Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
1015 AM CDT MON JUN 1 2020

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2020

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             103   05/30/1934
 LOW               26   05/01/1963
HIGHEST            84   05/31        80       4       92
                        05/24
                        05/23
LOWEST             37   05/09        48     -11       37
AVG. MAXIMUM     72.2              75.9    -3.7     73.7
AVG. MINIMUM     54.2              54.2     0.0     54.3
MEAN             63.2              65.0    -1.8     64.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               1.4    -1.4        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        14.10   1892
 MINIMUM         0.41   1966
TOTALS           6.03              4.91    1.12     9.99
DAILY AVG.       0.19              0.16    0.03     0.32
DAYS >= .01        12              11.6     0.4       18
DAYS >= .10         7               8.0    -1.0       15
DAYS >= .50         4               3.2     0.8        7
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.4     1.6        4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.92   05/04 TO 05/04              1.91

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            3.2   1907
TOTALS              T               0.0     0.0        T
SINCE 7/1        11.7              17.8    -6.1     27.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   05/04 TO 05/04                 T

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     129                96      33      116
 SINCE 7/1       4727              5013    -286     5252
COOLING TOTAL      79                98     -19       91
 SINCE 1/1         90               126     -36      112
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/320    DATE  05/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/260    DATE  05/04

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             16
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68


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

REMARKS...

PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR MAY...WITH MUCH OF IT FALLING
FROM TWO STORM SYSTEMS. NEARLY TWO INCHES FELL ON THE MORNING OF MAY
4 WITH SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THAT PRODUCED A 68 MPH WIND GUSTS AT
FORBES FIELD AND TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE ACROSS MUCH OF THE CITY.
OVER TWO AND A HALF INCHES FELL OVER MAY 25 AND 26 AS A SLOW-MOVING
STORM SYSTEM PASSES THROUGH THE REGION. TEMPERATURES FOR THE BULK OF
THE MONTH WERE CLOSE TO NORMAL...THOUGH THE PERIOD FROM MAY 6 TO 12
SAW READINGS NEAR THOSE OF LATE MARCH. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE ON
MAY 11 WAS 51 DEGREES...WHICH SET THE RECORD FOR THE LOWEST MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE FOR THE DAY.

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