Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS...AMENDED
945 AM CDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              93   03/31/1946
                        03/22/1907
 LOW               -7   03/04/1978
HIGHEST            80   03/23        61      19       85
LOWEST             24   03/25        28      -4       10
                        03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     63.9              56.4     7.5     61.2
AVG. MINIMUM     38.1              33.3     4.8     32.7
MEAN             51.0              44.8     6.2     46.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.0    -1.0        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     12              14.5    -2.5       13
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.44   1973
 MINIMUM         0.06   1910
TOTALS           2.30              2.49   -0.19     0.77
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.08   -0.01     0.02
DAYS >= .01        10               9.0     1.0        6
DAYS >= .10         5               5.1    -0.1        2
DAYS >= .50         1               1.5    -0.5        0
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.5     0.5        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.15   03/13 TO 03/13              0.36
                        03/12 TO 03/13
                        03/13 TO 03/13

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           26.2   1912
TOTALS            1.4               1.6    -0.2        T
SINCE 7/1         4.9              17.5   -12.6     10.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.5     0.5        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/27                          1  03/01
 24 HR TOTAL      1.4   03/27                          T

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     428               628    -200      553
 SINCE 7/1       3680              4595    -915     4554
COOLING TOTAL       3                 3       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          3                 3       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/210    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/210    DATE  03/23

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           16
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     58

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      3

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

REMARKS...

MARCH BROUGHT A FEW EXTREME WEATHER DAYS...THOUGH PERHAPS THE MOST
NOTABLE WAS THE RATHER PERSISTENT WARM TEMPERATURES...ESPECIALLY IN
THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH. ONLY FOUR DAYS OF THE FIRST 23 DAYS OF
THE MONTH SAW TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL...RESULTING IN THE MONTH
BEING THE EIGHTH WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD. A RECORD WARM MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE OF 64 DEGREES OCCURRED ON MARCH 7. THIS WAS THE EIGHTH
WARMEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF ANY MARCH DAY ON RECORD. THE
PERSISTENT WARMTH ENDED AROUND MARCH 23...WITH A HIGH OF 80 DEGREES
AND STRONG SOUTH WINDS FREQUENTLY GUSTING AROUND 30 MPH MARCH 21
THROUGH MARCH 23. COLDER AIR SURGED IN THAT NIGHT WITH LIGHT SNOW
FALLING AROUND DAWN OF MARCH 24. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL OF THIS COLD
SEASON FELL ON MARCH 27 WITH 1.4 INCHES FALLING IN THE EARLY MORNING
HOURS OF MARCH 27...THOUGH LITTLE ACCUMULATED ON ROADWAYS.


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