Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
818 AM CST WED MAR 1 2017

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 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              83   02/24/1930
 LOW              -25   02/12/1899
HIGHEST            79   02/22        49      30       78
LOWEST             15   02/09        19      -4       17
AVG. MAXIMUM     57.5              45.0    12.5     53.6
AVG. MINIMUM     31.0              23.8     7.2     27.9
MEAN             44.2              34.4     9.8     40.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               5.0    -4.0        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     18              21.5    -3.5       21
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.2    -1.2        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.59   1911
 MINIMUM         0.00   1917
TOTALS           0.11              1.32   -1.21     0.37
DAILY AVG.       0.00              0.05   -0.05     0.01
DAYS >= .01         1               6.3    -5.3        2
DAYS >= .10         1               3.0    -2.0        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.9    -0.9        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.11   02/20 TO 02/20              0.35

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           27.1   1900
TOTALS              T               4.5    -4.5      0.2
SINCE 7/1         5.3              15.9   -10.6      3.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.2    -1.2        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   02/26 TO 02/26               0.2

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     574               857    -283      696
 SINCE 7/1       3181              3967    -786     3252
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/320    DATE  02/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/190    DATE  02/04

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      5

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

REMARKS...

VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WERE THE MAIN FEATURES OF NOTE THIS
MONTH. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS THE THIRD WARMEST
OF ANY FEBRUARY ON RECORD...BEHIND 1930 AND 1954...AND THE TOTAL
AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION WAS THE FOURTH LOWEST ON RECORD...BEHIND
1917...2006...AND 1991.

AS FOR TEMPERATURES...THE PERIOD FROM FEBRUARY 16 TO 23 LEAD THE WAY
IN THE WARMTH. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THIS PERIOD WAS 71.5
DEGREES...WHICH IS CLOSE TO NORMAL FOR EARLY JUNE...AND SET THE
RECORD FOR THE WARMEST EIGHT-DAY STRETCH IN FEBRUARY. FEBRUARY 16
THROUGH 22 AND FEBRUARY 17 THROUGH 22 SET THE SAME MARK FOR SEVEN-
AND SIX- DAY STRETCHES...RESPECTIVELY. DAILY RECORD HIGH VALUES WERE
SET ON FEBRUARY 16...17...AND 22. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 79 ON THE
22ND TIED FOR THE FOURTH WARMEST TEMPERATURE EVER MEASURED IN
FEBRUARY.

ALONG WITH THE LACK OF PRECIPITATION...ONLY A TRACE OF SNOWFALL WAS
MEASURED IN FEBRUARY. ONLY ONE FEBRUARY ON RECORD HAD NO
SNOWFALL...FEBRUARY OF 1892...WITH TWELVE OTHER FEBRUARYS HAVING
ONLY A TRACE AMOUNT...MOST RECENTLY IN 1998.

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