Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
1114 AM CST MON JAN 1 2018

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 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              77   12/06/1939
 LOW              -26   12/23/1989
HIGHEST            70   12/04        46      24       68
LOWEST             -4   12/31        18     -22       -9
AVG. MAXIMUM     44.2              41.7     2.5     41.5
AVG. MINIMUM     22.5              22.3     0.2     19.7
MEAN             33.3              32.0     1.3     30.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9               6.4     2.6        9
DAYS MIN <= 32     27              26.1     0.9       30
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               1.3     0.7        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.08   1944
 MINIMUM         0.04   1996
TOTALS           0.31              1.35   -1.04     1.05
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.04   -0.03     0.03
DAYS >= .01         3               6.0    -3.0        7
DAYS >= .10         1               2.8    -1.8        4
DAYS >= .50         0               0.9    -0.9        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.2    -0.2        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.22   12/17 TO 12/17              0.54

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           19.2   2009
TOTALS            1.7               5.2    -3.5      3.1
SINCE 7/1         2.1               6.5    -4.4      3.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.6    -0.6        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   12/24                          2  12/19
                                                          12/18
 24 HR TOTAL      1.3   12/24 TO 12/24               2.6

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     973              1023     -50     1059
 SINCE 7/1       1796              2017    -221     1632
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1       1473              1422      51     1711
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/300    DATE  12/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/310    DATE  12/04

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     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...

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED TO BE SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE
MONTH...THOUGH THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS OF THE MONTH SAW THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURES. SEVERAL DAYS HAD HIGHS BELOW FREEZING WITH A FEW NOT
BREACHING 20 DEGREES. WIND CHILL VALUES ALSO FELL TO ZERO TO TEN
DEGREES BELOW ZERO FROM DECEMBER 21 TO 29...BUT PLUNGED TO FIFTEEN
TO TWENTY FIVE DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON DECEMBER 31.

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