Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT...AMMENDED TO INCLUDE REMARKS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
923 AM CDT SAT MAY 5 2018

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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              97   04/25/2012
                        04/06/1893
                        54/01/2206
 LOW               10   04/03/1975
HIGHEST            84   04/11        71      13       82
LOWEST             18   04/07        38     -20       31
                        04/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.3              66.7    -5.4     68.0
AVG. MINIMUM     35.6              43.5    -7.9     47.1
MEAN             48.4              55.1    -6.7     57.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     12               3.5     8.5        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.69   1999
 MINIMUM         0.62   1989
TOTALS           1.06              3.53   -2.47     6.04
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.12   -0.08     0.20
DAYS >= .01         7               9.7    -2.7       16
DAYS >= .10         4               6.2    -2.2       10
DAYS >= .50         1               2.7    -1.7        4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.50   04/25 TO 04/25              1.49

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           10.0   1926
TOTALS            0.7               0.3     0.4        T
SINCE 7/1         8.1              17.8    -9.7      6.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   04/02                          0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.7   04/01 TO 04/01                 T

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     499               322     177      245
 SINCE 7/1       4870              4917     -47     3926
COOLING TOTAL       7                25     -18       28
 SINCE 1/1          7                28     -21       37
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/180    DATE  04/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/170    DATE  04/13

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           17
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

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

APRIL BROUGHT ANOTHER MONTH OF BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION...WITH THE
TOTAL AMOUNT OF 1.06 INCHES RANKING AS THE NINTH LOWEST VALUE ON
RECORD...BUT THE BIGGER STORY OF THE MONTH WAS THE COLD
TEMPERATURES. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS THE THIRD
COLDEST OF ANY APRIL ON RECORD. THE COLD STARTED EARLY IN THE MONTH
WITH HIGHS IN THE 30S AND SLEET AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ON APRIL 1.
AFTER A BRIEF WARM UP ON APRIL 5...COLDER AIR MOVED BACK IN WITH A
RECORD LOW OF 18 DEGREES ON APRIL 7. TRACE AMOUNTS OF SNOW FELL ON
THIS DAY AND AGAIN ON APRIL 14 AND 15 WITH A RECORD LOWEST MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE OF 35 SET ON APRIL 15. MORE TYPICAL APRIL TEMPERATURES
WERE COMMON IN THE LAST TEN DAYS OF THE MONTH.

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