Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
916 AM CDT MON AUG 1 2016

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 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             114   07/24/1936
 LOW               43   07/05/1972
HIGHEST           100   07/22        90      10      100
LOWEST             63   07/30        67      -4       60
AVG. MAXIMUM     89.4              89.5    -0.1     88.5
AVG. MINIMUM     70.6              68.4     2.2     69.7
MEAN             80.0              79.0     1.0     79.1
DAYS MAX >= 90     17              14.9     2.1       18
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.02   1950
 MINIMUM         0.02   1935
TOTALS           5.36              3.82    1.54     9.33
DAILY AVG.       0.17              0.12    0.05     0.30
DAYS >= .01         9               8.7     0.3       12
DAYS >= .10         7               5.8     1.2        9
DAYS >= .50         4               2.5     1.5        5
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.3     1.7        4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.81   07/02 TO 07/03              4.14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2008
                        1992
TOTALS              TR              0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1           T               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL        TR  07/13 TO 07/13               0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 7/1          0                 0       0        0
COOLING TOTAL     474               432      42      446
 SINCE 1/1       1005               842     163      896
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/350    DATE  07/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/340    DATE  07/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           26
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              3
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              7     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     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...

JULY BROUGHT A VARIETY OF WEATHER CONDITIONS...WITH TYPICAL MID-
SUMMER EXTREME HEAT BUT ALSO SOME SPRING-TYPE WEATHER. PERSISTENT
CLOUD COVER...RAIN...AND DRIZZLE HELPED KEEP HIGH TEMPERATURES MUCH
BELOW NORMAL JULY 2 AND 3...INCLUDING TYING THE RECORD LOWEST
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 71 ON JULY 3. ONLY TWO DAYS LATER
HOWEVER...THE SUMMER HEAT BUILT IN WITH THE MONTHS HIGHEST HEAT
INDEX OF 110. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED WIND DAMAGE IN
SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF THE CITY ON JULY 7. THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH
SAW A STRETCH OF HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS AS HIGHS REACHED THE LOWER
90S TO 100 DEGREES AND HEAT INDEX VALUES TOPPED OUT FROM 102 TO 107
EACH DAY FROM JULY 17 THROUGH JULY 24.

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