Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED NUMBER OF THUNDERSTORM DAYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
128 AM CDT WED APR 2 2014

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              93   03/31/1946
                        03/22/1907
 LOW               -7   03/04/1978
HIGHEST            80   03/31        61      19       87
LOWEST             -3   03/03        28     -31       20
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.1              56.4    -0.3     50.4
AVG. MINIMUM     27.7              33.3    -5.6     30.0
MEAN             41.9              44.8    -2.9     40.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               1.0     2.0        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     20              14.5     5.5       22
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               0.1     0.9        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.44   1973
 MINIMUM         0.06   1910
TOTALS           0.73              2.49   -1.76     2.01
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.08   -0.06     0.06
DAYS >= .01         8               9.0    -1.0        7
DAYS >= .10         4               5.1    -1.1        4
DAYS >= .50         0               1.5    -1.5        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.5    -0.5        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.28   03/15 TO 03/15              1.28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           26.2   1912
TOTALS            4.1               1.6     2.5      7.9
SINCE 7/1        27.3              17.5     9.8     29.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  1
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.5     0.5        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/23                          6  03/24
                        03/22
                        03/04
 24 HR TOTAL      1.5   03/02 TO 03/02               4.1

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     710               628      82      764
 SINCE 7/1       5032              4595     437     4321
COOLING TOTAL       0                 3      -3        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 3      -3        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/360    DATE  03/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/220    DATE  03/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           23
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     54

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      2
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                     18

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

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REMARKS...

THE LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE TO BE RECORDED ON ONE DAY IN MARCH
OCCURED THIS YEAR...ON MARCH 2ND. ARCTIC AIR STEADILY MOVED SOUTH
BEHIND A COLD FRONT THAT PASSED ON THE 1ST...WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE
OF ONLY 8 DEGREES ON THE 2ND...AS NEARLY TWO INCHES OF SLEET AND
SNOW FELL WITH WIND CHILLS CONSISTENTLY FROM -10 TO -15. ANOTHER
STRONG COLD FRONT PASSED ON MARCH 11TH. THE MERCURY REACHED AN EARLY
AFTERNOON HIGH OF 79 THAT DAY...BUT QUICKLY FALLING TEMPERATURES ON
NORTH WINDS GUSTING TO 46 MPH ALLOWED A FEW SNOW FLAKES TO FALL THAT
EVENING. SIMILARLY STRONG WINDS WERE COMMON AT THE END OF THE
MONTH...WITH FOUR OF THE FINAL SIX DAYS OF MARCH EXPERIENCING WIND
GUSTS OVER 40 MPH. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH...LESS THAN
THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH...PLACED AS THE 20TH DRIEST MARCH ON
RECORD.

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