY OF
WEATHER CONDITIONS. TEMPERATURES WERE MUCH ABOVE NORMAL AROUND MARCH
5...INCLUDING A RECORD HIGH OF 80 DEGREES ON MARCH 6. THUNDERSTORMS
THAT AFTERNOON PRODUCED SOME SOME SMALL HAIL. VERY STRONG WEST WINDS
WERE ALSO COMMON THIS DAY...WITH A PEAK WIND GUST OF 53 MPH. MUCH
COOLER TEMPERATURES FOLLOWED...CENTERED AROUND MARCH 13...WITH A
TOTAL OF 1.3 INCHES OF SNOW FALLING ON MARCH 11 AND MARCH 14. WARMTH
RETURNED A FEW DAYS LATER...WITH ANOTHER RECORD HIGH OF 89 DEGREES
ON MARCH 18. THIS TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE SO EARLY
IN THE YEAR...THE EIGHTH WARMEST MARCH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD...AND
THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE IN MARCH SINCE 93 DEGREES ON MARCH 31
OF 1946. WET CONDITIONS WERE COMMON AT THE END OF THE MONTH...WITH
MEASURABLE AMOUNTS FALLING ON SEVEN OF THE FINAL NINE DAYS OF THE
MONTH. 2.04 INCHES...ALONG WITH SMALL HAIL...ACCUMULATED ON MARCH
29...SETTING THE RECORD FOR THE HIGHEST AMOUNT FOR THIS DAY AND
TYING FOR THE TENTH HIGHEST ONE-DAY TOTAL ON RECORD IN MARCH. THE
MONTHS AVERAGE TEMPERATURE TIED FOR THE FIFTEENTH WARMEST MONTH ON
RECORD...WHILE THE TOTAL AMOUNT PRECIPITATION WAS THE NINETEENTH
HIGHEST AMOUNT FOR ANY MARCH ON RECORD.

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