Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT...ADDED REMARKS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
832 AM CST THU FEB 1 2018

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2018

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   01/25        39      29       65
LOWEST             -9   01/01        16     -25       -1
AVG. MAXIMUM     41.0              39.9     1.1     43.7
AVG. MINIMUM     17.7              19.6    -1.9     23.0
MEAN             29.4              29.7    -0.3     33.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9               8.1     0.9        6
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              28.1    -0.1       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       4               1.4     2.6        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.24   1949
 MINIMUM            T   1986
TOTALS           0.94              0.86    0.08     1.28
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.03    0.00     0.04
DAYS >= .01         5               5.5    -0.5        9
DAYS >= .10         3               2.4     0.6        4
DAYS >= .50         1               0.4     0.6        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.55   01/11 TO 01/11              0.72

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           23.0   1993
TOTALS            3.1               4.9    -1.8      2.2
SINCE 7/1         5.2              11.4    -6.2      5.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.5    -0.5        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   01/15                          2  01/07
                        01/14                             01/06
                                                          01/05
 24 HR TOTAL      2.0   01/14 TO 01/14               1.6

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1097              1093       4      975
 SINCE 7/1       2893              3110    -217     2607
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/180    DATE  01/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/180    DATE  01/26

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           22
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      0

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

REMARKS...

JANUARY FEATURED MANY SWINGS IN TEMPERATURES...INCLUDING VERY COLD
AIR AND RECORD WARMTH...BUT THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH
ENDED UP VERY CLOSE TO NORMAL. THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH BROUGHT THE
COLDEST FEELING TEMPERATURES WITH WIND CHILL VALUES OF -15 TO -20
FROM THE EVENING OF JANUARY 15 THROUGH THE MORNING OF JANUARY 16.
WARMTH RETURNED RATHER QUICKLY HOWEVER AS AIR TEMPERATURES REACHED
THE MIDDLE 60S ON JANUARY 21...FEELING NEARLY 85 DEGREES WARMER THAN
SIX DAYS BEFORE. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ALSO DEVELOPED ON THE EVENING
OF JANUARY 21. AFTER A RETURN TO NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES ON JANUARY
23...A RECORD HIGH OF 68 DEGREES OCCURRED ON JANUARY 25. AMOUNTS OF
PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL WERE CLOSE TO AVERAGE FOR JANUARY.

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