Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
828 AM CST MON FEB 1 2016

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   01/28/2015
 LOW              -23   01/19/1892
HIGHEST            68   01/29        39      29       78
LOWEST              3   01/10        16     -13        1
AVG. MAXIMUM     40.6              39.9     0.7     44.7
AVG. MINIMUM     21.2              19.6     1.6     18.3
MEAN             30.9              29.7     1.2     31.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9               8.1     0.9        6
DAYS MIN <= 32     27              28.1    -1.1       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.4    -1.4        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.24   1949
 MINIMUM            T   1986
TOTALS           0.90              0.86    0.04     1.12
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.03    0.00     0.04
DAYS >= .01         5               5.5    -0.5        6
DAYS >= .10         2               2.4    -0.4        1
DAYS >= .50         1               0.4     0.6        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.67   01/07 TO 01/08              1.04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           23.0   1993
TOTALS            2.1               4.9    -2.8      1.4
SINCE 7/1         3.3              11.4    -8.1      3.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.5    -0.5        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   01/23                          1  01/04
                        01/22
                        01/21
 24 HR TOTAL      1.2   MM                           0.9

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1049              1093     -44     1029
 SINCE 7/1       2556              3110    -554     2943
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    24/320    DATE  01/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    32/300    DATE  01/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           16
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      1
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      7

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

REMARKS...

BOTH TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION AVERAGED TO BE NEAR NORMAL THIS
MONTH. THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH SAW TEMPERATURES FREQUENTLY IN THE
50S AND 60S BUT THIS FOLLOWED ANOTHER WEEK WITH HIGHS ONLY IN THE
20S AND 30S. PERHAPS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION EVENT OF THE
MONTH AMOUNTED TO VERY LITTLE MEASURABLE MOISTURE. FREEZING DRIZZLE
WAS RATHER PERSISTENT IN THE AFTERNOON OF JANUARY 18 AND LED TO MANY
TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS.

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